WHS names new head baseball coach

BLYTHEWOOD – Westwood High has selected Michael McDermott as its new head baseball coach and head strength coach. McDermott served this abbreviated season as the interim head coach, taking over for Vince Connor. McDermott has been part of the staff for 4 years in an assistant role. “Mike does a great job working with our […]

Westwood Baseball: Finding the Life Lessons

The Westwood baseball team had a lot to prove this season. Like any other program looking down the road at a long building period, the Redhawks were intent on practicing hard, playing hard, and no matter what the score was on the scoreboard, enjoying the time on the field. Five games into the season, the […]

Redhawks fall to Airport

BLYTHEWOOD – Westwood baseball would have taken on Richland Northeast Tuesday night were it not for the ongoing precautions taken to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus. On Sunday, Gov. Henry McMaster ordered all South Carolina public schools closed through March 31. Then on Monday, South Carolina High School League officials decided to suspend all […]

Westwood wraps up Red Bank Invitational

LEXINGTON – Westwood baseball wrapped up preseason in last week’s Red Bank Invitational at White Knoll High School. The Redhawks fell to Newberry in Friday’s game. Tied at eight in the bottom of the fifth, a Newberry single scored what would be the winning run. The Redhawks put up seven hits in the 8-9 loss […]

BHS, WHS athletes turn toward college careers

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood and Westwood High Schools had their share of college signees and one preferred walk-on last Wednesday, mostly in football but also in swimming, baseball, and lacrosse. Blythewood’s Brandon Edwards will walk on to the USC football team, while teammates Chase Atkinson signed with Syracuse, Josh Strickland with Limestone and Bryan Cosby with […]

Redhawks end Spring Break with W

HANAHAN – Westwood ended Spring Break with a big 18-6, five-inning win over Woodland at the Hanahan Invitational Tournament last Wednesday. Redhawk bats rolled in the first, amassing 12 runs in the frame.  Josh Wise led off with a single to right, and Joseph Bennett followed with a walk. Eddie Olmeda doubled to center, scoring […]

Redhawks split wins at Hanahan Invitational

HANAHAN – After falling to Ridge View 6-3 last Thursday, Redhawk baseball faced off with White Plains in a Monday game at the Hanahan Invitational Tournament. White Plains took the lead through the first three innings and managed two back-to-back, five-run innings in the fourth and fifth to seal up a 14-3 win in just […]

Lancaster takes down Westwood

BLYTHEWOOD – Lancaster’s four-run sixth inning put them ahead for the 3-5 victory over Westwood last Friday. Gaines Salvant went 2-3 at the plate with two singles. Josh Wise and Joseph Bennett singled for an RBI apiece. Joey Gonzales added the third RBI with a fielder’s choice. Coby Buck, Jalen Jackson, and Dylan Bailey also […]

Redhawks struggle on the diamond

COLUMBIA – The Westwood Redhawks were tied 4-4 midway through Friday night’s contest against with Richland Northeast, but a late RNE explosion cost Westwood. The game was all knotted up in the bottom of the sixth when the Cavaliers plated four runs on three hits, an error, a walk and a hit batter. Westwood could […]

Ridge View bests Redhawks

BLYTHEWOOD – Westwood fell 4-6 to Ridge View on Tuesday night. The Blazers went up 4-2 after the first inning and tacked on two more in the fourth to secure the win. BJ Williams picked up the loss, facing 21 batters in 3.1 innings on the mound, allowing four earned runs on one hit, walking […]