Jackson, Jones Jr. reunite to lead Catamounts into SoCon tourney

CULLOWHEE, NC – Ever since their second grade at Round Top Elementary school, Russell Jones Jr. and Tre’ Jackson have been balling. “I was a new student and was going out to play on the courts at recess,” Jackson said about the meeting. “Russell picked me up and we’ve been together ever since.” By third […]

Westwood wins Lower State, faces North Augusta today

FLORENCE – The Westwood girls basketball team’s 52-37 victory over A.C. Flora in the lower state final was a quick wire-to-wire win Friday night at the Florence Center. For head coach Gregory Bauldrick, as well as the team, that victory has been a long time in coming. Westwood reached the upper state finals for three […]

Redhawks head to semifinals

BLYTHEWOOD – For the past week at The Castle, the Westwood girls basketball has held the postseason court. The results? Three straight postseason victories and a ticket punched to the lower state finals in Florence Friday night. Westwood vaulted into its first semifinal game since 2020 and fourth since 2018 with a 62-34 victory over […]

WHS, BHS boys, BHS girls bow out of playoffs

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood boys basketball team (18-9) fell 74-62 at Byrnes (18-8) Thursday night, Will Olden led in scoring with 19 points. West Florence’s last-second shot downed the Westwood boys (12-15) as they fell 49-48  to the Bruins (15-11) Feb. 15. Arden Conyers made the 4A All-State team, and T.J. Bell made the Region […]

Redhawk girls secure region, boys fall to Irmo

BLYTHEWOOD – Going into Tuesday night’s game against Irmo at the Castle, the Westwood boys basketball team had lost the last three games by a total of 10 points. Three Redhawks’ last five Region 5-4A games went to overtime. The Yellow Jackets were in no mood to keep Westwood close. The duo of Madden Collins […]

Redhawks split with Flora

COLUMBIA – The Westwood boys basketball team caught fire late in Friday’s game at A.C. Flora. The Redhawks erased the Falcons’ double-digit lead in the fourth quarter, even taking a 5-point lead down the stretch. But William Willard’s clutch 3-pointer with 1.9 seconds left tied the game at 60, and the Falcons extinguished the Westwood’s […]

Westwood rolls through region foes Irmo, RNE

COLUMBIA – The Westwood boys basketball team came into the Richland Northeast gym with the confidence of having knocked off Region 5-4A foe Irmo in double overtime Friday night. The Cavaliers reminded the Redhawks about their region being the most contested in the Midlands with a furious fourth-quarter rally. Only a few foul shots—three of […]

Redhawk boys pick up non-region win in MLK Bash

COLUMBIA – Westwood’s boys basketball needed a lift after a rough Region 5-4A start, and they got one at the MLK Bash Monday at Eau Claire High School. Arden Conyers went 7-for-10 from behind the 3-point arc and scored 28 points on the afternoon in the Redhawks’ 69-35 victory over Cardinal Newman. “Our defense was […]

Redhawk girls rally, boys fall to Flora

BLYTHEWOOD – The A.C. Flora boys’ basketball team found an answer for Arden Conyers. Westwood did not have an answer for Chris Parker Friday night at The Castle. Conyers had three 3-pointers and 15 points, but the Falcons nearly shut him out under the net and limited him to two foul shots. Parker on the […]

Blythewood girls give Westwood a scare; Bengal boys blow past Redhawks

BLYTHEWOOD – The Westwood girls basketball found itself in an odd midseason situation Tuesday night—behind at halftime, to crosstown rival Blythewood. Playing at home, the Bengals matched the Redhawks shot for shot in the first half, and strode into the locker room with a 22-21 lead at intermission. The Bengals’ lead didn’t last long, as […]