James Island upsets Westwood in OT thriller

CHARLESTON—The Westwood boys basketball team got off to a great start in its third-round matchup with James Island Thursday night, but the Trojans erased a double-digit deficit early in the fourth quarter. The Trojans defense slowed down the Redhawks attack, forced overtime, and R.J. Simmons’ 3-pointer with 36 seconds left gave them a 71-70 edge. […]

Westwood holds off Northwestern in first round of 4A playoffs

Westwood’s boys basketball team got off to a strong start against Northwestern in the first half of their game Tuesday night, holding the Trojans to single digits in each of the first two quarters and taking a 26-13 lead at the half. The second half was largely the Redhawks trying to offset the clutch shooting […]

WHS claims region title

When A.C. Flora escaped with a 46-45 win over Ridge View Friday night, the tiebreaker between the first-place Blazers and second-place Westwood went out the window. With the Blazers’ loss in the books minutes before Westwood and Richland Northeast went into overtime, all the Redhawks needed to do was come out the winner in the […]

Ridge View knocks off Westwood

BLYTHEWOOD – With the Region 5-4A title essentially on the line Friday night, the Westwood boys had an opportunity to clinch it with a win over Ridge View. The Redhawks, ranked No.1 in the 4A SC Basketball Coaches Association poll in front of the No.2 Blazers, suddenly lost their swagger when Ridge View outscored them […]

Redhawks hold off Falcons for region win

BLYTHEWOOD – The last time the Westwood boys’ basketball team and A.C. Flora met, the Redhawks made a huge scoring run in the second half that put the game out of the Falcons’ reach by the fourth quarter. On Friday night there was no such run. Instead, a string of three 3-pointers from Westwood with […]

Redhawk boys down Flora, girls fall in close game

COLUMBIA – Westwood boys’ basketball took a solid win over AC Flora to open region play last Friday.  The Redhawks downed Flora 72-59 to move to 12-1 on the season. Tavaris Bell led Westwood scorers with 25 points. Dontae Walters had 12 points and 13 rebounds. Mike Balkman also scored 12. Bell had eight steals […]

Redhawks go 2-1 in tourney

AUGUSTA, GA – Westwood went 2-1 in the Battle for I-20 Christmas Classic at Paine College last week. The Redhawks defeated Laney High School to open play on Dec. 20. Their 20-13 lead expanded to 36-27 at the half. Westwood returned to the court following halftime to outscore the Wildcats 33-23 for a 69-50 final. […]

Redhawks beat Bengals at The Castle

BLYTHEWOOD – Maybe it was something in the space of the 10 days since the Blythewood and Westwood boys last met. Maybe the Redhawks just really get energized when they play in their home court of The Castle. Whatever the case, Westwood burst out of the locker room in the second half and put a […]

Walking For A Cause

COLUMBIA – Westwood boys’ and girls’ basketball programs stepped outside of the gym last Saturday to support runners at the Prisma Health Foundation’s Walk for Life and Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon and 5K.  “Proud of these young men for wanting to be a part of something special,” read the tweet on the Redhawk Basketball […]

10 Redhawks ink collegiate commitments

BLYTHEWOOD – Westwood High School recently recognized 10 members of the Class of 2023 who are committed to continuing their athletic careers on the collegiate level. The group included athletes from seven different athletic teams on campus. Two members of Westwood’s 4A state championship girls track team signed collegiate commitments. Brianna Rodriguez made her plans […]

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