Westwood softball picks up 11-3 win over North Central

BLYTHEWOOD – The Westwood softball team overcame a 3-2 deficit with a four-run fourth inning and a five-run fifth inning in an 11-3 rout of North Central Monday night at Westwood. Makayla Drakeford had two doubles, and Koreena Scott (2-4), Azaria Belton (2-3) and Jada McConnell (2-3) each doubled for the Redhawks. Drakeford pitched 6 […]

Redhawks tap O’Connell as new head football coach

BLYTHEWOOD – Westwood High School announced on Wednesday that Robert O’Connell will be the Redhawks’ new head football coach, effective July 1, 2022. O’Connell succeeds three-year coach Matt Quinn, who accepted the head football position at North Augusta High School. “I could not be more excited to join a school and community with the commitment […]

Redhawks rack up post-season honors

BLYTHEWOOD – On the end of a co-region title season, Westwood’s football team stacked up Region 4-4A All Region awards. Junior Noah Jennings (WR, FS) was named Region 4-4A Offensive Player of the Year. Joining Jennings were post-season honors are seniors Cam Brown (QB), Julian Milligan (RB, WR), Jaylin McDuffie (TE/MLB), William Thomas (G), Jeremiah […]

Copperheads best Redhawks in round one

BLYTHEWOOD – Westwood got a couple of big plays Friday night at District Two Stadium, but three drives that expired inside the Catawba Ridge 25-yard line cost the Redhawks. Meanwhile, the third-seeded Copperheads from Region 3-4A used the steady running of beastly Tyler Jones to hold off No.2 Westwood 28-20 in the opening round of […]

Westwood tops RNE; claims 3-way share of region crown

BLYTHEWOOD – Friday’s 22-7 victory over Richland Northeast wasn’t pretty for the Westwood football team, but the Region 4-4A win pushed the Redhawks into a 3-way share with A.C. Flora and Irmo for the region championship. It’s the first region crown for the football team in the 10-year history of the school. “There’s a three-way […]

Down 20, Redhawks come back to beat Irmo

BLYTHEWOOD – Earlier in Westwood’s 2021 season, a 20-point lead late in a game would be an obstacle in the way of a victory. Friday night at District Two Stadium, the Redhawks showed a fired-up crowd that comeback victories are possible. Down 34-14 to Irmo with 3 minutes left in the third quarter, Westwood scored […]

Redhawks blow past Dreher

COLUMBIA – About the only factor the Westwood football team had to deal with against Dreher Friday night was the exceptional running of Caleb Timmons. Timmons caught a short pass and made it a 70-yard touchdown play, returned a kickoff 100 yards for another TD, and caught a deep pass to set up a third […]

Redhawks swoop Demons

BLYTHEWOOD – Westwood’s homecoming game at Richland District Two Stadium Friday night was more of a breakout. The Redhawks, who had struggled to put an offensive and a defensive game together this season, zoned in on Lugoff-Elgin right from kickoff and kept up the pace in a 40-28 Region 4-4A victory over the Demons. Noah […]

Westwood’s All-Decade Team

In honor of their 10th anniversary at The Castle, Westwood football assembled a committee of former players, coaches and staff members to vote on an All-Decade Football Team. 34 members were selected and those who attended were recognized before the Homecoming game on Oct. 8. OFFENSE: Ahmon Green (QB) Rudy Mitchell (RB) Christian Brown (RB) […]

Redhawks fall to Flora

COLUMBIA—Westwood and A.C. Flora’s Region 4-4A football opener went pretty much as expected Friday night, with the defending 4A state champion Falcons easing past the Redhawks 34-14 at Memorial Stadium. “That’s a really good football team,” Westwood head coach Matt Quinn said of the Falcons. “Flora is the favorite to repeat, in my opinion, but […]