Summer Work

HOPKINS – Westwood and Blythewood competed in Lower Richland’s second annual Diamond Hornet 7-on-7 Shootout on Thursday, June 30. Westwood is set to open their 2022 football season at Spring Valley on August 19. Blythewood will play at Ridge View on Aug. 19.

Smith returns to Westwood

BLYTHEWOOD – Former Westwood Redhawk and current Tampa Bay Buccaneer Vyncint Smith stopped by The Castle last week to speak with Westwood’s football team. Smith graduated from Westwood in 2014. In his senior season, he hauled in 31 receptions for 503 yards and four touchdowns. He also competed with the track team, helping lead the […]

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 […]