Redhawks blast RNE, prep to open 4A playoffs

BLYTHEWOOD – The Westwood softball team walloped Richland Northeast 17-1 in three innings Thursday to close out the regular season 12-8. Pitchers Annarea Wilson and Makayla Drakeford combined for a no-hit effort on the mound. Azaria Belton led at the plate, going 4-for-4 with a double and three runs batted in. Jada McConnell, Olivia Burroughs, […]

Westwood baseball, softball top RNE, secure postseason spots

BLYTHEWOOD – The Westwood baseball bats were largely silenced with the pitching of Richland Northeast ace Andrew Peck Tuesday night. The same was true with Redhawks ace John Janco, who kept the Cavaliers quiet through seven innings of work. A hit batter was all it took for Westwood to secure a 2-1 Region 4-4 A […]

WHS softball team sweeps Dreher

BLYTHEWOOD – The Westwood softball team snapped a four-game losing streak with a doubleheader sweep of Dreher Thursday night. The Redhawks held off a late Blue Devils rally to win 8-5 in the first game, then scored nine runs in the fifth inning en route to a 12-1 win in the nightcap. Pitchers Anna Graves […]

WHS baseball, softball fall to Lugoff-Elgin

BLYTHEWOOD – The Westwood baseball team fell 11-1 in six innings at Lugoff-Elgin, while the Westwood softball team lost 10-0 in five innings to the Demons Thursday night. Liam Ginnery went 2-for-3 and Zach Gore doubled for Westwood baseball. Jada McConnell got the only extra-base hit for Redhawks softball, a double. Westwood baseball and softball […]

Westwood softball tops Falcons 4-3

COLUMBIA – The Westwood softball team notched its first Region 4-4A victory Tuesday with a 4-3 win at A.C. Flora. The Falcons got on the scoreboard first with a run in the bottom of the first, but the Redhawks got a run in the second and scored three runs on no hits in the fourth […]

Blythewood softball sweeps Westwood

BLYTHEWOOD – The Westwood High School softball team got its offense going early in both games of a doubleheader at crosstown rival Blythewood Friday night. Each time though, the Bengals softballers took the runs and delivered a whole lot more. Blythewood rallied past the Redhawks’ early surge to deliver a 16-8 win in the first […]

Westwood Softball: The Toughest Season

Schools and after-school activities may have been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic, but Westwood head softball coach Steven Cruz has a long-distance vision of the Redhawks’ success. Even so, on the short range of it, Cruz and the players felt the sting just like any other team that has seen a season put in […]