Westwood’s Rodriguez named Gatorade Player of the Year

COLUMBIA – For the first time in school history, Westwood High School is home to a Gatorade Player of the Year. Gatorade has announced Brianna Rodriguez is the 2021-22 Gatorade South Carolina Girls Track & Field Player of the Year. Rodriguez, a 5-foot-8 junior, won four events at the Class 4-A state meet this past […]

Redhawks finish 2nd in state

COLUMBIA – Westwood’s girls track and field teams made the most of their time at Spring Valley’s Harry Parone Stadium Saturday night. On Saturday, while Greenville took home 4 gold medals and 11 top-3 finishes overall and won the 4A state championship with 102 points, Westwood won 5 gold medals and had 7 top-three finishes […]

WHS girls top region, look to state

BLYTHEWOOD – Westwood hosted the Region 4-4A meet on May 4 and almost pulled top finishes in both boys’ and girls’ scores. The Westwood girls topped Lugoff-Elgin, Dreher, AC Flora and Irmo to take the region title with a score of 150. Lugoff-Elgin finished second at 125. Westwood’s boys finished in second with a score […]

Back On [The] Track

HOPKINS – Westwood, Blythewood and Fairfield Central’s track and field teams hit the ground running in Lower Richland’s annual Diamond Hornet Invitational last Saturday. The Bengal girls’ team finished first place of 31 teams. The Blythewood boys’ team finished in fifth and Westwood boys finished sixth out of 35 teams. Westwood will host the Redhawk […]

BHS, WHS Track & Field athletes qualify for State

COLUMBIA – Over the weekend, Westwood and Blythewood competed in state qualifying meets. Top athletes from Saturday’s meet will advance to compete for a State title Friday and Saturday at Spring Valley High School. Blythewood girls who advance to State: Briana Green – 100m, long jump, triple jump. 4x100m relay Arianna Williams – 200m, 400m, […]

WHS boys track claims region, girls finish 2nd

BLYTHEWOOD – Westwood’s boys and girls track and field teams hosted the Region 4-4A Championships last week. The Redhawk boys took home top honors while the girls finished in second. Finishing in first place for the boys were Robert Johnson in 200m dash (22.17) and 400m dash (50.60). William Tyndall finished first in the 900 […]

Redhawks finish fourth at Richland County Championships

HOPKINS – Westwood boys track and field clinched a fourth place finish out of nine teams in last week’s Richland County Championships at Lower Richland High School. Robert Johnson finished first place in 400m dash with a time of 49.69. Westwood’s 4×400 meter relay team of Riggs Dash, Jonathon Backstrom, Robert Johnson and Charles Ashley […]

Westwood hosts Irmo

BLYTHEWOOD – Westwood track and field hosted Irmo High School last Thursday and pulled a number of first place finishes. Brianna Rodriguqez finished first in 100m dash (12.81) and in 800 meter run (2:29.74). Ticora Gaskin placed first in the 200m dash with a 27.71 time. Alean Robinson’s 1:11.49 time put her in first for […]

Redhawks miss out on 2020 season

Westwood boys disappointed with 2020, will reload in 2021 The Westwood boys track team had just two events under its belt by the time Gov. Henry McMaster ordered schools to be closed as a precaution to the COVID-19 Pandemic. That was all Rod Lorick and the Redhawks to know that this could well be the […]

Westwood holds Redhawks Invitational

BLYTHEWOOD – Having just opened the door into what could be a highly successful season, the track teams from Blythewood and Westwood high schools were able to compete one last time before the South Carolina High School League’s spring sports suspension due to COVID-19 entered effect. Meeting on Westwood’s home turf, Blythewood and Westwood faced […]