Redhawks, Bengals compete at Silver Fox Invitational

IRMO – Westwood and Blythewood wrestlers hit the mats in Irmo on Dec. 9 at the Dutch Fork Silver Fox Invitational. Blythewood’s team finished in second place out of 15 teams competing.

Westwood, Blythewood wrestlers finish strong in individual tourney

ANDERSON – Westwood senior Drake Lesher, wrestling in the 195-pound weight class, finished in second to a Greenwood wrestler at the 4A individual state meet. Lesher defeated a West Florence opponent in the quarterfinal and won his semifinal match against South Florence by a second round pin.  “I’m am so proud of this young man […]

Westwood’s Lesher advances to state championships

ANDERSON – Westwood wrestler Drake Lesher is advancing to the 4A individual State Championship. Lesher, who has consistently been in the top 3 of his weight class during his career at Westwood, looks to bring home a State title this weekend. The quarterfinals will begin Friday. All matches will be held at the Anderson Civic […]

Lesher Finishes Third in State

COLUMBIA – For the second time in three trips to the South Carolina High School League’s 4A Individual State Championship, Westwood wrestler Drake Lesher pulled a third place finish. Lesher faced a James Island opponent in the first round, and advanced to the semifinals with a 17 second pin. After falling to his Beaufort opponent […]

Redhawk wrestler Drake Lesher to compete in state individual meet

GREENVILLE – For the second year in a row, Redhawk wrestler Drake Lesher is headed to the SCHSL State Individual 4A Championship. Lesher was one of five wrestlers from Westwood who competed in the Upper State meet at Eastside High School over the weekend. Lesher, who wrestles in the 195 class, pinned his first quarter […]

Harkness sets WHS record for fastest pin

BLYTHEWOOD – Six seconds was all it took for Rilan Harkness to set a school record Jan. 13. Harkness, a senior wrestler who moved into the heavyweight class for his matchup against Blythewood, swept the legs from under Preston Ginn, then moved his body on top to collect a pin within six seconds. “I was […]

WHS wrestling finishes third, qualifies for playoffs

ROCK HILL – Westwood Wrestling may be young, but their future looks bright. Despite a heavy concentration of freshman and sophomores, the Redhawks improved from a fifth-place 2018-2019 region finish to third place this season.  Ten Westwood wrestlers finished in the top-three at last week’s region meet. Elijan Villa took first place at 145 pounds. […]

Redhawk Wrestling competes at Finals

GREENVILLE – First-year Westwood wrestling coach Bryan Bush led seven competitors into the 4A Upper State Finals over the weekend, and all seven advanced through day one of the competition. Team Captain Tyvion Shannon was the only Redhawk who punched a ticket to Friday’s 4A State Tournament, but Drake Lesher and Marcus Nedd were each […]

Redhawks, Bengals compete in region duals

ROCK HILL – The Westwood Redhawks sent eight competitors to the Region 3-4A Duals at South Pointe over the weekend, and seven placed. The Redhawks took fifth place overall, and Jordan Hightower pulled down his 100th career victory. Hightower snagged the top spot at 145 pounds. Drake Lesher pulled out a second-place finish at 195. […]

Redhawks host Clash at the Castle

  BLYTHEWOOD – The Westwood family hosted their fifth annual Clash at The Castle Duals, and seven teams headed to the Castle to participate. Blythewood, Fort Mill, Westside, Dutch Fork, Lugoff-Elgin and York all proceeded to Westwood in hopes of bring home the number-one spot. It was a tough day for the native Blythewood teams. […]

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