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. […]

WHS wrestling dominates

COLUMBIA – First year Westwood wrestling coach Brian Bush led his team into an action-packed week of competition last week, and his Redhawks showed up strong. First, the Redhawks traveled to Spring Valley and completely dominated. Westwood went 7-2 against the Vikings, and Jordan Hightower and Eli Villa were among the Redhawks that brought home […]

Westwood wrestling has strong performances

FORT MILL – The Westwood wrestling team had their hands full when they traveled to Fort Mill for the Kinglsey Classic. 17 teams flocked in from four states, including the defending 4A State Champions Eastside and several other ranked 4A and 5A squads. The Redhawks finished 13th overall, but had several standout performances. Jordan Hightower, […]

Redhawks, Bengals place in CN Holiday Classic

COLUMBIA – The wrestling mats were rolled out this weekend and teams from all over the Midlands came together to take part in the Cardinal Newman Holiday Classic. Both the Bengals and the Redhawks took part in the event. Westwood finished in the eighth spot and Blythewood finished the night in the 13th spot. The […]