WHS principal named 4A SCAAA Principal of the Year

BLYTHEWOOD — The South Carolina Athletic Administrator Association recently announced the recipients of its 2023-2024 awards. Westwood High School principal Robert Jackson was selected as the 4A Principal of the Year.  “It’s truly indescribable to express the overwhelming joy and gratitude that fills me as I accept this award,” Jackson said. “The honor fuels an […]

Lugoff-Elgin bests Redhawks

BLYTHEWOOD – Few people had the opportunity to take a look at two 1-5 teams fighting for survival in Region 5-4A Friday night. That night, defending SCISA 4A state champion Hammond handed Cardinal Newman its first loss of the season, unbeaten White Knoll held off defending 5A state champion Dutch Fork, and Region 5-4A leader […]

BHS, WHS teachers among R2 teacher of year finalists

COLUMBIA  — Richland School District Two has announced five finalists for 2023-2024 District Teacher of the Year, two of which are from Blythewood-area high schools: Will Epps, Blythewood High School and Jennifer Tinneny, Westwood High School join Stacey Higgins, Forest Lake Elementary NASA Explorer School; Kathia Rivera de Guzman, Pontiac Elementary School; and Ahmad Stephens, […]

WHS principal selected for Talent Matters Professional Network

COLUMBIA – Westwood High School principal Robert Jackson is among 23 principals statewide in the 2023-2024 Talent Matters Professional Develop Network for Principals, a year-long professional development network to become human capital leaders. According to SCDE OEELD, principals in this prestigious network will learn together about human capital management and how to implement key strategies […]

Miami Dolphins pick Cam Smith in late second round of NFL Draft

COLUMBIA – University of South Carolina cornerback and former Westwood High School standout Cam Smith had to shake off not being drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft Thursday night, but by night’s end Friday, he knew where he was going. With the 51st pick in the draft, Miami selected Smith. Upon hearing […]

Westwood battles at The Rock

ROCK HILL – Westwood split games in last week’s Battle at The Rock tournament. The Redhawks defeated Wilson Hall in Thursday’s action, 51-40. TK Roberts led Redhawk scorers with 13 points. Mike Balkman added 10, and KJ Rowen had 9. Westwood returned to action on Friday to face Cross Creek of Augusta, Georgia. Cross Creek […]

Redhawks end season with loss to Bluffton

BLYTHEWOOD – The Westwood football team kept up with Bluffton to a point, but in the end the Bobcats pulled away for a 49-20 win over the Redhawks in the first round of the 4A state playoffs. Westwood, the seventh seed in the 4A lower state bracket, finishes the season 3-8, its first under new […]

Westwood’s Jennings gets Shrine Bowl nod

BLYTHEWOOD – Senior and four-year starter Noah Jennings was selected to play on the South Carolina team in the 2022 North-South Shrine Bowl. The rosters for the game, to be played for the first time in two years because of COVID, were released Sunday. Jennings has 33 catches for 606 yards and eight touchdowns through […]

WHS falls to White Knoll in home matchup

BLYTHEWOOD – The Westwood football team took another hard loss Friday night, this time to Red Bank’s White Knoll. Landon Sharpe completed 12 of 15 passes for 251 yards and four touchdowns as the Timberwolves handed the Redhawks a 56-20 defeat at District Two Stadium. Dylan O’Neal threw for 262 yards and three touchdowns to […]

Blythewood defeats Westwood in four sets

BLYTHEWOOD – Last week’s battle for the axe wasn’t the only rivalry game that Blythewood won. Bengal volleyball picked up the first win of rivalry week over Westwood on Wednesday at home. Blythewood took the first set 25-18, but Westwood tied the game at 1 with a 25-22 second set win. Blythewood finished the match […]

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