Redhawks Back in Action

HOPKINS – Westwood football competed in Lower Richland’s 7-on-7 shootout on July 1. The Redhawks faced Timberland and Irmo in day two of the shootout. Westwood is slated to open the 2021 season at Ridge View on Aug. 20.

Westwood athletes ink college plans

BLYTHEWOOD – Westwood held a signing ceremony May 12 for 9 graduating athletes. Kyndall Ragins, daughter of Ricky and Lavernda Ragins, committed to play tennis at Johnson C. Smith University. Ragins played #1 singles for Westwood for four years. She was a 2017-2018 and 2019-2020 All Region selection and Region Player of the Year for […]

Redhawks do Prom

COLUMBIA – From coordinating face masks to a room full of crowns, Westwood High School’s 2021 prom looked different in many ways from their previous proms. Held at the R2i2 library in Sandhills, attendees hit the dance floor for a good time. Because of a lack of votes from a partly virtual student-body, Westwood did […]

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 […]

Westwood baseball takes down Richland Northeast

BLYTHEWOOD – Westwood head coach Mike McDerrmott has been saying all year that this year’s Redhawks are a team that needed to invest in good diamond habits and staying patient while the young team gets adjusted. Consider last week an obstacle successfully attained. After Richland Northeast powered past an unarmed Westwood team in a 16-0, […]

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 […]

Fresh off season’s first victory, Westwood blanked at RNE

BLYTHEWOOD – The Westwood baseball team finally scored its first victory of the season Thursday, an 11-5 romp over Irmo at the Westwood baseball field. The Redhawks were looking to follow up with another victory on the road at Richland Northeast Monday night, but the Cavaliers bats wouldn’t stand for it. RNE burst out to […]

Westwood falls at Irmo, Dreher

IRMO – Down 7-4 at Irmo Monday night, Westwood picked up two runs in the top of the sixth to get to within one run of tying the Yellow Jackets. Unfortunately for the Redhawks, Irmo starting pitcher Nick Keisler and his reliever Jesse English worked a clean seventh inning and the Yellow Jackets escaped with […]

Redhawks soccer falls to Irmo

Westwood dropped Tuesday’s conference game to Irmo. The Yellowjackets took a 1-0 win over the Redhawks, now 1-7 in conference play.