Redhawk boys defeat L-E, Columbia

BLYTHEWOOD – Redhawk cross country stand out Emma Ashley, an eighth grader, picked up where she left off last season. Finishing 12th in the State Championship last season, Ashley finished first in the field in Westwood’s first meet of the season. Will Tyndall led the boys team to a strong finish as the boys took […]

Lugoff-Elgin bests Redhawks

LUGOFF – After taking a 3-2 thriller win over AC Flora in their season opener, the Redhawk volleyball team fell 3-0 to Lugoff-Elgin last Thursday. Lugoff took 25-15, 25-19 and 25-23 wins in the match. Tuesday’s match against Dreher was rescheduled for Oct. 12. Westwood (1-1) will start a series of away matches on Thursday […]

Redhawks start strong

Seniors Kyndall Ragis and Meera Rogers kicked the 2020 season off by leading the Redhawks to a win over Lugoff-Elgin. Ragins, Rogers, Sarah Haeflinger and Kelsey Sharpe picked up wins to defeat the Demons 4-2 in last week’s match. The Redhawks will travel to Irmo today for a region game and remain on the road […]

Redhawks soar in game 5

BLYTHEWOOD – “What a GREAT night to be a Redhawk!” Westwood Athletic Director Jason Powell tweeted on Tuesday night after the Bengals took down AC Flora in a five-set thriller at The Castle. Westwood’s win puts them to a 1-0 start in the abbreviated season. The Redhawks will travel to Lugoff-Elgin tonight and will return […]

Coaches preview season challenges

BLYTHEWOOD – The wait for football season is nearly over—unless it isn’t. In South Carolina, as school districts have been cleared to take in students on and off campus, athletes have also been cleared to begin fall practice in the shadow of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Coaches and players alike are optimistic about playing a […]

R2 delays sports practice indefinitely

COLUMBIA – The fall prep sports season in Blythewood took a blow Saturday when Richland District 2 delayed the start of athletics practices indefinitely because of the recent spike in COVID-19 cases across the state. “The decision was a difficult one to make because we know how much our students, coaches, band directors and JRTOC instructors […]

Westwood golf looks toward future growth

Drayton Queen knows that playing for the Westwood golf team can be a hard sell. Most of those who turn out are recreational players. If there are athletes, they’re coming off of football, baseball, or basketball, and are using the sport to fill in the time in the spring. “We had more players this year […]

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 […]

Jackson to follow Guy as WHS principal

BLYTHEWOOD — Robert S. Jackson will take over as principal of Westwood High School starting July 1. He will replace the current principal, Dr. Cheryl Guy, who has served as the principal since July 2015. Guy, who helped open Westwood High in August 2012 as an assistant principal, is retiring after 25 years of service […]

WHS names new head baseball coach

BLYTHEWOOD – Westwood High has selected Michael McDermott as its new head baseball coach and head strength coach. McDermott served this abbreviated season as the interim head coach, taking over for Vince Connor. McDermott has been part of the staff for 4 years in an assistant role. “Mike does a great job working with our […]