WHS girls fall in first round to Travelers Rest; Blythewood boys fall at Mauldin

BLYTHEWOOD – Westwood’s girls basketball team’s playoff run came to an abrupt end Saturday afternoon, thanks to the hot shooting of Travelers Rest’s Mallory Bruce and the tenacity of the Devil Dogs under the nets. The Redhawks, fresh from winning their fourth straight Region 4-4A championship, ran right into Bruce, whose 22 points boosted Travelers […]

Wings to Wolves

BLYTHEWOOD – Westwood offensive lineman Lance Wilson officially committed to play football at Newberry College earlier this month. In a statement on Twitter, Wilson said that playing college football has always been his dream, and his coaches at Westwood High School helped open that door for him.

Westwood girls, Blythewood boys ready for postseason play

BLYTHEWOOD – Westwood’s girls basketball team didn’t waste any time with Lugoff-Elgin Friday night, scoring 32 points to the Demons’ 2 in the first quarter and cruising to an 80-18 victory. The win clinched the Region 4-4A championship for the fourth straight year for Westwood (10-3, 8-1). “We’re very fortunate to be in that position […]

Redhawks close season with 4-win streak

BLYTHEWOOD – This time against Dreher, the Westwood boys basketball team kept the drama out of the gym. In a rescheduled game a week before, the Redhawks escaped the Dreher gym with a 44-42 win in a game that went down to the final seconds. On Monday night, Westwood exploded from the tip-off and used […]

Redhawks stand strong in the fourth

COLUMBIA – It took the Westwood boys a whole lot of waiting through covid-postponed games, and a high-pressure fourth quarter at Dreher Monday night, but the Redhawks escaped the Blue Devils 44-42 to claim their second Region 4-4A victory. “It was two pretty good teams going at it,” said Westwood head coach John Combs, whose […]

Unique Drake patrols a higher court in the city that never sleeps

QUEENS, NY – Gone is the bouffant hairdo that Westwood basketball crowds were familiar with as she led the Redhawks deep into the postseason. The St. John’s point guard sports more practical dreads. “My mom has dreads, so I just decided that I might as well get them,” she said. “And with a lot of […]

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 […]

Redhawk girls continue streak; boys fall to Irmo

BLYTHEWOOD – In the toughest Region 4-4A series of games for the Westwood girls basketball team, the Redhawks got off on a good note. Westwood frustrated Irmo ballhandlers early, and held off a late rally to win 50-46 over the Yellow Jackets. “In the last minutes our youth showed,” Westwood head coach Gregory Bauldrick said. […]

Redhawk girls beat River Bluff, Dreher; boys top Camden

COLUMBIA – The Westwood girls basketball team (5-2 overall, 3-0 Region 4-4A) cruised past River Bluff 65-25 in a non-Region 4-4A matchup Friday, then crushed Dreher 72-38 Tuesday at Dreher. Malayziah Etheredge scored 23 points, and Makia Thompson and Korletta Daniels scored 13 points apiece against the Gators. Etheredge had 21 points and 13 rebounds, […]

Westwood splits with Flora; Lugoff-Elgin matchup cancelled

LUGOFF – Jessica Woods scored 20 points and Malayziah Etheredge added 14 as the Redhawks (3-2, overall, 2-0 Region 4-4A) cruised to a 53-31 victory over A.C. Flora (1-4, 0-2) Friday night. In the boys game, Bryson Felder scored 26 points and McQuaje McDaniel had 11, but the Falcons topped the Redhawks (1-4, 0-2) 72-59. […]