Westwood baseball, softball end benchmark seasons

BLYTHEWOOD – The Westwood baseball and softball teams watched their benchmark seasons come to an end last week. The Westwood baseball team was eliminated in the District 3 upper state tournament with an 11-1 loss in six innings at Westside Thursday. The Westwood softball team went 1-2 in its District 3 tournament, with its final […]

Redhawks blast RNE, prep to open 4A playoffs

BLYTHEWOOD – The Westwood softball team walloped Richland Northeast 17-1 in three innings Thursday to close out the regular season 12-8. Pitchers Annarea Wilson and Makayla Drakeford combined for a no-hit effort on the mound. Azaria Belton led at the plate, going 4-for-4 with a double and three runs batted in. Jada McConnell, Olivia Burroughs, […]

WHS drops game to Catawba Ridge

FORT MILL – After finishing the regular season with a winning record for the first time in the history of the school, the Westwood baseball team fell 13-6 at Catawba Ridge Tuesday night in the opening game of the District 3 upper state tournament. Westwood travels to Westside today for a loser’s bracket game. The […]

Westwood baseball, softball top RNE, secure postseason spots

BLYTHEWOOD – The Westwood baseball bats were largely silenced with the pitching of Richland Northeast ace Andrew Peck Tuesday night. The same was true with Redhawks ace John Janco, who kept the Cavaliers quiet through seven innings of work. A hit batter was all it took for Westwood to secure a 2-1 Region 4-4 A […]

Janco & the Redhawks take down Irmo

BLYTHEWOOD – After seeing his team struggle to get runs across over the past several weeks, John Janco said he felt a lot lighter Tuesday night. Janco held Irmo batters in check for five out of his six innings on the mound, and then went 4-for-4 at the plate with two doubles as the Redhawks […]

WHS softball team sweeps Dreher

BLYTHEWOOD – The Westwood softball team snapped a four-game losing streak with a doubleheader sweep of Dreher Thursday night. The Redhawks held off a late Blue Devils rally to win 8-5 in the first game, then scored nine runs in the fifth inning en route to a 12-1 win in the nightcap. Pitchers Anna Graves […]

Redhawks beat Newberry, fall to Gilbert and Spring Valley

GILBERT – The Westwood baseball team snapped a 7-game losing streak with a 9-7 victory over Newberry Saturday afternoon in the Sandlapper Classic playing out at Gilbert High School. The Redhawks built a 6-0 lead before the Bulldogs got a run across in the bottom of the fourth. Westwood made it 9-1 with a 3-run […]

Lugoff-Elgin shuts out Redhawks

BLYTHEWOOD – The Westwood baseball bats were once alive and making contact earlier in the season. Lately they’ve been swinging their way back to the dugout. Lugoff Elgin was the latest team to confound the Redhawks offense. Three Demons pitchers struck out a combined 14 Westwood batters, and the Redhawks stranded eight baserunners—four in scoring […]

WHS soccer suffers first region losses

COLUMBIA – The Redhawks dropped a lopsided contest at A.C. Flora last Tuesday, which was played with only one official.  This unusual and questionably illegal circumstance actually robbed the Redhawks of their greatest defensive strength, but was a good learning experience for the team as they continue to build the program.  On Thursday night, the […]

WHS softball drops 3rd straight

BLYTHEWOOD  -The Westwood softball team lost its third straight game Tuesday night, a 12-2 loss to Lugoff-Elgin in five innings. The Demons put five runs on the board in the top of the first inning. The Redhawks got two runs back in the bottom of that inning, but Lugoff-Elgin added a run in the third […]