Redhawks Take Strength Honors

COLUMBIA – Westwood High School sent 12 athletes to the State Strength Meet in Columbia last week, with Andrew Plante repeating as State Champion in his class while six other Redhawks placed. Placing for the Redhawks were: Mark Mickens (3rd, 150 LB.), Andrew Plante (1st, 205 LB.), Tyrell Gallman (3rd, 140 LB.), Isaiah Johnson (4th, […]

A Little Damp, but Looking Good –

Homecoming King and Queen contestants braved some brutal weather at Westwood High School Friday night, but the downpour didn’t dampen their spirits as the student body crowned Kelsey Briggs (right) Queen, Hjallon Syrkett King, with Raven Garrick-Duckett filling out the Court as runner-up.

Redhawks Hammer RNE

  BLYTHEWOOD – The Westwood Redhawks were able to keep their home-field winning streak alive Friday night by clobbering the Cavaliers of Richland Northeast, 38-6. Further, the ‘Hawks showed their opponents that last Friday’s 46-point shutout of River Bluff was no fluke and that the Redhawks are one of the toughest teams around. Last year’s […]

Redhawks Skin Gators

  LEXINGTON – The Westwood Redhawk football team, in its third year and its 4A debut, came onto the field Saturday and showed no mercy. Despite the team’s youth and relatively small school size for a 4A team, they demolished the Gators of River Bluff High School, 46-0. Fortunately for the teams, the prior game […]

Greer Wins Battle of the Backs

  GREER – The vastly improved Redhawk football team has good reason to hold their heads high, despite the season-ending loss in the closest game of the season. Westwood travelled to Greer on a rainy night to take on the Yellow Jackets in this Class 3A second-round playoff game. On a last second desperation field […]

Second Report Links Board Member to Coach

BLYTHEWOOD – A second incident report from the Richland County Sheriff’s Department surfaced late last week, again linking Richland 2 School Board member Melinda Anderson to Westwood High School head football coach Rodney Summers. The report covers an incident of “intimidation” that took place on Oct. 30 at a Westwood High School football practice. According […]

Second Half Surge Sends ‘Hawks into Round 2

BLYTHEWOOD – The Redhawks of Westwood High School met the Wolverines of Woodruff in the first playoff game in Westwood history. The Wolverines came out strong, but could not hold off the tough Redhawks, who landed themselves a 38-10 victory. Early on it looked like Friday night might be the end of the line for […]

‘Hawks Blank L-R, Host First-Round Playoff Battle

COLUMBIA – In a game postponed for 24 hours after Friday’s torrential downpour, the Westwood High School Redhawks wrapped up region play Saturday with a 21-0 shutout of the Lower Richland Diamond Hornets. The win gives head coach Rodney Summers’ program the second-place spot in 3A Region IV with a 4-1 region record (just behind […]

‘Hawks Hold Off Dogs, Jockey for Playoff Position

BLYTHEWOOD – Friday night, the Westwood Redhawks hosted the Bulldogs of Camden High School. Last season’s victory over the Bulldogs was the sole Westwood win last season, a detail not forgotten by the much improved Bulldog football team. At halftime, it looked like the Bulldogs might just pull out a victory to avenge last season’s […]

Redhawks Flail Flora

BLYTHEWOOD – The Westwood Redhawks didn’t forget the 52-6 beating they took last year at the hands of the A.C. Flora Falcons and they were out to prove that the 2013 Redhawks were not the same as last season’s team. They did just that Friday night as they outscored the hapless Falcons 34-17. It really […]