Sports Recap: October 28-November 1


This past week was a busy one filled with many ups and downs for Blythewood athletics.

On Monday, Varsity Tennis played in round two of playoffs. They defeated Hillcrest with a final score of 4-2 and advanced to round three which would have been played on Wednesday night. However, the game was pushed to Monday, November 4th due to weather concerns. 

Varsity Girls’ Golf played in the 5A State Championship on Monday and Tuesday. On Tuesday, the Bengals officially became state champions! The athletes on this team included Ella Stalvey, Lindsey Hoile, Cori Langford, Elizabeth Madden, Paige Paolucci, and Joceline Paez and the team was coached by Jason Minkel. Blythewood came in first place with an overall score of 621, Lexington in second place with a score of 630, and Boiling Springs came in third with a score of 664. Ella Stalvey tied for first in the state individually with a score of 143.   

Tuesday also brought round two of the playoffs for Varsity Volleyball. The Lady Bengals defeated Hillcrest at home 3-2 on Tuesday night. They advanced to round three which was played on Thursday night at home against Dorman. Unfortunately, the Bengals experienced a heartbreaking loss against the Cavaliers pushing them out of the playoffs, but overall had an amazing season each player would never forget.

Wednesday night, Junior Varsity football played against Spring Valley. Unfortunately, their last game ended with a loss with a score of 10-6, and they finished their season with a record of 6-4.

Friday, Varsity Football played in their final home game against Spring Valley. Unfortunately, they lost with a final score of 42-21. This night was also senior night, making it even more emotional that this final game ended in a loss. They still advanced to the playoffs, where round one will be played against Laurens District 55 High School at Laurens on Friday, November 8th.

Saturday, Competitive Cheer competed in the Debbie Rogers Cheer Classic at the Colonial Life Arena. Varsity had one stunt fall and one tumbling mishap but still managed to finish in 8th place out of 26 teams. They were also crowned region champions over Spring Valley, Irmo, and Lugoff Elgin. Junior Varsity hit their routine and finished in 15th place.

While there were some heartbreaking losses this past week, there were also many great achievements for the Bengals! Congratulations again to the Girls’ Golf team for being state champions and to Varsity Competitive Cheer, Varsity Volleyball, and tennis for being region champions.