One game removed from having ended its 23-game losing skid, the latest obstacle thrown in Lugoff-Elgin's path is taking on the strongest teams in Region 4-4A in the final trio of regular season games.
BLYTHEWOOD -- It was a little déjà vu for Lugoff-Elgin on Friday night. But not the good kind.
It was as if the rain cloud which had followed the Lugoff-Elgin football program for more than two years gave way to sunny days and a brighter disposition.
One night after having all but sewn up the Region 4-4A championship, the Lugoff-Elgin volleyball team swept it season series with Camden by downing the host Lady Bulldogs in four games on Wednesday night in a match played inside the Dog Pound.
The streak is finally over.
There are those games when you have two teams coming into a particular contest from opposite directions.
It has all the makings of a special season for the sixth-ranked Lugoff-Elgin volleyball team.
LEXINGTON -- The unstoppable force against the immovable object.
All that stood between Lugoff-Elgin and winning its first game of the season and ending one of the toughest dry spells this program has seen was 30 seconds.
Let's put this in academic terms.
A tale of two halves.
In a perfect world, Scott Jones and his staff at Lugoff-Elgin High School would be coaching a group of experienced players each year and things would be rolling along like a bike ride down a hill on a warm spring day.
FORT MILL -- Using an aggressive and overwhelmingly strong air attack, Nation Ford handed visiting Lugoff-Elgin its second loss in as many starts this season, 45-14, on Friday night.
This is a game for which Lugoff-Elgin head coach Scott Jones and his coaching staff needed to break out the calculators.
Now, this is a way to celebrate a region championship.
Earlier this year, there were questions as to whether Lugoff-Elgin would have enough players to field a boys' tennis team.
Gunner Smith's assault on Region 4-4A pitchers continued on Tuesday as the Lugoff-Elgin senior's two-run blast in the top of the 11th provided all the scoring in the Demons' 2-0 win over host Ridge View.
Life can sometimes throw a curveball at you, even if you are a one-time baseball player-turned-distance runner.
The ABLE Club of SC will host the Run to the Press Box 5K run/walk on Saturday, May 2 at Lugoff-Elgin High School.
Facing Blythewood for the second time in four days, Lugoff-Elgin head softball coach James Marlow knew the importance of picking up a win at Blythewood on Friday. A victory over the Bengals would mean the Lady Demons would need just one win in their final two region games to claim the Region 4-4A championship outright.
No baseball coach ever tells his pitcher that he needs to be close to perfect in their final pre-game talk in order for their team to have a chance at coming away with a victory.
It has been a productive start to the off-season for West Wateree junior wrestlers who have returned home from state meets with plenty of medals and championship titles.
Now that they are back at full strength, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team is eyeing another trip to the 4A state playoffs.
Entering Monday's Region 4-4A softball showdown with visiting Blythewood, Lugoff-Elgin knew it had to put last Friday's win over Spring Valley behind them and be ready to play with the defending Region 4 champions in town.
Celebrating the return of first singles player Trevor Black to the fold from an injury, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team breezed to a 6-0 victory over visiting Ridge View in a Region 4-4A match played last week.
Although this was only Lugoff-Elgin's fifth game in Region 4-4A softball play, head coach James Marlow knew the importance of the Friday's home game against Spring Valley.
Needing something to do to relieve the boredom and kill time during what was a lightning-induced delay of more than 90 minutes, members of the Lugoff-Elgin and Spring Valley baseball teams joined together for an impromptu dance off beneath the press box at Optimist Field Friday night.
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