Cementing its spot for a second straight trip to the state 4A tennis playoffs, Lugoff-Elgin used a 5-1 win over visiting Blythewood on Thursday to put the Demons firmly in third place in the Region 4-4A standings with two conference matches left on the schedule.
Since Lugoff-Elgin restarted its boys' tennis program six years ago, L-E and Richland Northeast have been in a see-saw pattern when it comes to matches between the two nearby rivals.
About the only difference this time was that Richland Northeast put a runner on base.
Having to use both his number one and 1A starting pitchers on the same night in Tuesday's 6-4 loss to Richland Northeast, Lugoff-Elgin head coach Randy Stokes plans on giving the duo the weekend off.
There is a part of Allen Jenerette that wishes he could get right back on the wrestling mat and get back to the business of winning.
Led by Trevor Johnston's tourney-best 147, the Lugoff Elgin High School golf team finished third in last week's two-day Anderson Brothers Bank Tournament played in the Pee Dee last Monday and Tuesday.
When you father is a high school baseball coach, you spend your springs, summers and falls on the diamond and in dugouts, right?
Giving a ranked Spring Valley squad all it wanted and then some, the Lugoff-Elgin girls' soccer team came out on the short end of a 2-0 decision in a Region 4-4A match played last Thursday at L-E Stadium.
While some in Kershaw County have griped and moaned about the unseasonable spring weather, when you are from Upstate New York and finally see grass on the baseball field well, let Randy Stokes describe the scene at Optimist Field Monday morning.
Whitney Osborne took a pass from Beth Jordan and sent it home for the game-winner with three seconds left in overtime to give the Lugoff-Elgin girls' soccer team a 1-0 win over host Ridge View on Tuesday night.
Maybe, this is a sign that Zac Bowers' luck is changing for the better.
If it is Tuesday, then Erin Blizzard must be throwing a perfect game.
So much for having a letdown.
Using an altered batting order, Lugoff-Elgin scored 10 runs and, more importantly, collected its first Region 4-4A win of the season in a 10-3 victory over host Irmo last Friday night.
Three nights after having pitched a perfect game against Richland Northeast, Lugoff-Elgin's Erin Blizzard threw blanks at Irmo.
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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