If you are going to win two games in a four-game tournament, you want those to be your final pair of outings of the event.
When the Lugoff-Elgin volleyball team lost to eventual state champion Hillcrest in the second round of last fall's 4A state volleyball tournament, it ended the Lady Demons' dreams of bringing home the state championship trophy.
Just when Lugoff-Elgin seemed to have turned the corner in its third round 4A state wrestling match at Rock Hill, the host Bearcats threw a small roadblock into the Demons' path.
This was one time you didn't mind being wrong.
For the second time in as many years, Lugoff-Elgin ruled the Region 4-4A wrestling roost.
When you don't have enough bullets in your proverbial holster, it's hard to win a gun fight.
It was almost as if Lugoff-Elgin wrestling coach Evan Moxie was waiting for the winds of change to shift in his direction. And, he knew that when they came, they would not be in the form of a gust, but rather a full-blown gale.
Lugoff-Elgin had little trouble with host Sumter in winning Tuesday night's non-region wrestling match between the two 4A programs, 65-12.
Led by sophomore Chris Jackson, the Lugoff-Elgin High School wrestling team finished second in last weekend's Border Wars tournament hosted by South Point High School in rock hill.
Pretty soon, the organizers of the Carolina Duals wrestling tournament might ask the Lugoff-Elgin Middle School wrestling team to bring the tournament championship trophy with them when they head to the yearly event in Rock Hill.
Facing a Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team which was at close to full strength and refocused, visiting Blythewood and Richland Northeast endured the full wrath from the Demons in Wednesday's Region 4-4A opener at the Demons Den.
Had the surface been made of ice rather than wood and if Dutch Fork had traded its sneakers and jerseys for skates and sweaters would anyone have been the wiser?
Save for the use of a magic wand, there was no way for Lugoff-Elgin girls' basketball coach Von Duncan to turn her 5-foot-8 center, Nakeisha Counts, into a 6-foot-5 post player. Nor was there some potion which could transform her other players to become taller or faster with one sip of the elixir.
Wrestling without their starters from five of the 14 weight classes, Lugoff-Elgin finished eighth in the Wildcat Duals at Lexington High School.
Visiting Ridge View broke a scoreless tie with a pair of second half goals to take home a 2-0 victory over Lugoff-Elgin in a Region 4-A boys' soccer match played on Tuesday at Lugoff-Elgin Stadium.
Adding injury to injury on top of insult, Lugoff-Elgin head baseball coach Randy Stokes refused to play the "woe is me" card following his team's fourth straight loss.
There is no telling how good Lugoff-Elgin's tennis record would have been had it been able to get several of its matches to go into first doubles for the victory.
If there was a recurring theme for Lugoff-Elgin in the Kershaw-Richland Wooden Bat Classic, it was the Demons' having their share of chances to pull out wins in three of their games, only to have nothing to show for those efforts in the win column.
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