Losses and injuries plagued the Lugoff-Elgin boys' soccer team last week.
Last season, Lugoff-Elgin received a rude introduction to the world of 4A baseball as the 2010 AAA state champions were on the outside looking in when it came time for the post-season in the state's largest classification.
In a classic case of either getting to a pitcher quickly or not at all, Lugoff-Elgin had Dutch Fork's Hayley Elkins on the ropes early only to score one run off the sophomore right-hander.
They did not make the fans leave after seven innings and pay to re-enter Optimist Field Tuesday night. But they could have.
What a way to kick off the season.
Saving their best for last, the Lugoff-Elgin softball team spotted host Lexington a 7-0 lead after three innings before the Lady Demons scored the final eight runs of the night, including the winning tally in the top of the ninth for an 8-7 win.
Playing for the third time in as many nights and 24 hours after an emotional win over rival Camden may have caught up with the Lugoff-Elgin baseball team.
Lugoff-Elgin wasted little time in setting the tone for its season-opening softball game against visiting Richland Northeast.
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.
Nursing a one-run lead with two outs in the top of the seventh and a runner on first, Lugoff-Elgin closer Bradwin Salmond walked River Bluff's Josh Senter. That was not the worst thing which could have happened at the time since Senter rapped out hits in each of his first three at-bats.
Nobody likes a rude hostess, unless, of course, everything all falls into place at the end of the end of the event.
Blake Serpas smacked a two-run, sixth inning double to the gap in right center to snap a 5-5 tie and help give Lugoff-Elgin an 8-5 win over Aiken in Saturday's first round of the Carolina Ale House Classic.
Usually, signing day allows a high school student-athlete time to look back and reflect on what led up to this special occasion.
Dakota Jones was asked to step out of his comfort zone in Lugoff-Elgin's defensive scheme last fall.
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