Knowing that Westwood has had troubles both scoring and preventing runs, Lugoff-Elgin baseball coach Randy Stokes had one simple plan of attack heading into Tuesday's Region 4-4A game with the visiting Redhawks.
Playing a veteran Spring Valley tennis squad is challenging enough for a young team which is at full strength. Take out your second singles player and the task becomes even more formidable.
You can't say Randy Stokes didn't warn you.
Even though Tuesday's game at Spring Valley was just the first game in Region 4-4A play for the Lugoff-Elgin softball team, it felt more like a first round playoff game.
On a night when he recorded his first high school win, Lugoff-Elgin pitcher Justin Dorton was accorded an even bigger honor following Tuesday's 7-3 victory over host Spring Valley.
On a night when they were hardly on top of their game, not being at their best still proved to be enough for the Lugoff-Elgin baseball team.
Senior Erin Blizzard fanned 16 South Florence batters as the Lugoff-Elgin softball team opened its regular season with a 7-3 win over the Bruins last Tuesday.
Going into last week's Carolina Ale House Classic, Lugoff-Elgin head baseball coach Randy Stokes was interested to see how his team would compete against top-flight competition.
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.
The Lugoff-Elgin High School boys' soccer program will host its annual alumni soccer game on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at Lugoff-Elgin Stadium.
Dakota Jones was asked to step out of his comfort zone in Lugoff-Elgin's defensive scheme last fall.
Growing up, Brandon Bowers was told by his coaches that he was too small to be any good at sports.
Playing minus first singles player Trevor Black, who had been playing some of his best tennis, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team suffered a 6-0 loss to visiting Dutch Fork in a Region 4-4A match played last Thursday.
Randy Stokes looked at his team playing four games in as many days this week combined with four games scheduled for next week and knew one thing: he needed to stretch out his pitching staff without overburdening his team's young arms.
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