Like a bright, neon sign which seems to keep blinking in the back of one's mind, Lugoff-Elgin girls basketball coach Von Duncan could not forget the pasting which her team took when they traveled to play Dutch Fork earlier this month.
Some things never change.
Trailing visiting Irmo by 11 points with five matches left to go in a key Region 4-4A wrestling match last Thursday night, Lugoff-Elgin rattled off 34 unanswered points to come away with a 40-27 win.
What's the best way to cool off a hot shooter? Easy, don't let him get his hands on the ball.
Faced with a dilemma which comes with the territory when playing Spring Valley, Lugoff-Elgin girls basketball coach Von Duncan was not ready to slow Tuesday's contest against the guests to a crawl as did Blythewood in a 40-8 loss to the Lady Vikings last week.
What some teams would give to have the "problems" which the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team encountered on Wednesday night.
Senior guard Jo Jo Pellegrino scored a career-best 40 points, but it was not enough to help Lugoff-Elgin get past host Ridge View in a Region 4-4A boys game played Friday night in Columbia.
Lugoff-Elgin High School students and soccer players, goalkeeper Kyle Brosius and forward Robert Brown have been named to the 2010-11 United States Olympic Development Soccer Team.
Getting three individual championships was nice, but it was a win in the consolation finals which provided the icing on the cake for the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team which captured last weekend's 31st annual Bearcat Invitational, hosted by Rock Hill High School.
There was no better way to wrap up what was a memorable 2010 for the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team than to end the past year with a championship.
Trailing former Region 3-AAA foe Chester heading into the finals of last weekend's 19th annual May Plant Credit Union Holiday Classic wrestling tournament, host Lugoff-Elgin used five winning performances (from as many wrestlers) in the championship finals to edge the Cyclones, 228-216, to capture its own event.
When you have a new coach, sometimes you need to walk before you can run.
Shortly before she got loose for what was a game-winning layin, Kirsten Baker sat on the Lugoff-Elgin bench with an ice bag atop her head following a spill after being fouled with 1:41 left in Tuesday's game against visiting Richland Northeast.
Even though her team's score in Friday's win over rival Camden was nearly identical to that of Tuesday's 58-50 victory over Lancaster, Lugoff-Elgin girls basketball coach Von Duncan said the difference in play and emotion was off the charts.
Like a cold car engine which takes a few tries before starting up, Lugoff-Elgin's Jo Jo Pellegrino coughed and sputtered for the better part of three quarters of Friday's non-region game with rival Camden.
Playing football in the fall and basketball in the winter leaves Elliott Campbell precious little time to prepare for baseball season in the spring.
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