When you send an eight-grader to the wolves in 4A baseball, you resign yourself to taking the good with the not so good.
Lugoff-Elgin continued on its path to next Thursday's Region 4-4A showdown at Blythewood by handing Ridge View an 8-1 loss in a Tuesday night contest played in Columbia.
Erin Blizzard held visiting Irmo to one hit in helping the Lugoff-Elgin softball team to an 11-1 thumping over the visiting Yellow Jackets last Friday night.
Irmo scored two goals in the first 20 minutes of play and made that stand up as the Yellow Jackets pinned a 2-0 loss on host Lugoff-Elgin in last Friday night's contest played at Lugoff-Elgin Stadium.
Sometimes, a leadoff single on the first pitch of the game is an omen.
How strong is the Irmo tennis team? The Yellow Jackets are good enough to have pinned the first losses of the season on the Lugoff-Elgin first and second singles players, Hunter Horton and Hunter Johnson, respectively.
Fortunately or, unfortunately, Camden High tennis coach Roger Smoak knows how things work in regard to the tennis program at Chapin.
In a match which was played in the rain, wind and sun while, all the while, being cold, the Lugoff-Elgin golf team avenged its lone loss of the season by defeating Sumter, 154-165, at Camden Country Club on Tuesday afternoon.
Bouncing back from a tough one-run loss to Region 4-4A foe Blythewood on Friday, the Lugoff-Elgin softball team took some of their frustrations out on White Knoll on Monday.
Having an ace up their sleeve, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team was able to lay that card on the table in a 4-2 loss to host Lancaster in a non-conference boys' tennis match played on Monday afternoon.
Sweeping up in singles, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team improved to 3-1 on the season and 1-1 in Region 4-4A competition with a 6-1 victory over visiting Blythewood on Thursday afternoon.
Blythewood rallies to beat Lady Demons: Blythewood pushed across a run in the top of the seventh to get past host Lugoff-Elgin, 2-1, in a Region 4-4A softball showdown played Friday night at Lady Demon Field.
Streaks are made to be broken and, two went by the wayside Friday night at Optimist Field.
Having won at both first and second singles, all Edward Rickwood and the Lugoff-Elgin boys' tennis team wanted in Tuesday's match at Spring Valley was for the contest to go to first doubles.
Scoring three goals in the first 10 minutes of Tuesday's match with visiting Lugoff-Elgin, Spring Valley drew away to a 4-0 win over the Demons.
You can't say Randy Stokes didn't warn you.
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.
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.
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