Lugoff-Elgin adavanced into tonight's 4A Distict 5 baseball championship with a 6-3 nine-inning win over Ashley Ridge in a twice-delayed elimination game on Wednesday.
Once the Lugoff-Elgin softball team arrived in Summerville for Monday's 4A Distict 8 softball game with the host Green Wave, the Lady Demons were forced to do a U-turn and return home as late afternoon rains in the Lowcountry made the field unplayable for the third round elimination game.
Lugoff-Elgin will carry a full head of steam into Thursday's 4A District 5 softball playoff opener.
In a pairing which had all the earmarks of a classic last game of the season in which one team is priming for the playoffs and the other is playing out the string, Lugoff-Elgin pounded visiting Irmo, 13-0, on Senior Night at Optimist Field on Monday.
That strong breeze which you may have felt coming from the northeast area of Richland County on Tuesday night may well have been as the result of a collective exhale from the Lugoff-Elgin baseball team.
Sophomore Erin Blizzard shut down Ridge View on two hits as the Lugoff-Elgin softball team improved to 5-4 in Region 4-4A play with a 6-0 win over the host Blazers on Tuesday.
Cementing its spot for a second straight trip to the state 4A tennis playoffs, Lugoff-Elgin used a 5-1 win over visiting Blythewood on Thursday to put the Demons firmly in third place in the Region 4-4A standings with two conference matches left on the schedule.
Since Lugoff-Elgin restarted its boys' tennis program six years ago, L-E and Richland Northeast have been in a see-saw pattern when it comes to matches between the two nearby rivals.
About the only difference this time was that Richland Northeast put a runner on base.
Having to use both his number one and 1A starting pitchers on the same night in Tuesday's 6-4 loss to Richland Northeast, Lugoff-Elgin head coach Randy Stokes plans on giving the duo the weekend off.
Led by Trevor Johnston's tourney-best 147, the Lugoff Elgin High School golf team finished third in last week's two-day Anderson Brothers Bank Tournament played in the Pee Dee last Monday and Tuesday.
There is a part of Allen Jenerette that wishes he could get right back on the wrestling mat and get back to the business of winning.
When you father is a high school baseball coach, you spend your springs, summers and falls on the diamond and in dugouts, right?
Giving a ranked Spring Valley squad all it wanted and then some, the Lugoff-Elgin girls' soccer team came out on the short end of a 2-0 decision in a Region 4-4A match played last Thursday at L-E Stadium.
While some in Kershaw County have griped and moaned about the unseasonable spring weather, when you are from Upstate New York and finally see grass on the baseball field well, let Randy Stokes describe the scene at Optimist Field Monday morning.
Before they left following Wednesday morning's off-season contioning session, members of the Lugoff-Elgin football team took a knee and listened to their head coach who was in his third full day on the job.
The leadership of the Lugoff-Elgin High School football and athletic departments stayed within the Demon family for the 2014-15 school year as Dave Thomas was named the school's interim head football coach and Craig Marlow as interim activities director Monday.
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