That first win of the season sure doesn't come with many side benefits.
Derek Belton had not been able to smile like this after a game since the last time his Lugoff-Elgin basketball team played Chesterfield, some 339 days ago.
Led by University of Pennsylvania-bound forward Matt Howard, visiting A.C. Flora left Lugoff-Elgin with a 69-42 victory on Tuesday night in a non-region basketball game.
Knowing his team trailed, 6-0, before the first two wrestlers took to the mat on Wednesday, Lugoff-Elgin wrestling coach Even Moxie hardly had a warm, fuzzy feeling about how that night's pairing with visiting Rock Hill would turn out.
IRMO -- One last chance to get a win. But unfortunately, it is also one last chance to realize it was never meant to be.
It is not the easiest of tasks when your playoff chances have been exhausted and you have yet to win a game this season.
COLUMBIA -- If effort somehow equaled victories, then Lugoff-Elgin may have gotten their first win of the season on Friday night at Harry Parone Stadium.
Going down with a fight to one of the state's traditional 4A volleyball powers, Lugoff-Elgin saw its season come to a close with a 3-0 loss to homestanding Dorman in Thursday's second round 4A Upper State playoff match in Spartanburg.
When you have played nine games and have nothing to show for your hard work and effort on Friday nights, it is not easy to return to the practice field the following Monday.
The destiny of a football team sometimes has an interesting way of revealing itself.
Like sands through the hour glass so are Lugoff-Elgin's chances of earning a post-season playoff berth, not to mention picking up that elusive first win of the season.
An ultra-successful summer is turning into a special fall for Kelli Murphy.
Ridge View put a damper on homecoming at Lugoff-Elgin as the Blazers defeated the Demons, 40-28, behind big plays on offense and special teams.
New student orientation, at most schools, is held either in the final few day(s) leading up to the new school year or, on the first day of classes.
Randy Stokes was fine with the 11 hits which his Lugoff-Elgin baseball team piled up in Saturday's 4-2 loss to Mid-Carolina at River Bluff High School.
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