Kelli Murphy has done about all that a high school golfer can do over a career which has one chapter left to be written in it.
It may have seemed like a nightmare, at times, this season, but there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel for the Lugoff-Elgin football program.
Irmo has locked down second place in Region 4-4A and has little else to play for tonight, other than trying to stay upright and healthy for next week's playoff opener.
So close but yet so far away.
Lugoff-Elgin, the Region 4-4A champion, was extended to four sets before defeating Easley in first round action of the 4A Upper State volleyball tournament.
With all that has been written and/or said about Spring Valley and its prolific offense this season, you might have thought that Lugoff-Elgin head football coach Scott Jones would have a pile of "Please excuse from practice" letters on his desk.
BLYTHEWOOD -- Lugoff-Elgin had no answer on defense for a potent Blythewood offensive attack.
One game removed from having ended its 23-game losing skid, the latest obstacle thrown in Lugoff-Elgin's path is taking on the strongest teams in Region 4-4A in the final trio of regular season games.
BLYTHEWOOD -- It was a little déjà vu for Lugoff-Elgin on Friday night. But not the good kind.
It was as if the rain cloud which had followed the Lugoff-Elgin football program for more than two years gave way to sunny days and a brighter disposition.
One night after having all but sewn up the Region 4-4A championship, the Lugoff-Elgin volleyball team swept it season series with Camden by downing the host Lady Bulldogs in four games on Wednesday night in a match played inside the Dog Pound.
The streak is finally over.
There are those games when you have two teams coming into a particular contest from opposite directions.
It has all the makings of a special season for the sixth-ranked Lugoff-Elgin volleyball team.
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.
You can't say Randy Stokes didn't warn you.
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