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.
COLUMBIA --- Spring Valley made a late surge in the first half and never looked back defeating visiting Lugoff-Elgin, 40-14, in a Region 4-4A game played Friday night at Harry Parone Stadium.
Their offensive numbers may not be as gaudy and they may not have a nationally ranked recruit, but don't think that the Spring Valley squad which will host Lugoff-Elgin tonight is not dangerous.
This was not the way she and her Lugoff-Elgin volleyball team would have scripted it, but Jessica Mullins and company still have some unfinished business left in front of themselves in this, the final week of the regular season.
It was business as usual for the football program at Lugoff-Elgin in the early part of the spring and summer.
The ABLE Club of S.C., the official athletic booster club of Lugoff-Elgin High School, is kicking off its membership campaign for the 2014-15 athletic seasons at the school.
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