A year ago, the Lugoff-Elgin boys' tennis team got their first taste of post-season competition as the Demons played their way into the state class 4A tournament.
As a former pitcher, Randy Stokes more than appreciates what he has seen and received from his throwers through the first seven games of the season.
Sometimes, you just tip your hat to an opponent and live to fight another day.
Playing in a pair of extra inning games, Lugoff-Elgin got more than it bargained for in last week's Carolina Ale House Classic baseball tournament.
New coach. New season. New attitude.
In Wednesday's edition of the Chronicle-Independent, the final score of the South Carolina High School League's 4A 220-pound state championship between Lugoff-Elgin senior wrestler Allen Jenerette and Nate Meagher of Lexington was incorrect.
Calling it a departmental, rather than an individual honor, Lugoff-Elgin High School's Scott Jones was recently named as the Region 4-4A Athletic Director of the Year.
Calendars can be very useful to coaches.
With no playoff spot on the line and with this being the final game of her team's season, Lugoff-Elgin girls' basketball coach Von Duncan had one piece of advice before her team took to the court to meet visiting Irmo on Friday.
For the better part of one half, you would have been hard-pressed to find anyone in the Lugoff-Elgin gym who would have told you that visiting Irmo was playing like the nation's 23rd ranked boys basketball team.
This is hardly the time for a hiccup and the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team may have avoided one on a night in which they were not at full strength.
West End, N.C. --- Kelli Murphy, a junior at Lugoff-Elgin High School, was named the 2012 Richard S. Tufts Junior Girls Player of the Year by the Carolinas Golf Association.
Had it been a game of craps, Lugoff-Elgin would have rolled snake eyes.
There would have been much easier circumstances for Lugoff-Elgin assistant boys' basketball coach Garrett Knight to have made his head coaching debut than the one he found himself in on Tuesday.
Playing minus first singles player Trevor Black, who had been playing some of his best tennis, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team suffered a 6-0 loss to visiting Dutch Fork in a Region 4-4A match played last Thursday.
Randy Stokes looked at his team playing four games in as many days this week combined with four games scheduled for next week and knew one thing: he needed to stretch out his pitching staff without overburdening his team's young arms.
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