It is a high school coach's double-edged sword of winning the game and developing the character of his players. Sometimes, those two thoughts collide in an unfavorable fashion.
On an evening when Lugoff-Elgin honored its five seniors while saluting member's of the school's 1992 AAA baseball state champions, it was visiting Irmo which gave the host team the biggest gift of all.
Lugoff-Elgin spotted visiting Lexington a 4-0 lead after two and a half innings before outscoring the Wildcats, 6-1, the rest of the way for a 6-5 victory.
After having seen most of their competition in Region 4-4A, Lugoff-Elgin boys' soccer coach Matt Brosius and Demons find themselves in the hunt for a state playoff berth.
Suddenly, the Lugoff-Elgin offense seems to have been swept away quicker than the first inning gale-force winds which descended on Optimist Field Tuesday evening.
Backed by 10 runs scored in three innings, Gene Cone held Lugoff-Elgin to three hits as host Spring Valley dealt the Demons a 10-0 loss in a game stopped in the middle of the fifth inning on Monday night.
In 1992, the Lugoff-Elgin baseball squad became the first athletic team in school history to bring a state championship to L-E when they won the AAA state title under head coach Paul Kirkland.
On a young and deep Lugoff-Elgin pitching staff, Zack Bowers sometimes gets lost in the shuffle.
Not since the days of Schoolhouse Rock has the number five been this celebrated.
A challenging week led to a pair of uneven finishes for the Lugoff Elgin boys' soccer team.
If Lugoff-Elgin did not know who Andrew Beckwith was before Friday night, they know more than they want to about him now.
So much for the soft-throwing and crafty descriptions which, oftentimes, are associated with a left-handed pitcher.
Racing to a 10-2 lead after three innings against visiting Irmo, Lugoff-Elgin withstood a late-game Yellow Jacket rally to prevail, 11-8, in a Wednesday night softball contest.
Scoring in six of seven innings, the Lugoff-Elgin softball team snapped a three-game skid with a 12-2 win over host Ridge View on Monday night.
Losses and injuries plagued the Lugoff-Elgin boys' soccer team last week.
The Lugoff-Elgin High School wrestling team won three of their eight matches to finish sixth in the Gamecock Duals, contested last Friday and Saturday at Sumter High School.
On Dec. 15, 1994, Matt Campbell was one of what became known as the "Original 10."
Fittingly, Jessica Mullins was on her way to a regular, every two months, doctor's visit with her four-month old son when she returned a call.
The Lugoff-Elgin High School boys' soccer will host its annual alumni soccer game on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at Lugoff-Elgin Stadium.
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