Just when Lugoff-Elgin seemed to have turned the corner in its third round 4A state wrestling match at Rock Hill, the host Bearcats threw a small roadblock into the Demons' path.
This was one time you didn't mind being wrong.
For the second time in as many years, Lugoff-Elgin ruled the Region 4-4A wrestling roost.
When you don't have enough bullets in your proverbial holster, it's hard to win a gun fight.
It was almost as if Lugoff-Elgin wrestling coach Evan Moxie was waiting for the winds of change to shift in his direction. And, he knew that when they came, they would not be in the form of a gust, but rather a full-blown gale.
Lugoff-Elgin had little trouble with host Sumter in winning Tuesday night's non-region wrestling match between the two 4A programs, 65-12.
Pretty soon, the organizers of the Carolina Duals wrestling tournament might ask the Lugoff-Elgin Middle School wrestling team to bring the tournament championship trophy with them when they head to the yearly event in Rock Hill.
Led by sophomore Chris Jackson, the Lugoff-Elgin High School wrestling team finished second in last weekend's Border Wars tournament hosted by South Point High School in rock hill.
Facing a Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team which was at close to full strength and refocused, visiting Blythewood and Richland Northeast endured the full wrath from the Demons in Wednesday's Region 4-4A opener at the Demons Den.
Had the surface been made of ice rather than wood and if Dutch Fork had traded its sneakers and jerseys for skates and sweaters would anyone have been the wiser?
Save for the use of a magic wand, there was no way for Lugoff-Elgin girls' basketball coach Von Duncan to turn her 5-foot-8 center, Nakeisha Counts, into a 6-foot-5 post player. Nor was there some potion which could transform her other players to become taller or faster with one sip of the elixir.
Wrestling without their starters from five of the 14 weight classes, Lugoff-Elgin finished eighth in the Wildcat Duals at Lexington High School.
Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.)
This was not the type of tune-up which Lugoff-Elgin wrestling coach Evan Moxie had in mind with his Demons preparing to hosts Saturday's May Plant Credit Union Demon Holiday Classic.
For the second time in three years, a member of the Lugoff-Elgin High School student trainers' staff has been selected to be a student athletic trainer for the South Carolina Shrine Bowl football team.
Heading into Saturday's inaugural Battle for the Belt wrestling tournament, Lugoff-Elgin Middle School head coach Ted Monroe's mission for his team was two-fold. First, they wanted to win the 16-team event and the other objective was to avenge a loss to Sullivan Middle School, which snapped the Leopards' 60-match win streak two weeks earlier.
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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