Sometimes, what looks, on paper, to be a tough week was not so bad after all.
Two nights after a mistake-filled loss to Region 4-4A foe Richland Northeast, Lugoff-Elgin baseball coach Randy Stokes was interested to see how his team would react in Thursday's non-conference game at White Knoll.
That grimace on the face of Randy Stokes spoke volumes.
Sophomore Erin Blizzard fired a perfect game at visiting Richland Northeast as Lugoff-Elgin rolled to a 10-0, five-inning victory on Tuesday night.
You get the feeling that Randy Stokes would rather Blythewood had scored its four runs on a grand slam than the way they did in handing visiting Lugoff-Elgin a 4-0 loss last Friday night.
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.
Now, this is a way to celebrate a region championship.
Earlier this year, there were questions as to whether Lugoff-Elgin would have enough players to field a boys' tennis team.
Gunner Smith's assault on Region 4-4A pitchers continued on Tuesday as the Lugoff-Elgin senior's two-run blast in the top of the 11th provided all the scoring in the Demons' 2-0 win over host Ridge View.
Life can sometimes throw a curveball at you, even if you are a one-time baseball player-turned-distance runner.
The ABLE Club of SC will host the Run to the Press Box 5K run/walk on Saturday, May 2 at Lugoff-Elgin High School.
Facing Blythewood for the second time in four days, Lugoff-Elgin head softball coach James Marlow knew the importance of picking up a win at Blythewood on Friday. A victory over the Bengals would mean the Lady Demons would need just one win in their final two region games to claim the Region 4-4A championship outright.
No baseball coach ever tells his pitcher that he needs to be close to perfect in their final pre-game talk in order for their team to have a chance at coming away with a victory.
It has been a productive start to the off-season for West Wateree junior wrestlers who have returned home from state meets with plenty of medals and championship titles.
Now that they are back at full strength, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team is eyeing another trip to the 4A state playoffs.
Entering Monday's Region 4-4A softball showdown with visiting Blythewood, Lugoff-Elgin knew it had to put last Friday's win over Spring Valley behind them and be ready to play with the defending Region 4 champions in town.
Celebrating the return of first singles player Trevor Black to the fold from an injury, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team breezed to a 6-0 victory over visiting Ridge View in a Region 4-4A match played last week.
Although this was only Lugoff-Elgin's fifth game in Region 4-4A softball play, head coach James Marlow knew the importance of the Friday's home game against Spring Valley.
Needing something to do to relieve the boredom and kill time during what was a lightning-induced delay of more than 90 minutes, members of the Lugoff-Elgin and Spring Valley baseball teams joined together for an impromptu dance off beneath the press box at Optimist Field Friday night.
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