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 -- Richland Northeast came up with some big plays early and held on to defeat Lugoff-Elgin in Friday's Region 4-AAA opener at Harry Parone Stadium, 21-14.
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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