When you are a club program which depends on sponsors and, sometimes, money out of your own pocket in order to survive, every dollar and/or small bit of spare change can mean that you live to see another practice or competition.
Playing the role of the Grinch, the Lugoff-Elgin Middle School wrestling team won their own Leopard Duals on Saturday by holding off an improved Camden Middle School team in the finals, 56-24.
For the third time in as many years, the Lugoff-Elgin boys' soccer squad made their way onto a South Carolina Olympic Development Team roster.
Derek Belton smiled and shrugged his shoulders as soon as the question was put to him about his team's final trip down the floor in Tuesday's 67-64 loss to visiting Andrew Jackson.
Who needs a grease board when the spoken word will do.
Allen Jenerette, Jarelle Hannah and Chris Jackson, all with championship performances, led the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team to a sixth place finish in the Beef O'Brady's Championship held at Fort Mill High School last Friday and Saturday.
It was a big, not to mention, winning, week for the Lugoff-Elgin Middle School wrestling team with another important week on the docket over the next four days.
For the second year in a row, Pikeville University specialist and former Lugoff-Elgin High School standout Grayson Quick has been named both first-team and honorable mention All-Mid-South Conference East Division.
Six Lugoff-Elgin Middle School wrestlers kicked off the 2012-13 season by winning championships at Saturday's Midlands Invitational, held at Dutch Fork Middle School.
Jarelle Hannah's fourth-place finish in the 182-pound division helped the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team to a 10th place finish in last weekend's Steadman Hawkins Southern Slam tournament hosted by Eastside High School.
Wofford College starting center and Lugoff-Elgin graduate Jared Singleton has been named to the Coaches and Media All-Southern Conference second team football squad.
That first win of the season sure doesn't come with many side benefits.
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.
Knowing that Westwood has had troubles both scoring and preventing runs, Lugoff-Elgin baseball coach Randy Stokes had one simple plan of attack heading into Tuesday's Region 4-4A game with the visiting Redhawks.
You can't say Randy Stokes didn't warn you.
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