COLUMBIA – Sometimes, you just have to tip your hat to an opponent and live to fight another battle.
There is one person whom Lydia Royals said she still cannot beat at tennis. Fortunately for the Lugoff-Elgin senior, she will not have to face that person while playing tennis for Columbia College.
Last week's season opener for the Lugoff-Elgin boys soccer team at Richland Northeast was a cold but victorious night for the visiting Demons.
So, what's the big deal about moving from the AAA ranks to the 4A level?
A long Tuesday night for the Lugoff-Elgin baseball team could have been even lengthier, if not worse for the wear.
While the regular season was not scheduled to begin until Tuesday, the Lugoff-Elgin baseball roster is already beginning to resemble a MASH unit.
Kelsey Griham's sacrifice fly brought home the game-winning run as the Lugoff-Elgin softball team edged Indian Land, 3-2, in Thursday's second round of the Lancaster County Classic.
It does not take much to help baseballs fly beyond the fence at Dutch Fork High School's field. When Monday evening's winds rolled into town, it turned the facility into a launching pad.
Tournament host Andrew Jackson spoiled the debut of Lugoff-Elgin softball coach Craig Marlow as the Lady Volunteers handed L-E a 10-8 loss in Wednesday's first round action of the second annual Lancaster County Classic.
Thursday night's scheduled baseball game between Lower Richland and Lugoff-Elgin at L-E's Optimist Field has been cancelled after the visitors decided that they could not play the game, which was to be a third round contest in the Carolina Ale House Tournament.
It did not take Randy Stokes long to find out the difference between last year's Lugoff-Elgin AAA state championship baseball team and this year's squad, which is making its class 4A debut.
This past weekend, the Lugoff-Elgin boys soccer program participated in a pair of pre-season tournaments. The varsity Demons competed in the Sandhills Classic tournament at Ridge View High School, while the junior varsity squad traveled to play in the Irmo Pre-Season tournament.
Will Connell brought home his second state individual medal --- and the seventh for his family --- when the Lugoff-Elgin senior 171-pounder won the 4A state championship on Saturday at the Anderson Civic Center.
The ABLE Club of South Carolina and Outback Steakhouse of Columbia will join forces to present, "Surf's Up at Demon Bay", the second annual auction benefiting Lugoff-Elgin High School athletic programs, on Friday, March 4 at 6 p.m.
High school seniors, especially those playing a spring sport, have enough on their plates when it comes to what is usually a busy time of year for them.
Playing football in the fall and basketball in the winter leaves Elliott Campbell precious little time to prepare for baseball season in the spring.
What a way to head into the Easter vacation break.
Things started on an ominous note for the Lugoff-Elgin baseball team on Thursday and they would not get better that evening.
Now this is how you end a drought.
With their head coach missing the match due to a knee injury, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team tried to help in Edward Rickwood's recovery by dousing visiting Richland Northeast, 7-0, in a Region 4-4A match played on Tuesday.
Lugoff-Elgin tuned up for its Thursday night battle with conference-leading Blythewood by handing visiting Richland Northeast a pair of losses in a Tuesday night Region 4-4A doubleheader.
For a scant few seconds, players from both benches spilled out onto the apron of the infield waiting to see the landing spot of Bradwin Salmond's drive to right field in the eighth inning of Tuesday's Lugoff-Elgin game with visiting Richland Northeast.
In this age of baseball in which pitchers are always looking to add another pitch to their repertoire, Zac Bowers is in the reduction mode.
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