Some sports are games of inches. Wrestling can be one of seconds.
On a night when it should have been hard for him to crack a smile, that is exactly what Rock Hill wrestling coach Cain Beard did when asked to give a preview of tonight's 4A Upper State championship match between visiting and top-ranked Hillcrest and host Lugoff-Elgin, the state's third-ranked team according to the latest scmat.com poll.
Having feasted on Spartanburg for the first course, Lugoff-Elgin still had plenty of room left for Dorman, the day's second course, as the state's third-ranked 4A wrestling team breezed into tonight's third round pairing with Rock Hill following a pair of victories Saturday afternoon.
Shortly after Darius Custard signed his national football letter-of-intent with North Greenville University, the Lugoff-Elgin senior's mother let the cat out of the bag as to her son's thinking about giving up football as a freshman at the school.
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.
In an effort to involve more students in the school's soccer program, Lugoff-Elgin High School boys' varsity soccer head coach, Matt Brosius, is advertising for three internships and a ball attendant program for this year's Demons' and Lady Demons' soccer teams.
Forsaking the X's and O's with his team trailing visiting Dutch Fork, 51-28 at intermission, Lugoff-Elgin boys basketball coach Derek Belton appealed to his team's pride during his halftime talk.
Like a bright, neon sign which seems to keep blinking in the back of one's mind, Lugoff-Elgin girls basketball coach Von Duncan could not forget the pasting which her team took when they traveled to play Dutch Fork earlier this month.
Some things never change.
Trailing visiting Irmo by 11 points with five matches left to go in a key Region 4-4A wrestling match last Thursday night, Lugoff-Elgin rattled off 34 unanswered points to come away with a 40-27 win.
What's the best way to cool off a hot shooter? Easy, don't let him get his hands on the ball.
Faced with a dilemma which comes with the territory when playing Spring Valley, Lugoff-Elgin girls basketball coach Von Duncan was not ready to slow Tuesday's contest against the guests to a crawl as did Blythewood in a 40-8 loss to the Lady Vikings last week.
What some teams would give to have the "problems" which the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team encountered on Wednesday night.
Senior guard Jo Jo Pellegrino scored a career-best 40 points, but it was not enough to help Lugoff-Elgin get past host Ridge View in a Region 4-4A boys game played Friday night in Columbia.
Lugoff-Elgin High School students and soccer players, goalkeeper Kyle Brosius and forward Robert Brown have been named to the 2010-11 United States Olympic Development Soccer Team.
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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