Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.)
This was not the type of tune-up which Lugoff-Elgin wrestling coach Evan Moxie had in mind with his Demons preparing to hosts Saturday's May Plant Credit Union Demon Holiday Classic.
For the second time in three years, a member of the Lugoff-Elgin High School student trainers' staff has been selected to be a student athletic trainer for the South Carolina Shrine Bowl football team.
Suddenly, the previous weekend's 15th place showing by the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team in the Southern Slam at Eastside seems like a faded memory.
Like a boxer who doesn't bother to touch gloves to start a fight, A.C. Flora got right down to it and delivered an early knockout punch to host Lugoff-Elgin.
After a 15th place finish in this past weekend's Southern Slam, you just knew that the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team was waiting to get back on the mat and take their frustrations out on somebody Wednesday night.
Lugoff-Elgin junior Allen Jenerette won the 220-pound division in last weekend's Steadman Hawkins Sports Medicine Southern Slam Invitational held at Eastside High School in Taylors.
Some of the faces may have changed, but the results remain the same for the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team which kicked off its season with a sweep of York and host Rock Hill on Wednesday night.
Fielding what may be his youngest, but definitely his largest, team since he has been the wrestling coach at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School, Ted Monroe is learning to be patient with his new-look Leopards.
Former Lugoff-Elgin standout, Grayson Quick, was named to the 2011 Mid-South All-Conference football team.
wo springs ago, Lugoff-Elgin baseball coach Randy Stokes decided to put then-sophomore Devin Walker behind the plate to handle a veteran group of hard-throwing pitchers, three of whom signed to pitch at the collegiate level including current USC closer Forrest Koumas.
Without hesitation, Scott Jones decided to go for the two-point conversion and the possible win after Lugoff-Elgin closed to within 20-19 with 66 seconds left to play in Friday's season finale against Sumter.
This, to put it mildly, has not been one of the most fun seasons to be a Lugoff-Elgin football player, coach or fan.
Like the crew of a moving company, the Lugoff-Elgin football coaches have been kept busy by shifting players from one position into another not just in practice, but on Friday nights, as well.
Halftime turned into work time for Lugoff-Elgin.
There is no telling how good Lugoff-Elgin's tennis record would have been had it been able to get several of its matches to go into first doubles for the victory.
If there was a recurring theme for Lugoff-Elgin in the Kershaw-Richland Wooden Bat Classic, it was the Demons' having their share of chances to pull out wins in three of their games, only to have nothing to show for those efforts in the win column.
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