By TOM DIDATO
LEXINGTON -- Lugoff- Elgin could not stop the avalanche of mistakes and momentum created from one of the top teams in the state on Friday night as host Lexington defeated the Demons, 59-16, in the final non-region contest of the season for both squads.
It's hard to live in the Midlands region of the state and to not have heard something about the Lexington offense.
It was like going from the state fair to the county fair.
As the clock winded down on his team's 35-20 win over rival Camden last Friday, Lugoff-Elgin head coach Scott Jones admitted to counting the house to see what was left of the unusually small crowd at Zemp Stadium.
After losing for the first time in two Region 4-4A matches, the Lugoff-Elgin volleyball team bounced back from a loss to Spring Valley with a 3-2 win over Dutch Fork last Thursday night in Irmo.
Kelli Murphy, a sophomore at Lugoff Elgin High School, won her second major junior tournament of the summer by capturing the Joe Cheves Junior Invitational at Mimosa Hills Country Club in Morganton, N.C., on Aug. 28.
IRMO – One offense was balanced. The other simply struggled to move the chains.
After having opened the 2011 volleyball with back-to-back wins, Lugoff-Elgin suffered its first loss of the season, only to come back with an emotional win in a pair of non-region matches played Thursday night inside the Demons Den.
Like a poker player not satisfied with the cards he drew the first few turns around the table, Lugoff-Elgin football coach Scott Jones has used this week of practice to shuffle the deck for what he hopes will be a winning hand.
What is a young and new-look Lugoff-Elgin volleyball team seems to be more than at ease in their new surroundings as the Lady Demons opened Region 4-4A action by blitzing past host Richland Northeast in three games in a Tuesday night pairing.
COLUMBIA -- Little did Spring Valley wide out Craig Steedley realize that when he dragged his feet inside the end zone in laying out to make a 19-yard touchdown reception in the waning seconds of the first half of Friday's game with visiting Lugoff-Elgin, he took down the hosts' upset plans with him.
Never underestimate the power of momentum.
The Lugoff-Elgin volleyball team made first-year head coach Jessica Mullins' debut a winning one as the Lady Demons opened the 2011 season with a 4-1 win over visiting White Knoll on Tuesday night inside the Demons Den.
Before the first volleyball was rolled out and the nets put up, Jessica Mullins found out that being a high school head coach entails much more than just teaching the game and mapping out a game plan.
It has been a productive start to the off-season for West Wateree junior wrestlers who have returned home from state meets with plenty of medals and championship titles.
Now that they are back at full strength, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team is eyeing another trip to the 4A state playoffs.
Entering Monday's Region 4-4A softball showdown with visiting Blythewood, Lugoff-Elgin knew it had to put last Friday's win over Spring Valley behind them and be ready to play with the defending Region 4 champions in town.
Celebrating the return of first singles player Trevor Black to the fold from an injury, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team breezed to a 6-0 victory over visiting Ridge View in a Region 4-4A match played last week.
Although this was only Lugoff-Elgin's fifth game in Region 4-4A softball play, head coach James Marlow knew the importance of the Friday's home game against Spring Valley.
Needing something to do to relieve the boredom and kill time during what was a lightning-induced delay of more than 90 minutes, members of the Lugoff-Elgin and Spring Valley baseball teams joined together for an impromptu dance off beneath the press box at Optimist Field Friday night.
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