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.
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.
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.
What's the best way to cool off a hot shooter? Easy, don't let him get his hands on the ball.
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.
The Lugoff-Elgin High School wrestling team won three of their eight matches to finish sixth in the Gamecock Duals, contested last Friday and Saturday at Sumter High School.
On Dec. 15, 1994, Matt Campbell was one of what became known as the "Original 10."
Fittingly, Jessica Mullins was on her way to a regular, every two months, doctor's visit with her four-month old son when she returned a call.
The Lugoff-Elgin High School boys' soccer will host its annual alumni soccer game on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at Lugoff-Elgin Stadium.
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