It was almost as if Lugoff-Elgin wrestling coach Evan Moxie was waiting for the winds of change to shift in his direction. And, he knew that when they came, they would not be in the form of a gust, but rather a full-blown gale.
Lugoff-Elgin had little trouble with host Sumter in winning Tuesday night's non-region wrestling match between the two 4A programs, 65-12.
Pretty soon, the organizers of the Carolina Duals wrestling tournament might ask the Lugoff-Elgin Middle School wrestling team to bring the tournament championship trophy with them when they head to the yearly event in Rock Hill.
Led by sophomore Chris Jackson, the Lugoff-Elgin High School wrestling team finished second in last weekend's Border Wars tournament hosted by South Point High School in rock hill.
Facing a Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team which was at close to full strength and refocused, visiting Blythewood and Richland Northeast endured the full wrath from the Demons in Wednesday's Region 4-4A opener at the Demons Den.
Had the surface been made of ice rather than wood and if Dutch Fork had traded its sneakers and jerseys for skates and sweaters would anyone have been the wiser?
Save for the use of a magic wand, there was no way for Lugoff-Elgin girls' basketball coach Von Duncan to turn her 5-foot-8 center, Nakeisha Counts, into a 6-foot-5 post player. Nor was there some potion which could transform her other players to become taller or faster with one sip of the elixir.
Wrestling without their starters from five of the 14 weight classes, Lugoff-Elgin finished eighth in the Wildcat Duals at Lexington High School.
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.
Nursing a one-run lead with two outs in the top of the seventh and a runner on first, Lugoff-Elgin closer Bradwin Salmond walked River Bluff's Josh Senter. That was not the worst thing which could have happened at the time since Senter rapped out hits in each of his first three at-bats.
Nobody likes a rude hostess, unless, of course, everything all falls into place at the end of the end of the event.
Blake Serpas smacked a two-run, sixth inning double to the gap in right center to snap a 5-5 tie and help give Lugoff-Elgin an 8-5 win over Aiken in Saturday's first round of the Carolina Ale House Classic.
Usually, signing day allows a high school student-athlete time to look back and reflect on what led up to this special occasion.
Dakota Jones was asked to step out of his comfort zone in Lugoff-Elgin's defensive scheme last fall.
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