So close but yet so far away.
Lugoff-Elgin, the Region 4-4A champion, was extended to four sets before defeating Easley in first round action of the 4A Upper State volleyball tournament.
With all that has been written and/or said about Spring Valley and its prolific offense this season, you might have thought that Lugoff-Elgin head football coach Scott Jones would have a pile of "Please excuse from practice" letters on his desk.
BLYTHEWOOD -- Lugoff-Elgin had no answer on defense for a potent Blythewood offensive attack.
One game removed from having ended its 23-game losing skid, the latest obstacle thrown in Lugoff-Elgin's path is taking on the strongest teams in Region 4-4A in the final trio of regular season games.
BLYTHEWOOD -- It was a little déjà vu for Lugoff-Elgin on Friday night. But not the good kind.
It was as if the rain cloud which had followed the Lugoff-Elgin football program for more than two years gave way to sunny days and a brighter disposition.
One night after having all but sewn up the Region 4-4A championship, the Lugoff-Elgin volleyball team swept it season series with Camden by downing the host Lady Bulldogs in four games on Wednesday night in a match played inside the Dog Pound.
The streak is finally over.
There are those games when you have two teams coming into a particular contest from opposite directions.
It has all the makings of a special season for the sixth-ranked Lugoff-Elgin volleyball team.
LEXINGTON -- The unstoppable force against the immovable object.
All that stood between Lugoff-Elgin and winning its first game of the season and ending one of the toughest dry spells this program has seen was 30 seconds.
Let's put this in academic terms.
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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