Having heard from even the most talent-laden teams about how a successful season has been a pleasant surprise, it is refreshing when a coach of a squad in the midst of one of its best seasons in school history says he had a feeling this would be a special campaign.
Mike Robinson is really getting the hang of these college signing ceremonies.
Lugoff-Elgin tuned up for Thursday's 4A state softball tournament opener by closing the regular season with a 6-1 road win over Irmo last Friday night.
Needing a bounce back match following last Thursday's Region 4-4A loss to Irmo, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team kicked off what is scheduled to be --- weather permitting --- a four-match week with a 7-0 win over Manning on Monday.
Visiting Ridge View broke a scoreless tie with a pair of second half goals to take home a 2-0 victory over Lugoff-Elgin in a Region 4-A boys' soccer match played on Tuesday at Lugoff-Elgin Stadium.
Adding injury to injury on top of insult, Lugoff-Elgin head baseball coach Randy Stokes refused to play the "woe is me" card following his team's fourth straight loss.
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.
Playing football in the fall and basketball in the winter leaves Elliott Campbell precious little time to prepare for baseball season in the spring.
What a way to head into the Easter vacation break.
Things started on an ominous note for the Lugoff-Elgin baseball team on Thursday and they would not get better that evening.
Now this is how you end a drought.
With their head coach missing the match due to a knee injury, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team tried to help in Edward Rickwood's recovery by dousing visiting Richland Northeast, 7-0, in a Region 4-4A match played on Tuesday.
Lugoff-Elgin tuned up for its Thursday night battle with conference-leading Blythewood by handing visiting Richland Northeast a pair of losses in a Tuesday night Region 4-4A doubleheader.
For a scant few seconds, players from both benches spilled out onto the apron of the infield waiting to see the landing spot of Bradwin Salmond's drive to right field in the eighth inning of Tuesday's Lugoff-Elgin game with visiting Richland Northeast.
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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