Lugoff-Elgin will carry a full head of steam into Thursday's 4A District 5 softball playoff opener.
In a pairing which had all the earmarks of a classic last game of the season in which one team is priming for the playoffs and the other is playing out the string, Lugoff-Elgin pounded visiting Irmo, 13-0, on Senior Night at Optimist Field on Monday.
That strong breeze which you may have felt coming from the northeast area of Richland County on Tuesday night may well have been as the result of a collective exhale from the Lugoff-Elgin baseball team.
Sophomore Erin Blizzard shut down Ridge View on two hits as the Lugoff-Elgin softball team improved to 5-4 in Region 4-4A play with a 6-0 win over the host Blazers on Tuesday.
Cementing its spot for a second straight trip to the state 4A tennis playoffs, Lugoff-Elgin used a 5-1 win over visiting Blythewood on Thursday to put the Demons firmly in third place in the Region 4-4A standings with two conference matches left on the schedule.
Since Lugoff-Elgin restarted its boys' tennis program six years ago, L-E and Richland Northeast have been in a see-saw pattern when it comes to matches between the two nearby rivals.
About the only difference this time was that Richland Northeast put a runner on base.
Having to use both his number one and 1A starting pitchers on the same night in Tuesday's 6-4 loss to Richland Northeast, Lugoff-Elgin head coach Randy Stokes plans on giving the duo the weekend off.
Led by Trevor Johnston's tourney-best 147, the Lugoff Elgin High School golf team finished third in last week's two-day Anderson Brothers Bank Tournament played in the Pee Dee last Monday and Tuesday.
There is a part of Allen Jenerette that wishes he could get right back on the wrestling mat and get back to the business of winning.
When you father is a high school baseball coach, you spend your springs, summers and falls on the diamond and in dugouts, right?
Giving a ranked Spring Valley squad all it wanted and then some, the Lugoff-Elgin girls' soccer team came out on the short end of a 2-0 decision in a Region 4-4A match played last Thursday at L-E Stadium.
While some in Kershaw County have griped and moaned about the unseasonable spring weather, when you are from Upstate New York and finally see grass on the baseball field well, let Randy Stokes describe the scene at Optimist Field Monday morning.
Whitney Osborne took a pass from Beth Jordan and sent it home for the game-winner with three seconds left in overtime to give the Lugoff-Elgin girls' soccer team a 1-0 win over host Ridge View on Tuesday night.
Maybe, this is a sign that Zac Bowers' luck is changing for the better.
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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