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Mar 27, 2017

Russellville Schools closing early today

From Russellville JR/SR High Principal Kim McDaniel: "Due to the possibility of severe weather, we will be dismissing school at approximately 2:30. ALL after school activities have been canceled and campus will be closed."
Todd County schools are also closing early. Logan County schools are not in session the next two weeks.

Mar 27, 2017

Feared bomb in west Russellville determined to be a hoax

From WRUS News: The device found on a door at the Logan County Justice Center this morning has been determined to be a 'hoax,' according to Logan County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Wallace Whittaker. said the device was made up of three flare sticks and some wire. Around 7 this morning a maintenance worker at the Logan County Justice Center found a suspicious device taped to a door. Local authorities were called and the area of West 3rd, 4th & 5th from Winter to Bethel streets was shut down. Around 9:30, agents from the ATF, FBI and Kentucky State Police Bomb Unit arrived to aid in the investigation. At 10 a.m., the Russellville city streets were opened, with the exception of Owen and Blakey.

Mar 26, 2017

Tarheels stand in way of UK trip to Final Four

With Kentucky's De'Aaron Fox putting fellow freshman Lorenzo Ball firmly in his rearview mirror, the Kentucky Wildcats overwhelmed UCLA 86-75 Friday in the NCAA South Regional at Memphis. Fox scored 39 points as compared to Ball's 10. Ball, who has become more famous for the loud remarks of his father, LaVar Ball, than for his own play, announced after the game that he will be moving on to the NCAA. Kentucky, however, is moving on to a rematch with North Carolina today at 4:05 p.m. on CBS. The two "bluebloods" of NCAA basketball met in December with UK winning 103-100 behind 47 points by another Wildcat freshman, the talented by inconsistent Malik Monk. Kentucky is the winningest team all-time in NCAA history with 2,205 wins, 32 more than third place UNC. Kansas, which lost to Oregon Saturday night, is second all-time. With Kansas, Duke, Arizona and Michigan State sidelined, UK's John Calipari is the only coach among the final six teams who relies on freshman more than upperclassmen each year. The Final Four will be played next week in Phoenix. The computerized artwork below is by Trey Turner of the LoJo.

Mar 25, 2017

Russellville preschool, kindergarten registration extended

The deadline for Russellville Preschool and Kindergarten Registration has been extended until next Friday, March 31, from 8-11:30 a.m. All other information in the attached flier is correct.

Mar 24, 2017

Smock pitches 16-K shutout in 9-0 Clash win for Meguiar's 400th victory

Ethan Smock made sure his coach made history Tuesday. The lanky junior hurled a 16-strikeout shutout at Russellville’s Kelly Russell Field as Ethan Meguiar recorded his 400th varsity coaching victory. The Logan County Cougars won the Clash of the Cats 9-0. The win came a few days after Smock had pitched a 6-0 shutout over Bowling Green, the preseason number 12 team in the state. Bradley Taylor & Dylan Penick each had 3 hits and Kaleb Justice 2 for Logan against RHS. Chandler Silvey & Koby Wall each worked 2 walks and Jackson Campbell 1 off Panther pitchers Dillion Porter & Hunter McDowell. Taylor drove in 3 runs and Campbell 2. Cousins Campbell & Austin Rayno were credited with 4 Quality At Bats each with Silvey getting 3. Porter threw 20 first-pitch strikes in his 5 innings on the mound.

Mar 24, 2017

Lady Cougars take 2 wins from Metcalfe

The Logan County Lady Cougars crushed visiting Metcalfe County 16-1 in 3 innings Thursday in the first game of a doubleheader sweep. Blayke Bingham and Shaina Johnson each had 3 hits and Brea Croslin 2. Kennedy Nichols drove in 3 runs with Abby Canler and Bingham getting 2 RBIs each. Abby Hinton pitched the win. Sydney Lee pitched a 4-2 win in the nightcap. She struck out 8 Lady Hornets in 7 innings. Lee also banged out 3 hits herself and Croslin added 2 hits. Nichols drove in 2 runs and Croslin 1. 

Mar 23, 2017

Fund-raising antique tractor pull to benefit Porters Saturday

An Antique Tractor Pull and Auction will be held this Saturday at the UK Ag Complex Arena beside the Logan County Extension Office to benefit Scott Porter and his family. The Lewisburg man has been off work since Dec. 1 with a blood infection and is still undergoing extensive medical treatments. He has helped his wife, Susan Porter, lead fund-raising activities for several other families in need.  The gate opens at 7 Saturday morning with pulls beginning at 9 a.m. Admission is free, unlimited hooks are $20 each, concessions and meals will be available, and silent and live auctions will be held. For more information, contact Nate Logsdon, Sherri White, Jennifer Moore, Jessica Kennedy or Tammy Bond. Phone numbers and more details can be found in the attached flier.

Mar 23, 2017

Spring Break VBS next weekend

Stevenson's Chapel United Methodist Church in West Logan has a unique Vacation Bible School planned. Stevenson’s Chapel Spring Break VBS’ theme is “Camp Out- Getting S'More of Jesus.” It will be held March 31-April 2. On Friday and Saturday, the time is 5:30-8 p.m.. Closing Celebration will be Sunday April 2 at 11 a.m. with lunch to follow.

Mar 21, 2017

Friday final day for Stevenson kindergarten, preschool Friday

Registration for both preschool and kindergarten will be held at Stevenson Elementary’s Kaye Wilkins Preschool Friday. Required documents for kindergarten are a birth certificate, physical form, up-to-date immunization record, and proof of eye and dental exams. This is the final day to register. For information, call Preschool Coordinator Linda Shelton at 270-726-8405.

Mar 21, 2017

Lady Panthers go on offensive, beat UHA-4

Three Lady Panthers banged out three hits each as Russellville thumped visiting University Heights Academy 14-4 Monday in the season opener for Coach Calvin Head's team. Cierra Collins, Brooklyn Ray & Chloe Whitescarver each had the hat trick of hits. Leadoff batter Collins, who is a senior, and cleanup hitter Whitescarver, an eighth grader, each homered and doubled while Ray tripled. Whitescarver drove in four runs with Collins and Ray adding three RBIs each. Seniors Tara Gilbert & Macy Meacham combined to pitch a five-hitter. Susanna Higgins stole two bases with Collins and Taryn Gray swiping one each. Collins scored four runs. Meacham, Tonisha Hampton, Tiffany Gray & Taryn Gray added a hit each.

Mar 21, 2017

Clash of the Baseball Cats tonight at RHS

When Logan County travels to Russellville's Kelly Russell Field tonight, the Cougars will not only be trying to remain undefeated on the season but also help Coach Ethan Meguiar win his 400th varsity game. The Cougars have given up only 10 runs in 5 games this season, half of them in their opener against Greenwood, a 14-5 win. They have allowed only one run in the last three wins, that one in a 4-1 victory over Glasgow Monday night. The other three wins are over Hopkinsville, Ohio County and Bowling Green (6-0). Coach Blake Crabtree's Panthers are a senior team with football starters Jordan Blick, Brennan Hughes, T.K. Hampton, Caleb Hardison & Johnny Drumgole on the roster along with experienced classmate Evan Humphrey. They are 1-2, with the win coming 3-0 in the opener over Whitesville Trinity on a 3-hit pitching performance by Blick, a Campbellsville baseball signee. Blick is injured, however, and is expected to be out at least two weeks. The varsity game will follow the junior varsity with an estimated 6:45 time for the first pitch.

Mar 21, 2017

Clash of the Baseball Cats tonight at RHS

When Logan County travels to Russellville's Kelly Russell Field tonight, the Cougars will not only be trying to remain undefeated on the season but also help Coach Ethan Meguiar win his 400th varsity game. The Cougars have given up only 10 runs in 5 games this season, half of them in their opener against Greenwood, a 14-5 win. They have allowed only one run in the last three wins, that one in a 4-1 victory over Glasgow Monday night. The other three wins are over Hopkinsville, Ohio County and Bowling Green (6-0). Coach Blake Crabtree's Panthers are a senior team with football starters Jordan Blick, Brennan Hughes, T.K. Hampton, Caleb Hardison & Johnny Drumgole on the roster along with experienced classmate Evan Humphrey. They are 1-2, with the win coming 3-0 in the opener over Whitesville Trinity on a 3-hit pitching performance by Blick, a Campbellsville baseball signee. Blick is injured, however, and is expected to be out at least two weeks. The varsity game will follow the junior varsity with an estimated 6:45 time for the first pitch.

Mar 19, 2017

Purples win state championship

Bowling Green High, multi-time state champion iin other sports, added basketball to its resume Sunday by winning the Whittaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet Sixteen at Rupp Arena. Coach D.G. Sherrill's beat Cooper High 67-56 for the championship. Center Terry Taylor was named MVP while Deangelo Wilson and Zion Harmon were all-state tournament. Kyran Jones was honored as the top offensive rebounder. The Purples, who beat Russellville in the regional finals, finished with a 36-2 record. 

Mar 18, 2017

BGH edges Scott, to meet Cooper in state finals

The Bowling Green Purples dodged a bullet Saturday night and advanced to Sunday’s championship game of the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet Sixteen with an 80-79 win over Scott High School. Zion Harmon hit the winning basket. Jarius Key, son of former Russellville standout Otis Key, hit the next-to-the-last goal for the Purples. Deangelo Wilson had 12 points, 8 assists, 3 steals and only 1 turnover. Tery Taylor had 26 points, 12 rebounds, and 4 assists. Kyran Jones joined Harmon with 18 points. Jake Ohmer led Scott with 33 points but missed what would have been the winning shot. Sunday afternoon, Coach D.G. Sherrill’s Purples will play Cooper, which came from behind to beat Fern Creek in the nightcap. Fern Creek couldn’t score, going five and a half minutes in the fourth quarter without a point.

Mar 18, 2017

Sweet Sixteen Final Four tonight

Bowling Green High and Fern Creek High School, both with Land of Logan ties, will try to punch their tickets to the state championship game tonight at Rupp Arena. Coach D.G. Sherrill's Purples will play Scott High School in the opener. The Tigers of Fern Creek will take on Cooper High School in the nightcap. See the attached artwork by Trey Turner.

Mar 17, 2017

Fern Creek reaches state semifinals

Louisville Fern Creek edged Louisville Ballard 55-52 in the quarterfinals Friday to reach the state basketball finals. Tony Rogers, son of Russellville Alumni Association Athletic Hall of Famer Stacie Gamble, did much of the ball-handling for the Tigers, who will play Cooper Saturday night.

Mar 17, 2017

Cooper advances to state semifinals

Cooper High School of Boone County is the third team in the state semifinals of the Sweet Sixteen in Lexington. The Jaguars beat Collins High School 58-33 in Friday night's first quarterfinal game. Adam Kunkel had 16 points and 5 rebounds. Cooper will play the Fern Creek-Ballard winner in Saturday's second semifinal. Bowling Green and Scott High School will meet in the first game.

Mar 17, 2017

Tim MacAllister on Creighton coaching staff

A graduate of Logan County High School is currently on the bench of an NCAA Tournament basketball team. Tim MacAllister played basketball and football for the Cougars from 2005-07 while his dad, Scot MacAllister, was coaching the Lady Cougars. He is in his third year as a member of the Blue Jay staff. Creighton is playing Rhode Island in a game being shown on TBS.

Mar 17, 2017

Purples beat Scott County, move to state semifinals

Deangelo Wilson, the son of Logan County High School alums Sue Miller & De Wilson, played a big role in helping the Bowling Green Purples (34-2) beat a strong Scott County team 68-53 in the quarterfinals of the Sweet Sixteen at Rupp Arena. The senior guard scored 20 points—aided by 8 of 9 free throw shooting and 2 of 3 three-pointers. He also added 5 steals and an assist. Terry Taylor also scored 20 points and had 14 rebounds while Zion Harmon scored 16 points and had 4 assists. Kyran Jones pulled in 10 rebounds. Coach Billy Hicks’ Cardinals (31-6) had four players in double figures, Cooper Robb, Michael Moreno, Cooper Watts & Bryce Long.

Mar 16, 2017

Fern Creek (33-2) avenged one of its two losses on the season Thursday by blasting Hopkinsville 81-64 in the state high school boys basketball tournament at Rupp Arena. Coach James Schooler's team now will play fellow Louisville school Ballard in the quarterfinals Friday night. Fern Creek has already beaten Ballard three times this season. A key player for the Tigers is junior guard/forward Tony Rogers, who is the son of former Russellville star Stacie Gamble. Gamble was a two-year captain of the WKU Lady Toppers, who also play in Lexington Friday in the NCAA Tournament against Ohio State. Rogers is the grandson of Clarence and Marie Gamble of Logan County.

Mar 16, 2017

Wheat freeze training offered at Princeton Tuesday

Wheat freeze damage training to help Kentucky producers assess damage and gain information to make management decisions will be held on Tuesday, March 21. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the meeting begins at 8:30at the UKREC farm in Princeton. This will be both a hands-on training to assess damage and a series of short sessions by specialists to address potential issues. The specialists are encouraging producers to bring some of their own wheat to assess and compare with the controls.  

Mar 16, 2017

Logan's Got Talent auditions next week

Audition spots are now available for this year’s “Logan’s Got Talent!” All Logan County residents are invited to audition for the show, including singers, co medians, dancers, instrumentalists, unusual acts – anyone who has a family-friendly talent act!! Auditions will be held on Tuesday, March 21, at the Old Logan County Courthouse. To schedule your audition slot, call Russellville Arts Council member April Kutzman at (270) 772-7478. There is no charge to try out for the show. The showcase event will be held on Friday, March 24, at the Old Logan County Courthouse at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door.

Mar 15, 2017

Regional champ BGH wins state opener

Bowling Green outscored Graves County 37-22 in the second half Wednesday to beat Graves County 68-51 in the opening round of the Sweet Sixteen at Rupp Arena. Center Terry Taylor scored 20 points but was held to 4 rebounds; he compensated with 4 assists and 2 blocks. Eight grader Zion Harmon hit three 3-pointers and 4 of 5 free throws on the way to 17 points. He also joined Deangelo Wilson with 3 steals. Forward Kyran Jones added 9 points and 11 rebounds. The Fourth Region champions will play Friday's opening game in the quarterfinals.

Mar 14, 2017

LCHS seeking cheerleader coaches

Logan County High School has an opening for a head and an assistant Cheerleading coach, according to Athletic Director Greg Howard. Interested parties should contact Principal Caycee Spears or Coach Howard at LCHS.

Mar 13, 2017

Former Cougar coach wins state girls championship

Former Logan County head boys basketball and baseball coach Chris Souder is now a state champion coach. Souder coached the Mercer County Titans to the girls Sweeter Sixteen title Sunday, beating Franklin County 85-71 in the finals. All five of his starters--including University of Lousiville signee Seygan Robins and his neice, Emmy Souder, finished in double figures. Three of the starters are juniors. Souder came to Logan County as an assistant to Coach Dick Webb in 1989 and succeeded Webb as the Cougar coach in 1993. He also served as the Cougars' head baseball coach, the only one to ever hold both positions at the consolidated school. He left in 1996 and is in his 18th season as the Mercer County coach.

Mar 11, 2017

WKU signee Anderson wins 3rd state championship

Western Kentucky University signee Josh Anderson led his Madison Prep Academy to its fourth straight state finals and third state championship in its Louisiana class Saturday, all with him as the key player. The 6-foot-4, 180-pound senior is considered the best player in the state of Louisiana by Scout and 247 and the third-best player in his state by ESPN. Rivals ranks Anderson as the 43rd-best player nationally while Scout ranks him 50th, 247sports ranks him 52nd and ESPN ranks him 72nd. Another Louisiana player, 6-11 McDonald's All-American Mitchell Robinson took his team to the semifinals of his class the day before. He has also signed with WKU Coach Rick Stansbury. The computerized artwork is by Trey Turner of The Logan Journal.

Mar 10, 2017

Cougars' big bats blast Greenwood

Scoring 11 runs in the fifth and sixth innings, the Logan County Cougars opened their baseball season with a 14-5 win at Greenwood Thursday. Big bats boomed for Coach Ethan Meguiar's team. Kaleb Justice went 3 for 5 with a double and a pair of runs scored, Austin Rayno was 2 of 3 with a double, 3 RBIs and 2 runs scored. Nick Wooden went 2 for 4 with a double and 4 RBIS. Dulan Penick doubled and had 2 RBIs. Jack Wright added 2 RBIs.

Mar 8, 2017

RHS softball

From Coach Calvin Head: Lady Panther Softball will host a pork chop sale right on East Fourth Street near Carrico Park Square in Russellville by the old theater this Friday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The sale is sponsored by Sonya Cardwell and Modern Woodmen. All proceeds will go to RMS and RHS Lady Panther Softball teams. $6 per meal (sandwich, chips, and drink).

Mar 7, 2017

Panthers crush Clinton, reach regional finals

For the second game in a row, the Russellville Panthers played magnificently Monday in crushing Clinton County 73-49 in the Fourth Region semifinals. With the brothers Naylor, Micah and Jacob, hitting from outside and Jaylyn McMurry and Pedro Bradshaw dominating the inside, Coach Phil Todd's team led 39-22 at the half and 64-33 going into the fourth quarter. Bradshaw had 17 points, 12 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 steals and 2 blocks. McMurry totaled 20 points with 7 rebounds, 4 steals, 3 blocks and 2 assists. Micah Naylor scored 15 points, going 3 of 4 from long range, including two in the final seconds of quarters. Jacob Naylor scored 11 points, hitting 2 of 4 treys. He aslo had 3 assists. John Davis led the Bulldogs with 20 points. The Panthers play state contender Bowling Green in tonight's regional championship game. The Purples played very well in ending Franklin-Simpson's season 77-59 with guards Zion Harmon and Deangelo Wilson combining for 46 points. Terry Taylor had 16 points and 15 rebounds. The game will be broadcast live on WRUS.

Mar 5, 2017

Six middle school basketball players from the Land of Logan on Saturday were part of the Middle School Basketball All-Star Game at Clarksville Academy, conducted by Terry Boykin of Playmaker Basketball Academy. From Russellville Middle School, they were Chloe Whitescarver, Macaria Hines, Chaun Cheaney, Jaquis Todd and Anthony ‘Rooster’ Woodard. From the Logan County schools were Abby Hinton of Lewisburg and K.J. Page of Auburn.

Mar 4, 2017

Five senior Hilltoppers to play final home game tonight

Five seniors--four of them starters--will play their final home game at Diddle Arena tonight at 7. Coach Rick Stansbury's first team included four-year big man Ben Lawson, two-year player Anton Waters, and three fifth-year tranfers Pancake Thomas, Que Johnson and Junior Lomomba. Rice is the opponent.

Mar 3, 2017

Ray Harper coaches OVC win over Belmont

Former WKU coach Ray Harper coached Jacksonville State to an upset of Belmont in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Friday in Nashville. Belmont had gone 15-1 during the regular season in the OVC. This is Jacksonville State's first time in the tournament finals. Harper's team is looking for the program's first NCAA Tournament bid. Their competition tomorrow night could be Murray State, which came into the tournament as the number seven seed but won its first two games and now leads UT-Martin by two at the half. The Racers'  Jonathan Stark scored 78 points in those first two games and needs only 22 more to break the OVC Tournament record set two decades ago by Russellville's Bubba Wells, who played for Austin Peay. Now Wells is considered one of the top candidates to succeed Dave Loos as the APSU coach. Loos has retired after over a quarter of a century as the Governors' coach but is battling cancer.

Mar 2, 2017

Panthers overwhelm Monroe, advance to semis

Playing some of their best ball of the season, the Russellville Panthers overwhelmed Monroe County 80-48 Wednesday in opening round regional action at Diddle Arena. After Coach Phil Todd's team led 18-9 at the end of the first quarter, the Falcons pulled to within 26-22 and trailed only 32-24 at the half. Russellville, however, dominated the second hal 48-24 on the way to a semifinals matchup next Monday with Clinton County, which beat Greenwood in the other game of the night. Pedro Bradshaw had 26 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks while fellow senior Jaylyn McMurry added 19 points, 14 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 each of blocks and steals. Paul Jones chipped in 10 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal. The four teams with the best records are in the semifinals with Franklin-Simpson and Bowling Green meeting in Monday's first game.

Mar 1, 2017

Auditions for Logan's Got Talent scheduled in March

From Donna Wilkerson: "Audition spots are now available for this year’s “Logan’s Got Talent!” All Logan County residents are invited to audition for the show, including singers, comedians, dancers, instrumentalists, unusual acts – anyone who has a family-friendly talent act. Auditions will be held on Tuesday, March 21, at the Old Logan County Courthouse. To schedule your audition slot, call Russellville Arts Council member April Kutzman at (270) 772-7478. There is no charge to try out for the show. The showcase event will be held on Friday, March 24, at the Old Logan County Courthouse at 7 p.m.. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door.

Mar 1, 2017

Dennis Pardue coaches his 300th win

Former Russellville High School basketball coach and Auburn High athlete Dennis Pardue was honored this season for winning his 300th game as a head coach. He is currently coaching the Kenwood Knights in the Clarksville area. He previously coached Todd Central, Russellville and Garrard County. His record with the Panthers was 141-89 in eight seasons. Dennis and Diane Pardue continue to live in the Auburn area.

Feb 28, 2017

RMS cheerleader tryouts next week

Tryouts for Russellville Middle School cheerleaders will be held Friday, March 10, at 4 p.m. at Stevenson Elementary School for those who will be in fifth through eighth graders. Practices will be held there on that Thursday and Friday. A parent meeting will be held following pracitice on Wednesday, March 8. For more information, contact Erica Bedel at 270-772-1475 or Juli Link at 270-893-4238.

Feb 28, 2017

Nash, Offutt to play in all-star football game

Logan County High School football players Nate Offutt  and Dalton Nash have been selected to the Sky Conference All Star Team, Athletic Director Greg Howard has announced. The SKY All Stars will play the Western Kentucky All Stars on Saturday, June 10, at Warren East High School.

Feb 28, 2017

RMS will have new basketball coaches next season

Russellville Middle School is looking for four new basketball coaches for next season. Athletic Director Calvin Head says he is taking applications for a head coach and an assistant coach in both girls and boys junior high basketball. He gave no further details. Additionally, Head says tickets are still available for the Panther Party scheduled for March 11.

Feb 27, 2017

Logan schools still to be out two full weeks for spring break

From Logan County Superintendent Paul Mullins: "At our February school board meeting, the board approved amending this year’s school calendar. The result is we will be out both weeks of spring break and the end date is still May 19. We were able to do this because we exceeded minimum number of days and hours." The dates of spring break are March 27-April 7.

Feb 27, 2017

Coleman leads Metcalfe past Lady Panthers

Giving everything they had, the Russellville Lady Panthers came up short in the Fourth Region Tournament Sunday afternoon. Metcalfe County rode the multi-leveled talents of center Mackenzie Coleman to a 54-33 win at Diddle Arena. Coleman—the region’s most dominant player—totaled 32 points, 23 rebounds, 7 blocks and 3 steals while hitting 13 of 14 free throws. RHS star Loreal Cheaney led her team with 15 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals. The team’s only other senior, Addie Hendley, was injured in the game and played only 10 minutes, but she had 8 points, 2 rebounds and 2 steals. Coach Calvin Head’s team had to play without point guard DeShale Leblanc, who sat out the game with injuries suffered in the district tournament. Metcalfe County moves on to the semifinals to play neighboring Monroe County, which held off Bowling Green in the other opening session game.

Feb 24, 2017

Lovan scores 49 to lead F-S to championship

Tavin Lovan ended his home career by scoring 49 points as his Franklin-Simpson Wildcats beat Russellville 84-61 in the 13th District Tournament championship game. Russellville led most of the first quarter, but Lovan put F-S ahead 20-19 at the first stop. Shon Kees hit two free throws and Jaylyn McMurry scored four more quick points to pull  Coach Phil Todd’s team to within in two points, but Franklin outscored the Panthers 13-2 the rest of the half. After Lovan hit a pair of 3-pointers to start the second half, the game was for all purposes over. Pedro Bradshaw scored 17, Kees 13 and McMurry 12 for the Panthers. Trey Radcliffe added 13 in support of Lovan, who passed Pam Gooch as the leading scorer in FSHS basketball history with 2,610 points.

Feb 24, 2017

Lady Panthers to play Metcalfe at region Sunday

In this year’s girls regional basketball tournament at Diddle Arena, the 13th and 16th district finalists drew their counterparts Friday morning. The Russellville Lady Panthers (11-19) will play 16th District champion Metcalfe County (17-15) at 5 p.m. Sunday. Coach David Clark’s Franklin-Simpson Lady Cats (15-15), which won the 13th District title Thursday night 39-16 over RHS, will meet 16th District runner-up Russell County (23-8) Monday night. If the Lady Panthers win Sunday, they will play the Monroe County (29-2)-Bowling Green (21-8) survivor in Friday’s 6 p.m. semifinals. In between, boys regional games and Lady Topper games will be played.

Feb 22, 2017

Isaiah Mason seals district win for Greenwood over Central

Eighth grader Isaiah Mason hit two free throws in the last few seconds and got a key offensive rebound to seal a 56-53 double overtime Greenwood win over Warren Central in the 14th District Tournament at Central Wednesday. Mason is the son of Montez Mason, a standout on Coach Dick Webb's 1993 Logan County regional finalist team. The younger Mason starred for Drakes Creek this season, but when that season was over, he was called up to play for the varsity Gators after Coach Bob Pels dismissed two of his most talented players for disciplinary reasons. Mason responded by scoring 16 points against Monroe County, and then as a starter got seven key points in this district win. Speculation is that this could be the final game for Coach William Unseld at Central, who followed the legendary Tim Riley as the Dragon coach a few years ago.

Feb 22, 2017

Girls regional tickets to go on sale at RHS Friday

Russellville Athletic Director/Girls Basketball Coach Calvin Head has announced that tickets for the girls regional tournament will go on sale at the high school Friday afternoon. The draw for regional berths will be held Friday morning after the Lady Panthers play Franklin-Simpson in the 13th District finals at F-S Thursday at 7 p.m. RHS will play either Sunday afternoon or Monday night. Tickets are $6 in advance, $8 at the door.  If RHS doesn't play until Monday, tickets will also be for sale at the school Monday. Head is asking Lady Panther fans to wear black to the game Thursday night. Tuesday's win over Logan County came five years to the day since the last time an RHS girls team won a postseason game. That came in 2012 when Coach Dedra Adler's Lady Panthers beat Logan in the district.

Feb 22, 2017

After Todd Central’s Clayte Weathers hit a 3-pointer to give the Rebels a 20-18 lead over Russellville midway through the second quarter Tuesday, Jacob Naylor hit three 3-pointers and Elijah Kemp another to give RHS a 32-20 lead at the half in their 13th District Tournament opener at Franklin. The second half was all Panthers on the way to an 82-59 win. Shon Kees scored 12 points and Jaylin McMurry 9 in the third quarter; both finished with 14 points, as did Naylor. Pedro Bradshaw scored 22 in the game. Travez Henry led Todd with 13 points while Trey Dickerson added 11 and Weathers 9 for the Rebels. Coach Phil Todd’s Panthers will face Franklin-Simpson in Friday’s finals at 7 p.m.

Feb 21, 2017

RHS Hall of Fame Coach Matt Tipton dies

On the same evening that the Russellville Lady Panthers were upsetting Logan County in the 2017 13th District Tournament, the first coach of girls basketball at RHS, Matt Tipton, died. The Hall of Fame coach became seriously and unexpectedly ill just a few weeks ago. In addition to basketball, he coached football for the Panthers and was highly successful as coach of Lady Panther track for over four decades. He is survived by his wife, retired Stevenson Elementary teacher Connie Tipton, and their daughters, Medina and Bethany. Funeral arrangements are not yet available.

Feb 21, 2017

RHS ends Lady Cougars' district championship streak

The Russellville Lady Panthers took the lead at 23-20 on a 3-pointer by Addie Hendley in the second quarter and never relinquished it on the way to a 55-47 win over three-time defending district champ Logan County Tuesday in the opening round of the 13th District Tournament Tuesday. Coach Calvin Head's team led 40-30 going into the fourth quarter, but Lady Panther star Loreal Cheaney picked up her fourth foul with 6:30 remaining in the game. Logan Williamson led a comeback by Logan County, and the lead was down to 43-40 before Cheaney came back in with 4:50. RHS played much better with her back and held on for the win. Cheaney finished with 20 points while Gabbi Poirer added 17. Jessica Hines led the Lady Cougars with 11 and Abi Lindsey and Kennedy Nichols added 9 each. RHS plays host Franklin-Simpson for the championship Thursday at 7 p.m in the finals.

Feb 20, 2017

Lovan scores 35, leads F-S past Cougars

Mr. Kentucky finalist Tavin Lovan scored 35 points to lead the Franklin-Simpson Wildcats past Logan County 72-55 in the opening game of the 13th District Tournament Monday at Franklin. He had 20 points at the half, helping Coach Dee Spencer's team to a 38-22 lead. He also held Logan's Austin Rayno, who had scored 31 points in a win a week earlier, to five points. Kelby Epley scored 17 to lead Coach Lonnie Mason's Cougars while Third Bell had 14. Both are sophomores. Ethan Smock added 8 points. The Cougars finished with a 7-20 record.

Feb 13, 2017

The Russellville-Logan County NAACP's Black History program will be Sunday, Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church, Auburn. The speaker will be Dr. Nancy J. Dawson, professor and director of
African American Studies at Austin Peay State University and Southern Illinois University and a consultant
for the Center for Community Engagement at Albany State University. She is also an Honorary Commissioner of Agriculture, Commonwealth of Kentucky. She is sponsor of the Community Garden
Projectin  Russellville. President William Woodard says, "The community is welcomed to participate and
enjoy Dr. Dawson's presentation."

Feb 11, 2017

Cougars lose flip, to face Franklin first

A loss at Todd Central earlier this season ultimately cost the Logan County Cougars another shot at the Russellville Panthers in the district tournament. Coach Lonnie Mason's team played the Panthers close in both Clashes of the Cats this year, including an overtime loss a couple of weeks ago, but Logan lost a tiebreaking session Saturday with no balls bouncing. As a result, the Cougars will play top-seeded and homestanding Franklin-Simpson Monday, Feb. 20, at 8 p.m. Todd, which rode the hot shooting of Clayte Weathers to a win over LCHS in January, will play Russellville at 8 p.m. the following evening. It had already been determine that a third Clash of the Lady Cats will be played in the tournament, that one scheduled on Tuesday, Feb. 21. The girls championship game will be on Thursday at 7 p.m. and the boys final on Friday at 7.

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