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Jun 17, 2021

Patrick Temple named RMS football coach

From Russellville football coach Mikie Benton: We have made a hire for Russellville Middle School Football coach, Patrick Temple! Patrick is a Russellville Alum class of ‘05, Patrick has been coaching in the Youth Football League since it was brought back in 2018. Patrick has done an amazing job with the youth league and comes into the job having a relationship with all of the players who came from the youth league now and are in 8th grade! Patrick has been coaching in several different sports for our youth, basketball and baseball as well! Excited to watch Patrick get started and extremely excited for our kids.

Jun 14, 2021

Stevenson Elementary to hold job fair

Stevenson Elementary School will hold a job fair next Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. This is for certified positions. The vacancies include elementary teachers, art techer, physical education teacher and librarian.

Jun 14, 2021

RHS' Macaria Hines signs to play college basketball in Missouri

Russellville's Macaria Hines has signed her letter of intent to play collegiate basketball at Missouri Central Christian College. Hines played in 97 games during her Lady Panther career, hitting 53 three-pointers and 117 free throws. RHS Athletic Director/Lady Panther coach during her season Ryan Davenport says, "Macaria is not just a great athlete but a fine Christian young lady. She was my intern this year and has an outstanding work ethic and a great attitude." Hines had three different head coaches in her four seasons at Jim Young Gymnasium.

Jun 12, 2021

Jerry White receives high honor from KPA

The Kentucky Pharmacists Association had their annual meeting this past weekend. Riley-White Drugs has announced that Jerry White—one of the founders of the anchor store on the Russellville Public Square-was awarded the prestigious Bowl of Hygia Award. According to partner Donnie White, “This award recognizes pharmacists who possess outstanding records of civic leadership in their communities and encourages pharmacists to take active roles in their communities. This award could not have gone to a more deserving recipient for his years of service to the City of Russellville.”

Jun 12, 2021

Bruni leaving Russellville to be BGH assistant princopal

Ben Bruni, who was recently promoted to the Central Office from a tenure as Russellville High School principal, announced Saturday that he has been named assistant principal at his alma mater, Bowling Green High School. He wrote, "I can remember being little and bringing my money to McNeill to buy my tickets for the big game on Friday nights… and I can remember sitting on the front steps of the old Jr. High waiting for school to start… and I can remember what it felt like to run out under the lights at The EL and how proud I was that my diploma said Bowling Green High School on it when I walked across that stage… And now I get to be a part of all that again. It’s good to be home… and it’s a great day to be a Purple!"

Jun 11, 2021

Night of Gospel to be hosted by Kirby Funeral Services Saturday

Kirby Funeral Services will be the host for a Night of Gospel this Saturday night. Joining Kirby as sponsors are ECC Pressure Washing, Clay’s Towing Autobody and H&H Sheetmetal. Doors open at 110 Franklin Road at 6 p.m. Featured groups will be the Clarksville Soul Stirrers, The MAB Singers and The Gospel Troops. Pastor Colby Barnett will be the master for ceremonies. The evening is free to the public.

Jun 10, 2021

Jermani Morris places 6th in pair of state events

Russellville freshman Jermani Morris placed sixth in two spring events at the KHSAA Class 1A state track meet Thursday. She ran the 100 meter with a personal record 13.05 and the 200 with another personal best, 26.89. "Not bad for a freshman," joked Coach Mikie Benton.

Jun 10, 2021

Skyler McCarley, Lee Dockins win all-around golds at state

Skylar MCCarley and Lee Dockins from Logan County Gymnastics gave outstanding performances in rhythmic gymnastics  at the 2021 Kentucky State Special Olympics held at Eastern Ky University in Richmond recently. McCarley competed in Level 1 and earned a gold medal on hoop and ball, silver on rope, bronze on ribbon and the gold all around. Dockins competed in Level 3 and earned gold on ribbon and ball. She earned silvers on hoop and clubs and was the all around gold medalist in Level 3. They are coached by Polly Porter and Hannah Price. They are the daughters of Daniel and Jennifer McCarley and Harris and Sharon Dockins.

Jun 8, 2021

Honor students from Logan listed by HCC

Hopkinsville Community College has announced its Dean and President’s Lists for Spring 2021. Full-time students with Logan County addresses. Those on the Dean’s List (4.0) are marked with an *. Full-time: from Lewisburg, Alexandria Johnson*; from Russellville, Yasmine Cunningham; Part-time: from Lewisburg, Christopher Barbee, Haley McGhee and Rachel Sears; from Russellville, Destiny Gilbert, Hanna Gilland and Makayla Heyduck.

Jun 8, 2021

Tuesday sessions of Logan County Farmers' Market begin today

The Logan County Farmers' Market begins its Tuesday sessions for the season today. It will be held from 3-6 p.m. at the UK Ag Complex in the pavilion behind the Extension Office. Farmers' Market is also held each Saturday from 7:30 a.m. until noon.

Jun 8, 2021

State's top-ranked team ends Lady Cougar season

South Warren, the state’s top-ranked team, ran its record to 35-1 Monday with an 11-0 win over Logan County (19-15) in the 4th Region semifinals at WKU. Lady Cougar coach Mark Wood said, “Not the end we wanted but I couldn't be more proud of the way this team fought to get that opportunity. I wanted to say thank you to this year’s senior class. Along with last year’s seniors, they helped turn this program into what it is. We will forever be thankful for you all and all that you have accomplished.

Jun 6, 2021

Lady Cougars' regional game postponed until Monday

From Logan County High School Athletic Director Greg Howard: "After a thrilling come from behind win over Allen County-Scottsville last night, the Lady Cougars will have to wait one more day for their semifinal matchup against the number one team in the state. Today's scheduled matchup with South Warren has been postponed until tomorrow night at 8 p.m."

Jun 5, 2021

Hinton leads Lady Cougars to regional win

The Logan County Lady Cougars earned a berth in Sunday's 4 p.m. regional semifinals with a 4-3 win over Allen County-Scottsville Saturday at WKU. Assistant Coach Michael Crawford says, "Wow, what a game!. A 4-3 win over Allen County in the 1st round of regionals. Congrats to a very strong and resilient group. Down 3-1 in bottom of the 7th and Abby Hinton delivered a game tying single and then in the 9th got a base hit with the bases loaded to score KJ Page with the winning run. Great job by Shayla Johnson coming in and shutting them down in relief to get the win. Great team win!

Jun 5, 2021

Regional softball play begins today

Logan County and Russellville softball teams begin regional tournament play at Western Kentucky University today in a full Saturday afternoon of softball. The 13th District champion Lady Cougars (18-14) take on Allen County-Scottsville (21-12) at 5 p.m., immediately after the runner-up Lady Panthers (21-16) take on Barren County (25-7) at 3. The semifinals are Sunday afternoon with the championship game Monday at 7 p.m. As previously announced, the Logan County basebal Cougars go to Barren County today in that regional. Logan has beaten the Trojans twice this season.

May 31, 2021

Franklin holds off Cougars 4-2 for district baseball title

Macon Barrow, who had the game-winning RBI in a 6-5 win over Todd Central on Saturday, hit a 2-run homer (his fifth of the season) in the seventh inning to give his Logan County Cougars a chance to beat Franklin-Simpson in the 13th District Tournament finals Monday at Russellville. Kruise Newman had led off the inning with a single when Barrow went deep, and F-S' lead slipped to 4-2. But Wildcat ace Dalton Fiveash struck out the Cougars' Chance Sweeney & Wyatt Blake to make the Wildcats district champs. Starting pitcher Blake Woods walked on a ful-count in between. Blake fouled off two 2-2 pitches, but Fiveash made him his 11th strikeout victim to end the game. Dawson Owens had hit a 2-run homer for F-S in the fourth inning. Coach Matthew Wilhite's Cats (20-13) will play a home regional game Saturday while Coach Ethan Meguiar's Cougars (19-14) will have to play at a district champ's home field.

May 29, 2021

Cougars edge Todd to advance in postseason

Beginning in the early 1970s with Greg Shelton playing for Lewisburg and continuing with Ethan Meguiar starting for Logan County's state quarterfinalist team in 1989 to them coaching against each other in both the 2000 district and regional championship games. and then facing each other in many other tournament games with Shelton coaching Franklin-Simpson, Russellville and now Todd Central, the two Hall of Fame coaches have been an important part of 13th District Baseball history. It happened again Saturday night with Meguiar's Cougars edging Shelton's Rebels 6-5 in the second semifinal. The Cougars now advance to Monday's district championship game against F-S at Kelly Russell Field.

May 29, 2021

Lady Panthers bounce back to beat F-S, reach region

A very young Russellville softball team appeared to be on the verge of ending its season. After a great start, the Lady Panthers were playing without injured senior Chloe Whitescarver, had lost five games in a row, and were facing a Franklin-Simpson team in the district tournament which had beaten them twice. Instead, Coach Ryan Davenport's team bounced back Saturday night to beat visiting F-S 10-7. The victory sends them into next Tuesday's 13th District championship game against Logan County and into next Saturday's regional tournament. The Lady Panthers got four home runs from underclassmen--two by sophomore Amiyah Collier and one each by sophomore Jaylah Kees and freshman Madison Penrod.

May 29, 2021

Top seeds advance in 13th District openers

The top seeds were winners in the opening round games of the 13th District Tournaments being played at Russellville High School today. The Logan County Lady Cougars beat Todd Central 16-8 to start the softball tournament. Franklin-Simpson eliminated Russellville 10-0 in baseball. Statistics are not yet available. The baseball championship game will be played Monday evening, while the Lady Cougars await the Russellville vs. Franklin-Simpson winner Tuesday. A preview of the tournament can be found in the Sports section of The LoJo.

May 26, 2021

Isaac Stanley earns another archery honor

Logan County High School's Isaac Stanley has been named named the 4th Region Athletic Directors Association Male Archer of the Year. The Cougar sophomore was the KHSAA co-state archery champion this year.

May 26, 2021

Isaac Stanley earns another archery honor

Logan County High School's Isaac Stanley has been named named the 4th Region Athletic Directors Association Male Archer of the Year. The Cougar sophomore was the KHSAA co-state archery champion this year.

May 26, 2021

Chamber's Annual Dinner slated June 29

The Logan County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Dinner, which has the theme “Back to Business Around the World,” will be held Tuesday, June 29, at the Logan County Extension Office. Invitations are being sent out to Chamber members. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. with the program starting at 6:30. The Annual Dinner is usually held in early March but was postponed because of the pandemic.

May 25, 2021

RHS freshman Jermani Morris qualities for state track in 3 events

From Russellville track coach Mikie Benton: Long night, but well worth it! A lot of work has been put in, and it was showcased last night at the regional meet! A few spots guaranteed to State for Jermani Morris; the freshman showed out last night with three second place finishes! Jaquis Todd, Chaun Cheaney, A.j. Woodard, Rolando Pacheco, Henry Graves, and Aubreanna Evans all had solid performances that we have to play the waiting game on until June 5 when all regions have run to see if they qualify for state, but we are confident that they will make it!

May 24, 2021

Chloe Whitescarver undergoes surgery for multiple jaw breaks

Chloe Whitescarver's spring roller coaster ride took a sudden downturn Monday. Only a few days after signing to play softball for Brescia University, the Russellville senior passed out at work, landing hard on her face. She had to have multiple stitches in her chin at Logan Memorial Hospital before being transferred to Skyline Medical Center near Nashville. According to her mother, Cass Whitescarver, she was to have surgery Monday evening to repair the breaks. She is expected to have her mouth wired shut for at least two weeks, which most likely will keep her out of postseason play. She is expected to stay at Skyline a couple of more days for tests on why she fainted. Earlier this spring, she suffered a hamstring injury that sidelined her temporarily, but she was honored last week as the Lady Panthers' lone senior on a 20-12 team. She is the program's all-time home run leader.

May 23, 2021

Auburn Tourism hosting Party on the Square June 12

Auburn Tourism's Party on the Square on June 12 will feature the Jazz and R&B group Tyrone Dunn & Kinfoke. Admission is free but bring lawnchairs. Concessions will be available for sale. It begins at 7 p.m.

May 22, 2021

Greg Shelton coaches thousandth high school baseball win

Lewisburg native Greg Shelton has recorded his 1000th win as a high school baseball coach while heading the Todd Central Rebels this season. After graduating from LHS in 1971, Shelton had a solid career as a college relief pitcher at WKU while coaching Post 29 American Legion baseball in Russellvile in the summers. After graduation, he became the head coach at Franklin-Simpson High School, a position he held for 29 years. He coached the Wildcats to a state championship and another Final Four, earned Hall of Fame honors, and saw the F-S baseball field named for him. He then had a successful run as the coach of Beech High School in Sumner County, Tenn. After retirement there, he came home to coach Russellville for three seasons, winning 65 games in three seasons. (The Panthers have won only 30 games in the six seasons since he left.) Shelton left for Christian County and now is coaching the Rebels, who are 19-9 this year. YourSportsEdge website is carrying an interview of Greg Shelton on its pages.

May 20, 2021

Long-time Russellville councilman Jack Whipple dies

Long-time Russellville Councilman Jack J. Whipple78, of Russellville, passed away May 19, 2021 at Field Stone Place in Clarksville after a long illness. Mr. Whipple was retired as a drafting engineer for Rockwell Manufacturing Company and its successors. He was the son of the late Rockwell founding plant manager Harry Whipple. His mother, the late Vonnie Whipple, was involved in countless community activities. In addition to city government, Jack was a leader in obtaining the funding for City-County Park over 50 years ago, was the first president of sanctioned Russellville (now Logan County) Little League, was involved in community service activities as a founding member and officer of Russellville Optimist Club, and served for decades as official clock operator for RHS basketball. He is survived locally by a first cousin, Fred Whipple. Funeral services will be Saturday in Russellvile.

May 18, 2021

Tickets required for Whitescarver signing

Wednesday's scheduled 2:30 p.m. signing for Russellville's Chloe Whitescarver to attend Brescia University and play softball there has previously been announced on The LoJo. Principal Ben Bruni and Athletic Director/Softball Coach Ryan Davenport have notified us that tickets are required for the signing and can be reserved by contacting Davenport at Russellville Middle School. Davenport notes, "Chloe joins the Bearcat Softball team with a .375 career batting average in high school, 75 career RBIs, and as RHS’ record holder for home runs in softball with 18 (and counting!). She is a Softball All-District selection several times over as well as being a standout multi-year starter for the Panther Volleyball and Basketball teams. Chloe is the daughter of Shane and Cass Whitescarver and her younger sister Milly (8th Grade) is a member of the Panther Softball team as well."   

May 17, 2021

Logan Golf Scramble set June 5

The Logan County High School golf teams and the boys soccer team will host the LCHS Golf Scramble Saturday, June 5, at Rolling Hills Golf Course, beginning at 8 a.m. with registration starting an hour earlier. The cost is $240 per team of $60 per player. Hole sponsorships are available, starting at $100. Lunch will be provided. For information or to register, contact Coach Drew Teel.

May 17, 2021

Free paper shredding offered at library Saturday

The shred truck will be back at Logan County Public Library on Saturday, May 22, from 9-11 a/m. Everyone is welcome to bring their documents for free shredding, but there is a limit of five bags/boxes per vehicle. The company has changed names (from LandShark to Underground Vault & Storage), but the event will still work the same way. 

May 17, 2021

Jonah Oliver to run track for Campbellsville

Logan County High School has announced that  Jonah Oliver will be signing his letter of intent to further his track and academic career at Campbellsville University. Jonah's signing will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, May, 18, at 3:30 p.m. in the LCHS library.

May 16, 2021

Whitescarver to sign with Brescia Wednesday

Russellville multi-sport standout Chloe Whitescarver will hold a public signing to play softball for Brescia  University Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at deGraffenried Auditorium. Her basketball and softball coach, Ryan Davenport, says, “She did this the non-traditional way. No travel ball, no camps, and she didn't start playing softball until she was in the 6th grade. Shows you how hard she works and how naturally talented she is. Above of all she has a 4.0 GPA, tremendous work ethic, and respect for her coaches and teachers. Her talents and work ethic have earned her a $70,000 scholarship.” Whitescarver has had to mss some softball games recently because of a hamstring injury.


May 14, 2021

Carriage House Vineyard to host “Night at the Museum” Saturday

A fun fundraiser for the Auburn Museum will be held this Saturday. Carriage House Vineyard will host “Night at the Museum” at their Longview Lane location in the Auburn area. Admission to see the movie is $5 per ticket and can be purchased at the door. Popcorn and beverages will be available to purchase. All of the ticket sales and 25 percent of drink and snack sales will be donated to the Auburn Historical Society and Museum. Seating begins at 6:30 p.m., and the movie will start 30 minutes later.

May 5, 2021

Three Logan roads closed for high waters

The first two reports issued by the Kentucky Transportation Department's District 3 Wednesday about flood waters over area roads did not include any from Logan County. By late afternoon, however, three Logan roads had been added--KY 107 - Closed at mile point 3, KY 1153 - closed at mile point 4.2 and KY 1151 - closed at mile point 6.9. The department does not include the names of roads in its releases.

May 3, 2021

Logan sports events canceled today

The Middle School Baseball Clash of the Cats has been postponed from today because of rain, Logan County Athletic Director Greg Howard has announced. Also the softball game with Christian County has been canceled.

Apr 30, 2021

Prom Walks to begin RHS Prom Saturday

The Russellville Junior-Senior Prom will be held Saturday from 7-10 p.m. Those who will be attending have already taken the steps to be cleared to participate. The public is invited, however, to wach the Prom Walk from 6:30-7:15 p.m. Spectators are asked to leave their vehicles in the student parking lot and stand in the designated area. The names of prom attendees will be announced and they will be escorted to the school entrance on golf carts.

Apr 26, 2021

Logan County Christian Camp taking applications

As the world tries to emerge from the grips of a pandemic, the popular Logan County Christian Camp is resuming June 7-11. Applications are now being taken through Sunday, May 23. The fee is $125 per camper. For registration information, contact Crittenden Drive Church of Christ at 279-726-6583 or Youth Minister/Camp Director Daniel McCarley at 270-670-3448.

Apr 25, 2021

Cougars' Isaac Stanley state archery co-champion

Sophomore Isaac Stanley of Logan County High School is state co-champion of Kentucky High School Athletic Association Archery. He and an archer from Harrison County each shot 299 out of a possible 300 to tie for the title. They were declared co-champs instead having a tiebreaking shootoff. This is Stanley's second state championship. He won the middle school title as a seventh grader at Auburn Middle School. His 299 is six strokes better than he shot while winning the Fourth Region championship earlier this year. Jason Hayes is the Cougar archery coach.

Apr 25, 2021

Bardstown Bethlehem ends RHS' All A run

The Lady Panthers lost 9-4 to the Bethlehem in their fourth game at state. The team from Nelson County improved its record to 17-3 while RHS dropped to 14-4. Regular season play resumes Tuesday with an important district game at Todd Central.

Apr 25, 2021

Lady Panthers win 3 games at state, now in quarterfinals

Fourth Region champion Russellville will play Bethlehem (16-3) in the quarterfinals of the state All A Classic softball tournament in Owensboro today at noon. Contending with the weather all day Saturday, Coach Ryan Davenport's team (14-3) won two games in its pool, beating Lexington Christian 11-2 and Somerset 4-3. They had to play at 8 this morning and won another one-run thriller, eliminating Knott Central 5-4.

Apr 23, 2021

Lady Panthers to play 3 games at All A State Saturday

Three games are scheduled for the Russellville Lady Panthers in the All A State Softball Tournament Saturday in Owensboro. Each of the 16 regional champions will play the other three teams in their division. Coach Ryan Davenport’s young team (11-3) is to play Lexington Christian at 9 a.m., Somerset at 2:30 p.m. and Knott County Central at 6 p.m. The Somerset game will be on the Green Field and the other two on the Blue Field.

Apr 20, 2021

Logan teams sweep Clashes of the Cats

Logan County swept a girl-boy diamond doubleheader at Russellville Tuesday. Coach Mark Wood's Lady Cougars ran their district record to 2-0 by beating the Lady Panthers 7-2. Freshman catcher Emerson McKinnis' home run was a highlight of the game. Coach Ethan Meguiar's Cougars--who also are 2-0 in district play--won their fifth game in their last six starts 32-0. The Cougars have outscored those five opponents in the wins 72-6. Watch The LoJo for statistics from the games as they become available.

Apr 20, 2021

Kirby Funeral Service earns accreditation

Kirby Funeral Services owners Justin and Rebecca Kirby received word Friday that their new funeral home in Logan County has received state accreditation. They can now being serving families of the deceased. Kirby Funeral Services is located in the beautifully remodeled site of the former Sav-A-Lot building at the intersection of the Franklin and Bowling Green roads at 110 Franklin Road, Russellville. The Kirbys can be reached at 270-946-1550.

Apr 20, 2021

LCHS hosting Clash of the Track Cats on new track

For the first time in 11 years. Logan County High School is hosting a track meet today. Russellville's track teams will be the guests, beginning at 4 p.m. It's not open to the public because of COVID restrictions, says LCHS Athletic Director/Track Coach Greg Howard. A new track has been built on the northwest corner of the school campus.

Apr 19, 2021

Cats to Clash in district tonight at RHS

The first Clashes of the Cats of the softball and baseball seasons will be played Tuesday afternoon at Russellville High School, beginning at 5:30. As has been the case in recent years, fans have to decide which sport they want to support. The softball game matches two good teams. Host Russellville is 11-2 overall and has outscored its opponents 151-47. Coach Ryan Davenport’s team has only one senior, one junior, and four sophomores with seven middle school students on the roster. Coach Mark Wood’s Lady Cougars are 8-5 and have won four straight games by a 51-4 count. Logan has three seniors and three middle schoolers.

A highlight of the baseball Clash will be the Panthers honoring long-time retired coach Lou Kendall, who is expected to attend the game. He is a member of the Kentucky Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame, as is current Cougar Coach Ethan Meguiar. The Cougars have won four of their last five games and are 6-6 on the season. Coach Robby McLellan’s inexperienced Panthers won their first game of the season last week, crushing Caverna 22-7.

Apr 8, 2021

Kirby Funeral Service's Cruise In delayed until Sunday

Kirby Funeral Services' Spring Cruise iI to benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research, Hospice of Southern Kentucky, and the Alzheimer’s Association will be held in the parking lot of Kirby Funeral Services, 110 Franklin Road, Russellville, this Sunday, April 11, from 1-4 p.m. No entry fees and all vehicles are welcome. This is expected to become an annual event. It was to have been held a day earlier, but rain is in the forecast for Saturday.

Apr 4, 2021

Baseball & softball schedules on Roy's Sports Calendar

Daily softballl and baseball schedules for Logan County and Russellville teams for the next three weeks can now be seen in the Roy's Sports Calendar on The LoJo. Both the Roy's Sports Calendar and the Auburn Banking Company's Community Calendar can be accessed from both the Home Page and the Calendars section on the upper Menu Bar. The schools' Athletic Departments have not released tennis or track schedules.

Mar 31, 2021

Lady Cougars, Isaac Stanley win regional archery titles

From LCHS Athletic Director Greg Howard: Our Girls Archery Team won the Championship, at this past weekend's championship tournament held on the campus of LCHS. Our girls had two top ten finishers. Kinsey Hayes shot a 283 and placed 5th overall. Teammate Kaitlyn Scruggs shot a 282 and finished 9th overall. The Lady Archers placed first scoring 1962 and were followed by the runner up from Muhlenberg County with a score of 1943. Our boys finished as runner-up in the competition. They shot a team score of 1961 and were out shot by the team from Breckinridge County with a score of 1965. The boys also placed two shooters in the top 10. Isaac Stanley was crowned the individual Region Champion after scoring a 298. Skyler Ezell posted a score of 284 and finished in 9th. This was the first-ever regional crown for the Lady Cougars and the first Region Runner-up for the Cougars, who won a Regional Championship in 2018.

Mar 31, 2021

Lady Panthers win both season opener & All A opener

The Russellville softball team is off to a strong start. Freshman Madison "Matt Matt" Penrod pitched her first high school varsity win against Muhlenberg County Monday. The Lady Panthers started 11-2 and held on for the 11-8 win. Then Tuesday, Coach Ryan Davenport’s team got a 17-1 victory in the first round of the Region 4 All A Classic behind 17 hits Chloe Whitescarver homered. Penrod had 4 hits, Jaylah Kees 3, Aklah Bell 3, Crissy Higgins 2, Brinley Mason 2, Reese Croslin 1, Collier and Addie Mosier were strong in the circle, allowing 5 hits and 1 run.

Mar 31, 2021

Gettings, Hinton, Page lead Lady Cougars to win over Gators

Shelby Gettings pitched a 1-hit jewel and got 2 hits and an RBI in an opening day 4-0 win over Greenwood for the Logan County Lady Cougars Monday. Abby Hinton, who has been starting since middle school, hit a 2-run homer. Kaylin Page, having fought back from another serious injury, doubled, singled, scored and stole a base. Kinley Holloway got the sixth LCHS hit. AIi Garrett stole a base and Grayce Mefford added an RBI. Also playing were Natalie Cates, Hailey Collins, Shayla Johnson, Emerson McKinnis, and Maddix Mowles. Relief pitcher Kayden Murray managed the Lady Gators’ only hit. Allyson Smith & Lydia Kirby walked. Allison Bush was the starting pitcher.

Mar 25, 2021

Ennis' bombs end Lady Panthers' season

Junior Raven Ennis kept blasting 3-pointers, including one at the end of each first-half quarters, and led homestanding Barren County to a 58-49 season-ending win over Russellville in the first round of the girls Fourth Region Tournament Thursday. Anastasia Dowlen of Russellville was the dominant player early, hitting three straight shots to put her team up 6-2. She scored 10 points in the first quarter but only 4 more in the final three quarters. Teammate Amiyah Collier was solid throughout the game and finished with 19 points. Chloe Whitescarver hit a pair of third-quarter 3-pointers. But Ennis hit seven 3-pointers and finished with 26 points. Emma Hughes added 11. Barren County is the second-ranked team in the region. Coach Ryan Davenport's Lady Panthers finished the season 10-11.

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