August 2014 Articles
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Local sports rosters released

Posted on August 31, 2014 11:41 PM



While The Logan Journal is getting reports from some sports, others are playing and practicing without any fanfare. The following is a list of coaches and players on some of the teams: Russellville Soccer Coach Jonathan White Seniors: David Barber, Jovani Pacheco, Tristan Cunningham, Derek Porte...

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Back in contention, Greenwood beats Lady Cougars

By Jim Turner

Posted on August 29, 2014 8:51 AM



Old nemesis Greenwood popped back into the picture Thursday as the defending regional champion Logan County Lady Cougar Volleyball team dropped a 3-1 decision on the road to the Lady Gators. The Lady Gators won the first two games in close combat 25-23 and 25-22. Coach Steven Lyne’s Lady Coug...

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Hot Rods take big step toward playoffs

By Andrew Kappes

Posted on August 27, 2014 11:36 PM



 A five-run surge in the sixth inning vaulted the Bowling Green Hot Rods (Class-A/Tampa Bay Rays) past the South Bend Silver Hawks (Arizona Diamondbacks) on the road Wednesday night, 6-2. With the Dayton Dragons (Cincinnati Reds) losing as well, the Hot Rods pulled to within just one ...

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Logan Middle softball starts 6-0

By Greg Hale

Posted on August 22, 2014 1:58 PM



The Logan County Middle School softball team started the 2014 season strong by sweeping three doubleheaders. Details of those games follow:Aug. 12 vs Moss Middle School at Buchanan Park.  First doubleheader of season.  In Game 1 Sydney Lee and Kaylin Page pitched a combined no-hitter for ...

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Hall of Fame backs to serve as honorary captains tonight

By Jim Turner

Posted on August 22, 2014 11:36 AM



Three of the greatest backs in Russellville football history will serve as honorary captains for the Russellville Panthers in tonight’s season opener. It’s part of the season-long school and community observance of the 75th anniversary of the first game ever played at Rhea Stadium. Jame...

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RHS to commemorate 75 years of Panther football at Rhea Stadium

By Jim Turner

Posted on August 21, 2014 4:43 PM



On Thanksgiving Day 1939, Jack Dempsey, Jim Thorpe, Red Grange, Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb and Paavo Nurmi watched their first football game in Russellville. Actually, the six legendary athletes couldn’t see the Panthers in action, since their faces were made of stone and they were facing away from th...

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Record-setting Denney adding another milestone

By Jim Turner

Posted on August 20, 2014 8:33 PM



When many of the biggest baseball events in local baseball history have become a reality, Zach Denney has been a part of them. Now he’s hoping to be part of big things on another level in another state. The recent graduate of Russellville High School is moving on to the college level as a mem...

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Logan Middle has big numbers and big wins

By Jim Turner

Posted on August 20, 2014 8:08 PM



Not only is a resurgence of Logan County football believed to be underway in the high school ranks, but the middle school program has received a great response. Sixty-seven eighth and seventh graders have been issued uniforms and games have been played and won. Todd Adler is the head coach, assiste...

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Lady Cougars both start, continue winning ways

By Jim Turner

Posted on August 20, 2014 6:51 PM



The Logan County Lady Cougars experienced both a start and a continuance Tuesday when they beat district opponent Franklin-Simpson 3-0 to open the 2014 season. Some things stay the same, thought. It was the 81st district win in a row for the Lady Cougars. The Lady Cougars won their 11th straight 13...

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Nathan Thompson to coach CBA stars in Canada

Posted on August 14, 2014 9:49 PM



Congratulations to seven members of the Bowling Green Hornets organization, who will be representing the Central Basketball Association in next week’s United States versus Canada All-Star Event in Hamilton, Ontario with the North of the Border Basketball League.  Russellvi...

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Regional v-ball champ Logan to celebrate 15 years of excellence

By Jim Turner

Posted on August 2, 2014 8:09 PM



Another season begins soon for the Logan County volleyball team, which will attempt to defend its 2013 regional championship. The Lady Cougars reached the state quarterfinals for the second time. They’ve been in the regional finals 9 of the last 11 seasons. Kelly Steenbergen, mom of standout ...

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