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Lady Cougars capture third FSNB title in four seasons

By Jim Turner

Posted on December 30, 2015 11:19 PM



For the third time in four years, the Logan County Lady Cougars are champions of the FSNB Christmas Classic. Despite giving up five points on a scorebook error before they ever touched the ball and giving up the first six points of the second half, Coach Finley Baird’s team won 57-48 over Owen...

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Cougar soccer starting indoor league

By Jim Turner

Posted on December 30, 2015 4:18 PM



Logan County boys soccer will start an indoor soccer league in January as the team and Coach Eric Evans work to build on the success the program enjoyed this fall. League matches will be played in the LCHS Auxiliary Gym or at area churches on dates the gym is already in use. The 2015 Cougars put to...

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Panthers allow 104 points but win, place 2nd in tournament

By Jim Turner

Posted on December 29, 2015 12:16 AM



Phil Todd has built championship teams and a winning basketball program at Russellville High School based on defense. Todd’s Panthers allowed 104 points in a recent game with two opponents totaling 71. And Russellville won. RHS’ 110-104 double overtime win over University Heights Academ...

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Interest strong in girls bracket of this week's FSNB Classic

By Jim Turner

Posted on December 27, 2015 11:15 PM



When the First Southern National Bank Christmas Classic tips off Tuesday, the girls’ division could draw more attention than the boys’ bracket. That’s because the Russellville Lady Panthers and Logan County Lady Cougars are off to great starts. Going into the Christmas break, Coac...

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State tournament stars, super coaches, talented women named to Cougar Hall of Fame

By Jim Turner

Posted on December 15, 2015 11:22 PM



Four men who played key roles on the only Logan County boys basketball teams to make it to the state tournament headline the second class of inductees into the Logan County Cougars Foundation Athletic Hall of Fame. Three of those four became highly successful coaches. They join two other coaches wit...

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Adler named new Cougar head football coach

By Jim Turner

Posted on December 15, 2015 10:13 PM



Logan County High School has named Todd Adler as its new head football coach. Adler, who had served as the middle school head coach for the past three seasons, is an LCHS alumnus, starring in football, basketball, and track during his high school career. “I look forward to the challenge of ma...

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Lady Panthers come from behind for 4th straight win

By Jim Turner

Posted on December 13, 2015 9:12 PM



The Russellville Lady Panthers turned a 10-point halftime deficit into a two=point win Saturday to edge Hopkins County Central 58-56. It was Russellville’s fourth straight win to open the season. The Lady Storm led 29-19 at the intermission. RHS then went to work on offense, scoring 19 points...

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Doughty named Conference USA MVP again

By Kyle Neaves

Posted on December 9, 2015 3:54 PM



A day after being named first team all-conference, No. 25 WKU quarterback Brandon Doughty was voted Conference USA’s Most Valuable Player for the second consecutive season, becoming the first player to ever win the award in back-to-back seasons. He also joined Houston’s Case Keenum as t...

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Loreal Cheaney scores 43 in RHS girls' win at East

By Jim Turner

Posted on December 8, 2015 11:06 PM



Loreal Cheaney has been a member of the Russellville High varsity team for five seasons, beginning as a seventh grader in Coach Dedra Adler’s program. She has been a starter and key player for the Lady Panthers for three years, the last two under Coach Calvin Head. But until the past few days...

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Toppers to play Taggart's South Florida Bulls in Miami Beach Bowl

Posted on December 6, 2015 10:32 PM



WKU is headed south for bowl season in consecutive years as the 2015 Conference USA Champions have accepted their invitation to the 2015 Miami Beach Bowl, slated for a 1:30 p.m. (CT) kickoff on Dec. 21 at Marlins Park. It will be televised on ESPN. The No. 25 Hilltoppers (11-2),...

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RHS swimming shows improvement

By Sherry Bouldin

Posted on December 6, 2015 4:59 PM



On Dec. 1, the RHS Swimming Panthers saw action in their home chlorine against crosstown rivals/friends the Logan County Cougars. For those wondering, yes, these two teams are friendly. They are friends in the truest sense of the word, training side by side day in and day out. Joining the ranks of ...

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Lady Panthers beat Butler County in season opener

By Jim Turner

Posted on December 4, 2015 10:46 PM



The Russellville Lady Panthers turned on the scoring in the fourth quarter Thursday in winning at Butler County 58-53. Coach Calvin Head’s second season at the helm started slowly with the Lady Bears taking a 14-7 lead. The Lady Panthers, however, won each of the final three quarters by 6, 2 ...

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Lady Cougars lose season opener, Lady Panthers to open Thursday

By Jim Turner

Posted on December 1, 2015 3:53 PM



The 2015-16 basketball season got off to a slow start for the Logan County Lady Cougars. Coach Finley Baird’s team dug too big a hole for themselves in the first half and fell 66-57 at Edmonson County Monday. The Lady Wildcats built leads of 17-12 and 40-19 at the first two stops. Logan won t...

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