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Statistics from Cougars' Season of the Close Encounters

By Jim Turner

Posted on December 28, 2017 10:34 AM



The young basketball season for the Logan County Cougars has been characterized by close encounters. Five of their 11 games have been decided by three or fewer points at the end of regulation.   The Cougars earned the first two of those nail-biters, winning 59-52 at Warren East in overtime in...

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Lady Cougars bounce back from trio of losses

By Jim Turner

Posted on December 27, 2017 8:44 PM



The week before Christmas was tough for the Logan County Lady Cougars, but they broke out of their slump in the final game before their break. After starting their season 5-1, Coach Finley Baird’s team lost its next three games, two of them in a tournament. But they ended that tournament and ...

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Awards presented to Logan County football team members

Posted on December 20, 2017 10:20 PM



Coach Todd Adler and the rest of the Logan County football coaching staff presented awards at the recent banquet for the 11-1 district champion/regional semifinalist team. The recipients were as follows: COUGAR PRIDE PLAYER OF THE YEAR  Caden Mckinnis . OFFENSIVE MVP&n...

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Lewisburg Bank honors Athletes of the Month

By Jim Turner

Posted on December 20, 2017 3:51 PM



Lewisburg Banking Company has honored Athletes of the Month for November at the two high schools in the Land of Logan. They are Brooklyn Ray and Akeem Dukes of Russellville High School and Blayke Bingham and Austin Rayno of Logan County High School. Shown in the Logan County photo, from left, are ...

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Five inductees named for Logan County Athletic Hall of Fame

By Jim Turner

Posted on December 19, 2017 11:07 AM



Five talented and successful athletes will be inducted into the Logan County Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame in early January, the Foundation’s Hall of Fame Committee has announced. They are, from oldest to youngest, as follows: Greg Shelton (Lewisburg 1971): A two-sport standout at Lewisbu...

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John Myers averaged 8.5 wins per season as RHS coach

By Jim Turner

Posted on December 18, 2017 8:36 PM



John Myers, who has announced his resignation as Russellville football coach, put together a remarkable run in his 14 years on the job. Here’s a look at his record year by year and team by team: 2004: 4-7 Overall, 3-2 District, 2-4 Region Lost first two games of his tenure to Madisonville-N...

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Kennedy and Hale lead Logan ladies over Daviess

By Jim Turner

Posted on December 13, 2017 11:43 PM



Kennedy Nichols and Sarah Beth Hale combined for 39 points and 20 rebounds to lead the Logan County Lady Cougars to a 66-60 win over visiting Daviess County Tuesday. They also were best on the team at the line, with each hitting 4 of 6 free throws. Hale’s stat sheet is loaded. She had 19 poi...

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Balanced Lady Cougars blast Franklin-Simpson

By Jim Turner

Posted on December 10, 2017 9:22 PM



A full team effort with great balance built a lopsided district victory for the Logan County Lady Cougars at Franklin-Simpson Friday. Coach Finley Baird was not only able to play all 11 of her players in uniform a minimum of two quarters, but all but one of them appeared in at least three quarters...

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Late free throws lift Panthers past East

By Jim Turner

Posted on December 7, 2017 10:28 PM



Hitting 12 of 17 free throws in the fourth quarter, the Russellville Panthers won 66-62 at Warren East Tuesday to run their record to 2-0 on the young season, their first with Rex Booth as head coach. Elijah Kemp hit a pair of fouls shots, and then Jacob Naylor went 3 for 4 at the line in a four-se...

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Cougars outscore Ohio County 82-80, improve to 3-0

By JIm Turner

Posted on December 7, 2017 9:28 PM



In a high scoring contest, Austin Rayno hit what proved to be the winning goal on an assist from Third Bell with eight seconds remaining to seal Logan County’s 82-80 win over a good Ohio County team Tuesday at LCHS. Coach Lonnie Mason’s team ran its record to 3-0 with the win. The Coug...

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Lady Cougars dominate Ohio County

By Jim Turner

Posted on December 6, 2017 11:44 PM



Total domination! The Logan County Lady Cougars dominated visiting Ohio County 31-18 in the second half Tuesday on the way to a 62-40 win. Coach Finley Baird’s team had led 17-13 and 31-22 at the first two stops. Sophomore center Kennedy Nichols scored 11 of her game-high 23 points in the fou...

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Cougar statistics released for special football season

By Jim Turner

Posted on December 6, 2017 10:17 PM



When a team goes undefeated during the regular season and wins 11 games, season statistics are bound to be impressive. Such is the case for the 2017 Logan County Cougars. It’s true that Coach Todd Adler’s team won some close games. They had to dominate the fourth quarter to beat Russell...

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Rayno and Epley lead Cougars to impressive win over Lakers

By Jim Turner

Posted on December 2, 2017 5:35 PM



Kelby Epley burned the nets early, and Austin Rayno dominated the game in the fourth quarter, leading the Logan County Cougars to an impressive 86-73 win over visiting Russell County Friday in their home opener. Epley, a junior guard, had hit five 3-pointers early in the third quarter, helping the ...

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New era in Russellville boys basketball begins tonight

By Jim Turner

Posted on December 1, 2017 6:58 PM



This is an historic night in Russellville boys basketball. Not only is a new season beginning, but the Panthers will be playing for a new coach on new hardwood. For the first time in 19 seasons, RHS boys basketball will play under a head coach not named Todd or Pardue. Either Russellville’s m...

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