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Cougars among tri-favorites for Fourth Region title

By Jim Turner

Posted on February 29, 2020 4:27 PM



Before the boys regional tournament draw Saturday, conventional wisdom held that for the Logan County Cougars to go to state, they would have to beat either Bowling Green or Warren Central in their own bracket and the other in the finals. The best hope to get the tournament off to a good start was...

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Jocelynn Morris and Brett Kinser named RHS Homecoming royalty

By Laura Mullen, RHS Student Intern

Posted on February 26, 2020 10:56 AM



  Between the Lady Panthers and Panthers games against Todd County, on Friday evening, Feb. 14, the homecoming court was announced. Seniors Jocelynn Morris and Brett Kinser were named Queen and King. Jocelyn is the daughter of Fred and Shantel Morris and is a member of the Marching Band,...

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Allen & Stanley lead Logan archery to regional championship

Posted on February 25, 2020 9:15 PM



  This weekend LCHS hosted the NASP 4th Regional Tournament. There were over 900 hundred archers competing in three different divisions, Elementary, Middle, and High.  The Cougars won the High School division, shooting their second highest score of the year 3.384. Individually they took...

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Lady Panthers build big lead, hold on to reach district finals

By Jim Turner

Posted on February 25, 2020 8:42 PM



  After outscoring Franklin-Simpson 31-8 in a 20-minute span to build a 40-17 lead, the Russellville Lady Panthers withstood an offensive barrage in the final three minutes Tuesday. As a result, Coach Cameron Jackson’s Lady Panthers eliminated the Lady Cats 44-35 to advance to Thursday&...

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Hayes & Drake lead Logan archery to sweep at Adairville

Posted on February 23, 2020 3:34 PM



  LCHS Archery team was in action this last weekend at a 3D State Qualifier in Adairville. The Cougars finished first with a 1685 and were very close to sweeping all the medals. Individual awards: Girls 1st - Kinsey Hayes - 281 - Top Overall Female Score 3rd - Savannah Markham - 277 4th -...

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Logan archery, basketball and bass teams starting tournaments

By Greg Howard, LCHS Athletic Director

Posted on February 21, 2020 10:52 AM



Boys and Girls Basketball - Both teams ended their regular seasons with wins last night at Cumberland County. Both teams will be in action Monday, Feb. 24, in the 13th District Tournament held at Russellville. The Lady Cougars (13-16) will play Todd County Central at 6 p.m. whil...

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Shoemake gets another pitching win, beating Murray State

By Matt Keenan

Posted on February 19, 2020 8:46 PM



  WKU Baseball used a five-run first inning to propel itself to a 7-6 victory over Murray State Wednesday afternoon at Nick Denes Field. The win puts the Hilltoppers at 3-1 on the season and moves the Racers to 0-4 on the year. Dalton Shoemake, son of Russellville High School grad Paul Shoem...

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Lady Panthers to be home team in district tournament

By Jim Turner

Posted on February 18, 2020 2:12 PM



The Russellville Lady Panthers will be able to dress in their own locker room, sit on their regular bench, wear their home jerseys. and be the home team on the scoreboard when they play Franklin-Simpson in the opening round of the 13th District Tournament at Jim Young Gymnasium Tuesday. That was ...

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Vanzant twins terrific teaming up on Greenwood

By Jim Turner

Posted on February 17, 2020 7:35 PM



The Vanzants not only made sure Tuesday that their team avenged a 22-point loss earlier in the season but also that it was a statement win. The twins combined for 44 points in the Logan County Lady Cougars’ 64-51 win over visiting Greenwood, a 35-point turnaround from that Jan. 4 Gator win ...

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Speaking of Sports on Pedro Bradshaw and 2017 4th Region basketball

By Jim Turner

Posted on February 17, 2020 5:02 PM



  Although his team has been struggling lately, Russellville’s Pedro Bradshaw continues to put together a remarkable season. A month ago, his Bellarmine Knights were 12-0 and ranked number one in the nation in NCAA Division II. Since then they are 5-6 with all the losses coming in their...

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Cougars use perfect formula for victory over Gators

By Jim Turner

Posted on February 16, 2020 9:43 PM



The Logan County Cougars used a sports science project Thursday night to demonstrate the correct formula for winning basketball. Coach John Tinsley’s team mixed great rebounding with shooting accuracy from close range, long range and the free throw line to beat a good Greenwood team 75-66. ...

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Missed free throw(s) cost Panthers 2 OT loss to Todd Central

By Jim Turner

Posted on February 15, 2020 9:48 PM



What does one missed free throw mean? For the Russellville Panthers Friday, it meant not forcing a third overtime? What do 17 missed free throws mean? For RHS, they equaled a two-point loss and an impending third Clash of the Cats in the first game of the 13th District Tournament. The Panthers s...

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State semifinalist Panthers of 2000 to be honored at RHS Homecoming

By Jim Turner

Posted on February 13, 2020 8:47 PM



  Twenty years ago this winter, Russellville High School fielded one of the greatest teams in school history. Coach Phil Todd’s 2000 Panthers will be honored at halftime of the boys basketball game Friday night, as the Lady Panthers and Panthers host district rival Todd Central. That 20...

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New WKU indoor golf facility to be named for Phillip Hatchett

Posted on February 13, 2020 10:59 AM



  WKU Men’s and Women’s Golf will dedicate the new indoor golf facility to the late Phillip Hatchett on Friday, Feb. 21, at 4 p.m. Russellville’s Phillip Hatchett was a standout on the WKU’s men’s golf team from 1980-82 and went on to coach the squad from 2010-20...

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Logan teams compete well in district, state & national events

By Greg Howard, LCHS Athletic Director

Posted on February 10, 2020 10:30 AM



  Girls Basketball - The Lady Cougars defeated Todd County Central this weekend 62-34 and locked down the #1 seed in the upcoming 13th District Tournament with a perfect district record of 6-0. Lady Cougars now stand at 11-13 overall.  The Lady Cougars Freshman and JV will...

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Wins by Lady Cougars & Lady Panthers clinch no early Clash

By Jim Turner

Posted on February 9, 2020 8:41 PM



During a 24-hour span this weekend, the Russellville Lady Panthers and Logan County Lady Cougars combined to guarantee there will be no Clash of the Lady Cats in the first round of the 13th District Tournament. Not only did RHS win at Franklin-Simpson Friday night and LCHS at Todd Central Saturda...

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Lady Cougars find right combination to beat RHS again

By Jim Turner

Posted on February 2, 2020 7:35 PM



Dominating the boards, playing tenacious defense and taking the ball to the hole repeatedly provided the winning formula for the Logan County Lady Cougars Friday. Coach Finley Baird’s team ran its district record to 5-0 with a 51-39 victory at Russellville in the second Clash of the Cats of ...

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