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Lady Panthers come back but fall to F-S by 3

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



A great effort and comeback by the Russellville Lady Panthers fell just short Tuesday as the visiting Franklin-Simpson Lady Cats won 52-49 to seal the number one seed in the 13th District Tournament. Amber Sydnor’s 3-point shot at the buzzer just missed sending the game into overtime. Coach...

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RHS teams sweep South in homecoming thrillers

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



In a 26-hour span, Russellville’s team won three games by two or fewer points and celebrated homecoming for good measure. Friday night, the Lady Panthers’ Khalia Hampton put a teammate’s blocked shot in the basket with six seconds remaining for a two-point win. Then with three sec...

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Panthers split pair of All A regional games

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



After burning the nets for 82 points in the opening round of the All A Regional, the Russellville Panthers managed only 47 in a semifinals loss Friday. Barrett Croslin hit three 3-point goals in the third quarter Wednesday as Coach Phil Todd’s team won at Cumberland County 82-77. Croslin, who...

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Cougars suffer another down-to-the-buzzer loss at F-S

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



Another chance for an important district win slipped away from the Logan County Cougars Friday at Franklin-Simpson. The Cougars led the Cats by a point with two seconds remaining in the game. F-S won. Demaris Payne stuck a rebound back in the basket with 1.6 seconds remaining to give Coach Dee Spen...

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Lady Cougars inoffensive in loss to F-S

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



If offense is offensive, the Logan County Lady Cougars were very polite Friday at Franklin-Simpson. Coach Scot MacAllister’s team only got their offense clicking for a few possessions in the third quarter on the way to a 50-35 loss to the 13th District front runners. When F-S led 24-17...

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Integral part of LCHS baseball history, Meguiar compiling records

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



Having been the head coach of Logan County baseball in more than half of its existence and a player five more of those years, Ethan Meguiar has been an integral part of Cougar baseball for 22 of its 30 seasons. He was a starter four years, including being the second baseman on the Cougar team which ...

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Logan Ladies upset Todd but Cougars fall again in OT

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



After a landmark win at Todd Central by the Lady Cougars, the Logan County boys let another close game slip into the loss column Friday. After falling behind 11-10, the Lady Cougars forced the Lady Rebels into several turnovers and went on a six-point scoring streak. That put them up 16-11 and they...

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Kennedy, Naylor lead Panthers' win at F-S

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



Ice and Catherine Kennedy may need to stockpile a box full of videos of their son’s performance Friday night at Franklin. They could be more valuable in their son getting a college scholarship than filling out a FAFSA. Jordan Kennedy put together a performance to relish in leading the Russell...

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Panthers beat GHS but Ladies fall in OT

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



Russellville’s basketball teams came close to sweeping a doubleheader at Greenwood Tuesday. The Panthers won handily, and the Lady Panthers had a lead, but the girls’ gallant effort fell short in overtime. Coach Phil Todd’s Panthers outscored the Gators 38-21 in the second half on...

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Logan's teams lose in different fashions

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



J’Leigh Smith’s first free throw with no time showing on the clock in the second overtime Tuesday traveled 13 feet, landing in the lane in front of the goal. Her second one, however, nestled in the nets, sending the Logan County Lady Cougars to their home dressing room with a disappointi...

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Andrews, Smith lead nation in stats specialties

By Chris Glowacki

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



With the 2012 college football season officially over, a pair of Hilltoppers found themselves atop two statistical categories when the final NCAA stats were released on Tuesday. Junior running back Antonio Andrews ranked first in the Football Bowl Subdivision with 132.9 all-purpose yards per game,...

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Logan teams bounce back for wins

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



Less than 24 hours after they had both lost close games at Russellville, Logan County’s basketball teams bounced back to record close wins Saturday afternoon. The Cougars beat visiting Muhlenberg County 71-70 in overtime, and the Lady Cougars won 46-41 at Warren East. Ben Wright rebounded his...

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Panthers win Clash in overtime

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



  In front of a near sellout crowd, the Russellville Panthers and Logan County Cougars staged a show worthy of such an audience Friday in the first official Clash of the Cats of the season at Russellville’s Jim Young Gymnasium. Although the Panthers led the entire first quarter, the gam...

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Lady Panthers overcome challenge, win Clash

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



The odds appeared to heavily lean in Logan County’s favor when it went to play cross-town rival Russellville Friday. The Lady Cougars are taller and much deeper than the Lady Panthers. They were coming off a game in which they had won a championship, crushing a team which had beaten RHS the ni...

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Hunter, Taylor join elite list of Hall of Famers

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



Granville Taylor and the late Harold Hunter became the 34rd and 35th inductees into the Russellville Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame Friday, They were inducted between games of the Clash of the Cats, as Russellville swept a pair of close games from visiting Logan County at Jim Young Gymnasium. Taylor...

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Brenda Chapman, Lillie Mason named All-Diddle Arena

By By Chris Glowacki and Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



After two months of voting on both wkusports.com and wkuchampionshipeffort.com, Hilltopper Nation has spoken. Fan voting to name the All-Diddle Arena Team — a part of WKU’s Celebration of the 50 seasons of the arena — concluded on Dec. 31 with 10 Hilltopper and 10 Lady Topper great...

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Orthopedics Plus providing physician/trainer services for LCHS sports

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



The doctor who came on the Ford Field turf in Detroit to attend to injured Western Kentucky University defensive back Tyree Robinson in a recent bowl game is the same sports medicine specialist who attends to injured Logan County High School football players. The new LCHS team physician honed his s...

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LCHS Sports enjoyed successful 2012

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



The Lady Cougars’ domination of three opponents on the way to the championship of the First Southern National Bank Christmas Classic last week put a tasty topping on one of the better calendar years in Logan County High School sports history. It’s been quite a year for the school which ...

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