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Ruiz to manage Hot Rods

By Andrew Kappes

Posted on January 31, 2015 11:30 PM



Much like the players who have competed for the Bowling Green Hot Rods (Class-A/Tampa Bay Rays), the managing spot has been one featuring rising names in the Tampa Bay system. The latest to add his name to that list is 34-year old Reinaldo Ruiz, who was named Bowli...

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Hornets to play home games at LCHS this spring

Posted on January 31, 2015 10:27 PM



The Bowling Green Hornets, who will begin their third year in the Central Basketball Association, have announced that their home games for the upcoming 2015 season will be held at Logan County High School in Russellville. Through the support of the newly-elected Superintendent for Logan County Publ...

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Middle school basketball tournament begins tonight

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 29, 2015 1:16 PM



One of the most popular athletic and social events of every year in Logan County begins Thursday when the Logan County Middle School Basketball Tournament is held at Logan County High School. This year both gymnasiums will be in use, since the schedule was changed to allow students to compete in bo...

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RHS football celebrates special season at banquet

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 28, 2015 12:17 PM



The Russellville High School football team held its awards banquet on Sunday, Jan. 25, in the RHS cafeteria. Nine members of the RHS football team earned Academic All-State recognition. First Team were Jaylin McMurry, Trey Mattews and Brennan Hughes. Honorable mention were Tacorian Darden, Jacob Pro...

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Logan sweeps F-S, leads district standings

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 27, 2015 1:49 PM



Logan teams sweep Franklin in district matchup Logan County’s basketball teams had a productive night Friday on the way to a sweep of homestanding Franklin-Simpson. The Lady Cougars won 75-54 and the Cougars 59-45. With the wins, Coach Finley Baird’s Lady Cougars clinched the top seed ...

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Lady Panthers beat East, win second straight game

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 27, 2015 12:20 AM



The Russellville Lady Panthers won their second straight game Monday, beating Warren East 57-53 in overtime in Bowling Green. They had beaten Butler County 43-32 last Tuesday, also on the road. In fact, three of their four wins have come away from home. Sophomore Loreal Cheaney scored 29 points, i...

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WKU teams run combined win streak to 22

By Michael Schroder & Robert Sampson

Posted on January 24, 2015 2:08 PM



Chris Harrison-Docks scored 12 points, including a big 3-pointer in overtime, and WKU beat UTEP 71-66 on Thursday. Coach Ray Harper’s Hilltoppers (13-5, 6-0 in Conference USA) have won eight straight games and hosts UTSA Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. Harrison-Docks' 3-pointer with 1:24 left in...

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Banks and Meyer inspirational until and after their deaths

By Trey Turner

Posted on January 24, 2015 12:32 PM



Baseball Hall of Famer Ernie Banks died Friday, a few months after the death of national champion basketball coach and ESPN Jimmy V Award for Perseverance winner Don Meyer. This past April I was very honored to get to hear two legends of their respective sport speak at Lipscomb University's Don Mey...

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Darden, Myers help Kentucky win Border Battle

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 21, 2015 3:40 PM



Two Russellvillians helped their home state win a thrilling all-star game Jan. 10 in southeastern Kentucky. CoCo Darden was the starting safety and his high school coach at RHS, John Myers, was on the coaching staff of the Kentucky team which won a 33-32 thriller over Tennessee in the Kentucky-Tenn...

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Panthers edge AC-S for third straight win

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 21, 2015 1:09 PM



Senior Lee McMurry led the way as the Russellville Panthers edged the Allen County-Scottsville Patriots on the road Tuesday. He scored 19 of Coach Phil Todd’s team’s 69 points in the three-point win. McMurry was also the leading rebounder with 8. Jason Mitchell was second In both catego...

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Logan alumni to play football against RHS alumni

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 15, 2015 1:27 PM



A football game is being organized between alumni of Russellville and Logan County high schools. It will be full-contact with helmets, pads and uniforms. The game will be played at Rhea Stadium on Friday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. with proceeds going to the football programs at both schools. An effor...

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Graham leads Cougars over Patriots, but Allen girls too Rich for Lady Cougars

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 14, 2015 4:53 PM



Tahmir Graham had his best scoring night in three years Tuesday, as he led the Logan County Cougars to a 61-46 win on the road against an Allen County-Scottsville team which had won 10 of its last 12 games. The outcome wasn’t as good for the Lady Cougars, who lost 60-42 to the Lady Patriots. ...

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National Girls and Women in Sports Day offered at WKU

By Robert Sampson

Posted on January 14, 2015 12:49 PM



Western Kentucky University will celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) on Saturday, Jan. 31, when WKU Lady Topper Basketball hosts Southern Miss in E.A. Diddle Arena. As part of the festivities, WKU Athletics will host a free youth event for girls (grades three through eight)...

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Harper to reunite with Woodall in Spaulding baseball

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 12, 2015 8:09 PM



Two athletes who have been teammates most of their lives will be reunited this fall in college. Logan County High School Athletic Director Hugh McReynolds has announced that a signing ceremony will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. for Matt Harper to sign to play baseball collegiately for Spaulding Univers...

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WKU to retire Courtney Lee's jersey

Posted on January 9, 2015 9:31 PM



WKU Hilltopper Basketball great and current NBA star Courtney Lee will have his No. 32 jersey retired at the Hilltoppers’ game against UTEP on Thursday, Jan. 22. Lee, WKU’s all-time leading scorer, will become the 10th person affiliated with WKU men's basketball to have his jersey ...

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Darden & Myers to be in Border Bowl on ESPN 3 this weekend

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 7, 2015 10:57 PM



How do you plan to spend your Saturday morning during the coldest week of the year? (At least, we hope it doesn’t get any colder than this!) If you are Russellville’s CoCo Darden, you play a football game. If you’re RHS football coach John Myers, you coach a football game. Accordi...

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Bloodline legacies help Lady Cougars win Clash

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 4, 2015 5:10 PM



Kapreshia Powell and Maegann Hardison are in their fifth season of high school basketball, and their experience was on display in a 66-38 win at Russellville Friday in the first Clash of the Cats this season. Powell scored 21 points, pulled down 5 rebounds, and recorded 2 each of steals and assists....

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Cougars record biggest win over Panthers

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 3, 2015 9:56 PM



Ben Wright, who first made his presence felt as a Cougar on the Jim Young Gymnasium floor as a freshman in the district tournament, made his last appearance on Russellville’s home court a memorable one Friday. He piled up 24 points and 12 rebounds—enhanced by 13 of 14 free throw shooting...

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