January 2017 Articles
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Cougar Baseball holding Boosters Banquet Friday

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 30, 2017 10:12 PM



The new Logan County High School Baseball Boosters will throw out their first public pitch Friday and hope to hit a home run in gaining support for the highly successful team. The recently formed Baseball Boosters will host their first Boosters Banquet on Friday, Feb. 3 at 6 p.m. in the Commons Are...

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Panthers reach today's Class A Final Four

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 28, 2017 2:00 PM



The Russellville Panthers have reached another state Final Four. Coach Phil Todd’s 2000 and 2001 teams both made the semifinals of the Sweet Sixteen, a tournament that begins with every school in the state eligible. Saturday RHS will meet multi-year champion Newport Central Catholic in the All...

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Panthers warm up for state Class A against powerful Colonels

By By Jim Turner

Posted on January 25, 2017 10:46 PM



After playing a great first half and a good third quarter, the Russellville Panthers ran out of gas in the fourth quarter Tuesday while playing yet another outstanding opponent in this special season. Coach Phil Todd’s team led the state’s seventh ranked team, Christian County, 55-53 at ...

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1984 state champs to be inducted into Cougar Hall of Fame Friday

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 22, 2017 10:56 PM



The list of Hall of Famers at Logan County High School is about to grow by a huge percentage. The third class of the Cougar Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame will consist of every member of the 1984 boys state basketball championship team, including all 13 players, 4 coaches and 2 managers. Two of ...

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Panthers win at Monroe, taking on Todd Central in tonight's Class A finals

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 20, 2017 8:46 PM



By winning 69-54 at Monroe County Thursday, the Logan County Cougars set up a championship match Friday night at Todd County Central in the finals of the Class A Classic Fourth Region Tournament for boys. Coach Phil Todd’s team will be favored tonight as a result of whipping the Rebels 77-39 ...

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Swim teams compete, place in Best of the West

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 19, 2017 1:16 PM



Swim teams from both high schools in the Land of Logan got good performances from their swim teams at the Best of the West Invitational in Bolwing Green in early January. The Logan County Cougars came in 6th of 13 boys teams The 200 medley relay team, consisting of Thomas Lyne, Riley Wha...

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Panthers advance in Class A Classic in OT

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 16, 2017 10:40 PM



The Russellville Panthers advanced to the next round of the Fourth Region Class A Classic Monday by hitting free throws in overtime and getting great contributions from the bench. Coach Phil Todd’s team beat visiting 78-72 in overtime.   The Panthers hit 8 of 10 free throws in the extra...

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Tiffany Gray & Jaylyn McMurry named RHS basketball royalty

By Kim McDaniel, Principal

Posted on January 16, 2017 7:49 PM



Congratulations to 2017 Basketball Homecoming Queen and King—Tiffany Gray and Jaylyn McMurry! Also recognized during Friday night’s homecoming ceremony were the 2017 Princess and Prince—Ashlee Gilbert and Jacolbie Mason! A huge thanks to all who came out to support our candidates a...

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Patriots come from behind to outscore Cougars

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 16, 2017 11:02 AM



The Logan County Cougars got off to a strong start in the first half, let their lead evaporate in a hurry to start the second half, and never regained the advantage in an 83-70 loss at Allen County-Scottsville last Tuesday. Coach Lonnie Mason’s team played well in the early going, building le...

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Nelson Cundiff to be inducted into RHS Hall between Clash games

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 6, 2017 8:24 AM



The former Panther who is to be inducted into the Russellville Alumni Association Athletic Hall of Fame tonight during the Clash of the Cats was part of several significant milestones in RHS sports history. Nelson Cundiff, who graduated in 1987, is currently in his first year as head boys basketbal...

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Half dozen Panthers hit double figures against Eagles

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 4, 2017 2:17 PM



With an impressive six Panthers scoring in double figures, Russellville overwhelmed visiting Ohio County 85-67 Tuesday to start the second semester. Pedro Bradshaw led the way with 14 each of points and rebounds. He hit all five of his free throw attempts and his only three-point attempt while goin...

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Lady Cougars split close games in tournament

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 3, 2017 10:57 PM



The Logan Lady Cougars played three games in the R.E. Williams Holiday Classic at LaRue County High School in Hodgenville the week before Christmas. Two of them were close and they went 1-1 in those games. First came a 49-46 loss to Bullitt Central. Freshman post player Kennedy Nichols led the way ...

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Speaking of Sports looks at names and games in 2016 athletics

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 2017 6:04 PM



A bittersweet memory was revived on the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s website Nov. 26. Kentucky high school sports’ revered journalist Mike Fields wrote about Dayton’s 6-2 upset of the Russellville Panthers in the state Class 1A championship 50 years ago that day. Fi...

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