January 2018 Articles
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Lewisburg upsets tops seeds for boys title

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 31, 2018 9:55 PM



Rangers upset Auburn and Olmstead to win county boys championship Third seeded Lewisburg knocked off  the two higher seeds on the way to the championship of the boys Logan County Middle School Tournament Saturday. Final Lewisburg 37, Olmstead 23 Coach Brent Hinton’s team beat top seed...

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Coaches Mullen and Meguiar honored on their special night

By Penni Nugent

Posted on January 29, 2018 10:33 PM



Two Panther Icons were honored Friday. They spent over four decades teaching, coaching, mentoring, and leading the youth at Russellville and Russellville High School.  Wayne Mullen, Russellville High School Class of 1961, was a star basketball player for the Panther Regional Runner-Up Te...

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Speaking of Sports looks at coaches, records, college signings, deaths

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 28, 2018 8:41 PM



Sports notes piled up from a few days to a few months: In making the announcement about the selection of Mikie Benton as head Russellville football coach Friday (http://theloganjournal.com/Stories.aspx?Article=sports1053), Athletic Director Kyle Yates noted that Benton is the third new head coach w...

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Former Panther Mikie Benton named RHS head football coach

Posted on January 26, 2018 8:21 PM



Russellville High School has announced the hiring of Mikie Bentonas the new RHS Panther Head Football Coach.     Benton takes over the Russellville Panther football program as just the fourth Panther Head Football Coach since 1976. Coach Benton is a 2008 graduate of Russellville High...

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Auburn and Olmstead favored in middle school tournament

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 24, 2018 11:48 PM



Auburn and Olmstead have earned byes in both divisions of the Logan County Middle School Basketball Tournament, which is to be played this week. The Auburn Lady Tigers are the number one seed and Olmstead the second seed in the girls division. The Olmstead Rams are the top seed in the boys division...

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Hall of Fame induction, Mullen-Meguiar Classic part of Friday's Clash

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 24, 2018 4:15 PM



A full night of activities has been planned Friday, including some basketball, in the second Clash of the Cats for this season at Russellville High School. Also on the docket are the following: 1) adding a new member to the Russellville Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame; 2) honoring a pair of former RHS...

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Monroe sweeps RHS teams in All A regional

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 22, 2018 11:03 PM



The eastern half of the region dominated the Fourth Region All A Classic this weekend in Clinton County. The Monroe County girls and the Clinton County boys are the champions. The Todd Central girls reached the regional finals by beating Clinton County in Saturday’s semifinals. They lost by ...

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RHS teams to play Monroe in All A regional Saturday

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 19, 2018 4:11 PM



Russellville’s basketball teams will play Monroe County in All A Regional Tournament at Clinton County Saturday afternoon. Coach Shannon Booth’s Lady Panthers will play the Lady Falcons at 1 p.m., and Coach Rex Booth’s Panthers will take on the Falcons at 4:15. Between games, the...

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Lady Toppers to play free home game Thursday morning

By Curry McFayden

Posted on January 17, 2018 9:19 PM



Coming off its first loss of C-USA play at UAB on Saturday, WKU will look to rebound on Thursday morning at 11 a.m. (CT) as the Lady Toppers host UTSA in the seventh annual Spread the Red Education Day game inside E.A. Diddle Arena. Thursday’s game will feature f...

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BG Hot Rods starting team Hall of Fame

By Paul Taylor

Posted on January 16, 2018 3:58 PM



In celebration of the tenth season of professional baseball in southcentral Kentucky, the Bowling Green Hot Rods have announced the creation of the Hot Rods Hall of Fame, which will debut for the 2018 season.   Prior to Opening Day on April 5, 2018, two former players or coaches of ...

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Booths coach RHS to twinbill sweep at Franklin

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 12, 2018 6:20 PM



 On a night to remember forever, Russellville’s pair of first-year basketball coaches earned their first-ever district victories Thursday evening. They will get unlimited opportunities to discuss them now and reminisce about them later, since Shannon and Rex Booth are wife and husband. &...

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Death claims Wes Strader, Voice of the Hilltoppers

By Kyle Neaves

Posted on January 10, 2018 12:13 AM



Charles Wesley “Wes” Strader, the “Voice of the Hilltoppers” as the radio play-by-play broadcaster for Western Kentucky University football and men’s basketball for 36 seasons and one of the most prominent figures in the commonwealth of Kentucky’s sports broadcast...

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Elite athletes to be inducted into LCHS Hall of Fame Friday

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 4, 2018 10:36 PM



The fourth class of inductees into the Logan County Athletic Association Hall of Fame will be honored Friday between games of the Clash of the Cats at LCHS. Five outstanding individuals are taking their places along with other elite athletes and coaches from Logan County High School and five former ...

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