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By Larry Joe Begley, Russellville Superintendent

Posted on January 30, 2021 9:15 PM



  In keeping with being as transparent as possible, we have some information regarding students and teachers in quarantine to share. We have been notified of 15 new student quarantines that affect: ***Russellville Middle School’s lady basketball team As of now, the quarantine of the g...

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Franklin escapes Lady Panthers with 51-49 win

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 28, 2021 9:15 PM



A 13-point lead slipped away from the Russellville Lady Panthers Jan. 22 as visiting Franklin-Simpson came back to escape Jim Young Gymnasium with a 51-49 district win. Coach Ryan Davenport’s team would have been alone in first place in the district had they been able to hold on to the lead...

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Logan's Jackson Campbell named Third Team Division I Preseason All-American

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 26, 2021 2:33 PM



Belmont University senior catcher Jackson Campbell has been named a Third Team Division I Preseason All-American by Diamond Sports. Campbell, who grew up in the Adairville area, is a 2017 graduate of Logan County High School where he was a star catcher on the Cougar baseball team. In last year&r...

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Cougars earn running clock against Todd Central

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 25, 2021 12:41 PM



When the Logan County Cougars got their first win of the season, they did it with flair, pizzaz and a sonic boom. Coach Nathan Thompson’s team built a running clock at 52-17 with three minutes remaining in the third quarter on the way to a 61-27 district victory over visiting Todd Central Fr...

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Defense leads Lady Cougars to first district win

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 25, 2021 10:55 AM



Defense has been the asset the Logan County Lady Cougars have built their season around. Until Friday, good defense had not been enough for them to get a win. This time, however, stinginess was a virtue. The Lady Cougars held visiting Todd Central under 30 points in a 43-28 district win. The win ...

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Speaking of Sports, Remembering my love affair with Henry Aaron-led Major League Baseball

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 24, 2021 8:33 PM



“I am a lifelong diehard New York Yankees fan and have been to Yankee Stadium, which was a bucket list item for myself. I have a goal of attending baseball games in every major league baseball park in the country. As of now I have been to nine of those parks.” Those are the words of Dus...

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Toppers sweep Middle to start season 13-4.

By Zach Greenwell

Posted on January 24, 2021 5:57 PM



  WKU Hilltopper Basketball locked down defensively Sunday to earn a 68-52 win over Middle Tennessee and its best start in 19 years. The Hilltoppers (13-4 overall, 6-2 Conference USA) held the Blue Raiders to 28.6 percent from the field to complete the series sweep in back-to-back games. WKU...

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F-S gets district win over Lady Cougars

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 21, 2021 9:26 PM



Visiting Franklin-Simpson outscored the Logan County Lady Cougars 10-3 from the middle of the first quarter to the middle of the second to build a 15-7 lead Friday in the district opener for both teams. That proved to be a lead Coach Dedra Adler’s team could never overcome. Logan pulled to ...

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F-S uses free throw dominance to beat Cougars

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 20, 2021 3:35 PM



After a strong start, the Logan County Cougars found themselves falling slightly behind visiting Franklin-Simpson Friday. Although they kept coming close, the Cougars never could regain the lead and lost 63-52 in their district opener. Senior Rooster Woodard was imminently involved in that early ...

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Panthers get district win over Todd Central

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 18, 2021 2:41 PM



Outscoring visiting Todd Central 8-3 to end the first half and never looked back Friday in a 57-46 district win. With Amari Andrews and Preston Moore doing the scoring, the Rebels led 6-5 after a low-scoring quarter. They were ahead 17-16 when the Panthers began their surge. Jovari Gamble scored ...

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Lady Panthers powerful in paint while beating Todd

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 18, 2021 12:43 PM



The  Russellville Lady Panthers took control of the area in and around the lane Friday on the way to a 60-48 district win over visiting Todd Central. Coach Ryan Davenport’s team dominated the boards by a 38-21 count, hit 14 of 20 free throws, and hit almost 50 percent (23 of 48) from t...

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Cooper's free throws at 0:0.3 sink Cougars

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 17, 2021 10:28 PM



Allen County-Scottsville’s boys came to Logan County for the Cougars’ first game of the season Tuesday after averaging 78 points an outing in their first three games. Coach Brad Bonds’ team would score only 43 points on this night.   Unfortunately for the home team, points 4...

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AC-S's Meador, Carter, experience hold off Lady Cougars

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 15, 2021 8:18 AM



On the surface, Logan County’s 42-39 home loss to Allen County-Scottsville Tuesday was the direct result of the Lady Cougars’ poor shooting. After all, they hit just 4 of 24 three-point attempts (16.7 percent), 9 of 33 two-pointers (27.3 percent) and 9 of 16 free throws (56.2 percent)....

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Glasgow wins over Lady Panthers 45-39 in All A

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 13, 2021 8:21 PM



Despite trailing from 7-10 points most of the game, the Russellville Lady Panthers kept threatening to take the lead Monday, but they never could. Down by three with 20 seconds left in the game, Coach Ryan Davenport’s team fell 45-39 to visiting Glasgow in the All A regional. Glasgow led 24...

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Glasgow squeezes past Panthers in All A

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 13, 2021 5:13 PM



Russellville outscored visiting Glasgow 10-4 in the last two minutes of their All A regional game Monday, but the Panthers’ comeback wasn’t quite enough. The Scotties escaped with a 65-62 win. The game had been close much of the way, although the Scotties never trailed after the midpo...

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Lady Cougars drop season opener at Edmonson County

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 9, 2021 9:07 PM



The veterans led the way for the Logan County Lady Cougars in their season opener Tuesday, but they didn’t get as much help as they needed in a 66-44 loss at Edmonson County. Senior Abby Hinton, who was the top substitute last year and an often-used reserve as a freshman and a sophomore, sc...

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Panthers win season opener at Caverna

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 9, 2021 8:15 PM



  The Russellville Panthers’ season opener was a breeze. Coach Carlos Quarles’ team breezed to a 57-42 win at Caverna Tuesday. Post player Josh Allen led the way with 23 points. He hit 11 of 18 field goal attempts. A 6’2’, 230-pound senior, Allen accounted for 8 of the...

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Lady Panthers start season, Davenport Era with win

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 9, 2021 4:07 PM



The Ryan Davenport head basketball coaching era began on top Tuesday when his Russellville Lady Panthers won 56-50 at Caverna. “I’m proud of our team tonight,” said Davenport, who is also athletic director and head softball coach. “We blew a 19-point lead on the road but k...

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Speaking of Sports dividing special years by 5

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 2021 4:47 PM



  As 2020 came to a universally popular end, my statistics-driven, trivia-loving mind has been churning again. Historically, many years which are divisible by five—ending in five or zero—have been memorable and historic in Land of Logan sports. Examples follow: 1935 Russellvill...

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