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Speaking of Sports: Mike Casey played at Lewisburg

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



     There’s always a Logan County connection, I always say. R.B. Mays even mentioned that truth when talking about his hiring of Lance Gregory to be the head football coach at Graves County. (See story on this website.)      It turns out that the former M...

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National basketball finalist in Russellville Saturday

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



    A player who helped her team reach the national championship game Sunday night was in Russellville the day before.      Keshia Hines played a huge role in the Louisville Lady Cardinals’ 61-59 win over second-ranked Oklahoma Sunday in the women’s Final Four in S...

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Lady Panthers making progress

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



Sluggers to compete for national title in Cooperstown

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



     The 12U Southern Kentucky Sluggers based in Russellville have been selected to play in the Cooperstown Dreams Park and American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame Invitational Tournament, during the week of June 6 in the Magical Mythical Home of Baseball, Cooperstown, N.Y. ...

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Local grads playing college diamond sports

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



     Diamond sports are underway, and the Land of Logan has contributed to college baseball and softball teams.      Returning for a senior season on the baseball mound, Bryan Fuller of Lewisburg is off to a good start for Campbellsville University basebal...

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Speaking of Sports: March Madness means more cheers, disappointments

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



     Saturday night at Rupp Arena, I was running back and forth (don’t try to picture that) between the pressroom and the playing floor, watching two great games.      When all the dribbling and cheering had subsided, Gongaza had been given a two-point vic...

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Speaking of Sports: State honor brings closure

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



     "More than anything else, this brings closure," Gerald Sinclair said at the close of a big day.      Sinclair was the head coach of the Logan County Cougars when they won the state boys basketball championship in 1984.      Friday, he and hi...

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Sweet(16) victory came 25 years ago

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



    Twenty-five years ago this very day-St. Patrick’s Day 1984-the sweetest of victories belonged to Logan County.It came in the finals of the Sweet Sixteen.      The Logan County Cougars beat Bourbon County 83-70 in the finals of the state boys basketball...

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Speaking of Sports: Panthers honored; Baldwin officiating at state

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



     Three Russellville Panthers were named to the 15-man All-4th Regional Tournament team after Tuesday’s championship game. Honored were  Kevin Temple, Damian Elam and D.J. Quarles.      Elam was also the only Panther honored ...

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BGH withstands RHS comeback

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



     The Russellville Panthers outscored Bowling Green 27-8 during a 7-minute, 15-second span in the regional semifinals Monday at Diddle Arena.      It wasn’t enough! Bowling Green held on to win the low-scoring contest 44-41.      The Panthers ...

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Speaking of Sports: Panthers come up just short; Shelton resigns AC-S position

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



     After playing one of their worst halves of the season, the Russellville Panthers mounted a magnificent comeback in the 4thRegion semifinals Monday night.      They came back from a 33-13 deficit midway through the third quarter to tie the score agains...

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Panthers push (the ball) past Patriots

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



     Running at every opportunity, the quicker Russellville Panthers blistered Allen County-Scottsville 67-56 in the first round of the 4th  Region Tournament at Diddle Arena Saturday.      AC-S was much taller than the Panthers, especially since Russellvi...

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LCHS considers starting soccer in middle schools

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



    For many years, some people have wanted Logan County High School to field interscholastic soccer teams. There was not enough support, however, at least in terms of students who actually committed to playing the sport when put up-or-shut up time came.  ...

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Speaking of Sports: Panthers draw AC-S at region

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



  The Russellville Panthers will open 4th Region play Saturday afternoon against strong competition.      Coach Dennis Pardue’s team-runner-up in the 13th District for the fourth consecutive season-will take on 15th District champion Allen County-Scottsvil...

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Franklin paints Panthers' perimeter

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



     In a battle of the p’s, Paint pounded Perimeter Friday at Franklin-Simpson.      By controlling the paint, the home team won with surprising ease over the perimeter-oriented Panthers of Russellville in the finals of the 13 th District boys basketball tournament...

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