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Hendrix to pitch for Lindsey-Wilson

By Jim Turner

Posted on March 31, 2016 11:06 PM



With a sparkling stat sheet to his credit, Logan County High School senior Jordan Hendrix signed the papers recently to pitch collegiately for Lindsey Wilson College. At the time of his signing, Hendrix had three career numbers to his credit that stand out dramatically. They were his 12-4 won-lost ...

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Nichols fans 13 in 2-1 Panther loss to F-S

By Jim Turner

Posted on March 31, 2016 8:51 AM



The Russellville Panthers gave heavily favored Franklin-Simpson a scare before falling 2-1 in their district baseball opener March 22 at Russellville's Kelly Russell Field.  The Wildcats scored their two runs in the second inning without benefit of a hit. Rylan Thomas led off the inning with a...

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Parker Bray leads Logan Middle track at Drakes Creek

By Jim Turner

Posted on March 30, 2016 9:50 PM



Eighth Grader Parker Bray dominated the throwing events to lead the Logan County Cougars in an All Commers Meet at Drakes Creek Middle School in Bowling Green Monday. He won the shot put and blew away the field in winning the discus. With Coach Greg Howard unavailable because of serving as athletic...

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Cougars nip Hornets, shut out Patriots

By Jim Turner

Posted on March 29, 2016 10:19 PM



The Logan County Cougars picked up a pair of road wins in three days, one a nail-biter and the other a blowout. Coach Ethan Meguiar’s team edged Metcalfe County 7-5 Monday and then blasted Allen County-Scottsville 10-0 Monday. The Cougars scored two runs in the top of the sixth for their mar...

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Rick Stansbury named WKU head men's basketball coach

By Michael Schroeder

Posted on March 28, 2016 1:07 PM



With 293 career wins and 11 postseason trips as a head coach to his credit, Rick Stansbury has been named the 15th head men’s basketball coach at Western Kentucky University, Director of Athletics Todd Stewart announced on Monday.  In 2002 he came close to recruiting Russellvillian ...

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Cougars blast Todd after pair of close losses

By Jim Turner

Posted on March 26, 2016 9:41 PM



After suffering two close losses, the Logan County Cougars took it out on district opponent Todd Central Tuesday, beating the Rebels 31-1 to run their record to 4-2. A two-run loss to regional favorite South Warren the day before may have been just as impressive for Coach Ethan Meguiar’s youn...

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Buzzer beater by Bopp bounces Billikens, propels Lady Toppers to WNIT Elite 8

By Currie McFayden

Posted on March 26, 2016 5:48 PM



Trailing 76-75 with less than one second remaining, freshman Sidnee Bopp's buzzer-beating three-pointer from the left corner propelled WKU to a 78-76 overtime win at St. Louis and into the WNIT quarterfinals inside Chaifetz Arena on Friday evening. Bopp's lone field goal of the ...

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Young Lady Cougars beat Central 16-5

By Jim Turner

Posted on March 22, 2016 11:34 PM



A surprisingly young Logan County softball team beat Warren Central 16-5 Friday for their first win of the season. Six returning senior starters and two juniors who played extensively last year were expected back, but only one of them, senior Torrie Pollard, is currently with the team. Also back is...

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Hatchett's Toppers win tournament in Smokies

Posted on March 22, 2016 9:19 PM



 Despite trailing by 10 strokes entering the final round of play, WKU men's golf rallied past Murray State with the lowest third round in the field, shooting a three-over 291 to capture the team championship at the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate in Sevierville, Tenn. by three shots on Tuesd...

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Cougar baseball sweeps trio of 14th District teams

By Jim Turner

Posted on March 21, 2016 5:05 PM



It wasn’t quite General Sherman marching through Georgia, but the Logan County Cougars laid waste to 14th District baseball teams during a three-day period last week. After beating Greenwood in three extra innings Tuesday (see the story on The LoJo at http://www.theloganjournal.com/Stories.as...

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Lady Panthers, Coach Head win softball opener at BGH

By Jim Turner

Posted on March 20, 2016 10:44 PM



Russellville scored five runs in the sixth inning to beat Bowling Green 8-5 on the road to start the season Thursday. It’s the second straight season the Lady Panthers have beaten BGH. Tonisha Hampton began the inning with a walk. After Johnea Pendleton moved her over, Macy Meacham, who has r...

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LCHS track teams open season at Greenwood

By Jim Turner

Posted on March 19, 2016 1:59 PM



The Logan County track season opened this week with the Cougars and Lady Cougars running at Greenwood. Coach Greg Howard said, “I let our kids have fun and choose the events they competed in. A fun and eye-opening night for them. Pretty strong performances for a first night with lots of new ru...

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Student Ambassadors meet with Russellville superintendent

By Penni Nugent

Posted on March 16, 2016 8:51 PM



At the Russellville Schools Central Office on March 3, Superintendent Leon Smith hosted the Russellville Junior/Senior High Ambassador Executive Council with a luncheon. He chose to take this time to discuss with them their ideas for current and future opportunities for the Russellville Junior/Sen...

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Freshmen help Cougars edge Gators in extra-inning opener

By Jim Turner

Posted on March 16, 2016 4:37 PM



Young players were deeply involved in Logan County Cougars’ season-opening win over Greenwood Tuesday in a game that went 10 innings before Coach Ethan Meguiar’s team won 7-6. Freshman Third Bell doubled in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning, making freshman reliever Dylan...

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Lady Cougars dominate freshmen district tournament

By Jim Turner

Posted on March 15, 2016 10:40 PM



Capping a very successful 12-2 season, the Logan County Lady Cougars freshmen team won the 13th District Freshmen Tournament at home near season’s end. Coach George Vanderpool’s team beat Russellville 51-24 and Todd Central 53-26. Franklin-Simpson didn’t field a freshmen team in t...

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Panthers Bradshaw and Mitchell named to all-region team

By Jim Turner

Posted on March 12, 2016 6:34 PM



Bradshaw and Mitchell named all-regional tournament A pair of Panthers were named to the Fourth Region All-Tournament team Tuesday, immediately after Bowling Green’s three-point win over Barren County in the championship game. Junior Pedro Bradshaw and senior Jason Mitchell were named all-st...

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Cougar football players shine in weightlifting competition

Posted on March 12, 2016 2:33 PM



The Logan County Football team traveled to Hopkinsville on a recent Saturday to compete in a weightlifting competition against 11 other schools. Carson Bradley        145 lb weight class placed 3rd with 260 lbs lifted Preston Rust    ...

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RMS cheerleaders honored

Posted on March 9, 2016 9:23 PM



Beverly York, a Russellville Middle School cheer coach, has announced that the following honors were presented at a March 1 program: Captain's Award: Halle York, Co-Captain:  Cassidy Farwick, Coach's Award: Addie Mosier  and Caylee Wright, 110% Award: Lily Buffa, Most Improved: Addie Cund...

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Hatchett's Toppers place 4th of 19 at Myrtile Beach

Posted on March 9, 2016 1:30 PM



WKU men's golf fired a final round 286 to finish fourth overall in the Bash at the Beach hosted by The Surf Club on Tuesday afternoon, finishing the tournament at nine-over 861 (283-292-286) for the three-round event. The Hilltoppers had the fifth-best round in the field of 19 teams on Tuesday, tra...

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Lady Cougars Johnson, Mason, Barnes named all-region

By Jim Turner

Posted on March 8, 2016 11:23 PM



Three senior members of the Logan County Lady Cougars basketball team were named All-Region after Sunday’s Fourth Region finals at Diddle Arena. The honorees were center Brooke Barnes, guard Taleia Mason and forward Cierra Johnson. Champion Bowling Green High placed four members on the honor...

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13th District players honored for academic, basketball excellence

Posted on March 1, 2016 11:15 PM



Calvin Head, who serves as Russellville athletic and as 13th District Tournament Manager—not to mention being coach of the Lady Panthers in basketball and softball—has announced All-Season and All-Academic teams for the four schools in the district. 13th District All Academic Team Girl...

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