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Faith, football combine as new Cougar coach introduction event

By Jim Turner

Posted on May 29, 2014 10:39 PM



A continued sense of family and a refreshingly new sense of optimism combined to make the Logan County Cougar Foundation’s Meet & Greet at Crossroads Church last Friday a special evening, uniting football and faith. The gathering provided Cougar supporters a chance to meet new head coach ...

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Thompson, McGinnis, Sydnor make Cougar track history

Posted on May 28, 2014 9:57 PM



The 2013-2014 version of LCHS track and field came to an end this past weekend at the KHSAA State Track and Field Championships, held at the University of Kentucky. The event returned to UK after being held at the University of Louisville the past 10 years or so. “What an awesome facility th...

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In roller coaster season, Shelton gets 900th win

By Jim Turner

Posted on May 27, 2014 11:02 AM



Greg Shelton has been through a myriad of ups, downs and emotions this season. He also has endured great pain from kidney stones. After his Russellville Panthers lost 8-6 to his former long-time school, Franklin-Simpson, in the 13th District Tournament last Monday, he wasn’t able to be at the...

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Panthers come close but see season end

By Jim Turner

Posted on May 26, 2014 10:45 PM



So close! So improved! And, yet, so over. When Barrett Croslin and Zach Denney took called third strikes to end the Panthers’ district game against Franklin-Simpson May 19, it also ended the careers of two of the best-known baseball players in Russellville baseball history. Coach Greg Shelto...

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Dennis Pardue named head coach at Clarksville Kenwood

By Jim Turner

Posted on May 25, 2014 9:51 PM



Former Russellville High School boys basketball coach Dennis Pardue has been named head boys basketball coach at Kenwood High School in the Clarksville area. The hiring had been rumored all week but was made official Friday. “I’m very honored and humbled to be named the next head boys c...

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Cougars compete in first 3A track regional

By Jim Turner

Posted on May 23, 2014 11:09 PM



The Logan County track teams competed last Thursday at the regional championships in Elizabethtown. “We knew moving up to AAA would be a big step and it proved to be a little bigger than we wanted,” says Coach Greg Howard. “I’m proud of our kids as they fought hard and gave t...

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Rashawn Jones to play football for Wesleyan

Posted on May 22, 2014 10:45 PM



Russellville High School senior Rashawn Jones has signed a letter of intent to play football at Kentucky Wesleyan College. Jones played offensive guard and linebacker/defensive line this past season.    He was a three-year starter for the Panthers and played a pivotal role on this past ye...

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Cougar baseball wins 4th straight district title

By Jim Turner

Posted on May 21, 2014 6:57 PM



The fourth straight district championship for the Logan County Cougars didn’t come easy, just as the third didn’t. But it happened, just as it has seven other seasons in this century. Behind the pitching of Caleb Bruner, the hitting of Matt Harper, and the defense of the entire team, th...

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Cougars beat Todd 9-2 in district opener

By Jim Turner

Posted on May 20, 2014 10:20 AM



After falling behind 2-0 before they ever came to bat, the Logan County Cougars roared back to beat Todd Central 9-2 in the opening game of the 13th District Baseball Tournament Monday at LCHS. The runs came off the bat of senior Ethan Chester, who hit a two-run homer. Jared England, who had been h...

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Denney leads Panthers to win on Senior Night

By Jim Turner

Posted on May 18, 2014 11:23 PM



Senior Zach Denney led the way on Senior Night as the Russellville Panthers beat Butler County 5-1 at Kelly Russell Field Thursday, a night in which Greg Shelton’s 900th victory was secured and celebrated. Denny pitched a complete game 3-hitter. He walked three Bears, which paled in compariso...

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Cougars edge Greenwood for 24th win

By Jim Turner

Posted on May 18, 2014 6:03 PM



Jacob Wood scored on Caleb Bruner’s sacrifice fly, and reliever Matt Harper shut out the Greenwood Gators in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Logan County Cougars a 6-5 win in the regular season finale for the defending regional champs. Harper also had three hits and finished with ...

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Trio of Cougar pitchers shut out South at BG Ballpark

By Jim Turner

Posted on May 17, 2014 10:58 PM



Fans of the Logan County Cougars have become accustomed over the past couple of years to eye-popping pitching performances, Most times that pitcher has been Caleb Bruner, but last year Hunter Britt and Blake Gettings had memorable outings. Those jewels usually come from one pitcher, not a mound comm...

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Robeys impressive in Strawberry Festival Run/Walk

By Jim Turner

Posted on May 17, 2014 7:46 PM



Darren Heuring, Becky Cameron, Jessica Robey and Jerry Dixon were overall winners of the Strawberry Festival Run on Saturday, May 10. Logan County High School cross country and track coach Greg Howard worked with the event and kept the records. He says, “This was my first opportunity to be at...

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Cougar Foundation holding Meet & Greet for Coach Duncan

By Jim Turner

Posted on May 16, 2014 8:48 PM



New Logan County football coach Steve Duncan will be both the guest of honor and the guest speaker when the Logan County Cougar Foundation conducts a fundraiser next Friday. Also to be featured are former Cougar great Joseph Jefferson, the highest NFL draft pick in Western Kentucky University ...

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Lady Cougars put together big innings

By Jim Turner

Posted on May 15, 2014 9:29 PM



Big innings have led to a couple of big wins for the Logan County Lady Cougars. Logan County 12, Warren Central 2 Scoring 10 runs in the fifth inning gave Logan a 12-2 win over Warren Central recently, as we review some previously unreported games for Coach Michael Crawford’s team. Sierra ...

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Logan shuts out Grayson in battle of big winners

By Jim Turner

Posted on May 15, 2014 12:53 PM



Coach Ethan Meguiar’s Logan County Cougars have won 8 of their last 10 games on the way to another outstanding season at 22-9. The Cougars shut out Grayson County 6-0 Tuesday with Caleb Bruner getting it all started early. He drove in the only run Logan would need with a first-inning sacrific...

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Mayfield, BGH moving out of districts with RHS, LCHS

By Jim Turner

Posted on May 14, 2014 10:05 PM



Eight of the 10 opponents the Russellville Panthers are scheduled to play this fall and in 2015 are the same. One of the two differences is of great significance, though. Coach John Myers’ team has played the Mayfield Cardinals four times in the last three years, and they will meet again at l...

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Wright pitches pair of 7-0 shutouts as RHS wins 10 of 11

By Jim Turner

Posted on May 14, 2014 4:47 PM



A key member of the Russellville pitching staff by the time he was an eighth grader, senior Corey Wright has been able to pitch very little for the Panthers the past two years because of an arm injury. He appeared to be at full strength Tuesday, though, when he shut out Allen County-Scottsville 7-0,...

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Golf scramble offered to raise SKYCTC scholarship funds

By Mark Brooks

Posted on May 11, 2014 3:38 PM



Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC) will host its third annual “Golf Scramble for Student Scholarships” on Saturday, May 31 at Crosswinds Golf Course in Bowling Green. The tournament consists of a full round of golf. The cost is $50 per person (4 person teams)...

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Lady Cougars edge Todd for second seed

By Jim Turner

Posted on May 9, 2014 10:08 AM



When Meagan Ferguson’s bases-loaded walk drove in courtesy runner Tristan Hales with Logan County’s fifth run in the fourth inning, there was no way to know this would turn out to be the winning run in the Lady Cougars’ district win at Todd Central Tuesday. Hales’ run made t...

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Greg Brohm named WKU Director of Football Operations

By Robert Sampson

Posted on May 8, 2014 10:43 PM



WKU added a new member to its football staff Wednesday as Greg Brohm joins the Hilltoppers as Director of Football Operations, the program announced on Wednesday. “I’m very excited to add Greg to our staff,” said head coach Jeff Brohm. “He brings an extensive background in f...

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F-S ends Panther win streak

By Jim Turner

Posted on May 7, 2014 11:17 PM



Russellville’s six-game win streak came to an end Tuesday as the Panthers fell 8-3 to visiting Franklin-Simpson in an important district game at Kelly Russell Field. Coach Greg Shelton’s team had been on an offensive tear, scoring nine or more runs in five of the six wins, but the Panth...

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Bruner pitches perfect game, highlighted by 16 strikeouts

By Jim Turner

Posted on May 7, 2014 9:54 PM



In a career filled with games to relish and remember, Caleb Bruner added another Tuesday when he pitched a perfect game, struck out 16, and on offense doubled and singled in a pair of runs. As a result, his Logan County Cougars blanked Todd Central 7-0 to tie for the top regular season record in the...

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Procter pitches Panthers past Rebels

By Jim Turner

Posted on May 2, 2014 11:12 PM



Jacob Procter pitched a one-hitter and doubled and tripled on offense to lead the Russellville Panthers to an 11-1 win over Todd Central Wednesday in district action. Colby Nichols went three for three with three runs scored with an RBI for Coach Greg Shelton's Panthers. One of his hits was a tripl...

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Cougars edge Franklin to take share of district lead

By Jim Turner

Posted on May 2, 2014 10:35 PM



The pitching of Caleb Bruner and batting of Matt Harper, Jacob Wood, Joe Holliday and Bruner played big roles in the Logan County Cougars’ 3-2 win over visiting Franklin-Simpson Thursday night. Bruner pitched a complete-game one-hitter while striking out 11 Wildcats and walking four. One run ...

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