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Franklin escapes Rhea with win in close, classic encounter

By Jim Turner

Posted on September 30, 2014 12:16 PM



Despite the pain of an ever-so-close loss, Russellville football fans were reminded Friday why they have grown up loving Panther football. On a pleasant early fall night on that magnificent hill overlooking all of what was known 75 years ago as Knob City, the history and legacy of RHS football was ...

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Cougars fall 26-6 at Allen County homecoming

By Jim Turner

Posted on September 29, 2014 2:12 PM



For the second straight week, the Logan County Cougars avoided facing a running clock Friday in a 26-6 loss at Allen County-Scottsville. They had lost 35-0 a week earlier to Greenwood, and a 36-point margin is required to set the clock into continuous motion.   Cole Stanley scored the Cougars...

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Cougars, Patriots both see game tonight as winnable

By Jim Turner

Posted on September 26, 2014 1:54 PM



Two teams both hungry for a win will face tonight when the Logan County Cougars go to Scottsville to play the Allen County-Scottsville at patriot Field, beginning at 7 p.m. The Patriots are 1-4 and the Cougars 0-5, so each team sees this as a winnable game. AC-S got its win against visiting Marsha...

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Franklin to challenge Panthers at Rhea

By Jim Turner

Posted on September 25, 2014 9:35 PM



Two high-powered offenses will take snaps on Ken Barrett Field at Rhea Stadium Friday night. Most likely it will be the defenses that decide the winner. The homestanding Russellville Panthers have outscored their five opponents 198-68. That difference could have been even greater had it not been fo...

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Washington, Humble named honorary captains against F-S

By Jim Turner

Posted on September 25, 2014 12:16 PM



Two men who share several similarities will serve as honorary captains when the Russellville Panthers prepare to kick off against Franklin-Simpson Friday night. Russellville Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame members Darwin Washington and Jerry Humble will be the third set of Honorary Captains as RHS cel...

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Hot Rods owners buy Louisville Bats

By Andrew Kappes

Posted on September 23, 2014 9:24 PM



The commitment of Manhattan Capital Sports Acquisition to the state of Kentucky continues to show strong, as the group who owns the Bowling Green Hot Rods (Class-A/Tampa Bay Rays) announced their purchase of the majority interest in the Louisville Bats (Triple-A/International League/Cincinnati Reds)...

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Cougar Foundation taking nominations for new Hall of Fame

By Jim Turner

Posted on September 23, 2014 1:01 PM



Through the efforts of the Logan County Cougar Foundation, a Hall of Fame to honor those who have made significant contributions to athletic programs in Logan County schools or who have been great successes in sports after graduation. The inaugural class of the Hall will be inducted Friday, Feb. 6 ...

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Lady Cougar soccer off to 10-3 start

By Jim Turner

Posted on September 21, 2014 9:52 PM



As the highest scoring team in the Fourth Region and having the third stingiest defense, the Logan County Lady Cougars have one of the best regions in Fourth Region Girls Soccer. Coach Dan Duncan’s team has a 10-3 record and has scored 77 goals while giving up only 14. They are by far the sup...

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Cougars to play most important game of season at home Friday

By Jim Turner

Posted on September 18, 2014 9:37 PM



From Day One when the Logan County High School enrollment grew into Class 5A dimensions, the two most important games on the Cougars’ schedule have been district opponents Greenwood and Barren County. Two of teams in their district, Bowling Green and Warren Central, are just about out of reac...

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Greenwood v-ball beats Lady Cougars again

By Jim Turner

Posted on September 17, 2014 4:18 PM



Greenwood has beaten the Logan County Lady Cougars again in a volleyball match pitting the region’s two most successful programs in local v-ball history against each other. Coach Reels’ team won 25-22, 25-23, 25-19 Tuesday. The first time they played, the Lady Gators won 3-1. For Logan,...

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Cougar Athlete of the Month Club formed

By Michael Crawford

Posted on September 15, 2014 9:06 PM



Michael Crawford is an experienced teacher and coach at LCHS. He is head softball coach and assistant football coach at the school. We have started a new club at Logan County High School to recognize student/athletes that excel both on and off the field/court. The Cougar Athlete of the Month C...

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Hot Rods, Rays extend partnership through 2016

By Andrew Kappes

Posted on September 15, 2014 12:29 PM



The Bowling Green Hot Rods announced the extension of their partnership with the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday. The Player Development Contract was extended through the 2016 season by both sides, and it keeps the Rays as the only parent club the Hot Rods have held since the team’s inaugural season ...

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Logan cross country teams run in Mustang Stampede

Posted on September 14, 2014 9:04 PM



The Logan County cross country teams competed at the Mustang Stampede held at Muhlenberg County East campus. Coach Greg Howard observes, “Our kids are improving every day, and as a coach that’s very exciting. Our kids have embraced what it takes to excel at running and the small things t...

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Cats to Clash tonight at Logan

By Jim Turner

Posted on September 12, 2014 3:34 PM



Comparative scores make it difficult for those making predictions to believe tonight’s annual Clash of the Cats can be competitive. Yet those who have watched the Logan County Cougars in their building/rebuilding process on a regular basis believe the youngsters are on the verge of becoming a ...

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New Russellville Middle Softball team a work in progress

By Ryan Davenport

Posted on September 10, 2014 3:54 PM



Ryan Davenport is coach of the new Russellville Middle School softball team. We asked him to share with readers of The LoJo how the team got started and how the building process is going. Last year we didn’t have enough girls to field a team. I was concerned about our students not having the ...

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Lady Cougars continue playing tough schedule

By Jim turner

Posted on September 9, 2014 10:33 PM



The Logan County Lady Cougars brought home a 2-3 record from the prestigious Queens of the Court volleyball tournament at Central Hardin High School of Elizabethtown this weekend. That left the defending regional champs with a 5-5 mark on the season. Wins were over Boyle County and North Hardin. Th...

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Panthers break open close game against Butler County

By Jim Turner

Posted on September 7, 2014 10:34 PM



A game that started close and low-scoring turned into a win by a sizable margin Friday for the Russellville Panthers against a competitive Butler County team. With the impressive 35-6 final score, Russellville improved its record to 3-0 on the young season heading into next week’s Clash of th...

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Johnson, Crossley lead Logan in cross county opener

By Jim Turner

Posted on September 5, 2014 10:20 AM



This past weekend Logan County’s cross country teams traveled to Ephram White Park in Bowling Green for the Warren East Raider Twilight Classic. Veteran coach Greg Howard says performances were better than he had expected. Logan got strong runs from freshman Meredith Johnson and senior Levi C...

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Nichols, Watson to serve as honorary captains for Panthers

By Jim Turner

Posted on September 2, 2014 11:48 PM



Two former Russellville High School standouts who were teammates and classmates both at RHS and Western Kentucky University will be honorary captains for the 2014 Panthers will they entertain Butler County at Rhea Stadium this Friday. This is the second installment of a season-long celebration of 7...

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Doughty earns CUSA and national honors

By Jermey Brown

Posted on September 1, 2014 3:33 PM



Following his record-breaking performance in a 59-31 season-opening win over Bowling Green, WKU quarterback Brandon Doughty racked up a pair of national awards and Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week honors on Monday. Doughty, a redshirt senior, was named the National Performer of the ...

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