September 2015 Articles
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WKU Athletic Director comments on game start times

By Todd Stewart. Director of Athletics

Posted on September 30, 2015 10:37 AM



Hello Hilltopper Nation! Following tremendous anticipation and excitement throughout the summer and fall, our football team has started the season 3-1 for only the second time since we transitioned to the Football Bowl Subdivision. The strong start includes a win at Southeastern Conference opponent...

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Athletes of the Month at RJSHS are named for August

Posted on September 27, 2015 11:29 PM



We have started a new tradition at Russellville Jr./Sr. High School for this school year. Each month we will be spotlighting male and female student athletes for their outstanding play on the field and their success in the classroom. Student athletes are nominated by their coaches for the Gerald Pri...

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Queen Tristan, King Josh reign over RHS homecoming

By Penni Nugent

Posted on September 24, 2015 5:05 PM



RJSHS experienced a great week of Homecoming beginning with Spirit Week. Monday was ‘Merica Day; Tuesday Frat/Derby Day; Wednesday Super Hero Day, Thursday Squad Day, and Friday was Black and Gold Go Crazy Day! It was a record-setting week with participation in our spiri...

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Sixth grade Cougars off to dominating start

Posted on September 23, 2015 10:52 PM



The Cougars sixth grade team from Logan County in the Southern Kentucky Football League is off to a great start with a 2-0 record, having outscored the two opponents 66-6. Coach Scott Porter’s team beat Butler County 27-0 and Muhlenberg County 39-6. Robbie Matthews, Mike Terry and Brian Thurs...

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Remembering the legend, Yogi Berra

By Brian Doyle

Posted on September 23, 2015 9:54 PM



Brian Doyle is a former New York Yankee who always played his best in the World Series. He is the brother of former Russellville basketball coach Denny Doyle and the brother-in-law of Marie Caudill of Auburn. He is a close friend of Mark and Jean Reynolds of Russellville. He posted the following thi...

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1970 Panthers came ever-so-close to state

By Jim Turner

Posted on September 22, 2015 4:30 PM



Considered by many to be the best Russellville football team not to make it to the state finals during the playoff era, the 1970 Panthers are to be honored Friday night at halftime of the currently undefeated team’s battle against highly regarded Murray. Most of the players on this squad had ...

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Landon Stratton named OVC Special Teams Player of the Week

Posted on September 20, 2015 9:23 PM



Murray State University redshirt freshman punter Landon Stratton was named as the adidas® OVC Specialist of the Week for week three of the season Sunday, the league office announced. This is the first career honor for Stratton and the first weekly honor of 2015 for any Racer. The Russ...

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First RHS state champs in football to be honored Friday

By Jim Turner

Posted on September 16, 2015 4:08 PM



A very special team in Russellville High School football history—the 1980 Panthers—is to be honored Friday at Rhea Stadium as part of the 2015 season being dedicated to outstanding teams whose last digit is a zero. The 1990 state champion squad was honored at last week’s 41-6 win ...

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Panther Park, 1990 state champs, 4th ranked Panthers await Cougars Friday

By Jim Turner

Posted on September 10, 2015 9:24 PM



When a very large number of Logan Countians (which includes Russellvillians) arrive at Rhea Stadium Friday night for the Clash of the Cats, they may want to enter at the lower or northeast corner of the field near the intersection of Summer and East Eighth streets. Some of those attending will be h...

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Logan runs first cross country meet under Coach Laster

By Jim Turner

Posted on September 3, 2015 5:09 PM



The Logan County Cross Country Teams made their first appearance under new coach Joe Dan Laster in the Raider Twilight Invitational sponsored by Warren East on Aug. 29. “I was very excited about the team effort that I saw from ALL of the kids. These kids have been working extremely hard and i...

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Zack Woodall, WBVR offer a football picking contest

By Jim Turner

Posted on September 2, 2015 11:50 AM



Zack Woodall, who is best known locally for his coverage of Logan County football and basketball on WRUS, has added another dimension to his ever-increasing presence in the Bowling Green/Southcentral Kentucky region. Woodall is now the namesake of Zack’s Football Pick ‘Em Contest, promo...

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