October News Briefs
By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM


Lewisburg's Books to Go open house Sunday

Lewisburg's Books to Go Library will celebrate its fifth anniversary with an open house Sunday, Nov. 4 from 2-4 p.m. The library is located at 155 Front Street. Hosts are volunteers Melba Ewing, Peggy Smith, Marcia Raymer, Claudia Crafton, Donna Owen, Melanie Henderson, June Stratton, Maxine Hinton, Joyce Richardson, and Mrs. and Mrs. Ritchie Clift



Historic log cabin to be dedicated in Auburn

Dedication ceremonies will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday (today) for a log cabin which has been added to the historic community at the rear of the Auburn Museum on Main Street in Auburn. The public is encouraged to attend.



Panthers beat Logan 35-7 in 25th Clash

The Russellville Panthers took advantage of four interceptions and the running of Demarcus Hampton to win at Logan County 35-7 in the 25th Clash of the Cats Friday. After Dequan Beard picked off a Justin Rone pass on the second play of the game, Zach Hines caught a 4-yard touchdown pass from Barrett Croslin another two plays later, and Russellville was on the way to the win just 79 seconds into the game. That was Croslin's only completion, but he picked off two of Rone's passes and Christian Naylor nabbed another one. Hampton carried the ball 17 times for 206 yards and three touchdowns. Beard scored on a 28-yard run. Gage Hales got the lone Cougar score on a short run after he had sprinted 47 yards to set it up. Landon Stratton kicked the extra point. Tyler Wood caused a fumble that Ian Woodall recovered to stop one RHS drive. Russellville (7-3) entertains Bardstown Bethlehem in next week's playoffs while Logan (2-8) heads to Graves County.



LCHS senior athletes to be honored tonight

Logan County High School will recognize fall sports senior athletes and their parents tonight for their contributions and support of Cougar Athletics before the Clash of the Cats football game at LCHS. They are Dakota Bray, DeVon Cross, Aaron Foster, Diego Garcia, Korey Jaynes, Taylor Rittenberry, Fredy Santiago, Jacob Smith and Tyler Vaughn in boys soccer; Claire Hopkins, Kelsey Markham and Hayley Mayher in girls soccer; Addie Baldwin and Jasmine Martin in girls cross country; Sye Head, Austin Rouse, Colton Spencer and Noah Thomas in boys cross country; Rebecca Dezarn, Megan Griggs, Brittany Harper and Breanna Whittaker in volleyball; and Aaron Baldwin, Dylan Givens, Gage Hales, Jared Hall, Jerry Hendrix, Chris Neal, Nick Offutt, Justin Rone and Tyler Wood in football. This ceremony will begin at 6:30 before the 7 p.m. game. See a preview of the Clash in Sports.



Dillard scores twice in state win

Tori Dillard scored two goals in Bowling Green's 4-0 win over Region 3 champion Daviess County in the opening round of the state girls soccer tournament Monday at Owensboro. The Lady Purples advance to state quarterfinal play Saturday at noon at Lexington lafayette against Lawrence County. BGH has not been scored on yet in six postseason matches. See the Brief below to learn more about Dillard. Bowling Green's boys team also has reached the state quarterfinals.



'Tiny Tori' recognized for soccer excellence

Tori Dillard, who was named most valuable player of the 14th District Girls Soccer Tournament and helped the Bowling Green Lady Purples beat Greenwood 2-0 for the regional championship on the Logan County soccer field, is the subject of a sports feature in the Sunday edition of the Bowling Green Daily News. Dillard was born three months premature and weighed just 1 pound, 13 ounces, the second smallest baby ever born at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Now Dillard, who is also one of the top softball players in the region, is headed to Centre College, where she will play NCAA soccer. She is the daughter of Russellville High School graduate Shelly Smith Dillard and her husband Bob. She is the granddaughter of Shelby and Beverly Piper of Logan County and Lewisburg High graduate Charles Smith of Manchester, Tenn. She is the first cousin of Chanler Steenbergen, who was one of Logan County's best volleyball players this year as a freshman, and of Aeron Smith, one of the top young softball catchers in the nation at Greenwood High. Zach Greenwell's story about "Tiny Tori" can be accessed at http://www.bgdailynews.com/sports/tiny-tori-lady-purples-heading-to-state-tourney/article_2108df04-1b35-11e2-9af5-0019bb2963f4.html



Mayfield, Central shut down local offenses

Two of the better teams in Kentucky came to the Land of Logan Friday night, and their defenses were dominant. According to the stat sheet of WRUS' Mark Reynolds, Mayfield, which is ranked first in the state in Class 1A, held the Russellville Panthers to a minus eight yards total offense in the second half on the way to a 27-7 win. According to Brad Stephens of the Daily News, the Logan County Cougars managed only 14 yards total offense in a 60-10 win by Class 5A power Warren Central. Josh Hampton scored the RHS touchdown on a 58-yard pass from Barrett Croslin. Corey Wright kicked the extra point. Logan's touchdown came from a 3-yard run by Brennan Rostampour. Landon Stratton kicked the other four points, including a successful 31-yard field goal.



RHS volleyball, LCHS soccer seasons end

The soccer and volleyball seasons ended for Russellville and Logan County Tuesday night. Coach Terricka Quarles' RHS volleyball team was beaten by four-time defending regional champion Greenwood 25-6, 25-18, 25-6. RHS finished with a 12-14-1 record.
Logan County's Claire Hopkins had scored three goals in a 6-0 win over Monroe County in the first round of the regional girls soccer tournament at LCHS Monday, but no Lady Cougar could score in a 6-0 loss to Bowling Green in Tuesday's semifinals. The Lady Gators will play BGH in the regional finals at LCHS Thursday at 6 p.m.



Logan soccer breezes 6-0 in region

The Logan County Lady Cougars romped to a win in their Fourth Region Soccer Tournament opener Monday, blitzing Monroe County 6-0. Coach Daniel McCarley's team will play a strong Bowling Green squad in tonight's semifinals at 7:30. The first semifinal will match Glasgow and Greenwood, which eliminated Todd Central 4-0 Monday. The tournament is being played at LCHS, which is in just its second season of varsity soccer.



Bowling Green ends LCHS v'ball season

For only the second time in 10 years, the Logan County Lady Cougars' volleyball season has ended short of the regional finals. Bowling Green, the only team in the region to beat the Lady Cougars during the regular season, did it again, winning 3-1 in the opening round of the regional tournament at Metcalfe County. The Lady Cougars finish their season with a 29-8 record,



Logan, RHS to play 14th District in region

The good news for the Logan County Lady Cougars (29-7) is that they are in the opposite bracket from Greenwood in the 4th Region Volleyball Tournament. Those two teams have met in 7 of the last 8 regional finals. The bad news is that the Lady Cougars have beaten the Lady Gators (17-19) in the regular season but have lost to Bowling Green (23-12), the team they meet in their regional opener Monday at 6 p.m. at Metcalfe County.
Meanwhile on Tuesday at 6 p.m., the Russellville Lady Panthers (12-13-1) will face Greenwood, which has won the three regional championships since Logan took the title in 2008. Coach Terricka Quarles' RHS team has had some excellent showings. The semifinals will be Wednesday and the finals Thursday at 6 p.m.



Regional girls soccer host Logan plays Monday

The 13th District champion Logan County Lady Cougars will be hosts of the 4th Region girls soccer tournament, which begins Monday. Coach Daniel McCarley's Lady Cougars (8-5-1) will play 15th District runner-up Monroe County (3-14-1) Monday at 7:30 p.m.., following a match between Greenwood (10-6-1) and Todd Central (10-7-1). If the Lady Cougars win, they will face Bowling Green (16-2-1 and ranked 13th in the state)Tuesday at 7:30. Glasgow (12-4-2) has the upper bracket bye. The championship game will be Thursday at 6 p.m., all at LCHS.



Panthers pound Futlon in Tobacco Bowl

Scoring 46 points in the first half, the Russellville Panthers blitzed Fulton City Saturday in a renewal of the Tobacco Bowl 60-0. A Barrett Croslin touchdown pass with no time showing on the clock and Corey Wright's extra point assured a shortened game with a running clock in the second half. Croslin kept throwing passes within the reach of basketball jumpers Zach Hines, Coco Darden & Josh Hampton for scores. Hines, Croslin, Desmon Quales & Demarcus Hampton all ran well. Dequan Beard blocked a punt, fielded it on one bounce, and took it to the end zone for a score. Zach Henley ran for a touchdown with Darden quarterbacking the second half. Fulton had only 17 players in uniform. The Panthers have now scored 125 points against the two teams from Futlon County. Before the afternoon game began, Lindsey Hutchison was named homecoming queen and Anthony Tisdale homecoming king. Principal Kim McDaniel says, "They both represent their student body very well by being respectful and academically and athletically-focused students of Russellville Jr./Sr. High School."



Beshear appoints Price, Townsend to boards

Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed two Logan County men to state boards. He named Bryson Price of Lewisburg's Price Funeral Home to the State Board of Examiners and Funeral Directors, replacing William Danks, whose term had expired. Price, who represents the Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky. will serve until May 31, 2015. The governor also appointed Dr. Charles Townsend of Russellville to the Kentucky Livestock Care Standards Commission. He represents the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association.



Annual singing at Crittenden Drive

The Annual Singing will be held at Crittenden Drive Church of Christ for the fifth straight year the Sunday of Tobacco & Heritage Festival weekend Oct. 14. The same song leaders as the past two years are scheduled to lead acapella congregational singing from 2-3:30 p.m. They are Steve McCarley of Franklin, Todd Walker of Murray and Frank Walton of Allensville.



Cougars edge Barren, reach 5A playoffs

Logan County jumped out to a 21-0 first-quarter lead at Barren County and held on for a 21-20 win over the Trojans, earning a Class 5A playoff berth in the process. Gage Hales scored three touchdowns in less than 8 minutes, two of them on touchdown passes by Justin Rone. It was the defense that had to get the job done after that. Barren started four drives inside Cougar territory in the second half and didn't score on any of them. Late in the game, Michael Sydnor made a game-saving tackle and Mason Robertson knocked down a couple of Trojan passes, including one on the past play of the game. The Cougars (2-6) will host Warren Central next week. The Dragons were shut out by powerful Bowling Green in another district game Friday.



Lady Cougars win 10th straight v'ball title

The Logan County Lady Cougars swept host Todd Central and runner-up Russellville on the way to their 10th straight district volleyball championship and 72nd straight district match win Thursday. Coach Steven Lyne's team beat Todd 25-7, 25-7, 25-12 and then won over the Lady Panthers 25-15, 25-13, 25-10 in the finals. Coach Terricka Quarles" RHS team eliminated Franklin-Simpson 25-12, 25-18, 25-17. Both teams advance to region.



District volleyball underway at Todd

The Russellville Lady Panthers and nine-year defending champion Logan County are favored to meet in the finals of the 13th District Volleyball Tournament at Todd Central tonight. The Lady Cougars of Coach Steven Lyne have the best record in the region at 27-7 snf hsbr eon 70 straight district matches. If they repeat as champions, the streak will rise to 72. LCHS was scheduled to play Todd Central at 5.
The Lady Panthers of Coach Terricka Quarles got off to one of their best starts ever at 11 -5, but have lost six of their last seven matches along with a tie. They have a 3-3 record going into the second game of the night against Franklin-Simpson. RHS is led by seniors Kathleen Noe & Nathashia Haskins along with junior Kahlil Hampton They play a Franklin-Simpson team led by Tori Lynch which has fallen twice to RHS. The championship match will be played late tonight. All postseason matches are best three of five games.



Lon Sosh Appreciation event tonight

Lon Sosh Appreciation Night will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Historic Logan County Courthouse. It will feature Brother Joe Carrico and Brother Bobby Forshee, the Brumfield Family Tradition, Tim Harris, Larry Houchin, Ronnie Murphy, Living By Faith, and Brent Summers. A love offering will be received to help Lon and Dartha Sosh financially, since he's been hospitalized for months. Door prizes will be given away. If you cannot make it and would like to donate or send a card, please mail to Lon Sosh, 113 Pembroke Lane, Russellville, Ky 42276



Primitive Camp Meeting this weekend

The 17th Annual Red River Camp Meeting and Rendezvous will be held on historic grounds of Red River Meeting House and Cemetery, near Adairville on Oct 12-14. History lessons: 2 pm each day. Benefit Auction on Saturday at 1 p.m. Church services: Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. 18th century communion service on Sunday at 10 a.m. Demonstrations will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Saturday is the fuller day, since a lot of the reenactors come from out of state and set up on Friday afternoon/night?. Camp restaurant is available on site. The event closes at 3 p.m. on Sunday. Firewood and water are furnished. No Camp Fee. Camping for primitive and modern (w/o water and electric hookup). No pets are allowed. Contact Tom Ruley or Richard and Darlynn Moore for additional information,



Lady Cougars 13th District soccer champs

The Logan County Lady Cougars are 13th District soccer champions. Coach Daniel McCarley led his team to a 3-0 win over Franklin-Simpson in Monday's semifinals. Then Tuesday the second-year varsity team edged Todd Central 2-1 after an extra period and penalty kicks. The Lady Rebels and Lady Cougars have been evenly matched all season. Todd won the first match 3-2 and they tied 2-2 Saturday. Both teams advance to region.



Logan Memorial offering Family HealthFest

Beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Logan Memorial Hospital will host the annual Family Health Fest. Forty exhibitors will be on hand with information about health and services available in the area. Free health screenings will include body fat/body mass index, cholesterol and lipid profile, colon cancer kits, lung function, cardiac risk assessment and sleep apnea analysis. Prostate or thyroid screening is available for $5. Kids' activities include craft projects and inflatables. The event ends at noon.



Victoria Cates chosen Festival queen

Victoria Cates, a standout volleyball and softball player at Logan County High School, was named Tobacco Festival Queen and one of the earliest pageants in Festival history Sept. 27 at deGraffenried Auditorium. In fact, everyone in the court is an athlete. Lady Cougar soccer player Kelsey Markham was first runner-up, and LCHS volleyball player Katelyn Jones was third runner-up. Kesi Neblett, who is officially a student at Russellville High School while attending the Gatton Academy at WKU, was second runner-up and Miss Congeniality. Queen Victoria was crowned by Molly Clark, a freshman at WKU who held the title longer than anyone else in Festival history, since the pageant wasn't held last year. Brent Summers served as master of ceremonies and Paige Rodgers was coordinator.



Officials to announce 68-80 speed limit hike

Congressman Ed Whitfield has announced that he will be in Russellville Tuesday to join Gov. Steve Beshear for the official announcement of an increase in the speed limit on U.S. 68-80 between Bowling Green and Cadiz. The maximum speed is to go up to 65 mph. The Logan County Economic Alliance for Development says the public announcement will be held at 12:15 p.m. at the Logan County Extension Office.



City-county 'grudge game' set Oct. 12

An alumni basketball grudge match will be held during the Tobacco & Heritage Festival on the Friday night before the parade. Eligible are players who were on the varsity of a Russellville or Logan County team before 1993, including non-consolidated schools. Former Logan County roundballers interested in playing should contact Ice Kennedy at 847-0995. Former Panthers or Lady Panthers can contact Todd Kerr at 847-2537. Those who want to play in Alumni bands or cheer can contact Darlene Gooch at 726-1303.


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