Trio of Logan teams to play in regionals this week
By Jim Turner

Posted on October 14, 2018 6:56 PM


Three Logan County teams begin regional play early this week, two of them as district champions. In fact, the two Lady Cougars teams are playing in a combined 23 straight regional tournaments.

Lady Cougar soccer and volleyball teams won championships last week while the Cougar soccer team was runner-up in district action.

Logan teams went 23-1 this fall against Franklin-Simpson, Todd Central and Russellville.

*Lady Cougar volleyball goes to region for the 16th straight year as district champion following a 3-0 win over Franklin-Simpson in the finals.

Coach Steven Lyne’s team (24-12 overall, 11-4 in the region) is in the lower bracket, opening with Russell County (11-19, 8-11) at 6 p.m. Tuesday on a familiar court at Franklin.

In their bracket are two good teams, South Warren (22-10, 9-3) and Allen County-Scottsville (19-7, 13-4).

Logan stayed away from Greenwood (34-10, the only team with a better record than the Lady Cougars). The Lady Gators play host F-S (12-19) in the first match of the tournament Monday.

If the Lady Cougars win as expected Monday, they will play either South Warren or AC-S in the semifinal at 7:30 Wednesday. The finals will be Thursday at 6:30.

*With senior Abi Lindsey scoring all three goals, Lady Cougar soccer beat Franklin 3-0 for the district title last week. It was the seventh straight district championship for Logan County girls soccer.

Now for the seventh straight season, the Lady Cougars are in the regional semifinals. In two of those years they won a match to get there. In 2012 the Daniel McCarley-coached team swamped Monroe County. Three years later Coach Dan Duncan’s team beat Barren County 1-0 in an opening round game.

The other five years, the Lady Cougars have drawn into the semifinals, including on all three of Coach Barry McReynolds’ titles. Two byes are awarded because no 16th District school plays girls soccer.

Logan (12-6, 8-2, 8-0) has the fourth best record in the region. McReynolds’ team has outscored its opponents 64-37.

The Lady Cougars will play Monday’s survivor of Greenwood (17-13, 5-2) and host Barren County (9-8, 8-4) Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Barren County. The championship game, which will be played Thursday at 6 p.m., will probably include Bowling Green (16-3, 7-0).

*Cougar Soccer was 7-0 in the district after a 6-0 win over Todd Central in the district finals. But Coach Hunt McCollum’s team was upset 3-0 by the Franklin boys in the district finals.

This is the fifth straight trip to region for LCHS boys soccer, four of them as district runner-up.

The Cougars (9-7, 8-3, 7-1) will play Clinton County (7-11, 7-5) at 5:30 p.m. Monday at South Warren. The winner will take on the host Spartans (13-8, 7-3) at 5:30 Tuesday. (The 15th and 16th districts send only one team to region.)

Glasgow (14-4) will meet the winner of F-S (8-9) and BGH (5-16) in the other semifinal. The championship game is scheduled at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Shown in the picture of the volleyball champs are, from left, front row, seniors Olivia Bouldin, Hannah Cron, Maria Bertusi, Blake Bingham, Brittany Garrett and Karrah Cron; second row, Shaina Johnson, Ashland Canler, Shelby Cross and Haley Schweers; third row, Katie Fitzgerald, Rachel Desarn, Zoe Steenbergen, Madelin Yonts, Micah Page and Onahka Fuller.

The champion soccer team is, from left, front row, McKenzie Kempf, Hannah Goss, Carlie Alvis, Carli Jo Bruner, Addie Corder, Jamasyn Belcher and Autumn Taylor; second row, Coach Jillian Gainous, Kaydyn Costello, Abi Lindsey, Morgan Gafford, Tori Parrish, Brianna Loden, Kierra Costello, Campbell Hamilton, Linnea Pitts, Brianna Shelton, Hannah McGinnis and Assistant Coach Elin Pitts. Head Coach Barry McReynolds is on the back row.


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