Logan County & Lady Panther basketball seasons start tomorrow
By Jim Turner


Posted on November 27, 2016 3:16 PM



The local high school football season ended locally Friday. The high school basketball season opens Monday.

Both Logan County varsity and junior varsity teams play their first games that count Monday night. The Cougars will entertain Warren East while the Lady Cougars go to Edmonson County. The jayvee games will begin at 6 p.m.

When the Cougar varsity tips off, Coach Lonnie Mason will set a record. He is the first boys basketball coach at LCHS to be the team’s bench boss for five seasons. The late Gerald Sinclair coached the first four seasons of the school’s history while Dick Webb and Harold Tackett were both on the job a quartet of seasons, too.

This is Finley Baird’s fourth season as coach of the Lady Cougars. Her first three years on the job have been great successes. Logan has won not only the district championship each of those seasons but also a game at region each year. Major changes face this year’s team, which lost all five starters to graduation this spring. Additionally, veteran assistant coaches Zach Simpson and George ‘Voodoo’ Vanderpoole did not return. Simpson is now the head coach of the Greenwood Lady Gators.

Both Mason and Baird are LCHS alumni and were part of successful programs. Baird was a senior standout on the first Lady Cougar team in 1983. She helped Coach Jim Thompson’s team reach the regional finals before losing to eventual state champion Warren Central. Stars of that Lady Dragon squad, Clemette Haskins and Melinda Carlson Logic, became her teammates on WKU’s 1086 Final Four Lady Topper squad, which featured Olmstead grad Lillie Mason.

Lonnie Mason, who was a multi-sport athlete at LCHS, was a member of Coach Dick Webb’s 1993 regional runner-up Cougar team. Mason, who had served as an assistant under a number of former LCHS head coaches, had his greatest success two years ago when he coached the Cougars to their first district championship since that ’93 season.

Athletic Director Greg Howard has also released the school’s swim schedule. Coach Rachelle Wharton’s teams made history last season when both a Cougar and a Lady Cougar reached state for the first time. One of them, Riley Wharton, returns. The Lady Cougar who made it to state, Lilly Morris, is now a member of Coach Dee Wilkins’ state contending Bowling Green High program.

Russellville Athletic Director Calvin Head has not released winter sports schedules to the local media, but the KHSAA website says his Lady Panthers will also open their season Monday against visiting Warren Central. Veteran guard Loreal Cheaney has been selected as a Preseason All-Region player.

John Brett Reynolds of WRUS has announced that Coach Phil Todd’s Panthers will not start their season until next week. Although their two more experienced players, seniors Pedro Bradshaw and Micah Naylor, have been practicing, most of the others who will see a lot of playing time have just finished their football seasons.

Logan County schedules follow

 

 

 

2016-2017 Lady Cougar Basketball Schedule

Date            Day             Opponent                        Teams                   Times

Nov. 29           Tuesday           @ Edmonson County              JV-V                6

Dec. 1                   Thursday     Muhlenberg County                   F-JV             6

Dec. 2              Friday              @ Russell County                    JV-V                6

Dec. 3                   Saturday       Hopkinsville                    F-JV-V                   4:30

Dec. 5              Monday           @ Bowling Green                    F-JV                 6

Dec. 6              Tuesday           @ Ohio County                       GV-BV            6

Dec. 8              Thursday         @ Franklin-Simpson                F                      5

Dec. 9                   Friday          Franklin-Simpson             GV-BV        6

Dec. 10            Saturday          @ Owensboro Catholic           V                     7:45

Dec. 12        Monday        Warren Central               JV-V            6

Dec. 13            Tuesday           @ Daviess County                   JV-V                6

Dec. 16        Friday          Todd County Central                 GV-BV        6

Dec. 19,20,21  M,T,W            Lady Hawk Classic @ Larue Co.            GV                  TBD

Jan. 2           Monday        Russellville                      F-JV             6

Jan. 6               Friday              @ Russellville                          GV-BV            6

Jan. 7           Saturday       Greenwood                      F-JV-V                   4

Jan. 9               Monday           @ Owensboro                          JV-V                6

Jan. 10             Tuesday           @ Allen County-Scottsville      GV-BV            6

Jan. 13             Friday              @ Todd County Central          GV-BV            6

Jan. 17                   Tuesday       Butler County                           JV-V            6

Jan. 19                   Thursday     Franklin-Simpson             F                 5

Jan. 20             Friday              @ Franklin-Simpson                GV-BV            6

Jan. 21             Saturday          @ Glasgow                               F-JV                 10

Jan. 21                   Saturday       Clarksville-Northeast                 GV-BV        5

Jan. 23             Tuesday           @ Bowling Green                    F-JV                 6

Jan. 24             Tuesday           @ Barren County                    GV-BV            6

Jan. 27                   Friday          Russellville                      GV-BV        6

Jan. 28                   Saturday       Owensboro                      JV-V            2

Jan. 30                   Monday        Allen County-Scottsville   F-JV             6

Jan. 31                   Tuesday       Apollo                                      JV-V            5:30

Feb. 2              Thursday         @ Muhlenberg County F-JV                 6

Feb. 4              Saturday          @ Glasgow                               GV-BV            6

Feb. 7          Tuesday       Edmonson County            F-JV             6

Feb. 9          Thursday     Todd County Central                 F-JV             6

Feb. 11                        Saturday          Autism Classic in Owensboro V                     TBD

Feb. 13                        Monday           Russellville                              F-JV                 6

Feb. 14                  Tuesday       South Warren                           JV-V            6

Feb. 16                        Thursday         @ Greenwood                          GV-BV            6

Feb. 18                  Saturday       @ Todd County Central    F                 TBD 

Feb. 19-25       District Basketball Tournament                      V                     TBD   

           

2016-2017 Cougar Basketball Schedule

Date            Day             Opponent                        Teams                   Times

Nov. 28        Monday        Warren East                    JV-V            6

Nov. 29        Tuesday       Greenwood                      JV-V            6

Dec. 3              Saturday          @ Muhlenberg County JV-V                6

Dec. 5                   Monday        Bowling Green                          F-JV             6

Dec. 6              Tuesday           @ Ohio County                       GV-BV            7:30

Dec. 8              Thursday         @ Franklin-Simpson                F-JV                 6

Dec. 9                   Friday          Franklin-Simpson             GV-BV        7:30

Dec. 10            Saturday          @ Webster County                  V                     2:30    

Dec. 13        Tuesday       Warren Central               JV-V            6

Dec. 15            Thursday         @ Todd County Central          F-JV                 6

Dec. 16        Friday           Todd County Central                 GV-BV        7:30

Dec. 17        Saturday       South Warren                           F-JV-V                   3:30

Dec. 19,20       M,T                 Kenwood Classic                     V                     TBD

Jan. 3           Tuesday       Monroe County                JV-V            6

Jan. 5           Thursday     Russellville                      F-JV             6                

Jan. 6               Friday              @ Russellville                          GV-BV            7:30

Jan. 9           Monday        Allen County-Scottsville   F-JV             6

Jan. 10             Tuesday           @ Allen County-Scottsville      GV-BV            7:30

Jan. 12                   Thursday     Todd County Central                 F-JV             6

Jan. 13             Friday              @ Todd County Central          GV-BV            7:30

Jan. 14             Saturday          @ Springfield                           F-JV                 TBA

Jan. 19                   Thursday     Franklin-Simpson             F-JV             6

Jan. 20             Friday              @ Franklin-Simpson                GV-BV            7:30

Jan. 21                   Saturday       Freshman Tournament     F                  9       

Jan. 21                   Saturday       Clarksville-Northeast                 GV-BV        6:30

Jan. 24             Tuesday           @ Barren County                    GV-BV            7:30

Jan. 26             Thursday         @ Russellville                          F-JV                 6

Jan. 27                   Friday          Russellville                      GV-BV        7:30

Jan. 28             Saturday          @ Warren Central                   F-JV                 10       

Feb. 4          Saturday       South Warren                           F-JV             10     

Feb. 4              Saturday          @ Glasgow                               GV-BV            7:30

Feb. 7              Tuesday           @ Bowling Green                    JV-V                6

Feb. 13                        Monday           @ Rossview                              JV-V                6

Feb. 16                        Thursday         @ Greenwood                          GV-BV            7:30

Feb. 19-25       District Basketball Tournament                      V                     TBD   

           

LCHS 2016/2017 swim meets

 

November 19    AWAY   Rick Cohn Invitational

November 29     AWAY   at BGHS with RHS

December 6        HOME    vs. RHS and Hopkins Co   begins at 5:30

December 10      AWAY    Hilltopper at WKU

December 17      AWAY    Murray Invitational

January 7             AWAY    Best of the West Invitational at BGHS

January _____   HOME     Senior Night with RHS and Franklin High

February 10/11  AWAY     *REGIONALS*  at Owensboro Healthpark

 

 




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