Area Sports

What means more than first place

By Drew Bergman Editor When Elly Richardson was nine months old she was diagnosed with right side hemiplegic cerebral palsy. “It was from a uterine stroke,” Courtney Richardson, Elly’s mother, said.      Elly’s condition hadn’t been detected earlier because babies simply do not yet have the motor skills on either side to reveal that type of…

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2019 RCHS Volleyball Awards

As promised in the pages of this week’s edition of the Current, more photos from the Russell County High School volleyball awards ceremony featuring assistant coach Macey Johnson and head coach Faith Womack.

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High school basketball returns

By Drew Bergman Editor Four people per Laker and three per Cardinal were on hand last Tuesday night as Russell County opened the season hosting Taylor. Among those on hand was State Senator Max Wise who has a son on Taylor County’s team. “I think it’s just great for the parents, players, coaches, and community…

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Lakers compete at Bassmaster High School National Championship

By Morgan Holmes Staff Writer The Russell County Bass Fishing Team participated in the Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School National Championship presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors last week.      The weather didn’t cooperate much and the teams all faced a struggle with the lake being lower than usual for this time of year pushing…

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RCHS volleyball wins opening round of region

By Drew Bergman Editor On Monday night the Russell County Lady Lakers volleyball team won their opening round Region 4 matchup against District 15 Champion Allen County-Scottsville 25-20, 25-15, 25-16.      The win comes off the Lady Lakers’ own district championship tournament where they defeated Metcalfe County 25-18, 25-18, 27-25, before falling to Clinton County in…

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No. 7 Mighty Lakers claim regular season district title

Story by Drew Bergman Photo by Jessica Gossage With 6:35 left in the third quarter the Russell County Mighty Lakers were down 12-7 against the Patriots of Allen County-Scottsville.      The Lakers had opened the scoring with a 41-yard run by Dylan Bland on the third play of a drive that had started at midfield. Each…

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Soccer concludes first season back as district runners-up

By Drew Bergman Editor The 2020 KHSAA 16th District soccer championship was supposed to have been decided last Tuesday at Clinton County Middle School and would have if not for a faulty breaker. Girls With Monroe County clinging to a 1-0 lead and just under 19 minutes left in the game the lights on the…

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Three Lakers compete at state championships

By Drew Bergman Editor This past week three Russell County golfers made the trip to the Bowling Green Country Club for the 2020 Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac/KHSAA State Golf Championships. For seniors Nick Blakey and Clay Anderson, it was their final event of their high school careers. For junior McKenzie Trautman it was another step in her…

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Lakers beat Cumberland County

By Drew Bergman Contributor This past Thursday the Lakers travelled out to Dale Hollow State Park to play a match set against Cumberland County. There, the squad of Nick Blakey, Dru Stapp, Kole Rixon, and Josh Glover combined to defeat the Panthers 181-190. Nick Blakey lead the team with a 38 on nine holes. “I…

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Russell County falls in home opener to Campbellsville

By Drew Bergman Contributor After weeks of buildup and months of waiting, high school volleyball returned to Russell County Monday night. With temperature checks at the doors and social distancing mandates in place throughout the gymnasium, the scene was an uncanny representation of what is to be expected out of a high school match. The…

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