Area Sports

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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Mighty Lakers to open season with Casey County

By Drew Bergman Contributor When the Mighty Lakers take the practice field this evening it will be their final full practice before they open the 2020 campaign. For the past two weeks the team has been installing their offense, defense, and special teams packages. Fortunately for them, they’ve been there before. ‘We’re just lucky we’re…

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Lady Lakers finish third in KIT

By Drew Bergman Contributor   On Saturday, the Lady Lakers hosted the Kentucky Invitational Tournament at Lakewood Golf Course where they finished third as a team and McKenzie Trautman came in second overall. Russell County shot 374 as a team, lead by McKenzie Trautman’s 76. “McKenzie was tickled,” Coach Melinda Wright said of her player’s…

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Laker Golf: Boys take on Metcalfe County

By Drew Bergman Contributor It was a light week for the RCHS boys golf team this week with only one contest–a home matchup against Metcalfe County on their slate. After clearing through a cavalcade of early-season tournaments the Lakers settled in for a nine-hole matchup that saw three varsity Lakers within three strokes of par…

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KHSAA Board of Control to meet Thursday

By Drew Bergman Contributor With 14 states having already decided to push the start of football back to the spring of 2021, the eyes of the commonwealth turn once again to the KHSAA Board of Control as they gather again to reassess the fall sports season four days before the announced start of practice. Reassess…

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Laker’s Thomas signs with Rend Lake College

By Drew Bergman Contributor While he was denied a senior season, Russell County Lakers catcher Hunter Thomas will get to continue to pursue baseball next year, having signed with the Rend Lake College Warriors. “We’re very proud of him, he’s worked really hard for a lot of years and I think it’ll work out like…

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RC Laker Anderson competes at KY PGA Junior Tour

By Drew Bergman Contributor Last Wednesday and Thursday, Laker Clay Anderson competed against 92 other high school golfers from across the Commonwealth in the Kentucky PGA Boys Junior Amateur at Boone’s Trace National Golf Club. Clay shot a +1 (145) and finished tied for 16th place, eight strokes behind event champion Hayden Adams -7 (137),…

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Lakers Stephens and Wray compete at fishing world finals

By Drew Bergman Contributor This past week Russell County High School freshmen Lucas Wray and Will Stephens traveled to La Crosse, Wisconsin for the Student Angler Federation’s High School Fishing World Finals. La Crosse rests about 150 miles southeast from the Twin Cities along the Mississippi River, where Wray and Stephens competed against 311 other…

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