Aces Triumph Over Somerset in 2-A Semifinals, Advance to State Championship
• Owensboro Catholic High School has advanced to the KHSAA Class 2-A state championship game. • The team's quarterback, Brady Atwell, threw for 424 yards and scored six touchdowns.
Lady Laker, Laker basketball teams open season tonight
The Russell County Lady Laker and Laker Basketball teams will play in their season openers tonight. The Lady Lakers will be at home tonight, hosting Somerset. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. The Lakers will go on the road to Greenwood to kick off the 23-24 season tonight. Tip-off for...
Weekend Wrap-Up: Monday, November 27
In Friday’s high school football action, the Somerset Briar Jumpers faced a setback in the Class 2A State Semifinals, losing to Owensboro Catholic 44-15. Despite the loss, Somerset concludes the season with notable achievements as regular-season District champions, District Six Champs, and Region Champions, ending with a commendable 10-4 overall record.
School board looking into possibility of new football field house, bus garage
The Russell County Board of Education is looking into the possibility of a new bus garage and football field house. Superintendent Michael Ford spoke to WJRS News about what the board is looking into. We’ll provide updates on these possible projects as they are available.
Owensboro Catholic pushing on to KHSAA State Finals after 44-15 win against Somerset
OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT) – On Friday night, the Owensboro Catholic Aces set a new school record for wins in a season as they advanced to their first State Finals since 2010. The Aces scored four touchdowns against the Somerset Briar Jumpers in the first quarter, and went on to win the game 44-15. The State Championships are next weekend at the University of Kentucky’s Kroger Field in Lexington.
Swim team starts season strong
The Laker Swim & Dive Teams kicked off their 2023-24 Season this past Saturday as they hosted their annual Fall Preview. 23 teams consisting of 258 athletes converged on the Russell County Natatorium. The Lakers swam to a hard fought Combined 3rd Place Finish. Combined Girls Boys. 1st Central Hardin...
Owensboro Catholic set to face Somerset in 2A Semifinal
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The Owensboro Catholic Aces are gearing up for a semistate matchup against Somerset. The Aces are undefeated this season, and haven’t played a close game in awhile, beating their most recent opponent, Green County, 50-18 in the quarterfinal this past Friday. However, that doesn’t mean the Aces aren’t still hard at work.
Monticello Elementary Cheer Claims back-to-back 12th Region Championships
In a follow-up to provide additional information to a story we brought you earlier this week. This past week has been a busy one for Wayne County Cheer and the squad at Monticello Elementary. MES Cheer participated in the 12th Region Elementary and Middle Schools competition, this past Monday night, at Pulaski County High School Gymnasium. The event featured around 25 teams competing in various divisions.
Southwestern comeback falls short
SOMERSET, Ky. (WYMT) - After a dominant performance over Pulaski County, Southwestern welcomed Cooper to the reservation. After going to the half trailing 10-0 the Warriors second half comeback efforts fall short, losing 24-14. Southwestern struggled offensively, opening the game with two turnovers on their opening two drives. The Warriors...
RCMS Basketball defeats Cumberland County
The Russell County Middle School Basketball teams defeated Cumberland County in dominant fashion Friday night. The 6th grade team won 36-3. The 7th grade team won 43-5. The 8th grade team won 48-17. The middle school Lakers were scheduled to take on Wayne County tonight but those games have been...
Update on latest action with RCHS Bowling teams
The Russell County High School Bowling teams have competed in three matches this month. On November 10, the Lakers traveled to take on Taylor County. The Lady Lakers fell 4.5 games to 2.5 games. High ccores for the girls were Karlie Scaggs at 146 & Autumn Huckelby at 141. The Lakers were defeated 7 games to 0. High scores for the boys were Chase White at 183 & James Colmore at 161.
Somerset wins first regional title since 2019
SOMERSET, Ky. (WYMT) - The Briar Jumpers hosted Shelby Valley for a regional title matchup. The last time these teams met was in 2017 where Somerset won 42-0. After going into the lockers up 28-12, Clay Clevenger and the Briar Jumpers secured their first regional title since 2019. Josh Bruner...
Shelby Valley, Somerset receive checks during ARH Game of the Week
SOMERSET, Ky. (WYMT) - At Friday night’s ARH Game of the Week, the Shelby Valley Wildcats traveled to play the Somerset Briar Jumpers. During the game, Jon North, representing WYMT, presented a $1,000 check to Somerset Athletic Director Kevin Burkett. North also presented a $1,000 check to Shelby Valley...
Russell County to Host WKY Regions at State Swimming First Round
The KHSAA Board of Control approved the selection of Russell County High School to host regions 1-3 for the first-round state site in 2024. The University of Louisville will host Regions 4-6 and Scott High School will host Regions 7-9 as 2024 State First Round sites for Swimming. Also at...