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I guess that in all the hustle and bustle of Christmas and all that goes with it, something slipped up on me, and I nearly forgot about it. In fact, this actually happened two full weeks ago. I can’t believe that I nearly missed this or that no one mentioned it.
OK, enough with the suspense. The big thing that I nearly forgot about was that in the second week of this month, Jessica and I have now been covering sports for The Lebanon Enterprise for two full years. Yeah, yeah. May not be a big deal to you, but it is a big deal to us.
Seems like only yesterday, or at least a couple of months ago, we were sitting at home contemplating on whether or not to take the job. After some careful consideration, we took the job and I’m sure glad we did. We have had a blast over the last two years covering the wide world of sports in Marion County, and I do mean wide world.
There has been, and still is, a learning curve that we are still trying to catch up with. You would think that after two years on the job, that we should have everything down pat. You would be wrong. We seemingly learn something new every week about the sports scene in Marion County. With the wide variety of sports in this area, we have to stay on top of our game, or the games will get on top of us.
All right, enough about me and Jessica and our two year anniversary on the job; let’s change gears a bit. Let’s talk about the Lady Knights a little.
In a recent email, Lady Knight Head Coach Trent Milby informed me that the Lady Knights are making their way up the national polls. Now, we’re not talking about the state rankings, we are discussing the national polls.
Milby noted that Marion County is currently ranked eighth in the country by ESPN, and 11th in the nation by USA Today.
On MaxPreps, the Lady Knights are ranked 16th in the Xcellent 25 writers’ poll, and that was just after their first four wins. Now that they’ve won three more since then, where will they land in the next poll?
It’s hard to believe that little ol’ Marion County is ranked in the national polls, much less in the top 16 in three major polls. What an accomplishment for the team.
They have been ranked in the national polls before, but never this high. With the return of four starters from last season, and another year under their belts, they are clearly the best team in Kentucky and the national polls are starting to take notice.
If they continue the pace they are on, they have nowhere to go but up.
The Lady Knights have some tough games coming up over the next couple of months. With the way they are looking in the early going this season, I expect nothing but more of what we have already seen.