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By Jesse Osbourne

Wheatley wins at Ponderosa Speedway Exciting racing action kicked off the 2010 Memorial Day holiday weekend at Ponderosa and Jason Wheatley of Loretto won his first Clayton Homes UMP Modified feature race of 2010. The 20-lap Clayton Homes UMP modified feature race would also be caution free as Wheatley would be challenged early on by Bryan Barber, with Barber making one last run on the final lap at Wheatley for the win, but Wheatley would nip Barber by a car length to take the victory. Barber would settle for second after also battling with J.T. Ayers, who would claim third, with Benji Lee and Kevin Nesselhauf finishing fourth and fifth. Completing the top ten were Elliott Despain, Jacoby Hines, Randy Turpin, Doodle Farris, and Miguel Coffey. Barber would be top qualifier among 11 entries at 14.979 seconds and also win the dash, while Despain won the heat.    Baseball alumni game set for June 19 The 2010 Marion County High School baseball alumni game is set for June 19 at Dave Hourigan Field. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. Please RSVP with Will Knight at wknight486@gmail.com.   Marion County baseball camp is June 7-10 The Marion County High School baseball team will be hosting a baseball camp June 7-8 for 9-12-year-olds and June 9-10 for 6-8-year-olds from 9 a.m. to noon at Marion County High School. The cost of the camp is $35, which includes lunch each day and a T-shirt.

The camp will cover many aspects of the game of baseball. Pitching and catching drills and instruction will be from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. after each day of 9-12-year-old old camp at an additional cost of $10. The advanced camp will be an invitation only camp. The cost of the camp is the same but the instruction is more detailed and specific. The MCHS staff will talk to coaches and parents about the invitation. The Marion County High School baseball coaching staff will give instruction.

For additional information, call Head Coach Chad Spalding at (270) 699-1174.

MCHS basketball camp is June 14-16 The Marion County Knights boys basketball camp will be held on June 14-16 from 9 a.m. to noon at the MCHS Roby Dome. Camp is for boys grades 4-8 (school year 2010-11).

The cost is $50 for individuals and $90 for siblings. All campers will receive a camp T-shirt and lunch daily. The Knights coaching staff along with others will be instructing the camp.

For further information, contact Anthony Epps at (270) 402-2557 or email at anthony.epps@marion.kyschools.us

7th Annual Marion County Youth Football Camp is July 19-21

The Marion County High School football team will be hosting a football camp July 19-21 from 10 a.m. to noon at John J. Boswell Stadium.

The camp is for boys in grades K-8. The cost is $30 per camper ($25 for siblings) and includes lunch each day and a t-shirt. The camp will teach football fundamentals and will be led by the MCHS, LMS and SCMS staffs. This is a non-contact camp. Campers will be grouped by their grades for instruction and contests. There will be a punt-pass-kick contest and daily speed development instruction. Awards will be given for the punt-pass-kick and speed times.

For more information, contact Head Coach Jeff Robbins at (270) 692-0658.