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Well, last week was a good week in sports for Marion County High School. Three different sports teams came out with a district tournament championship title and were able to advance to their respective regional tournaments. These three teams were volleyball and boys and girls soccer. I had the pleasure of watching all three of those championship games, and each team played extremely well to win their crowns.
First, I will start with volleyball. I attended the 20th District volleyball tournament championship game, held at Taylor County High School on Oct. 9. Even though the Taylor County Lady Cardinals came out fired up and ready to play, the Lady Knights volleyball team was able to hold their composure in the first set, and come back to win the next two sets rather easily. They may have not been ready for the hard fought battle that Taylor County put up in the first set of the match, but I was impressed by the way the seniors of the team really stepped up to lead the charge. Marion County won that match in three sets, winning their fifth consecutive district title and the seventh overall. With that win, Marion County advanced to the regional tournament, which is being held at Marion County High School this week.
Now I will focus on soccer, beginning with the ladies. I was actually able to attend both district games for the Marion County Lady Knights soccer team last week, where Wednesday they took on Taylor County and LaRue County Thursday in the district finals. I enjoyed both games, despite the cool temperatures and extra layers I had to wear. Taking pictures in gloves really isn't an easy thing to do.
In the championship game against LaRue, I was a little nervous watching due to the fact that the score was 1-0 for a very long time. But the Lady Knights held on, playing good defense, and brought home the first district championship trophy in Marion County girls soccer history. You could sense the excitement from both the players and the coaches at the end of the game. The team advanced to the regional tournament, where they are playing tonight at Central Hardin against the winner of the Central Hardin/Bardstown game after a first round bye.
For the boys side, I was only able to go to the district championship game against LaRue County, where it was a hard fought battle. There were several yellow cards given out, and play was intense. However, the Knights won 3-1, taking the 18th district title and advancing to the regional tournament, where they played last night at Nelson County against Central Hardin after getting a first round bye.
So there you have it, last week Marion County sports went three for three. Three district titles were captured, with one being the first in school history. I want to say congratulations and best of luck in each of your regional tournaments.