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Columns

  • Hopes are easier kept better than resolutions

     

  • Knight basketball history

    The Marion County Knights’ basketball program has had its ups and downs over the 41 seasons it has been in existence. To start with, there have been 11 different head coaches, with the longest tenured head coach being Tim Davis who coached the Knights for 12 seasons in the 1980s and 1990s.
    A quick look through history will show some of the reasons for the swings in the program’s history. 

  • Knight basketball history

    The Marion County Knights’ basketball program has had its ups and downs over the 41 seasons it has been in existence. To start with, there have been 11 different head coaches, with the longest tenured head coach being Tim Davis who coached the Knights for 12 seasons in the 1980s and 1990s.
    A quick look through history will show some of the reasons for the swings in the program’s history. 

  • There’s a first time for everything

    Okay. So I thought that running in 5K races was going to be the only thing I did for the first time this year.
    I completed my first one in Campbellsville in July and my second one, the Pokey Pig, at Ham Days.
    Did I do great?
    No not great, but I finished and I was happy with that.

  • It’s beginning to look/sound like Christmas

    The big day is near! The weather has certainly done its part to set the season’s mood and people, for the most part, have been…well…nicer.
    I’ve heard more people say “excuse me” and “thank you” in the last couple of weeks than since our 2009 Christmas season.
    Guess everyone is making a serious move to get on the “good boy/girl” list.
    Homes and yards have gone from the dull gray shades of winter to the beautiful lights of the season.

  • State title coming?

    With the Lady Knights starting the season 5-0, they appear to be poised for another run to the state tournament.  
    Last season ended in heartbreak and disappointment for the Lady Knights who ran into eventual state champions, Mercy, on March 10, 2010, in the opening round of the state tournament at E.A. Diddle Arena.  This season’s schedule holds a rematch with Mercy on Feb. 15 when Marion County travels to Louisville to face the Jaguars.  

  • A new sports team

    Over the past two years, many of you have read the numerous columns and other sports stories written by Jesse Osborne.
    Jesse has a special way of communicating his thoughts into words on a newspaper page, not to mention his passion to catch just the right photo to accompany them.
    He has taken a full-time position writing in Springfield that will include news and sports. I hope he will be successful and do well in his new position.

  • Geese flushed, most of them got away

    Last weekend was all about goose hunting…and putting up the Christmas tree. But don’t think I didn’t enjoy doing both, because I did!
    Saturday, Mark, Jason, John O. and I were invited to hunt a small pond, to provide some “goose eradication” service.

  • Bittersweet farewell

    This is it, folks. This is my last column with The Lebanon Enterprise. Hey, stop that. I can hear your applause from here. That’s not nice.
    Seriously though, this is my last issue as a sports correspondent for this paper.
    Many of you are probably already aware of this but I recently took a job with The Springfield Sun across the border. Hey now, stop that booing and hissing. It’s not polite. Yes, I have been called worse than a turncoat. Thank you very much.

  • Leathers’ last hurrah

    Long time Marion County High School Coach Freddie Leathers recently decided he is walking away for good. He resigned from coaching girls’ basketball in 2006 and has been coaching golf up until now.
    Let me say up front, I am biased towards Leathers. I married his daughter so I’ve spent some time with him over the last six years. I try not to be a ‘homer’ in most instances. This will be a tough one so I’ll let his colleagues do most of the talking.