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Columns

  • More than a game

    Too many people take sports too seriously.

    But sometimes, sports are about more than just a game.

    During the past few weeks, Marion County athletes have proven that more than once.

    Last week, the Knights soccer team defeated Bullitt East, 9-0. The game was never in doubt. Marion County led 5-0 at the half, and they kept up the pressure in the second half.

  • Back of the net

    Something has gotten into the Marion County boys soccer team and into the back of their opponents nets.
    In their past four games, Marion County has outscored its opponents 30-4. The Knights have scored nine goals or more three times in that stretch.
    It’s the kind of offensive outburst that should be a concern for future opponents.
    I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve only seen a little of the Knights in person, but what I saw Thursday (in a 9-1 win over Bullitt East) was a team that was focused, confident and aggressive.

  • Play & pay

    College sports are big business — at least football and basketball are.
    That’s why networks outbid one another for the rights to broadcast games. It’s why you can buy video games with characters that are based on the current players for hundreds of college teams.
    It’s also why college coaches are often the highest-paid public employees in many states.

  • Run of his life

    Around this time last year, Tom Denniss of Australia went for a run through Marion County.
    That, in an of itself, would probably be unremarkable. Lots of people run for health and fitness, and thousands of people have taken part in a variety of races in our community in recent years.
    Denniss’s run was different because he was running around the world. Marion County was just one stop along the route.

  • Football is in full swing

    Notes written while hoping that all of you had Peyton Manning on your fantasy football teams …

    Football season is most definitely here, now that everybody from the pee-wees to the pros has started their seasons.

    The Marion County Knights are off to a rough start. After an opening week victory over Lloyd Memorial, the Knights suffered a loss in a close contest to Bell County in a game that was stopped by Mother Nature.

  • Teddy over Johnny

    Johnny Manziel had a season for the ages in 2012. The then-freshman quarterback at Texas A&M took college football by storm and won the Heisman Trophy.
    I’m sure the trophy is valued by anyone who is nominated to receive it, but I became disillusioned with the award (much less some of the winners) a long time ago.

  • Golf Tech

    By Dennis George

    Golf Columnist

  • Rules of golf

    By Dennis George

    Golf Columnist

    During last week’s Class A regional golf tournament at Lincoln Homestead State Park, a young golfer hit an errant shot and several people saw it land in a bush next to the fourth green. There’s no doubt that the ball went into the bush and never came out.

  • Play the ball that fits your game

    By Dennis George

    Golf Columnist

    Bridgestone Golf is running a series of golf ball commercials that are both extremely humorous and informative.

  • Happens to the best and the rest

    By Dennis George

    Golf Columnist