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  • Marion County wins middle school baseball conference

    The Marion County middle school baseball team (21-4) won the mid-Kentucky middle school A division conference on May 29 in Bardstown.
    Marion County won the championship with victories over Spencer County, LaRue County and Washington County.
    As the top seed, Marion County received a first-round bye, then defeated Spencer County, 6-1, on May 24.
    In the semifinals, Marion County edged out LaRue County, 10-9, to advance to the championship game. In the finals on May 29, Marion County picked up a 10-6 win over Washington County.

  • It’s time to tee it up

    By Dennis George

  • Farewell
  • Postseason on the diamond

    Well, as you are reading this column, the 5th Region softball tournament is already underway. The Marion County Lady Knights were scheduled to play on Monday in the tournament, but as I am typing this, due to an early deadline, I do not know their opponent or time of the game yet. However, I do know the tournament will be held in Nelson County.

  • The big decision

    Recently, a major decision in college basketball came down when the number one rated high school basketball player in the country made his college decision.  Andrew Wiggins from Huntington Prep picked the Kansas Jayhawks as his college team.  For weeks, many thought he would choose Kentucky and join the number one recruiting class in the nation.  If Wiggins had picked Kentucky, Coach John Calipari would have secured the number one player from each position in the ratings.

  • Back to state

    Spring sports seasons are winding down at Marion County High School as some teams are preparing for the end of the regular season while other teams have already began postseason competition. The tennis and track teams have already completed regional competition and both sports had some athletes qualify for state level competition.

  • Mix it up

    Normally, I think of one topic to write about and have a normal title for my column.  However, this week, I didn’t want to just write about the Kentucky Derby, so I thought of two other ideas to go along with the Run for the Roses.
    First, since I already have the derby on my mind, I will begin there. This past Saturday was not the best of conditions for the event, as it rained pretty much the entire day. Since Karli and I couldn’t go outside and play, I tried to watch as much of the 139th Kentucky Derby coverage as possible.  

  • Mister Irrelevent

    The National Football League held its annual draft recently. Eric Fisher from Central Michigan was selected as the first overall pick of the draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. Three quarterbacks were selected in rounds 1-3, with only one going in the first round. In the later rounds, the quarterbacks started coming off the board.

  • Hit by pitch

    Recently, as I’m sure you’ve seen by now, there was a bench-clearing brawl that happened at a major league baseball game. The game was between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres.

  • ThatEppsKid

    Who would have thought that a tiny sixth grader that scored three points in her varsity debut on the Marion County High School basketball team on Dec. 15, 2006, against Danville would turn out to be the top basketball player in the state of Kentucky and one of the best players in the entire country? If you said you would, you had some high hopes for a sixth grader. Sure, the name Epps brings with it some high notoriety, but for her to have accomplished all the things that she did is truly a remarkable feat.