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High School Sports

  • Football Knights gearing up for opener

    On Aug. 14, the Marion County Knights, who finished 4-7 last season, scrimmaged the Russell County Lakers. Though the Knights fell in the fray, it gave the community a sneak peak at the team this season. 

    Interim Head Coach Matthew “Moo Moo” Mattingly said the team has one goal this year: win.

    “That’s all we want to do,” Mattingly said. 

  • Lady Knights volleyball team heads south

     On Aug. 12, the Marion County Lady Knights went south to hone their skills for their upcoming season. At Washington County Middle School, the Lady Knights scrimmaged the Washington County Commanderettes, the Burgin County Lady Bulldogs and the Bardstown Lady Tigers. 

  • Golf Knights fall to Banshees

    Outmanned and outgunned, the Marion County Knights hosted and were defeated by the Bethlehem Banshees on Aug. 13. They fell 169-188.

    Houston Raikes led the Knights by shooting a 45. Behind him, junior Noah Dye shot a 46. Trevor Burchell, the Knights’ only senior, fired a 47. Bryce Spalding and Daniel Maupin shot a 50 and 51 respectively. 

  • Home school, public sports

    Next year, both private and home-schooled children may be able to sink their teeth into public school athletics. That is, if the Kentucky legislature thinks it’s a good idea. 

    Marion County native and State Rep. Stan Lee (R) of Lexington, prefiled the “Tim Tebow” bill on Aug. 5. The bill, named after NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, reads that it would allow children in non-public schools, including home-schooled children, to participate in public school interscholastic extracurricular activities.

  • Staying fresh

    With a swing of the club, the Marion County Knights golf team has teed up and taken its opening drive.

    After losing Mason Gadberry, Logan Medley and Evan Dye to graduation, the group has a handful of returning players and only one senior this year: Trevor Burchell.

    “We have four returners on a team that now has 12,” Knights Coach Chad Spalding said. 

  • Lady Knights soccer team looking forward

    After a grueling 6-12-3 season in 2013, the Lady Knights are preparing to go into battle with their new Coach Derek Cissell. 

    With their sights set high, the Lady Knights plan to take the district tournament as one of their goals this year. 

    “Every year that’s our number one goal,” Cissell said. 

    And, according to him, it’s obtainable. 

  • New Lady Knights coach is ready to go

     On April 18, Lady Knights Coach Devin Johnson resigned to return to playing soccer at Kentucky Christian University while pursuing a degree in sports management.  

    After a long summer without word of who would take his place, the team has found its new leader, and he was there all along. 

    His name is Derek Cissell.

    Before being named coach, he was acting as a temporary coach to get the team together for seasonal play.

  • Game Plan, Aug. 6

    Aug. 7

    Golf 

    Marion County at Green County

    Aug. 9

    Soccer

    Knights at Frankfort Soccerama, TBA

    Golf

    Marion County  at Boyle County Invitational

    Aug. 11

  • Knights looking ahead to season

    With two scrimmages under their belt, the Marion County Knights are preparing to enter their season with gusto. Coming off of a 16-7 season last year, the Knights will be starting fresh after losing 12 seniors. 

    “They were all significant positional players for our team last year,” Knights Coach Greg Conley said. 

    Heavy hitting forwards Joey Costello, Dylan Spalding, and sweeper Alex Smith were among those who graduated.

  • Lady Knights have high expectations

    The Marion County Lady Knights are coming off a 24-12 season. They are the reigning 20th District champions. And they are just a few weeks away from starting a new season. 

    Despite losing powerhouses Alexus Calhoun and Abby Murphy to graduation, much of last year’s varsity squad is returning. According to the Kentucky High School Athletics Association’s website, Marion County has 12 seniors and one junior on its roster.