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High School Sports

  • BASEBALL: Spalding, Thomas shut down Eagles  

    A shutout win against a top team in the Fifth Region is a good way to rebound from two straight losses. 
    Andrew Spalding and Luke Thomas pitched their second combined shutout this season and Marion County used a four-run second inning to defeat the visiting Bethlehem Eagles 6-0 on Dave Hourigan Field. The loss was only the second game in which Bethlehem (18-10, 8-4) was held scoreless this season. The Eagles also fell 11-0 to Nelson County on April 25.

  • CROSS COUNTRY: King resigns as head coach

    Sherbie King has resigned as head coach of Marion County High School’s cross country team. His resignation was effective May 8.
    King said he’s stepping down because of health issues.
    "I don't want cross country runners currently in the program to quit just because there's a new coach," he said.
     

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Knights score six in fourth, defeat Lakers

    An explosive inning was just what Marion County needed when playing Russell County last week. The Lady Knights scored all six of their runs in the fourth inning. Haley Mattingly shut down the Russell County lineup and Marion County defeated the Lakers (14-16, 6-0) 6-0 in Russell Springs on May 9. 
    "It was nice to come off a six day layoff and win on the road," Marion County Head Coach Jonathan Spalding said. "We had to grind through it a little though."

  • TENNIS: Spalding advances to state in singles

    Bryce Spalding has punched his ticket to the state tournament. 
    With a quarterfinals victory over Chase Drury, 6-2, 6-0 in the regional tournament in Elizabethtown May 8-10, Spalding advanced to the semifinals of the tournament and qualified for the state tournament in boys singles. The state tournament begins tomorrow in Lexington. Play is also scheduled for Friday and Saturday.

  • TRACK: MCHS track athletes headed to state meet

    Eleven Marion County Knights are heading to the state track meet. 
    In the regional meet, Arnez Wilson, Cameron Nalley, Blake Thompson, Dylan Bradshaw, Arnez Anderson, Bailey Bishop, Isaac Lanham, Stephen Salgado and Nate Hoppes all qualified for the state meet at the University of Kentucky May 19. Knights Co-Head Dallas Robinson, however, said his team's performance in regions at Bardstown High School wasn't as solid as he hoped it to be. 

  • BASEBALL: Knights fall in offensive slugfest

    The Marion County Knights and Mercer County Titans battled in a 1-0 pitcher's duel back on April 1, with only two hits from both teams. The sequel to that pitcher's duel? An offensive explosion that left pitchers on their heels.       
    Mason Hazelwood, who pitched a no-hitter in the first game, hit a three-run home run in the fourth inning and Mercer County (12-11, 2-3) outlasted Marion County (18-4, 5-1) 14-8 on Amos Black Field in an offensive shootout May 2.

  • MCHS fishing teams make it to state championship
  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Mills resigns as Lady Knights head coach

    Kenny Mills resigned as head coach of the Marion County girls basketball team on Friday, May 5. Mills has accepted a position as vehicle maintenance supervisor at the Marion County Public Schools bus garage. He will formally begin his new duties July 1. 

  • SOFTBALL:Marion County clinches top seed in district

    Though it wasn't the prettiest of wins, Marion County will take it.
    The Lady Knights clinched the top seed in the district tournament for the first time since 2013 on May 3 with a 2-1 win over the Taylor County Lady Cardinals. 

  • Foreign exchange students take on tennis

    Sophia Kroscke and Ida Fjeldskar are embracing their time spent here in the United States as foreign exchange students. It's different over here, they say, but it's been fun.