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High School Sports

  • Baseball: Thomas selected to play in All-Star Game

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    Marion County Knights sophomore Luke Thomas was selected by the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association (KHSBCA) to play in the Sophomore East-West All-Star Game, which was played on June 21 at Asbury University. Thomas was one of only three players to be selected from the 5th Region to play in the All-Star Game.

  • Spalding resigns as golf coach

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    Chad Spalding is stepping down as the head golf coach at Marion County High School.
    In an email sent to The Lebanon Enterprise, Spalding said he was stepping down in order to allow someone with more of a passion for the game to take over and lead the program.
    "I have coached many sports at MCHS over the last 20 years and I feel it's just time to move on to the next endeavor in life," Spalding said.

  • Basketball: Epps takes over CHS girls’ basketball program

    By Bobby Brockman
    Landmark News Service

    Campbellsville High School is hoping the previous success of its latest head girls’ basketball coaching hire will rub off on the Lady Eagles’ program.
    Anthony Epps, who played on a boys’ state championship team at Marion County in 1993, on the University of Kentucky national-championship squad of 1996 and was an assistant on Marion County’s undefeated Lady Knight state title team of 2013, was officially hired as CHS’ new girls’ head coach last week.

  • Pink Out!

    Marion County High School’s softball team hosted a Pink Out Game, and all proceeds from t-shirt sales and concessions were donated to the Marion County Good Samaritans Foundation.
     

  • BASEBALL: Knights’ season comes to heartbreaking end

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    The Marion County Knights' season came to a heartbreaking end on May 30 with a 3-2 loss to the Central Hardin Bruins in the Fifth Region Tournament. The Knights (18-20) fell behind early as the Bruins (33-6) notched a solo home run by Alex Bibb and drove home another run to go up 2-0. Knights pitcher Luke Thomas would settle down from there and held the Knights without a hit for the remainder of the game. Thomas pitched six innings and recorded five strikeouts.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Knights’ season comes to an end

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    The Marion County Lady Knights fell 11-1 to the Hart County Lady Raiders on May 30 in the Fifth Region Tournament after advancing as the winners of 20th District Tournament.
    The Lady Knights (25-8) retired the first six batters in order but then sputtered as the Lady Knights gave up eight walks and eight hits as their season came to an end. The Lady Knights' only run of the game came from senior Kylie Benningfield, who finished 2-2 at the plate.

  • BASEBALL: Knights advance to regional tourney

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    The Marion County Knights began district tournament play on May 24 with a 2-1 win against the Campbellsville Eagles.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Knights win district

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    The Lady Knights began district tournament play on May 24 against the Campbellsville Lady Eagles. The Lady Knights secured a 6-0 win to punch their ticket to the district title game and the 5th Region Tournament.
    Mariella Curtis and Abby Scott each went 2-3 with an RBI. Pitcher Haley Mattingly turned in another solid performance, giving up only two hits and recording eight strikeouts.

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  • TENNIS: Season ends at state tournament

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    The Marion County Knights sent three players to the state tournament held at the University of Kentucky on May 19. Junior Dylan Bradshaw fell 6-2, 6-3 to Luke Morris from Mason County. The doubles team of Hank Hardin and Bryce Spalding also fell to Nick Newton and Jacob Young from Greenwood 6-2, 6-1.
    "There is a large increase in talent at the state tournament," Knights Head Coach Landon Williams said. "We were competitive in both matches, so that's definitely a plus for us."

  • BASEBALL: Knights drop two, compete in district tourney this week

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    The Marion County Knights began the week with a 6-2 loss at LaRue County on May 18. Junior Cody Browning went 1-3 with two RBIs for the Knights while Jared Bradshaw also hit 1-3 from the plate and scored a run. Ty Murphy hit 1-2 with a walk. The Knights gave up three runs in the first two innings but scored two to pull within one run. The Hawks scored three in the bottom of the fourth to put the game away.