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High School Sports

  • BASEBALL: Pioneers end Marion County's historical run

    The Knights were on the journey of a lifetime. 
    This squad, achieving so much in a season of historical proportions, found themselves on the edge of a state title game berth. One game away from a chance to do it all and achieve the sweetest of them all. 
    Marion County, oh so close to the championship game, couldn't overcome Simon Kenton's three-run sixth inning in a 5-2 loss to the Pioneers in the first semifinal game in the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament on Friday. 

  • Never-give-up Knights not done yet

    There was a sense of déjà vu in Marion County's dugout Saturday afternoon in Lexington.
    The Knights held a three-run lead two days earlier against Hazard. Now, against the Knox Central Panthers, the Knights led by six runs.
    Hazard rallied to tie Thursday's matchup with Marion County. Knox Central rallied, as well, to tie things up, putting six runs across in the sixth. The six-run lead for Marion County became a 7-7 tie.
    Another lead lost for the Knights.
    So, what did they do?

  • First time is the charm

    When Andrew Morrow's fly ball fell squarely into the glove of Nicholas O'Daniel for the final out, the celebration was on at Dave Hourigan Field. Knights’ players stormed out of the dugout, piling on top of each other in celebration. Marion County Head Coach Patrick Campbell hugged his family and friends. Assistant Coaches Jason Buckman and Toby Tungate shared a hug together, as well, and Knights’ fans cheered ever so loudly. 

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Bruins win region, end Lady Knights’ state tourney journey

    When Central Hardin's Emily Bryant lofted a two-home run over the fence in the fifth, it felt like a body blow for the Marion County Lady Knights. The Lady Knights' bats were cold, unable to respond, squeaking out only five hits, one run and striking out eight times in the regional title game on May 31. 
    It was a disappointing end to an amazing ride for the Lady Knights. 

  • MCHS baseball team headed to state tourney

    The Marion County Knights defeated the Nelson County Cardinals 10-0 on May 31 for the regional title, and have advanced to the state tournament with the win. It is the Knights' first regional title and state tournament appearance in program history.

  • BASEBALL: Knights clinch district title for first time since 1988

    REGION TOURNEY UPDATE: The Knights defeated the Hart County Raiders, 14-4, to advance to the semifinals in the regional tournament. Marion County played Bardstown Tigers Tuesday, May 30.

    Marion County made history against the LaRue County Hawks, notching a 20-win season for the first time since 2002. The Knights made more history against the Campbellsville Eagles, adding some illustrious hardware to the trophy case and doing something a Knights squad hadn't accomplished since 1988. 

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Knights repeat as district champions

    REGION TOURNEY UPDATE: The Lady Knights defeated the North Hardin Trojans Monday, 5-0, to advance to the semifinals in the Fifth regional tournament. Marion County played Hart County last night.

    Haley Mattingly was pitching lights out. 
    She had to, with her offense unable to find many runs. Then Abby Scott put a single into centerfield and later slid into home plate in the bottom of the fourth when Kelly Overstreet hit an RBI double with two outs. 

  • BASEBALL: Knights clinch district title for first time since 1988

    REGION TOURNEY UPDATE: The Knights defeated the Hart County Raiders, 14-4, to advance to the semifinals in the regional tournament. Marion County played Bardstown Tigers Tuesday, May 30.

    Marion County made history against the LaRue County Hawks, notching a 20-win season for the first time since 2002. The Knights made more history against the Campbellsville Eagles, adding some illustrious hardware to the trophy case and doing something a Knights squad hadn't accomplished since 1988. 

  • BASEBALL: Marion County closes out regular season with a win

    The Knights are riding into the postseason with momentum. 
    Kelly Mattingly and Cody Browning each went 2-3 at the plate while Travis Wiser gave up only three hits and two unearned runs in five innings on the mound, leading Marion County to a 6-2 win against the Boyle County Rebels to wrap up the regular season last week.
    "It was a great way to finish the season and get momentum going into the playoffs," Marion County Head Coach Patrick Campbell said. 

  • SOFTBALL: Spalding to resign as head coach at end of season

    Jonathan Spalding has announced he will be stepping down as head softball coach at the end of this season. 
    "I've been with the program for six years and decided that was as long as I wanted," Spalding said. "It was fun but it was a hard obligation. I knew I had to walk away at some point."