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High School Sports

  • Taking charge: MCHS names two new coaches

    The spring semester proved to be one of trial and tribulation for Marion County High School’s athletic program.

    With victories and defeats aside, a couple teams lost their top leaders while a whole new team was formed and will soon be underway. 

    The  Lady Knights softball team and Marion County’s swim team each lost their coaches recently. 

  • New coach ready to cast off

    After nearly a year of turbulent times, Marion County High School’s bass fishing team is finally coming into fruition. A coach has been recommended for the job, and all that is left is to have him be approved by the MCHS Site-Based Decision Making council later this month. 

    His name is Jason Spalding, and he’s been fishing since he was old enough to hold a rod and crank a reel. 

  • Catching UP with ... Billy Grant

    Billy Grant was the 2008 Marion County High School graduate and 2008 Male Athlete of the Year.

    • Played baseball at the University of the Cumber-lands.

    • Was a midweek starting pitcher during his freshman year.

    • Injuries plagued his sophomore season, came back to the team as a reliever. By the time he fully recovered, it was time for him to graduate.

  • Cheerleading camp

     The Marion County High School cheerleaders are working hard this summer to prepare for the upcoming season. They recently participated in a stunt clinic with former UK cheerleader Corey Brown. The cheerleaders are also doing yoga with Jennifer Lawson and cardio with Autria Calhoun each week.

  • Knights present baseball awards

     On June 1, the Marion County Knights baseball team hosted its annual end of the year awards banquet. Senior pitcher Joey Costello swept the banquet taking three awards, including MVP.  Below is a list of all the players who received awards: 

    MVP - Joey Costello

    Stolen bases - Joey Costello

    Hitting award - Jeremy Morris

    Fielding award - outfield, Joe Ben Curtis; Infield, Mason Gadberry

  • Summer fire

    Cutting through the summer heat, the Marion County Lady Knights took on some extra-curricular games last week when they competed in the Team Competition Camp hosted at the University of Kentucky on June 12 and in a tournament hosted at Lindsey Wilson College on June 14.
    The Lady Knights won four out of five matches at UK, which featured teams from Kentucky and one from West Virginia.
    Following UK, the Lady Knights traveled south to take two wins against Leslie County and Hickman at LWC while falling in two sets to Allen Central.

  • Softball coach resigns

    In seven years, the Marion County Lady Knights have had three coaches. Next year, they’ll have a fourth.

    On May 28, Lady Knights Softball Coach Todd Spalding resigned from his leadership role. In an email to The Lebanon Enterprise and school officials, Spalding said his continuation as coach would not be beneficial to the team. 

  • Track team ends season at state

    The Marion County High School Track Team completed its season at the KHSAA state track meet last week. Now that the season has come to an end, one can reflect on the team’s performance. 

    The team’s coach, Daniel Johnson, said MCHS had has done better than it has in recent years. 

  • Tennis season includes many good moments

    After a raging rise to the top, the Marion County tennis team ended their season standing tall. The boys finished 18-5 and the girls ended their run 15-7. 

    Tennis Coach Landon Williams said the team’s depth really helped them along the way this year.

  • Lady Knights receive softball awards

     On May 28, the Marion County Lady Knights held their end of the year awards ceremony. 

    Leading the team with the MVP award was their only senior, Colleen Rakes. She also received most runs scored. 

    Kylie Benningfield, a sophomore, received three awards during the event: Highest batting average, most extra base hits, and highest productive bat percentage. 

    Below is a list of all the girls who received awards.