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High School Sports

  • Coach happy with Lady Knights in scrimmage

    The Marion County Lady Knights hosted a scrimmage against the Grayson County Lady Cougars over the weekend. 

    Although they did not keep score, the Lady Knights dominated the court in several quarters of the game and were left fighting in others. 

    Lady Knights Coach Anthony Epps said he was happy with the team’s performance. 

  • Knights look to build on winning season

    The Marion County Knights’ football season is at a close, and basketballseason is right around the corner. Unlike what many people expected, the Knights finished with a winning 6-5 record on the gridiron for the first time since 2009.

    “I’m happy with it,” Knights Interim Coach Matthew “Moo Moo” Mattingly said. “Any time you can get a winning record, especially the first one since ‘09, you gotta be happy with it.”

  • Volleyball: Lady Knights keep producing all-stars

    Marion County Lady Knights senior Shelby Goode was named to the First Team All-State team last week. The team is a group of players recognized by various volleyball coaches for their abilities. When she found out about it, she didn’t know what it was.

    “After I found out what it was, I was real excited about it,” Goode said with a smile.

  • Former Marion County coach offers lessons for Knights

     “God will open the right doors for you, and He’ll close the wrong doors for you.”

    Those are the words of former Marion County Knights basketball coach Kelly Wells as he spoke at the Knights tipoff banquet on Nov. 16 at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

    Wells, who now coaches the University of Pikeville Bears, coached Marion County from 1995-1997 and led the Knights to their last 5th Region tournament title.

  • Football: Rockets blast past Knights

    The Marion County Knights’ season ground to a halt when they were eliminated 28-7 by the Rockcastle County Rockets in the first round of the Class 4A Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl on Nov. 7.

  • Basketball: Marion County boys gear up for 2014-15 season

    After an abrupt and painful end to the 2013-14 season, the Marion County Knights are preparing to bounce back this year. 

    With the clock counting down, the Knights will start their season with a scrimmage later this month. On Nov. 22, they will play in the King of the Bluegrass Jamboree in Fairdale. The JV team is scheduled to play at noon and they will be followed by the varsity team, which is scheduled to tip off a 1:30 p.m.

  • Basketball: Fresh start with some fresh faces

    The sound of sneakers squeaking and basketballs dribbling filled the air at Roby Dome as the Marion County Lady Knights warmed up with a practice last week. The Lady Knights, who are coming off a run at the regional tournament last year, are preparing to enter the season with many young faces. 

    “Our main goal is to keep the streak of winning district alive,” Lady Knights Coach Anthony Epps said. “It’s going to be a lot tougher this year being that we’re so small.”

  • Lady, Knight

    Marion County High School sports’ fans come every week to watch the Knights and Lady Knights compete. While there’s a dedicated corps of fans, few of them may know there’s one athlete who crosses the line between Knight and Lady Knight every Friday evening. 

  • ‘Border War’ lives up to its name

    With sleet, snow, and rain punctuating the game, a few fans showed up in costume for the fight Friday night in Washington County, but the game was full of both tricks and treats on both sides of the line.

    The Marion County Knights finished their regular season when they defeated their northern rivals, the Washington County Commanders, 20-17, in overtime on Halloween. 

  • Lady Knights end season with defeat

    After climbing to the top rung of the district tournament, the Marion County Lady Knights fell in a fast and furious match against the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers on Oct. 29. The 3-0 strike sent the Lady Knights (20-17) packing after the first round of the 5th Region Tournament at Central Hardin High School. It was the second season straight the Lady Knights fell to the Lady Panthers (29-9) in the postseason.