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High School Sports

  • BASEBALL: Bruins end Knights’ winning streak

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    The Marion County Knights took home a 10-0 win against the Bethlehem Eagles on May 9. The Knights jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first when Dalton Hammond led off the inning with a double, Luke Thomas singled off a bunt, and Hammond scored on a Travis Wiser groundout. Thomas scored on an error when the Eagles mishandled Jared Bradshaw's groundball.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Knights win two of three

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    The Marion County Lady Knights began this week at the Jefferstown Charger Classic on May 13 against the Spencer County Lady Bears with a 4-0 victory. The game remained scoreless until the fifth inning when Brianna Mattingly's two-run RBI single opened the scoring for the Lady Knights. Haley Mattingly produced a solid outing from the mound, giving up only four hits and striking out eight.

  • TENNIS: Knights send three to state

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    Though regional team competitions ended on May 3, the Knights were still in action in individual postseason play on May 6 in the first round of postseason play.

  • Track season full speed ahead

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    The Marion County High School track team have high hopes for the 2016 track season.

  • Knights extend winning streak to 7

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    The Marion County Knights opened the week on May 3 against the Adair County Indians. The Knights had clinched no worse than a two seed in the district and looked to stay in contention for a possible one seed.

  • Softball: Lady Knights notch two wins on the road

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    The Marion County Lady Knights began last week with a 5-0 win against the Russell County Lakers on May 3. The win improved the Lady Knights' record to 18-5.
    Haley Mattingly threw another shutout, giving up only six hits. Abby Scott went 3-4 from the plate and hit two doubles while Kylie Benningfield added three RBIs to the cause, including two in the first inning.

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  • Boys tennis team's run ends at semis

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    The Marion County Knights boys tennis team's season came to an end on May 2 in the semifinals against the Taylor County Cardinals. The boys lost 3-2.
    Bryce Spalding won his singles match 6-1, 6-0, while Colby Hood also won his singles match 6-0, 6-0. However, they could not secure a win in doubles play.

  • MCHS Knight signs with SCC to play basketball

    Marion County guard Tyler Wethington (center) signed a letter of intent to play basketball at St. Catharine College. Pictured with him are from left, Helen Spalding (grandmother), Candi Spalding (mother), Carlee Jo Wethington (sister), Wethington, Blake Wethington (brother), Steve Wethington (father) and Kristen Murphy. In back row, from left, MCHS Principal Michael Abell, James Rodney Spalding (uncle), St. Catharine coach Joe Krupinski, and Marion County Head Coach Montrelle Irvin.

  • BASEBALL: Knights bring home two wins last week

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    The Marion County Knights began this week on the road against the Adair County Indians on April 26 in a 20th District game. The Knights took an 8-3 comeback win with extra innings. The Knights were able to tie up at three apiece in the eighth inning, and Luke Thomas would push the Knights ahead when he got a bases-loaded ground ball past Adair County's third baseman, which would push Ty Murphy across for the go ahead run.

  • Exchange students give American sport a try

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    A change of scenery can be tough on anybody, but for Mook Reunsang and Chaio Chen, their change of scenery involves going halfway around the globe to a new place where they have no family or friends.
    Reunsang and Chen are two foreign exchange students from Thailand and China, and they are members of the Marion County Lady Knights softball team.