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High School Sports

  • BOYS SOCCER: Knights win season opener

    The Marion County Knights finally hit the soccer field for the season opener on Aug. 16 against the Campbellsville Eagles and notched a 6-3 win, powered by four goals from junior Logan Spalding, who played his first soccer game since the end of the 2014 season. He had left the team to focus on motor cross.
    "Logan absolutely exploded in this match," Head Coach Greg Conley said.

  • Knights bolt to win season opener amidst lightning delay

    By Dennis George
    Correspondent

    The records will show that a flash of lightning early in the second quarter stopped the Marion County-Nelson County football game with the Knights leading 33-7.
    However, lightning actually struck much earlier - on the game’s first play from scrimmage when the Knights’ Trey Downs took a hand-off from Mason Sullivan and scampered 51 yards for a touchdown.

  • GIRLS SOCCER: Lady Knights bounce back after rough season opener

    The Marion County Lady Knights dropped their season opener against the Grayson County Lady Cougars 10-0.
    The Lady Cougars opened scoring at the 33:34 mark with a goal that sailed over goalkeeper Carrington McKay's head. She finished the game with five saves but gave up seven goals before Sophia Kroschke stepped in, recording three saves but giving up three more goals.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Lady Knights begin season with two losses, bounce back and win Somerset Spiketacular

    The Marion County Lady Knights began their 2016 campaign at the Roby Dome on Aug. 16 against the Woodford County Lady Yellow Jackets but weren’t able to come away with a win, losing 18-25, 25-20, 22-25.
    "We came out totally flat and played like we were afraid to play volleyball," Lady Knights Head Coach David Hibbard said.

  • MCHS cross country team wants to have fun and improve this season

    The Marion County High School Cross Country Team is planning to have fun and improve as a team this season, according to Head Coach Sherbie King.
    "Last season was one of the best seasons in a long time," he said. "I had a girls varsity team that placed second and third at several meets."
    The Knights will have a total of 20 players on this year's team but will have no senior leadership. Of the players on this year's team, King is expecting big things out of two returning runners and also a "bright new runner."

  • FOOTBALL: Knights play well, but fall short in scrimmage

    The Marion County High School football team kicked off their 2016 campaign in scrimmage action at the Thomas Nelson Generals on Aug. 12, but fell short 27-20. The Knights and Generals played until halftime before the varsity teams stepped aside to allow the junior varsity teams to play in two 10-play rotations. There were also three rotations of red zone play between the varsity squads.

  • GOLF: Knights split pair of matches

    The Marion County Knights hit the green on Aug. 10 against the Campbellsville Eagles and Taylor County Cardinals at the Campbellsville Country Club. In what Knights Head Coach Joey Reed called an “ugly match,” the Knights pulled out the win, posting a 174 team score. The Cardinals posted 176 while the Eagles posted a 204.
    “All of the guys didn’t play the way I wanted them to,” Reed said. “It was ugly, but a win is a win.”
    Houston Raikes led the Knights in the match with a score of 41.

  • BOYS SOCCER: Knights bounce back with win in final scrimmage

    The Marion County Knights bounced back from two losses in scrimmage play last week with a 2-1 win against the Franklin County Flyers on Aug. 13.
    "We played very, very well in the game and were able to move the ball around well," Knights Head Coach Greg Conley said. "I feel we are definitely ready for the regular season."

  • VOLLEYBALL: Lady Knights split scrimmages

    The Marion County Lady Knights began pre-season action in Bardstown versus the Tigers on Aug. 9, but fell in three sets, 21-25, 25-23, 31-37.
    Though the Lady Knights were unable to secure the win in a close game, Lady Knights Head Coach David Hibbard drew several positives from the scrimmage.
    "We played with energy and intensity all night," he said. "We started strong and finished strong in all three sets."

  • BOYS SOCCER: Knights drop two scrimmages

    The Marion County Knights warmed up for the 2016 season with two scrimmages on Aug. 7, but dropped both of them.
    The Knights first played the Madison Central Indians and lost 6-2. Alan Guzman and Colby Hood each had one goal in the match as the Knights fell behind 5-0 by halftime.
    "To be honest, we were just asleep," Knights Head Coach Greg Conley said. "We did not respond well at all and were not prepared. However, eventually, we came out of it after halftime and played much better in the second half."