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High School Sports

  • Aquaknights take 10th in first meet

     The Marion County swim team opened its season Nov. 15 at the Lakers Fall Preview in Russell County. The Aquaknights finished 10th in the team competition with a score of 146 points.

    The host, Russell County, won the meet with 821 points. The runner-up, Montgomery County, finished with 430.5 points.

  • Knights, Lady Knights tip-off Monday

    Marion County basketball fans will have to hit the road if they want to watch local teams play in their season openers.

    Monday, Dec. 1, the Lady Knights will be heading to Bardstown for a 7:30 p.m.  game against the Lady Tigers, while the Knights will visit the Casey County Rebels at 8 p.m. The Knights will return to the road Tuesday, Dec. 2, for a 7:30 p.m. tip-off against the Bardstown Tigers.

    Lady Knights

  • Volleyballer seeking donations to compete ‘down under’

     Shelby Goode has been invited to participate in the Down Under Sports Tournaments hosted on the Gold Coast of Australia. She will be participating in this international event on the East Conference Volleyball Team during the summer of 2015. She is looking for sponsors to make donations towards the cost of competing down under. 

  • Golf awards announced

     The Marion County High School Knights held their annual awards banquet on Nov. 11. 

    Several Knights received multiple awards. Taking the academic all-state awards were Daniel Maupin and Dylan Cambron. Trevor Burchell and Cody Bramel received academic honorable mention awards. 

  • 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.