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High School Sports

  • 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. 

  • Aquaknights ready to make waves

    With a new coach in charge and a battalion of fresh faces, Marion County High School’s swim team has been practicing since the beginning of October and is ready to make a splash into the season. 

    Katie Kelien, who was named coach earlier this year, said the team’s recruiting campaign has gone very well for the team and they are nearly at 40 participants. 

  • Volleyball: Season of learning comes to an end for Lady Knights

     The Marion County Lady Knights are no strangers to wins and district championships. This year, they once again took the 20th District title. 

    Unfortunately, they weren’t able to take the regional title. They were knocked of the running 3-0 by the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers on Oct. 28.

  • Volleyball: Lady Knights take district

    Moving like a freight train, the Marion County Lady Knights hosted and took the 20th district tournament for the seventh year in a row on Oct 22. They took the championship and advanced to regional play by defeating the Taylor County Lady Cardinals 3-1 and the Adair County Lady Indians 3-0. It was the Lady Knights ninth district title in 15 years.

    “It feels pretty good,” Lady Knights Coach David Hibbard said after the win. “I’ll take that.” 

  • Football: District play ends on a down note

    The Marion County Knights lost their second game in a row on Oct. 24 when they visited the Lexington Catholic Knights. Marion County was stomped by the competition 43-13 under a running clock. 

    Marion County’s Interim Coach Matthew “Moo Moo” Mattingly said Lexington Catholic has excellent players.

  • Soccer: Knights gain valuable experience in tough season

    After a long fall season, the Marion County Knights’ year came to an end when they fell 3-2 to the LaRue County Hawks in the first round of the 18th District tournament.

  • Soccer: Lady Knights are looking to the future

     The Lady Knights’ season left a sour taste in their mouths. After finishing 1-18, the Marion County Lady Knights’ season came to a close after an 8-0 loss to the Taylor County Lady Cardinals (14-3-1) in the first round of the 18th District tournament. 

    Despite the rough ending, Lady Knights Coach Derek  Cissell was optimistic.

  • Football: Magical night turned sour

    A special night turned sour when the Marion County Knights had their senior night stripped away from them on Oct. 17, when the Knights (5-3) hosted and fell to the Boyle County Rebels, 38-12.

     

    To start the evening. Knights Coach Jeff Robbins presented footballs to the seniors on the team. Afterwards, the team along with others took time to honor  Robbins with a huddle on the edge of the field.