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High School Sports

  • Soccer Knights lose three in tough week

     The Marion County Knights had a rough start to their second week of play. 

    Coming off of a narrow 4-3 loss to the LaRue County Hawks (2-2) on Aug. 23, the Knights were toppled by the John Hardin Bulldogs 6-1 on Aug. 29. 

    It was their first home game of the season and the Bulldogs (4-0) led the Knights 2-0 at halftime. 

  • Volleyball: Lady Knights defeat Campbellsville

    The Marion County Lady Knights went 1-1 during their first week of play. The senior loaded team started off with a loss against the Nelson County Lady Cardinals (1-0) and a victory over the Campbellsville Lady Eagles (0-3),

  • Soccer: Knights beat heat, Eagles

     Braving a heat index of 101 degrees, the Marion County Knights (1-1) defeated the Campbellsville Eagles, 5-1, to open their season last week. Sophomore forward Alan Guzman and senior forward Anthony Bradshaw led the Knights’ attack with two goals each while the team ran the trap successfully to catch the Eagles (1-1) off sides seven times. 

    Knights Coach Greg Conley said though the team won by a large margin, they still have work ahead of them.

  • Soccer: Lady Knights drop 2 of 3 games

     After losing their first game of the season to the Garrard County Lady Lions, 6-0, the Lady Knights went on to host the Bardstown Lady Tigers on Aug. 20 at the Graham Memorial Park soccer fields. Cutting through puddles and mud, the Lady Knights fell 8-1 in that contest.

    After the game, Lady Knights Coach Derek Cissell had only praise for the team, telling them: “Hey ladies, I’m proud of you.”

  • Football: Knights opener delayed

     Thanks to a sweltering heat index, rain, lightning and thunder, the Marion County Knights will have to wait one more week to get their season underway. 

    Their game against the LaRue County Hawks in the Alumni Bowl that was scheduled to take place on Aug. 23. was rescheduled for Sept. 26.

  • Marion County/LaRue County football game rescheduled for Sept. 26

    The Marion County/LaRue County football game originally scheduled for Aug. 23 has been postponed.

    The game was scheduled to be played at Washington County High School, but has been rescheduled due to weather conditions.

    The game has been tentatively rescheduled for Sept. 26.

  • Football Knights gearing up for opener

    On Aug. 14, the Marion County Knights, who finished 4-7 last season, scrimmaged the Russell County Lakers. Though the Knights fell in the fray, it gave the community a sneak peak at the team this season. 

    Interim Head Coach Matthew “Moo Moo” Mattingly said the team has one goal this year: win.

    “That’s all we want to do,” Mattingly said. 

  • Lady Knights volleyball team heads south

     On Aug. 12, the Marion County Lady Knights went south to hone their skills for their upcoming season. At Washington County Middle School, the Lady Knights scrimmaged the Washington County Commanderettes, the Burgin County Lady Bulldogs and the Bardstown Lady Tigers. 

  • Golf Knights fall to Banshees

    Outmanned and outgunned, the Marion County Knights hosted and were defeated by the Bethlehem Banshees on Aug. 13. They fell 169-188.

    Houston Raikes led the Knights by shooting a 45. Behind him, junior Noah Dye shot a 46. Trevor Burchell, the Knights’ only senior, fired a 47. Bryce Spalding and Daniel Maupin shot a 50 and 51 respectively. 

  • Home school, public sports

    Next year, both private and home-schooled children may be able to sink their teeth into public school athletics. That is, if the Kentucky legislature thinks it’s a good idea. 

    Marion County native and State Rep. Stan Lee (R) of Lexington, prefiled the “Tim Tebow” bill on Aug. 5. The bill, named after NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, reads that it would allow children in non-public schools, including home-schooled children, to participate in public school interscholastic extracurricular activities.