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High School Sports

  • Lady Knights eliminated by Adair County

    In the world of sports, anything can happen.

    In a twist of fate, the Marion County Lady Knights fell to the Adair County Lady Indians in their first game of the 20th District Tournament on May 20.

    They were derailed 6-3 in a heated affair.

    Despite being upset about the loss, Lady Knights Coach Todd Spalding said the team played well this year.

  • District defeat for baseball Knights

    It ended with silent tears, crackling voices, and a parent saying, “Good job, MC.”

    Despite the solemn ending, the Marion County Knights charged into battle against the Campbellsville Eagles in the first round of the 20th District Tournament on May 19.

    The Knights fell to the Eagles 4-0, ending their season with a 10-17 record.

    For Knights Coach Patrick Campbell, the feeling could be described in one word: “Heartbreak.” 

  • Knights looking to improve

     A devastating defeat in the 20th District Tournament ended the Marion County Knights’ season with the team’s record ending at 10-17, but for Knights Coach Patrick Campbell, the season has been an interesting ride.

    “It was a fun season with lots of ups and downs,” Campbell said. “Our record doesn’t show the talent of this team, and with rainouts it really made it hard to keep any kind of momentum going.”

  • Marion County softball dealt with youth, injuries on diamond

     Though they fell in the 20th District Tournament on May 20, the Marion County Lady Knights are far from down or out. In fact, they beat out 12 other schools to finish sixth in the region with a 16-9 record.

    According to Coach Todd Spalding, the team overcame adversity and went above and beyond his expectations.

    “Our kids played really hard and I thought we were successful this season,” Spalding said. 

  • Murphy signs with Campbellsville University

     Abby Murphy has signed a letter of intent to play volleyball at Campbellsville University. Murphy was joined by her parents, Hannah and Byron Jones, and her grandmother, Nancy Bliss. Standing with her, from left, are Marion County Athletics Director Robby Peterson, assistant volleyball coach Jordan Reinle, Lady Knights Volleyball Coach Dave Hibbard, assistant coach Kelly Cowan, and MCHS Principal Mike Abell.

  • Calhoun signs with Berea College

     Alexus Calhoun signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Berea College. Calhous is pictured with her mother, Autria Calhoun, her father, David Hazelwood. Standing behind them are Lady Knight Coach Anthony Epps (left) and assistant coach Robert “Boobie” Spalding. Kenny Mills, who assisted with Lady Knights this season, is not pictured.

  • JV softball ends season with win

     The Marion County High School junior varsity softball team finished its season with a 4-1 victory over Washington County on May 16.  

    Allison Maupin struck out four, and Kelly Overstreet had an RBI and two runs for Marion County.  

    The Lady Knights finished the season with a 22-4-1 junior varsity record, winning 22 of their last 23 games. This included four victories in one day to become the champion of the Pulaski County Invitational Tournament in April.  

  • Volleyball camp is June 9-11 at MCHS

     Marion County High School is hosting a volleyball camp for players entering grades six through 12 in the fall. The camp will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Wednesday, June 9 through June 11, in the Robey Dome. The three-day camp will focus in basic volleyball skills, including passing, setting, hitting, serving, offense and defense. 

  • Marion County sending eight to state
  • Spalding’s state run ends in first round

     You win some and you lose some. 

    Unfortunately, Marion County High School junior Alex Spalding was defeated by St. Francis’ junior Jamie Anderson in the first round of the boys state tennis tournament on May 15. He fell in a tiebreaker that came down to a couple of points and calls by a KHSAA official.

    MCHS Tennis Coach Landon Williams said he hates to see matches come down to calls regardless of what the call was.