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High School Sports

  • Soccer: Knights struggle in tough week

     The Marion County Knights lost three straight games last week against the Thomas Nelson Generals (2-8) on Sept. 16, the Danville Admirals (3-7) on Sept. 18, and the Frankfort Panthers (7-4) on Sept. 20.

    Marion County only managed two goals in all three games, losing to the Generals 5-1, the Admirals 3-1, and the Panthers 5-0. 

  • Soccer: Lady Knights drop three more

    The Marion County Lady Knights opened their week of play with a 6-1 loss to the Western Hills Lady Wolverines (6-4) on Sept. 15.

    Lady Knights Coach Derek Cissell appeared upset at half time.

    “We didn’t show up ready to play,” he said after the game. “We came out lackadaisical and before we knew it we were down three goals.”

  • Cross country: Brahm takes third at LaRue County meet

     Marion County’s cross country team competed at LaRue County on Sept. 11 and at the Mercer County All-Comers on Sept. 16.

    Unfortunately, Marion County didn’t take any top spots in Mercer County, though Laurel Brahm took a third place win in LaRue County. 

    LaRue County meet:

    Girls 2,500 meter run 

    Third place, Laurel Brahm, 11:48.08

  • Football: Knights sting Yellow Jackets

    Sometimes all it takes is a point.

    The Marion County Knights squashed the Woodford County Yellow Jackets 30-29 on their own field on Sept. 12. The win brought the Knights’ record to 2-1.

    “It’s a great payoff,” Knights Interim Head Coach Matthew “Moo Moo” Mattingly said after the game. 

  • Soccer: Knights ax out Raiders, fall to Rebels

    Coming off a loss to the Nelson County Cardinals, the Marion County Knights hosted and defeated the Hart County Raiders, 4-1, on Sept 9. 

    Knights Coach Greg Conley said he was happy with team’s aggressive play, though he wished they scored more goals. 

    “Obviously it’s a district game so we needed to win,” Conley said. 

  • Volleyball: Lady Knights add two wins

     Revenge is a dish best served cold. 

    The Marion County Lady Knights (3-5) jumped out of their slump to take two victories against the Thomas Nelson Generals and the Taylor County Lady Cardinals last week.

  • Soccer: Lady Knights fall to John Hardin, LaRue County

     The Marion County Lady Knights’ defense was put to the test when they took on the John Hardin Lady Bulldogs on Sept. 8. As a “Super Harvest Moon” rose over the horizon, the Lady Knights (1-9) fell to the Lady Bulldogs (5-2), 2-0.

    Despite the loss, they Lady Knights were upbeat after the match and as a group was feeling more confident and thought they played with more effort.

  • Golf: Knights have great week

     The Marion County Knights had a good week , taking third in the Heartland Conference on Sept. 8, and defeating the Washington County Commanders in four-ball on Sept. 11. 

    The Heartland Conference featured six teams. The Taylor County Cardinals placed first with a score of 308. The Knights’ score was 344. 

    Houston Raikes was a medalist in the Heartland Conference and secured fourth place overall. 

  • Patriot Day

    Tomorrow will be an infamous day: Sept. 11. Sadly, the date requires no explanation, and the only thing that makes the day standout on my calendar are the words “Patriot Day.”

    Tomorrow, many of us will talk with family, friends and even strangers about where we were when we found out the Twin Towers were hit. We will say what our reactions were when we heard the news and remember how the day unfolded.

  • Football: Tigers can’t be tamed by Knights

     Despite playing with fire in their bellies, the Marion County Knights were vanquished against the Bardstown Tigers, 45-18, on Sept. 5.

    Knights Interim Head Coach Matthew “Moo Moo” Mattingly said the Knights played poorly during the opening of the game.