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High School Sports

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Knights adjusting to new coach, new system

    He watched Marion County from the opposing sideline for years, guiding the Nelson County Lady Cardinals to a 243-84 record in over a decade at the helm. Now, he’s taken the reigns at Marion County.
    Kelly Wood takes over as head coach for the Lady Knights, who come off a 22-12 performance last year that included a district championship and an appearance in the regional tournament semifinals.

  • SWIMMING: Aquaknights preparing for season under new coach

    With only three days to go before the 2017 season begins, the Marion County Aquaknights are not just getting ready for the upcoming season but getting used to a new coach.
    After Katie Johnson stepped down, Brian Pirkle was named the new head swim coach for Marion County.
    “This is a new experience for me,” he said. “I’m learning a lot from the seniors and the assistant coaches.”

  • Field hockey state champ

    Rob and Nancy Spragens’ granddaughter, Abby Lala, played on the Christian Academy of Louisville state championship field hockey team. She is a freshman and started for them.

  • FOOTBALL: Knights finish winless for second time in three years

    Wins had eluded both Marion County and Nelson County this season. The Cardinals hadn’t won since October of 2015. The Knights hadn’t won since last October.
    Not even pouring rain and dropping temperatures could take away the sweet taste of victory when one of these teams finally got over the hump Friday evening.
    Nelson County defeated Marion County 26-6 in Bardstown as the Cardinals avoided back-to-back winless campaigns while sending the Knights to their second winless season in three years.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Lady Knights win first region tourney game since 2012

    The Elizabethtown Panthers showed off their dominating firepower in the regional semifinals, defeating the Lady Knights in three sets, 19-25, 16-25, 17-25, on Oct. 25 at Nelson County High School.
    “We knew Elizabethtown would be a handful because of how well they played this season,” Head Coach David Hibbard said. “The simple story is, they just had too much firepower for us to handle and we couldn't score enough points in return.”

  • BOYS SOCCER: Knights’ season ends in loss to Nelson County

    Only down 1-0 at the half, Greg Conley believed his team could stay competitive. Not only that, but he also believed they had a shot to get the win and keep a season of twists and turns alive for at least one more game.
    Showing fight but not able to find the back of the net, Marion County went down in a 3-0 loss to the Nelson County Cardinals on Oct. 16 in the regional tournament at Elizabethtown High School.

  • Football: Knights finish winless in district, one loss away from winless season

    The Taylor County Cardinals broke habit, abandoning the wishbone formation in favor of the spread. It gave their cross-county rival fits and sent them one loss away from their second winless season in three years.
    The Cardinals racked up 335 rushing yards and ran away with a 35-0 victory over Marion County on Friday in Campbellsville.

  • Is it worth it?

    Gordon Hayward’s season is most likely over before it ever really started.
    Hayward - in his Boston debut after signing a lucrative offseason contract - broke his right ankle five minutes into the Celtics’ season opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers as he went up for an alley-oop pass.

  • SWIMMING: Johnson resigns as swim coach

    The Marion County Aquaknights are gearing up for their 2017 campaign, but they will be under new leadership in the upcoming season.
    Katie Johnson resigned as Marion County’s head coach back in August after three seasons at the helm. Johnson had previous coaching stints at Thomas Nelson and Nelson County before taking over as head coach for Marion County.
    “Through much thought and prayer I have decided to resign from my position as head swim coach at Marion County High School,” Johnson told the Enterprise.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Lady Cards take down Lady Knights for district title

    For another season, the district volleyball title won’t reside in Marion County. Their recent loss to Taylor County is bitter pill for the Lady Knights to swallow. A competitive third set turned into a rout due to some questionable calls, and Taylor County shut out the Lady Knights for the district title, 10-25, 16-25, 13-25, at Campbellsville High School on Oct. 17.