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High School Sports

  • 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.

  • District defeat: Soccer Knights fall, 3-2

    The Marion County Knights ended their season after losing their first game of the 18th District tournament on Oct. 14.

    Despite taking a 2-0 lead, the Knights were defeated by the LaRue County Hawks for the second time this season, 3-2.

  • Soccer: Taylor County defeats Lady Knights in district

    The Marion County Lady Knights’ season came to a close when they were shutout by the Taylor County Lady Cardinals 8-0 in their first round of the 18th district tournament on Oct. 16. 

    With their final game aside, Lady Knights Coach Derek Cissell said he wasn’t disappointed with the team’s performance. 

  • Volleyball: Raising awareness

    In typical Marion County High School fashion, the Marion County Lady Knights hosted a breast cancer awareness event on Oct. 16.

    The event featured the Lady Knights (18-16) battling it out with the Pulaski County Lady Maroons (22-12). 

    Unfortunately, Marion County lost in four heated sets, 30-28, 19-25, 25-21, 26-24.