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High School Sports

  • BOYS SOCCER: Knights place third at Boots and Butts Classic

    The Marion County Knights began their week against the Thomas Nelson Generals on Sept. 6, but came up short 3-0.
    "We came out and played outstanding in the first 10 minutes or so," Knights Head Coach Greg Conley said.
    Despite the solid play to begin the game, the Knights (5-4-2) would give up a goal that Conley attributed to a defensive mistake.
    "We have issues with getting down on ourselves when things don't go as planned," Conley said.

  • FOOTBALL: Knights fall to Yellowjackets

    The Marion County Knights looked to bounce back from a home opener loss to the Bardstown Tigers on the road against the Woodford County Yellowjackets on Sept. 9, but came up short, 32-20.
    "I was very pleased with how my players competed for four quarters," Knights Head Coach Allen Harmon said. "I am proud of how they were able to play through adversity."

  • GIRLS SOCCER: Lady Knights fall against Lady Panthers

    The Marion County Lady Knights were back in action on Sept. 7 against the Frankfort Lady Panthers, but fell 4-2.
    "We fought, battled, and competed with them," said Lady Knights Head Coach Daniel Johnson. "We just kept fighting and we fought adversity throughout the whole game."
    The Lady Knights lost freshman Isabella Cheeser early in the game to a concussion, and Johnson expects to be without her for a while.

  • GOLF: Knights add two more wins

    The Marion County Knights began the week on the road against the Green County Dragons, coming away with a win, 175-192.
    "I am proud of how my guys continue to grind on the course when we don't bring our best," Knights Head Coach Joey Reed said. "Overall, we didn't play our best, but after a long weekend, I think we handled adversity very well."
    Bryce Spalding led the Knights with a score of 41, while Houston Raikes posted a 42. Ethan Spalding posted a 45 and Jon Connor Ross posted a 47.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Lady Knights fall to Lady Cards

    The Marion County Lady Knights came back from their Labor Day break on the road against the Taylor County Lady Cardinals on Sept. 8, falling in three sets, 8-25, 15-25, 19-25.
    "We knew it would be a tough match because of how well Taylor County had been playing lately," Lady Knights Head Coach David Hibbard said. "They just took us to the woodshed in the first set. We weren't ready for their attack."

  • BOYS SOCCER: Knights win district opener

    The Marion County Knights began the week on Aug. 30 against the Hart County Raiders in the first district game of the season and won 9-2.
    The Knights (3-2-2) opened scoring 1:43 into the game with Logan Spalding's first goal of the night, but the Raiders (2-3) tied it up 18 seconds later at one apiece.
    "We finally got more organized and began to play the way we are capable of," Knights Head Coach Greg Conley said.

  • CROSS COUNTRY: Knights open season with young team

    The Marion County Knights opened the season on Aug. 31 at the Bardstown All-Comers Meet.
    "I have a young team and they have a long way to go," Head Coach Sherbie King said. "Overall, though, I am very proud of their efforts."
    Jenna Cecil led the Knights in the girls' 5K run with a time of 31:11.18. Brianna Mattingly finished with a 32:45, while Chelsea Brady finished with a time of 33:18.
    For the guys, Bryce Barnett finished with a time of 22:25.96, while Ty Wheeler finished with a time of 23:42.18.

  • FOOTBALL: Too many turnovers cost Knights home opener

    The Marion County Knights took the field on Sep. 2 for the season's first home game against the Bardstown Tigers and looked to bounce back from a rough loss at Elizabethtown a week earlier. But, they could not overcome first half mistakes as they lost 46-20.
    Knights Head Coach Allen Harmon said his team did not play a clean first half offensively.
    "We had too many turnovers," he said. "Just like against Elizabethtown, if you give them opportunities, they're going to make you pay."

  • GOLF: Knights add 3 wins

    The Marion County Knights traveled to the Bardstown Country Club-Maywood on Aug. 29 in a triple header against the Bardstown Tigers, Bethlehem Eagles and Nelson County Cardinals. The match was originally to be played at the Bardstown Country Club-Woodlawn but was moved due to field conditions.
    The Knights scored a 177, Bardstown scored a 191, Bethlehem scored a 195, and Nelson County scored a 214, meaning the Knights secured three wins.
    "Once again it was another 'played bad but got the win' kind of night," Knights Head Coach Joey Reed said.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Lady Knights lose to Lady Cards

    The Marion County Lady Knights began the week against the Nelson County Lady Cardinals on Aug. 29 at the Roby Dome, but lost in four sets of play, 18-25, 25-7, 26-28, 20-25.
    "We seem to come out flat in most of our first sets this season and did that again tonight," Lady Knights Head Coach David Hibbard said. "Almost no offense was the result of our poor defense. I'm surprised we were as close as we were."