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High School Sports

  • Football: Cards fly by Knights

     Playing in icy wind and rain, the Marion County Knights ended their winning streak with a loss to the Taylor County Cardinals, 30-8, in their first district game of the season. 

    The Knights (4-2) were held scoreless by the Cardinals (2-4) until their final minute of play.

  • Soccer: Tigers, Panthers scratch out wins over Knights

     The Marion County Knights were sunk in two battles against the Elizabethtown Panthers on Sept. 30, and the Bardstown Tigers (9-4) on Oct. 2. They tied their fight with the Fort Knox Eagles (3-14) on Oct. 4.  

    They fell to the Tigers 4-1, and tied the Eagles, 1-1.

    Despite keeping the Panthers (14-4) on their toes, the Knights fell 3-0 with two goals and a penalty kick. 

  • Golf: Freshman records hole-in-one

     Hitting a hole-in-one is something most golfers can only dream about. 

    According to Golf Digest’s website, the odds of hitting a hole-in-one are outrageous – 12,500 to 1 if you’re and amateur, 5,000 to 1 if you’re a low handicap, and 2,500 to 1 if you’re a pro. 

  • Soccer: Lady Knights drop to 1-15

     The Marion County Lady Knights soccer team dropped to 1-15 last week when they were crushed, 8-1, by the North Bullitt Lady Eagles (10-7) on Oct. 1. It was the Lady Knights only game last week. Their only goal was scored by Lady Knights senior forward Sara Tucker on an assist from senior defender Casey Sowers.

    From here, they will finish their regular season with matches against the North Hardin Trojans (8-7-1) on Oct. 8 and the Madison Southern Lady Eagles (8-4-1) on Oct. 9.

  • Combat boots and tennis shoes

     Cutting through an autumn chill, four schools representing four major branches of the military came from across the commonwealth to compete in the Marion County JROTC Knight Challenge on Oct. 4.

    The Air Force JROTC unit came from Nelson County High School, the Marine Corps program came from Jeffersontown High School, the Army traveled from George Rogers Clark High School, and the Navy program came from Floyd Central High School.

  • Cross Country results

     According to KYTrackXC’s website, Marion County High School’s track team recently competed at the Mercer County All-Comers and the Green County All-Comers cross country meets. 

    On Sept. 16, Shunki Jinno placed 47th with a time of 22:26.00 while Alex Espinosa placed 65th with a time of 24:44.00 and Ty Wheeler placed 66th with a time of 24:48.00.

  • Cross Country results

     According to KYTrackXC’s website, Marion County High School’s track team recently competed at the Mercer County All-Comers and the Green County All-Comers cross country meets. 

    On Sept. 16, Shunki Jinno placed 47th with a time of 22:26.00 while Alex Espinosa placed 65th with a time of 24:44.00 and Ty Wheeler placed 66th with a time of 24:48.00.

  • Football: Knights win in a shootout

    The Marion County Knights had a battle of epic proportions when they took on the LaRue County Hawks in a rescheduled game on Sept. 26. The Knights won the fray with a decisive touchdown and conversion 41-34. The Knights’ improved to 4-1 as they prepare to enter district play.

  • New face helping local athletes

     Though Marion County High School fans’ will have to wait until the spring season to see new coaches in action, there’s already a new face on the fields and courts.

    In case you’ve already seen him and was wondering who he is, his name is Josh Heines, and he’s the new athletic trainer for MCHS’s athletic program. 

  • Golf: Marion County wins two

     It came down to two strokes. 

    The Marion County Knights took a hard earned victory after defeating the Campbellsville Eagles 175-177 on Sept. 22.

    “I’m pleased with the victory, that’s for sure,” Knights Coach Chad Spalding said after the match.