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High School Sports

  • 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. 

  • Soccer: Knights making improvements

     After losing a huge and powerful starting lineup, the Marion County Knights have jumped into the fight and have emerged half way through the season with a few victories notched in their armor. 

    Senior forward Ozwaldo Cruz said the toughest opponents the team has faced so far have been the John Hardin Bulldogs (14-2) and the North Hardin Trojans (10-4). The Knights (3-10-2) fell to the Bulldogs 6-1 and the Trojans 3-0.

  • Soccer: Lady Knights staying positive despite losses

     The Marion County Lady Knights have had a tough season. With the team sitting at 1-9, they have faced opponents from both near and far and taken their only victory out of the grasp of the Fort Knox Lady Eagles (0-8). Since that win, the team has been mercied out by the John Hardin Lady Bulldogs (6-7) and the Thomas Nelson Generals (9-4).

  • Volleyball: Lady Knights fall to Lakers, top Hawks

     On Sept. 25, the Marion County Lady Knights fell to the Russell County Lady Lakers 2-1 in a neck and neck battle of 25-19, 17-25, 25-23.

    Lady Knights Coach David Hibbard said the game was decided by a few mistakes by Marion County.

    “We made a couple of bonehead plays,” Hibbard said. 

  • Football: District play starts Friday

     After their 41-34 victory over the LaRue County Hawks on Sept. 26, the Marion County Knights will start district play this week.

    The Knights are 4-1, but they won’t be letting their guard down. 

    When asked what opponents the Knights have to watch out for, Knights Interim Coach Matthew “Moo Moo” Mattingly gave a simple, clear response: “All of them.”