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High School Sports

  • Knights win one of three

    The Marion County Knights lost to the visiting Danville Admirals on May 7. Going into the game, Knights Coach Patrick Campbell had positive expectations.

    “That’s the crazy thing about baseball,” Campbell said. “You never know what could happen on any given day.”

    It would be the second time the teams faced off for the season. In their April 18 game, the Knights lost 11-0 in five innings. 

  • Storm shortens Danville meet

    Before being punctuated by expected storms, Marion County once again secured top spots in the Danville All-Comers meet on April 29. Among those slots taken were the girls 100 meter dash with Miranda Bradshaw taking first place, the triple jump with Meredith Bartley taking first place, and the boys triple jump with Justin Dawson taking second place. 

    The girls would take second in the event and the boys would take seventh.

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  • Lady Knights fall to Taylor County

    The Marion County Lady Knights’ winning streak ended abruptly as they were defeated 4-2 in eight innings by the Taylor County Lady Cardinals on April 30. It was the team’s second time doing battle this season. 

    Lady Knights Coach Todd Spalding was not enthusiastic about the Lady Knights’ play. 

    “When you play a good team, you can’t afford to make mistakes,” Spalding said. 

  • Marion County begins play in regional tennis tourney

    Unseasonal weather would not dampen the Marion County Knights and Lady Knights as took to the courts for the tennis regionals on May 2 at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown. Marion County emerged victorious in several matches. 

    Luck and skill would both play a role in Marion County’s advancement in the tournament. 

  • Over the net

     Tennis could be seen as a delicate balance between fierce fighting and elegant hand-eye coordination mixed with good sportsmanship and footwork.

    Alex Spalding, a junior at Marion County High School, has a grip on that balance. In fact, he may even have mastery of it. 

    That’s because he’s been earning wins for the Knights for the last five years and taking plaques and trophies back to his school.

  • Baseball Knights drop three of four

     The Marion County Knights went in swinging but came out with heads hanging after being defeated by the Taylor County Cardinals 10-0 in five innings on May 1. 

    Knights Coach Patrick Campbell said his expectations going into the game were for the team to play well. 

  • Maupin holds Generals hitless

    Marion County Lady Knight freshman pitcher Allison Maupin pitched a no-hitter against the Thomas Nelson Generals last week. The victory would be one of a string of wins that would leave the team sitting 10-5. Lady Knights Coach Todd Spalding their opponents were a mixed bag of various skill levels. 

    “We played one really good team,” Spalding said. “We played two pretty good teams, a couple average teams, and one really bad team during that stretch, but I am very pleased.”

  • Knights are ‘Saving Second Base’

    The Marion County Knights hosted their inaugural Saving Second Base Invitational to raise breast cancer awareness last week.

    April 25 and 26, the Knights played in three games to honor family and friends who have had breast cancer. 

    “We wanted to do something to show support for them,” Knights Coach Patrick Campbell said. 

  • Marion County competes at Panther Invite

    The Marion County High School track team returned from the Panther Twilight Invitational without an overall top 10 performance from either the boys or girls teams on April 25. The girls placed 19th and the boys placed 18th in the competition. 

    In an email sent, MCHS Track Coach Daniel Johnson wrote that the team just did not have the numbers and they were facing some stiff competition in the meet. Several students from other schools met the national silver standard with their performances at the meet. 

  • Outstanding athlete getting better

    A 17-year-old boy stands with a straight face. His sharp stare is one that’s been honed by the experience of both victory and defeat.

    On the mound he cocks his arm back, ready to fire. With a snap forward, he throws a pitch —  in the blink of an eye, the ball rips past his target.

    It’s just one of many strikeouts and another tally in his stat book.