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High School Sports

  • Lady Knights get win in double overtime

    The Marion County Lady Knights narrowly defeated visiting George Rogers Clark Lady Cardinals, 52-49, in a double overtime game on Monday.
    The Lady Knights (1-0)won thanks to free throws by sophomore guard Samantha Daugherty and freshman point guard Haeli Howard in the second overtime.
    Coach Anthony Epps said that while the team missed a lot of free throws during the evening, it was because of fatigue.
    “I feel great,” Epps said. “One of the things we are emphasizing at practice is to work hard.”

  • Knight Madness

    Showing everything from athletic prowess to school spirit, Marion County High School held its Knight Madness on Nov. 26.  
    The event, which is in its third year running, was sponsored by the basketball boosters. It raised more than $500 for the Knights basketball team. According to Coach Montrelle Irvin (above), the money will go to everything from basic essentials to food and lodging for the Knights.

  • Soccer teams annnounce 2013 awards

    The Marion County High School soccer teams held their annual banquets in November. The girls team held their banquet on Nov. 21 and the boys held their banquet on Nov. 25.
    Shown below is a list of players who received an award(s).

    Boys        
    Best Offensive — Joey Costello        
    Best Defensive —Alex Smith        
    110 percent award — Dylan Spalding and Jake Smith        

  • Swimmers getting ready for season

    As the 2013-14 swim season approaches, the Aqua Knights have been spending a lot of time in the water. Look for more on the Marion County High School swimmers throughout the season.

  • Knights will face Rebels in opener

    By Will Phillips

    Enterprise correspondent

    The Marion County Knights will open the 2013-2014 season on the road at Casey County on Dec. 2. The Knights are coming off an 11-17 season, including 7-11 in regional play. Despite their losing record, Marion County does return several players from last year’s squad, including eight seniors. Coach Montrelle Irvin intends to lean on his veterans this year. 

  • Marion County, Manual battle in scrimmage

    The temperature rose as the Marion County Lady Knights scrimmaged against the DuPont Manual Lady Crimsons in Elizabethtown on Saturday. 

    Though the Lady Knights would be defeated in the game, they took some major strides. 

    “Overall I’m very pleased with this scrimmage, I think we got a lot of progress going forward,” Lady Knights Coach Anthony Epps said. 

  • Gridiron season a tough one for Knights

    By Will Phillips

    Enterprise correspondent

    Marion County’s football season came to a close against Russell County in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs on Nov. 8. It was a disappointing end to a season that has seen its share of difficulties, both on the field and off. 

  • Reeling one in

    Fishing is an unpredictable sport. And the future of a fishing team at Marion County High School is still uncertain. 

    But it was a topic of conversation at the Marion County Board of Education meeting Nov. 12.

    Jerry Smith, a retired educator and assistant director of athletics, as well as a National Bass Federation representative, attended the meeting to present information about creating a fishing team at MCHS.

  • MCHS swim team getting ready to make a splash

    As basketball prepares to get underway, the Marion County swim team is preparing to make a splash too and has already begun practicing. 

    Last year, two girls on the team, Lindsey Buckman and Laura Rice, broke school records in the 100 freestyle, the 100 backstroke and the 100 butterfly. 

    This year, they hope to continue improving, and that is one of the goals that Coaches Holly Buckman and John Buckman have set for the team.

  • New role for veteran

    By Will Phillips

    Enterprise correspondent

    Last year, the Marion County Lady Knights basketball team went a blistering 39-0, winning the state championship in the process. However, that was a year ago, and now it’s time for new head coach Anthony Epps and his team to adjust to life without four of their five starters from last year.