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High School Sports

  • Knights slay Dragons on the links

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

     The Knights traveled south on Aug. 20 to play the Green County Dragons.  
    The Knights came out as victors in the match, winning 176-192.  
    Knights Coach Chad Spalding said that his team didn’t fare too well in the match, but nonetheless, he was glad to see that his team pulled out the victory.  
    According to Spalding, Ethan Spalding shot a 46, while most other players shot between a 46 and a 49.

  • Soccer: Marion County loses opener on the road

    By Bailey Foxworth
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Lady Knights began their season with a disheartening loss at Sayre School on Aug. 22. The Lady Knights lost by mercy rule in the second half, 10-0.
    With the addition of so many new players, the Lady Knights (0-1) were unsure of their performance going into Saturday’s game.
    “I was anxious. I was ready to get the season started and see where we stood,” Marion County Coach Derek Cissell said.

  • Tonight's girls soccer match has been cancelled

    The soccer match scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 19, between Fort Knox and the Marion County Lady Knights has been cancelled.

    The match was cancelled due to the anticipated weather this evening. According to the National Weather Service, showers and thunderstorms are likely this afternoon and evening.

  • Volleyball: Lady Knights playing with ‘energy’

    By Bailey Foxworth
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Lady Knights showed a lot of promise last week when they took on the North Hardin Lady Trojans and the Bardstown Lady Tigers in their first scrimmages of the season.
    “Our scrimmages both went well,” Coach David Hibbard said of his Lady Knights.
    Both scrimmages were timed, rather than played in the typical three-set format, so scoring was different than regular season gameplay.

  • Golf: Knights charge into season

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    With matches against the Green County Dragons, Bardstown Eagles, and the Meade County Green Wave behind them, the Marion County Knights golf team is ready to take on this season.
    “We are much improved from last season, from top to bottom,” Coach Chad Spalding said.
    Coming off .500 season in 2014, the Knights are fielding 14 players for both varsity and junior varsity.

  • Volleyball: Lady Knights have high expectations

    By Bailey Foxworth
    Sports correspondent

     

    Marion County High School volleyball has some big shoes to fill in the wake of its 2014 district title.
    “After losing 12 seniors from last year’s team, I’m not sure yet how we are going to look,” Coach David Hibbard said.

  • Soccer: Marion County seeks to improve with experience

    By Bailey Foxworth
    Sports correspondent

     

    Coach Derek Cissell has made some serious changes to the Marion County girls soccer team.
    After a less than impressive season last year, Cissell has looked to the middle schools for players and has nearly tripled his previous roster.
    “We’re really young and inexperienced, but we’re really coming together as a team,” Cissell said.

  • Two Lady Knights teams get new head coaches

    Both are familiar faces on the sidelines, and both will be taking on new roles during upcoming seasons.
    Landon Williams has been named the new Marion County High School girls basketball coach, and Jonathan Spalding will be the new Lady Knights softball coach.
    For the past few years, Williams has coached tennis at the high school since 2012, and he’s been the freshmen boys basketball coach for the past two years.
    “He’s won back-to-back district titles at the freshmen level,” Principal Mike Abell said.

  • Boys soccer: Knights looking for a title

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    With three games at the Bluegrass State Games and a few practices under their belts, the Marion County Knights are looking ahead to the upcoming season. Coming off a year in which they compiled an overall record of 3-14-3, Knights Coach Greg Conley said he is expecting much improvement from this year’s squad and has high expectations this year.
    The Knights also had a 2-10-1 regional record, and a 2-3 mark in district play.

  • Boys soccer: Marion County adds goalie coach for 2015

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County High School Knights soccer team has added Chris Howlett to its coaching staff. Howlett will serve as the Knights’ goalie coach, a new position added this year because Coach Greg Conley wanted someone who could “coach the goalies... and work them hard.”
    “I’ve been around soccer and I like being in a place to influence young people,” Howlett said.