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High School Sports

  • TENNIS: Williams resigns, Swencki hired as tennis coach

    Despite new leadership for Marion County High School’s tennis team, the goals are still very much the same as the 2017 campaign gets underway. 

  • SWIMMING: Aquaknights season comes to an end

    The Marion County Aquaknights’ season came to an end at the regional swim meet at the Russell County Natatorium Complex in Russell Springs, Feb. 10-11.
    The boys 200 medley relay team consisting of Justin Spalding, Brandon Miles, Eli Nelson and Matthew Miles finished with a time of 1:53.33 in the championship and 1:54.19 in the preliminaries, finishing third and second respectively and advancing to championship rounds.   

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Knights' season ends against Taylor

    The Knights haven’t been able to find a winning formula against the Taylor County Cardinals this season, and it cost them dearly this time. 
    Taylor County shot 57.6 percent from the field and TreVon Smith scored 17 of his game-high 35 points in the first half as the Cardinals coasted to a 95-73 win Thursday evening in the 20th District Tournament. It was Marion County’s third loss to Taylor County, and ended the Knights’ season. 

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Knights win district title, advance to region semifinals

    UPDATE: Lady Knights advance to region semifinals
    The Marion County Lady Knights defeated the LaRue County Lady Hawks 55-48 Monday evening to advance to the semifinals in the Fifth Region Tournament. The Lady Knights play the Elizabethtown Panthers at 6 p.m., Friday, March 3, in the Roby Dome.

    DISTRICT CHAMPS

  • Lady Knights advance to district championship

    The Marion County Lady Knights defeated the Taylor County Lady Cardinals 59-40 last night, Feb. 21, to advance to the 20th District Tournament championship game.

    Marion County will play the Adair County Lady Indians at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, Friday, in Adair County.

    Adair County defeated the Campbellsville Lady Eagles, 57-56, in triple overtime last night to advance.
     

  • MCHS baseball team holds tryouts, begins practice

    Aided by unseasonably warm weather, the Marion County High School Baseball Team conducted try-outs for the upcoming season on Feb. 15 and began spring practice.  Regarded pre-season as one of the top teams in the Fifth Region after 18 wins in 2016, the Knights welcomed 31 players to its 2017 roster, including most of last year’s varsity starting lineup. 

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Knights lose by two on senior night

    The Knights, down 10-0 within the first four minutes against LaRue County Friday night, looked out of sync and overwhelmed. However, they didn’t give up, keeping it close and eventually tying the game at 55 apiece with 35.9 seconds left.
    LaRue County got one more break than the Knights in the thriller, squeaking out a 57-55 win and putting a damper on Marion County's Senior Night, where seniors Jaren Epps, Isaac Lanham and Lamarcus Bell were honored.

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Knights end season on high note

    The Marion County Lady Knights ended the regular season on a high note with a win on senior night against LaRue County Friday. Now it's off to the district tournament in Adair County.
    Spalding (14 points), Carpenter (11 points), and Howard (10 points) hit double-digits as the Lady Knights ended the regular season with a 57-34 win against the Lady Hawks.

  • Boys basketball: Panthers escape Roby Dome with win

    Marion County converted half of their shots, but Frankfort countered with a blistering 61.7 shooting percentage. In a game with 17 ties and 18 lead changes before Frankfort went on a 9-0 run in the fourth, the Panthers were able to escape the Roby Dome with a 74-69 win Saturday afternoon with hot shooting and a double-digit effort from all five starters.
    Knights Head Coach Montrelle Irvin said he was disappointed in his team's performance despite their 27-55 (49 percent) shooting effort.

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Knights take down Metcalfe

    Trailing at half and trying to shrug off a sluggish start, the Lady Knights needed all their energy, resolve and talent to mount a comeback.
    "We discussed at the half what we needed to do, which was step it up defensively," Lady Knights Head Coach Kenny Mills said. "The girls responded."
    Marion County did just that, turning a two-point halftime deficit into a 56-45 win at Metcalfe County Feb. 6, overcoming not just a sluggish night, but a career night from MacKenzie Coleman - the Lady Hornet's leading scorer put up 31 points.