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High School Sports

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Knights’ winning streak ends against Cards

    The No. 2 team in the Fifth Region proved to be too much for the Lady Knights at the end.
    The Nelson County Lady Cardinals used a come-from-behind effort in the fourth quarter to sneak out of the Roby Dome with a 63-58 win Thursday evening and end Marion County's winning streak at six games.
    Nelson County's Marly Walls and Marion County's Haeli Howard went toe to toe in the clash, scoring 25 and 30, respectively. In the end, however, it was Nelson County that was celebrating as they improved to 18-2 on the season, while Marion County fell to 14-8.

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Knights face Cards, Hornets this week

    Six games remain for the Marion County Knights after Monday's game at North Hardin, and the Knights aren't overlooking any as the season winds down. The Knights are set to kick off their final district game at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 3, taking on the Cardinals at Taylor County. The Cardinals handed Marion County a 64-53 loss on Jan. 20 when these two teams met in the Roby Dome.
    "They're a good team," Knights Head Coach Montrelle Irvin said. "It's just a high intensity game. You know, either you bring it or you get beat."

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Final district game on tap

    The Lady Knights are on the verge of doing something not done since the days of the 2012-13 state championship team.
    With a win against the Lady Cardinals on Feb. 3 at Taylor County, Marion County will finish undefeated in district play. But, it won't be easy to get the win, according to Lady Knights Head Coach Kenny Mills.
    "They're going to be ready," he said. "It's going to be a tough game over there in that environment, and we already know that going in. We're going to go over and try to play hard and play our good defense."

  • SWIMMING: O'Daniel sets, breaks own record

    Forget being merely impressive. Andy O'Daniel wanted to be record breaking.
    She did just that, breaking the school record for the 100-meter butterfly twice in the same week. Against Russell County Jan. 17, O'Daniel finished with a time of 1:10.
    "We performed well in this meet," Head Coach Katie Johnson said. "We were competing against bigger times at this meet, Going up against bigger teams is difficult, but we're small and mighty. We're a solid team this season."

  • Indians blitz past Knights

    The Knights had high hopes of taking control of the top seed in the 20th district. All they needed was a win against the Adair County Indians.
    The Indians thoroughly and decisively dashed those hopes little by little, basket by basket.
    Corey Melton drained five three-pointers on his way to a game-high 27 points and Kell Stotts scored 18 of his 20 points in the first half as the Fifth-Region leading Indians (20-1, 4-0) overwhelmed the Knights (10-9, 2-3) 76-53, Jan. 17, at the Roby Dome.

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Knights hang on for win

    The Lady Knights built a 22-point lead going into halftime against the Central Hardin Lady Bruins on Jan. 16.
    But, they nearly let it slip away.
    Haeli Howard had 31 points while Elise Carpenter and Katie Mattingly each had 11 as Marion County hung on for their third straight win against the Central Hardin Lady Bruins 67-59, and survived a sluggish third quarter where Marion County was outscored 21-8.

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Knights look to regain ground in district

    Two defeats last week within the 20th district to Adair County and Taylor County have sent Marion County from contention for the No. 1 seed to possibly the No. 3 seed come mid-February in the 20th District Tournament at Adair County High School. The loss to Adair County knocked the Knights out of contention for the No. 1 seed and the loss Friday night to Taylor County dealt another blow to the Knights' chances for the No. 2 seed.

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Commanderettes look for revenge

    It's been a rough season for the Washington County Commanderettes.
    After a 53-20 win against the Burgin Lady Bulldogs on Dec. 5, Washington County has lost 15 straight games, and seven of those losses have come by 30 or more points.

  • SWIMMING: Adjustments on tap for Aquaknights

    When the Marion County Aquaknights hit the pool for their final regular season meet at Shelby County on Jan. 28, expect things to be a little different.
    "We will be adjusting some things as far as organization of relays and trying swimmers in other strokes to tinker with before regions in Russell County," Aquaknights Head Coach Katie Johnson said.
    Thus far, the Aquaknights have performed well and have given it their all, according to Johnson.

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Knights roll past Dragons, again

    No Lez Means? No problem for the Knights.
    The Knights' leading scorer, reeling from a concussion he suffered against Washington County, sat out Marion County's second duel with the Green County Dragons on Jan. 10.
    The Knights didn't miss a beat, rolling to a 73-40 victory as Mason Sullivan scored 12 points and pulled down 10 rebounds. Luke Thomas also scored 12 points off four three-pointers and Trevor Douglas led the Knights with 14.