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High School Sports

  • District play begins Friday for Knights

    The Marion County Knights stood at 2-3 heading into last week’s bye week. At 7:30 p.m. Friday, the Knights open district play by hosting the Taylor County Cardinals.
    While the season has already been tough, Knights Coach Jeff Robbins is expecting it to get even tougher this month.
    “We definitely have an uphill battle coming at us the next few weeks,” he said.

  • Heads up

    The Marion County Knights scored four of their five first half goals on headers en route to a 9-0 win over the visiting Bullitt East Chargers.
    “That’s a first for us in a long time,” Knights Assistant Coach Phillip Chatigny said after the Sept. 26 match.
    Coach Greg Conley was not at the game as he was serving the second game of a three-game suspension due to a red card he received in the Sept. 21 match against Elizabethtown.
    But his influence was still being felt.

  • Lady Knights top Thomas Nelson

    Marion County didn’t waste any time defeating the Thomas Nelson Generals on the Thursday.
    The teams had agreed to play two out of three (instead of three out of five), and the Lady Knights won, 25-11, 25-20, at home.
    Marion County Coach David Hibbard had a simple assessment of the first set of the match.
    “We were really good, and they were really bad,” he said.
    In the second set, the Lady Knights defense wasn’t as good, Hibbard said, but it was still good enough to win.

  • Marion County soccer girls defeat Cardinals

    Marion County improved to 2-1 in the district with a 4-2 win over the Taylor County Lady Cardinals on Sept. 23.
    That was also the Lady Knights’ fourth win in their last six matches. The girls are 4-10-1 on the season.
    Marion County Coach Devin Johnson said his team has progressively improved in recent weeks.

  • Golf Knights defeat Green County

    The Marion County golf team picked up a win over Green County on Sept. 25 at Rosewood Country Club.
    The Knights won the match, 166-171.
    Evan Dye led Marion County with a 40. Logan Medley (41), Trevor Burchell (42) and Mason Gadberry (43) rounded out the scoring.
    Keaton Thompon shot a 40 for Green County’s low score.
    On Sept. 19, Marion County finished second in a match with Taylor County and Campbellsville at the Campbellsville Country Club.

  • Lady Knights keep on winning, mostly

    The Marion County Lady Knights won five of their six matches last week. The winning ended in the semifinals of a tournament in Bath County on Saturday, when the Lady Knights fell to the Nelson County Lady Cardinals.

    Marion County at Adair County
    The Lady Knights jumped out to a fast start and never looked back in a three-set win on Sept. 17 over the Adair County Lady Indians, 25-9, 25-13, 25-8.

  • Patriots topple Knights

    If it could go wrong, then it did go wrong for the Marion County Knights on Friday night.
    Penalties, four turnovers and two kicks that hit the crossbar were all part of the Knights’ 36-13 loss to the host Allen County-Scottsville Patriots (2-3).
    Big plays hurt as well. In the second half, Patriots senior running back Charlie Trapp scored on 77- and 71-yard runs, and sophomore quarterback Jessie Bow added a 59-yard touchdown run to lift Allen County-Scottsville to the win.

  • E’town wins Marion County Invitational golf tournament

    The Elizabethtown Panthers edged out the Ballard Bruins by one stroke to win the 2013 Marion County Invitational on Saturday at Rosewood Golf Club.
    The Panthers posted a team score of 316 to the Bruins’ 317.
    Ryan Harris led the Panthers with a 74, which also tied him for second place in the individual scoring. Butler’s Chase Wathen shot even par with a 72 to win the individual title.
    The Marion County Knights posted a team score of 339 finished sixth in the 18-team tournament.
    Logan Medley led Marion Countyteam socring with a 77.

  • Lady Knights get third win in a row

    The Marion County Lady Knights opened its week by defeating the Berea Lady Pirates, 4-1, in on Sept. 16.
    The Lady Knights (3-9-1) got on the board three times before the end of the first half thanks to junior midfielder Sara Tucker, junior midfielder Noel Obata, and senior midfielder Lindsey Browning.
    Senior forward Miranda Bradshaw would seal the deal for the Lady Knights by scoring their fourth goal. The Lady Pirates (4-6) would not go quietly, however, adding their only goal after Bradshaw’s score.

  • Knights win big, but lose two close games

    Despite outscoring their opponents 15-7, the Marion County Knights lost two of their three matches last week to fall to 8-5 on the season.
    Marion County picked up a big win over Campbellsville last Thursday, but lost by one goal to both Danville and Elizabethtown.

    Danville 4, Marion County 3
    The Marion County Knights losing streak reached three games on Sept. 17 with a one-goal loss to the host Danville Admirals (3-8).
    “Our team did not show up to play,” Marion County Coach Greg Conley wrote.