High School Sports

  • Football: Knights, rain fall against Mercer County

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Knights looked for their first win of the season, and also a good start to district play, on Sep. 25 when they hosted the Mercer County Titans. 
    The Knights failed to secure a victory, losing 41-8. Just like the last game, the Knights were able to keep it close and stay in the game early on. The Knights (0-6, 0-1) trailed only 7-0 after one quarter, on a long touchdown pass. 

  • Girls soccer: Lady Knights soccer scores first goal of season

    By Bailey Foxworth
    Sports correspondent

    Marion County High School’s girls soccer team finally scored their first goal of the season on Thursday, Sept. 24, when they tied Fort Knox High School 1-1. The goal was scored by senior Kristen Mattingly.
    “It was an incredible goal, just outside the box,” Head Coach Derek Cissell said.
    Prior to their tie on Thursday, the Lady Knights travelled to Taylor County, where they lost 0-9 to the Lady Cardinals.

  • Golf: Knights finish 2nd in second tri-match of season

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Knights, now at the end of their regular season, played their second tri-match of the season against the Taylor County Cardinals and Campbellsville Eagles on Sep. 21.
    The Knights finished second, scoring a 174. The Cardinals scored a 160, while Campbellsville scored a 204.
    "We played OK in the match," Knights Head Coach Chad Spalding said.
    Ethan Spalding and Bryce Spalding led all Knights with a 43, while Houston Raikes and Noah Dye put up a 44.

  • Volleyball: Lady Knights lose to Larue, Taylor

    By Bailey Foxworth
    Sports correspondent

    Marion County High School’s volleyball team lost to LaRue County on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1-3. The Lady Knights lost on the following Thursday to district rival Taylor County in a 0-3 sweep.
    After two losses, the Lady Knights travelled to Campbellsville High School to compete in the “Can You Dig It” tournament. The Lady Knights played three matches, but only won one. They lost to Fort Knox 1-2, defeated John Hardin 2-0, and tied with Thomas Nelson at one set a piece.

  • Soccer: 24 years and 200 victories

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    Knights Head Coach Greg Conley has coached soccer for going on 24 years, both at the high school and college level, and has won several district titles.
    Now he can add his 200th win to his list of accomplishments.
    Conley earned his 200th victory of his coaching career against the Christian County Colonels on Sep. 12, with a 6-1 victory during the Boots and Butts Soccer Classic in Hopkinsville. 

  • Soccer: Knights drop two in back-to-back games

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Knights traveled to play the Danville Admirals on Sep. 18. The game was originally scheduled for Sep. 15, but had to be postponed due to the funeral of Paul Spalding. 
    Against the Admirals (7-3), the Knights lost 3-2. 
    "It was a great game. Very competitive," Knights Coach Greg Conley said.
    Knights midfielder Colby Hood scored two goals for the Knights, who Conley said were "fighting and coming after the Admirals."

  • Cross country team competes in Taylor County

    By Bailey Foxworth
    Sports correspondent

    Marion County Cross Country made their season debut Tuesday, Sept. 15, at the Taylor County All Comers Meet in Campbellsville. The Knights placed 2nd of two teams with a score of 38, and the Lady Knights ran uncontested as a team, scoring 15 points.

  • Football: Knights dealt another loss at North Bullitt

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    Still winless in their first four games, the Marion County Knights looked to get their first win on Friday, Sep. 18 when they played the North Bullitt Eagles. 
    Despite a fast start, the Knights lost 40-6.
    "This game was a lot different," Knights Head Coach Corey Crume said. "We had a faster start."

  • The Game Plan - Sept. 23 edition

    Thursday, Sept. 24
    CROSS COUNTRY - Marion Co. at the Taylor Co. All-Comers meet
    GOLF - Nelson Co. at Knights
    SOCCER - Barren Co at Knights, 7:30 p.m.
    Lady Knights at Ft. Knox, 7:30 p.m.
    VOLLEYBALL - Lady Knights at Taylor Co, 5:30 p.m.

    Monday, Sept. 28
    SOCCER - Casey Co at Lady Knights, 6 p.m.
    VOLLEYBALL - Lady Knights at Thomas Nelson, 7:30 p.m.

    Tuesday, Sept. 29
    GOLF - Knights at regional tournament, TBA
    SOCCER - Knights at Elizabethtown, 7 p.m.

  • Girls soccer team still working for its first win

    By Bailey Foxworth
    Sports correspondent

    Marion County Girls Soccer lost another two games last week at home against Nelson County and Warren Central.
    The Lady Knights lost to the Lady Cardinals by mercy rule (0-10) on Wednesday, Sept. 16.
    On Saturday, Sept. 19, the Lady Knights were defeated by the Lady Spartans 0-6.
    The Lady Knights remain in last place in both the region and the district, but are continuing to gain experience with each game.