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High School Sports

  • 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.

  • Lady Knights come up short

    Forty seconds into the final quarter, Haeli Howard squared up and drained a three to tie the game against the Lincoln County Lady Patriots at 51 on Monday, Jan. 9.
    It's as close as Marion County would get after that, as the Lady Patriots staved off a Lady Knights comeback to win 71-60 at the Roby Dome.
    "I think we played a little timid in the first half of the game," Lady Knights Head Coach Kenny Mills said, "but I thought, coming out in the third quarter, our defense picked up."

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: District race tightening up for Knights

    Tuesday's matchup with the Adair County Indians all of a sudden took on major postseason implications.

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Knights set to battle Cards

    The schedule doesn't get any easier for the Marion County Lady Knights, especially with one of the top teams in the Fifth Region in the horizon in Nelson County.
    First, the Lady Knights must contend with Tim Peterson's Taylor County Lady Cardinals, who will visit the Roby Dome at 6 p.m., Jan. 20. The Lady Cards, who were a respectable 9-7 heading into their matchup with the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers Jan. 13, are looking to put an end to a losing streak that reached five games after a 60-35 loss to the Russell County Lakers Jan. 13.

  • SWIMMING: Aquaknights impressive in third meet

    The Marion County Aquaknights impressed in both the boys and girls division in the third swim meet of the season on Jan. 7
    The boys finished third in team scores (172) while the girls posted a score of 124, good for second in the meet
    “Our team did excellent,” Head Coach Katie Johnson said. “I was beyond surprised of how well they did considering we just came off Christmas break and no practice during the snow days.”