High School Sports

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Knights fall in overtime to Spencer County

    Marion County looked to be in firm control, holding a double-digit lead and 180 seconds away from victory. Spencer County rallied furiously and forced overtime, eventually coming away with a 68-62 overtime victory on Friday in both team’s final game of the Bardstown Holiday Classic.
    The Lady Bears hit two threes in their rally. Alyssa Howie had 18 points, Lauren Lambdin scored 16 and Amie Conley had 12.

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Bulldogs end Marion County’s winning streak

    Marion County saw their early lead wither away as Jackson Harlan and his supporting cast heated up and started hitting shots. What looked to be another runaway victory became a disappointing performance for the Knights.
    Harlan racked up 29 points and the Knights’ five-game win streak was halted in a 71-65 loss to the Clinton County Bulldogs in the Twin Lakes Holiday Classic at Clinton County High School on Dec. 20.

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Knights go cold in second half, fall to Anderson County

    Marion County had scrapped and clawed out a lead against a tough Anderson County squad. The Lady Bearcats eventually became too much for the Lady Knights to handle, using a second-half surge to defeat Marion County 59-39 on Dec. 20 in the Bardstown Holiday Classic.

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Knights build early lead, defeat Generals 80-54

    Marion County walked into Thomas Nelson High School on Dec. 11, and proceeded to begin its game against the Generals with a 16-2 run. After Thomas Nelson closed in within nine, the Knights turned up the heat and thanks to some key performances, got over the .500 mark.
    Marcus Yantis came off the bench to score 12 - a career best for the junior forward. Lez Means put up 15, and the Knights defeated the Generals 80-54. Means scored seven in the first quarter.

  • Spalding signs with Midway University

    Ethan Spalding signed a letter of intent to play golf at Midway University on Dec. 11.

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Spalding scores 18 in win over Thomas Nelson

    The Lady Knights had to wait a little longer to take the court, playing in the second game of the boy/girl doubleheader as opposed to the first.
    Things were business as usual for Marion County when they did hit the court, defeating the Generals 76-50 and improving to a 4-1 mark on the season.
    “Our pressure caused them some problems,” Marion County Head Coach Kelly Wood said. “We shot better and moved the ball better.”

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Harmon pours in 37 to lead Indians to 88-77 win

    The dynamic Zion Harmon is living up to the attention that’s been following him around and the numerous colleges that have extended him an offer to play.
    The top recruit in the Class of 2021 put up 35 points and led Adair County to an 88-77 victory over Marion County on Friday. In four games at Adair County, Harmon is averaging 38 PPG and converting on 53.3 percent of his shots.

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Knights rumble past Fairdale

    Marion County made quick work of putting Fairdale away.
    Dailyn Spalding scored 17, Tanika Williams added 12 and the Lady Knights ran away with an 80-15 victory on Dec. 5 in Louisville. All but two Marion County players scored in the game and the team shot 57 percent from the field.
    The Lady Knight defense was also shutting down an already anemic Lady Bulldog offense-averaging a mere 23.2 points in the first five contests of the season- forcing 23 steals and holding Fairdale to 6-32 shooting.

  • SWIMMING: Aquaknights get six top-two finishes in opening meet

    In the opening swim meet of the season, the Marion County Aquaknights finished in first or second place in six events.
    “We did great for our first meet,” Marion County Head Coach Brian Pirkle said. “They were focused and knew what they had to do. They also backed and cheered each other on.”

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Means scores 45, Knights beat Tigers in overtime

    Lez Means is getting a knack for working his way into the record books. Tying a school record in made free throws with 18, Means scored 45 on Nov. 28 as Marion County defeated the Bardstown Tigers 94-86 in overtime. The win marked Marion County’s first win over Bardstown since Feb. 14, 2006.
    Means was recognized before the game for setting a school record last season against Beth Haven in made threes with 10.