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High School Sports

  • Some tactics to try when hunting turkey

    Turkey season so far has been less than productive. Confounding or frustrating would be good choices in describing my efforts!
    I’m hearing birds but they’re either hanging up or just plain ignoring my efforts. Can’t quite figure out what I’m doing wrong, if anything? It just might be the birds aren’t in the mood!
    Or, it could be the technique I’m using.
    Yes, there are differing “techniques” used in turkey hunting.

  • Baseball Knights win for the road

    The Marion County Knights baseball team played two district games on the road last week. Friday’s scheduled home game against Fern Creek was cancelled due to wet field conditions.
    The Knights are 11-7 overall and 3-1 in the district.

    Marion County 10, Taylor County 8

  • Lady Knights extend winning streak to seven

    The Marion County Lady Knights softball team won district home games against Campbellsville and Taylor County and road games at Washington County and Danville last week. The Lady Knights improved to 13-5 overall and 4-0 in the district.

  • Divine signs with UK Track and Field

    Brooks Divine signed his national letter of intent on March 29, with the University of Kentucky track and field team. Brooks is pictured with his parents Steve and Lee Ann Divine, along with Marion County High School Athletic Director Robby Peterson, Coach James O’Hare, and Principal Stacey Hall.

  • Lady Knights opens district play with a pair of victories

    The Marion County Lady Knights softball team opened district play by  hosting Adair County April 8 and visiting Taylor County April 9. Marion County won both contests, to improve to 9-5 overall.
    “We had an excellent start to district play beginning 2-0,” Coach Todd Spalding said. “We have a big week ahead of us with two more district games and then Washington County. If we can sweep the district games this week we will be in an excellent position to win our second straight district championship.”

  • Knights win four of five

    The Marion County Knights baseball team had a great week, picking up four wins in five contests. The Knights defeated John Hardin, LaRue County, Taylor County and Elizabethtown, Their only loss came against Adair County.
    Marion County stands at 9-7 overall and 1-1 in the district.
    “This was the best week of the season we have had so far,” Coach Chad Spalding said.

    Marion County 3, John Hardin 0

  • Strong week for tennis teams

    The Knights and Lady Knights tennis teams each won all three matches they had last week.
    April 8 gainst Washington County, the Lady Knights and Knights both won 4-1. In girls’ play, Alyssa Farmer defeated Amelia Hilton 6-0, 6-1, Allie Evans defeated Erica Walker 6-0, 6-1, and Miranda Bradshaw defeated Rachael Cook 8-0 in singles play.
    In doubles action, Madison Cassidy and Elyssa Holt defeated Amelia Hilton and Erica Walker 6-0, 6-0, but Gabby Sims and Erika Weir defeated Rebecca Evans and Madeline Peterson 6-1, 6-1 for the Lady Knights only loss in the match.

  • Lady Knights help Kentucky All-Stars to win

    Marion County Lady Knights Makayla Epps and Kyvin Goodin-Rogers and Coach Trent Milby headed to Crestview Hills Saturday to take part in the 22nd annual Kentucky versus Ohio All-Star game.
    Friday, participants took part in a skills challenges, including three-on-three, one-on-one, and a slam dunk challenge. In the one-on-one challenge, Makayla Epps defeated Serena Sandusky from Bryan Station 14-8, and then edged the Ohio team champion Briana Quisenberry on a last second shot to claim the overall championship in the one-on-one event.

  • On top of their field

    The Marion County track team hosted its all-comers meet at Marion County High School Saturday. The Knights and Lady Knights posted some impressive times and showings at the meet, and collected several first place finishes. Overall, the team won 13 events and it was a great night for the team, according to Assistant Coach Daniel Johnson.

  • High school soccer meetings are April 18, 23

    Parents of students interested in playing high school soccer should be aware of a few upcoming meetings.

    Parents of boys in grades 7-12 who are interested in playing high school soccer should attend at meeting at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at the Marion County High School library.