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High School Sports

  • McKinney signs with Thomas More College

    Katie McKinney recently signed to play volleyball for Thomas More College, the first volleyball player in school history to play D-3.  Pictured are front row from left: McKinney’s mother Mona McKinney, McKinney, and her sister Jeni Hall.  Back row : MCHS Athletic Director Robby Peterson, Assistant Volleyball Coach Jordan Reinle, MCHS Volleyball Coach David Hibbard, Assistant Volleyball Coach Kelly Cowan, and MCHS Principal Stacey Hall.  McKinney was also won the Heather Garrett Memorial Scholarship.

  • Lady Knights pick up nine-run win over Casey County

    The Marion County Lady Knights softball team won the only game it played last week, defeating Casey County on April 30. The Lady Knights were scheduled to play Bethlehem on April 29, but that game was cancelled due to wet field conditions.  
    With the win, Marion County’s record stands at 17-7.

  • Knights take two of four

    Last week, Marion County hosted John Hardin on April 29 and Washington County on May 1, before going on the road to play Garrard County Friday and Bryan Station Saturday.  The Knights (16-10) won two of the four contests.

    Bryan Station 14, Marion County 4

    Despite having fewer miscues than host Bryan Station, the Knights gave up 14 hits and five walks, and lost, 14-4, Saturday.
    “We had a beautiful day to play in Lexington but we were simply flat and lacked energy,” Marion County Coach Chad Spalding said.

  • Tennis opens regional tournament

    Three Lady Knights and four Knights advanced past the first round in the regional tennis tournament that started Friday at Freeman Lake Courts in Elizabethtown. The second round matches were scheduled to begin Monday, and second round results will be in next week’s issue.
    In girls singles, Alyssa Farmer advanced by defeating Bardstown’s Selena Spencer, 6-1, 6-3.  Marion County’s Allie Evans fell to Bethlehem’s Abby Moore, 6-4, 6-3.  

  • Epps is AP girls player of the year

    Marion County High School point guard Makayla Epps recently was voted as the 2013 Associated Press Kentucky girls basketball player of the year.  
    She said that she set team goals as her main focus this past season, and all the individual goals added to it.  
    Joining Epps on the first team is teammate Kyvin Goodin-Rogers, both of whom are Kentucky signees.  
    Other members of the first team include Rebecca Greenwell, China Dow, and Larryn Brooks.   The girls’ coach of the year honor went to Nicole Levandusky from Notre Dame.

  • Track teams close strong

    The Marion County track team competed in their final two meets of the regular season as they gear up for regional competition, which begins tomorrow.  
    The Knights won their final home meet of the season with 149.5 points, while the Lady Knights finished third with 76 points.
    “We got some kids some experience in events they haven’t been competing in,” assistant coach Daniel Johnson said.  “I thought everyone did a great job of going out and competing despite it being our third meet in six days.”

  • Track competes in conference meet

    The Marion County track team competed in the Panther Twilight Invitational in Elizabethtown on Friday night and the Heartland Conference tournament in Taylor County on Thursday night. Overall, in the Heartland Conference tournament, the girls team finished in third place with 59 total points. The boys team finished in second place with 94 points.

  • Marion County holds annual spring scrimmage

    The Marion County High School football team held its annual maroon/white scrimmage at John J. Boswell field April 23. Head Coach Jeff Robbins said his team played “extremely hard.”
    “We learned many things about ourselves, especially where some key personnel are going to fit in,” he said. “It was a very physical game and I think you can really see the positive results of me having most of these kids in class. I am very proud of all our players and I am very excited to get the 2013 season underway.”

  • Baseball Knights win three of four

    The Marion County Knights baseball team won three of its four games last week. The Knights defeated Thomas Nelson, Campbellsville, and Green County, but fell to Adair County.
    Marion County stands at 14-8 overall. They finished second in the district with a  4-2 record. In the district tournament, Adair County is the top seed and will play Campbellsville. Marion County, the secdond seed, will play Taylor County. Days and times have not been announced.

    Marion County 13, Green County 0

  • Lady Knights clinch top seed in district softball tournament

    The Marion County Lady Knights softball team played games against Campbellsville and Adair County this past week in district play, and then competed in the Jaguar Classic this past weekend at East Jessamine. The varsity team did not play Boyle County, as it was changed to a double junior varsity game Thursday night. After winning three of the five contests, the Lady Knights are 16-7 overall, 6-1 in the district, giving them the No. 1 seed in the district tournament.