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High School Sports

  • Divine repeats as indoor pole vault champion

    Marion County High School senior Brooks Divine headed to Broadbent Arena this past weekend to compete in the Mason Dixon Games, which are the indoor state track and field championships in Kentucky. Last year, Divine brought home the state championship in the pole vault and was out to defend his title.  
    Not only did Divine repeat his performance, he broke the class AA state meet record in the pole vault event. Divine cleared 13’8” to bring home the title and eclipsed the previous record of 13’6”, which was set in 2000.  

  • Lady Knights national rankings, March 6

    National rankings
    ESPNW Power Rankings: Marion County: No. 7
    USA Today Sports Super25: Marion County: No. 6
    MaxPreps Xcellent 25
    Writer’s Poll: Marion County No. 5
    National Poll: Marion county No. 19

    State rankings
    Marion County is ranked No. 1 in all state rankings
     

  • Second half propels Lady Knights to 5th Region finals

    In the semifinal game of the 5th Region Tournament on Sunday night against Elizabethtown, Marion County found themselves in a position they hadn’t been in all season. At the half, the Lady Knights trailed 26-25, their first halftime deficit of the year. In the second half, the Lady Knights offense got on track and the team began to pull away. In the end, Marion County advanced with a 65-43 win.

  • Headed back to Diddle

    The Marion County Lady Knights made history by becoming the first team, boys or girls, to win four straight 5th region titles Tuesday evening. The Lady Knights defeated LaRue County in the championship game, which was played at Green County High School, by a final score of 82-60. The win secures the Lady Knights a spot in the Sweet 16 beginning March 13 in Bowling Green, and extends their undefeated streak to 35 games. 

  • Second half propels Lady Knights to regional championship game
  • Epps and Goodin-Rogers named finalists for Miss Basketball

    The Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation announced their list of five candidates for the Mr. and Miss Basketball award Wednesday, Feb. 27.  Five boys and five girls made the final cut.  

    Two Marion County Lady Knights have been named to the final list.  Teammates Makayla Epps and Kyvin Goodin-Rogers will join Rebecca Greenwell from Owensboro Catholic, Larryn Brooks from Madison Central, and China Dow from Christian Academy in Louisville.

  • Lady Knights rout Commanderettes
  • Firsts at MCHS

    First, I want to start my column by saying congratulations to the Marion County High School Lady Knights varsity basketball team on winning the 20th district championship Saturday night. For those of you who don’t know, the Lady Knights cruised to the district title by defeating Taylor County in the first round by 39 points and Adair County in the finals by 31 points, taking their overall record to 32-0.  

  • Lady Knights open regional play Thursday at Green County

    The Lady Knights were paired with the Commanderettes of Washington County for the first round of the 5th Region Tournament. Marion County has defeated Washington County twice this season, both times by at least 51 points. The Lady Knights and Commanderettes will play in the final game of the opening round tomorrow night at 8 p.m. EST at Green County High School.  

  • Knights eliminated in first round of district tourney

    The Marion County High School Knights basketball team headed to Adair County Wednesday to take on the host team in the opening round of the 20th district tournament. After suffering two losses to the Indians during the regular season, the Knights were looking for a win to earn a trip to the regional tournament.  However, the Indians bolted out to an 18-2 lead early on, and the Knights never could recover. Marion County ended up losing the game and ending their season with a 65-45 loss.