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High School Sports

  • Miss Basketball

    “Wow.”
    That was the first word to come out of Makayla Epps’ mouth Friday night during her acceptance speech after being named Kentucky’s Miss Basketball.
    Surrounded by many of her peers, her coaches and her family at a reception held at the Seelbach Hilton Hotel in Louisville, Epps went on to say how special this award was to her.
    Epps is currently in Chicago, Ill., preparing for the McDonald’s All-American game tonight.

  • Epps is Miss Basketball

    Makayla Epps is the 2013 Miss Basketball for the state of Kentucky.

    The award caps a stellar senior season for the Marion County Lady Knight.

    Epps surpassed the 3,000-point mark in her career, was named the Most Valuable Player in the 2013 Girls Sweet 16, and led her team to the state title.

    She was also named the first McDonald's All American in Marion County history.

    It's worth noting that Epps' teammate, Kyvin Goodin-Rogers, was also a finalist for the Miss Basketball award.

  • Knights split first four games

    In what should have been the second full week of the regular season, the Marion County Knights baseball team finally got to play its first games last week. Mother Nature was uncooperative, but the Knights managed to play four games. They won twice.

    Nelson County 11, Marion County 9
    The Knights held a 7-6 lead after 4 1/2 innings of play in their March 19 season opener against the Nelson County Cardinals.

  • Girls tennis takes first two matches

    The Marion County High School Lady Knights tennis team pulled out a couple of close matches last week, defeating Campbellsville, 4-3, and Thomas Nelson, 3-2.
    In the season-opener against Campbellsville, Marion County dropped three of four singles matches, but swept the doubles matches. In singles action, Alyssa Farmer lost to Brooklyn Harris, 7-6, (7-3), 6-4. Morgan Milby defeated Allie Evans, 2-6, 6-2, (10-6), and Brittany Ford defeated Rebecca Evans, 8-2.   Marion County picked up a singles win when Bailey Spalding defeated Haley Morris, 8-2.

  • Track teams have strong showing at Green County

    The Marion County track team headed to Green County to compete in an all-comers meet Thursday. Overall, the teams finished in their highest spots of the season.  The girls’ team finished in third place with 84 total points, and the boys’ team took second place with 102 points.

  • Knights ace early matches

    Last week, the Marion County High School boys’ tennis team began their season, and they started it with three straight wins. Matches against Campbellsville, Thomas Nelson and Danville all resulted in victories.
    In the season opening match with Campbellsville, the Knights took seven of nine matches.

  • Lady Knights' softball team takes two of three

    The Marion County Lady Knights softball team played won two of the three games last week. The Lady Knights were able to defeat Mercer County at home and Casey County on the road, but fell to Green County at home.

  • Epps is Gatorade Player of the Year

    Marion County High School senior Makayla Epps has added another award to her collection. During the KHSAA Sweet 16, Epps was notified that she won the Gatorade Kentucky Girls Basketball Player of the Year for 2013.  
    This award not only recognizes outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the court.
    Epps’ selection as the Kentucky player of the year placed her in the running for National Player of the Year.

  • Our All American: Epps honored at MCHS

    Marion County High School paused on Tuesday afternoon to honor one of its own.

    Makayla Epps was recognized as Marion County's first McDonald's All American.

    Epps thanked her teammates, saying this award wouldn't have been possible without them. She thanked her parents, Anthony Epps and Angela Mattingly. She thanked her fellow students, the community and even the band for their support throughout the season.

    "This is a blessing, for real," Epps told the assembly. "I just want to thank everybody in the gym."

  • Track teams start season at Nelson County

    The Marion County High School track team opened its season March 12 by traveling to Nelson County, which was hosting its first track meet since 2000.  The girls team finished seventh overall with seven points, and the boys team finished sixth with 49 points.
     “I thought our kids did a great job in some adverse weather,” Marion County Coach Keith Brown said,   “The meet was the first one of the season and had a few glitches to work through, but our kids responded well. Hopefully by late April, we will be hitting the marks we need.”