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High School Sports

  • Lady Knights top preseason poll

    The Marion County Lady Knights are an overwhelming pick as the best team in the state in the recently released preseason coaches' poll published in The Courier Journal.
    Seventy-eight coaches from around the state voted on the poll, and the Lady Knights took 64 of those 78 votes. The Lady Knights are rated in front of DuPont Manual who took 12 first place votes.
    No. 5 Assumption and No. 17 Christian Academy each received one first place vote as well.

  • Knights fall to Clinton County in scrimmage

    The Marion County Knights basketball team headed to Campbellsville University for their first preseason scrimmage against Clinton County Friday. The Bulldogs finished 24-7 last year, and captured the 16th District title before falling in the opening game of the fourth region tournament to Glasgow in overtime. With a majority of their starting lineup returning, the Bulldogs came out and pressured Marion County into some mistakes, but later in the scrimmage the Knights got back on track.

  • Soccer teams present end of season awards

    The Marion County Lady soccer teams recently held their annual awards banquet at Marion County High School. Several players received awards for their play on the soccer field or for work in the classroom.
    The Lady Knights held their banquet last week.

  • Epps signs with UK

    Marion County Lady Knight senior Makayla Epps signed with the University of Kentucky to play basketball last week. Pictured with Epps, standing from left, are Marion County High School Athletic Director/Assistant Principal Robby Peterson, Epps’ grandfather Chuck Smith, Jaron Epps, Marion County High School Principal Stacey Hall, Jamison Epps, Epps’ grandmother Lucy Smith and Marion County Head Coach Trent Milby; seated from left, are Epps’ mother Angela Mattingly, Makayla Epps, and Epps’ father Anthony Epps.
     

  • Goodin-Rogers signs with UK

    Marion County Lady Knight senior Kyvin Goodin-Rogers signed with the University of Kentucky to play basketball recently. Pictured with Goodin-Rogers, standing from left, are Marion County High School Athletic Director/Assistant Principal Robby Peterson, Marion County High School Principal Stacey Hall, Goodin-Rogers' great-great uncle Merion Haskins, Goodin-Rogers' grandmother Wanda Haskins-Goodin and Marion County Head Coach Trent Milby. Seated, from left, are Goodin-Rogers' mother Kiyonta Goodin, Kyvin Goodin-Rogers and Goodin-Rogers' father Tick Rogers.

  • Powell signs with Norfolk State

    Marion County Lady Knight senior Logan Powell signed with Norfolk State University in Virginia last week to play basketball. Pictured with Powell, standing from left, are Marion County High School Athletic Director/Assistant Principal Robby Peterson, Jalen Powell, Kendyl Powell, Marion County High School Principal Stacey Hall and Marion County Head Coach Trent Milby; seated from left are Powell’s mother Dietra Briscoe, Logan Powell, and Powell’s grandmother Hilda Powell.
     

  • Aquaknights primed to break school records this season

    The Aquaknights are in the process of preparing for the upcoming season, which begins on Nov. 27 with a home meet against Nelson County at the Lebanon Aquatic Center. The swim team has enjoyed increases in numbers of athletes over the past couple of seasons.
    "We have increased our team from 15 swimmers to 35," Head Coach Holly Buckman said. "We have many new swimmers from Lebanon Middle School especially eighth graders that in a year or two will be very competitive, which can only be good for Marion County."

  • Avritt competes at state cross country meet

    Marion County High School senior Morgan Avritt competed in the class 2A state cross country meet Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Avritt competed in the 5k run and finished in 23:27.24, placing her just outside the top 100 in 121st place.  

  • Knights have high expectations

    The Marion County High School boys basketball team has been practicing for nearly a month, and is looking forward to beginning their season soon. The Knights will open up play with a pair of preseason scrimmages. On Friday night, the Knights will travel to Campbellsville University to take on Clinton County in the first of the scrimmages. Tip-off is set for 7:45 p.m.  

  • Lady Knights look to make history

    Coming off a season that ended in heartbreak in the state championship game, the Marion County High School girls basketball team is ready to get that taste out of their mouths. Even with the loss of four seniors, Head Coach Trent Milby believes that his team can accomplish their goals.  
    "Our expectation is the same as every year, but our main goal is a state title," Milby said. "We have come close and have our sights set on getting the job done this season. Either way it has been a great seven years."