High School Sports

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Knights fall in Wood’s coaching debut

    The Lady Knights were very close to a victory in their season opener.
    Three Lady Knights hit double digits, but Marion County fell 53-51 in Kelly Wood’s coaching debut at Marion County on Nov. 28 at the Roby Dome.
    Maddie Wood led Lady Knights with 15 points. Katie Mattingly had 14 and Dailyn Spalding had 10.

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Knights begin extended trip away from Roby Dome

    For just over two weeks, the Knights’ faithful will have to hit the road to watch Marion County in action. The Roby Dome bleachers will sit vacant as the Knights kick off an extended stint away from their home floor early in the season.

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: New look Lady Knights face Jags, Dawgs this week

    Kelly Wood is starting to see his new system click with the Marion County Lady Knights.
    “We seem to be getting better getting used to the new stuff,” Wood said. “We’re hoping we can play basketball within our system. It just takes time. We got to become automatic when it comes to playing.”
    The Lady Knights hit the court for the season opener last night against Bardstown. They host the East Jessamine Jaguars tomorrow night.

  • SWIMMING: Marion County set to hit pool for first meet

    With a little extra preparation under their belts, the Marion County Aquaknights have their eyes set on their first meet of the 2017-18 season. The Aquaknights decided not to compete at the first scheduled meet on Nov. 18 in order to get more practice in.
    With that extra practice now in, Head Coach Brian Pirkle is expecting a solid performance from his team when they compete at T.K. Stone Elementary at 1 p.m., Dec. 2. Marion County will be teaming up with Nelson County and Thomas Nelson to take on Elizabethtown in the meet.

  • BASKETBALL: Knights score 94 in final scrimmage at Jamboree Classic

    The Marion County Knights’ offense was rolling, firing on all cylinders, and shooting just under 50 percent. If they can find more of those performances, who knows what the Knights can do?
    Marion County piled up 94 points in their final scrimmage, dominating from start to finish against the Whitfield Academy Wildcats Saturday afternoon at the King of the Bluegrass Jamboree. The Knights forced 26 turnovers and outrebounded the Wildcats 39-35.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Knights continue adjustment to new system in scrimmage

    Lady Knights Head Coach Kelly Wood said he used Marion County’s final scrimmage Thursday against Bethlehem as a test gauge, trying to get an idea of what his team could do well at and what they needed work on as Wood brings along a new system.
    After two scrimmages, there’s still work to be done before things can really start coming together.
    “It’s going to be a process to figure out things,” Wood said. “I tried a little bit of everything to see where we were. We did some good things and we made some mistakes.”

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Irvin leading young Knights into 2017 season

    With only three seniors and two juniors in the program, the Marion County Knights will showcase quite a bit of youth in the upcoming campaign. Despite the youth infusion for Marion County this season, Head Coach Montrelle Irvin hasn’t lessened his expectations for a team coming off a 15-15 campaign last year.
    “I’m still expecting big things out of them,” Irvin said, now in his seventh season at the helm for Marion County. “We’re going to be very scrappy, very fast.”

  • The Game Plan - Nov. 15, 2017

    Nov. 16
    Lady Knights scrimmage Bethlehem (Home), 5:30 p.m.

    Nov. 18
    King of the Bluegrass Jamboree
    Knights vs. Whitfield Academy (at Fairdale), 12 p.m.

    Fall Lake Preview (at Russell County Natatorium Complex), 12 p.m.

    Nov. 21

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Knights adjusting to new coach, new system

    He watched Marion County from the opposing sideline for years, guiding the Nelson County Lady Cardinals to a 243-84 record in over a decade at the helm. Now, he’s taken the reigns at Marion County.
    Kelly Wood takes over as head coach for the Lady Knights, who come off a 22-12 performance last year that included a district championship and an appearance in the regional tournament semifinals.