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High School Sports

  • Lady Knights claim No. 1 district seed

    The Marion County Lady Knights softball team played three games last week, winning two and losing one. The Lady Knights have a 5-1 district standing, making them the No. 1 seed in the district. The team's overall record is now 12-4.
    "This was a tremendous milestone for our program," Coach Todd Spalding said. "To replace seven of nine starters from last season and win the first regular season district championship in school history speaks volumes about our players."
    Spalding added that he is proud of how hard his team continues to work.

  • Tennis Knights win Heartland Conference

    The Marion County Knights tennis team had a stellar performance at the Heartland Conference on April 21-22, winning the championship. Alex Spalding won the crown of singles champion, while the pair of Noah Swencki and Jacob Burdette won the doubles crown.
    The Marion County Lady Knights tennis team came away with a doubles victory from the duo of Elyssa Holt and Madison Cassidy at the conference tournament. Here are the full results of the tournament.

  • Divine vaults to new school record at Heart of the Bluegrass

    The track teams were scheduled to go to Henry Clay to compete in the Heart of the Bluegrass meet Saturday, April 21. However, with prom scheduled for the same night, the team decided not to go.
    Brooks Divine did attend the meet, and intended on breaking some school and personal records. The previous school pole vault record was 13' 2", and Divine was able to clear an impressive 14' 2" to set a new mark.

  • Mattingly signs with Kentucky Christian University

  • Baseball Knights split district games

    The Marion County Knights baseball team competed against two district teams in Campbellsville and Taylor County last week. The Knights fell 5-3 to the Eagles on April 17 at Dave Hourigan Field, but picked up a 9-4 win over the Cardinals Thursday on the road. The Knights' overall record now stands at 8-10, with their district record at 1-1.

    Marion County 9, Taylor County 4

  • Record-setting feat just Divine

    This week, I am going to use my column as a shout out to a Marion County High School athlete, one who participates in track and field. This athlete is a junior who has high expectations for himself as he competes in several events at each track meet. This athlete also wants to go to college and become a decathlete at whichever school he decides to attend in track and field. This athlete is Brooks Divine.

  • Tennis Knights easily hold court against foes

    The Marion County Knights tennis team competed in three matches this past week. Friday night, the Knights tennis team traveled to Danville and came away with a 7-2 win.  
    In singles competition, Noah Swencki defeated Sam Nelson, 8-1. Jacob Burdette won his match against Danville's Josh Joiner 8-1. Marion County's Alex Spalding beat Michael McChesney, 8-0. Durbin Richardson defeated Micheal Graves, 8-5, while Jesus Berlanga fell to Jacob Rankin, 8-6. Marion County had to forfeit the sixth singles match.

  • Softball team wins two big district games

    The Marion County Lady Knights softball team was scheduled to play in the Bullitt County Invitational this past weekend. However, due to the rain, the tournament was cancelled and will not be rescheduled. The Lady Knights were also in action on Monday and Tuesday of last week, competing in district games against Campbellsville and Taylor County. Marion County won both of those outings, taking their overall record to 10-3 and their district standings to 3-1.
    According to Head Coach Todd Spalding, when he took this job this is the way he envisioned his team playing.

  • Track teams win at home

    Marion County High School hosted a track meet April 17, and the Knights and Lady Knights fared well.
    "For the first time all year it was a solid effort by all the kids across the board," Brown said. "We still have a few kinks to work out, but it is getting there. We had a little more competition at this meet, seven other schools, and I thought we responded to that. We now need to focus on the next two weeks. I am really looking forward to the next three weeks."
    Individual results for the girls' team are as follows:

  • Track team wins home meet

    The Marion County Knights track team hosted a meet for the first time this season, and performed well. Despite only four teams showing up for the meet limiting the competition, both the boys and girls teams finished in first place overall. The boys team collected 197 points while the girls team collected 61 points.
    "We had a few teams that didn't show, so our times were not up to standard," Head Coach Keith Brown said. "Some of our kids just did not perform up to their capabilities."
    Coach Brown also commented on the preparation of the team.