High School Sports

  • Kentucky girls split with Indiana

    Kentucky’s high school all-stars got off to a good start in their annual series with Indiana, thanks to the contributions of a trio of Lady Knights.

    Indiana’s girls had a clear size advantage, but Kentucky forced 27 turnovers en route to an 84-78 victory Friday night at Freedom Hall. Indiana earned a split, however, winning Saturday’s game in Indianapolis, 100-86.

  • Athletics physical exams for $10 on June 13

    Official Kentucky High School Athletic Association Physical exams for Marion County athletes in seventh through the 10th grades will be offered for only $10 on June 13. The exams are being offered by Marion County Community Education and KORT Physical Therapy.

  • Kentucky senior all-stars beat juniors by 32

    The Kentucky Junior All-Stars landed the first blow against the Kentucky Senior All-Stars in a girls basketball exhibition Monday night at Marion County High School.
    But it was the senior all-stars who won by technical knockout, 94-62.
    China Dow of Christian Academy set the pace for the seniors with 30 points, but Marion County’s Makayla Epps helped put the game away with 25 points. Epps, this year’s Miss Basketball, scored 21 points, including five three-pointers, in the second half.

  • Athletics physical exams for $10 on June 13
  • Baseball Knights earn awards

    The Marion County Knights baseball team held its annual awards banquet Saturday, where several players were honored for their contributions both on and off the field.
    Seven players earned Academic All-State honors, including Michael Costello, Joey Costello, Joe Ben Curtis, Brady Spalding, John Mike Mattingly, Robbie Spalding and Daniel Maupin. Knights receiving Academic All-State Honorable Mention included Justin Lark, Levi Haydon, Alex Gordon, Anthony Bradshaw and Jarad Bradshaw.

  • Baseball Knights season ended early

    With a team featuring six seniors, expectations were high for the Marion County Knights baseball team. The Knights did manage to win 18 games, but lost 13 and fell in a heartbreaker in the opening round of the district tournament to Taylor County 8-5 in extra innings.
    The season started March 19 with a loss to Nelson County. A loss to Danville followed, and then the Knights picked up a pair of wins to even their record at 2-2. The roller coaster ride continued for the Knights as they went 3-4 over their next seven games.

  • Lady Knights endured ups and downs during season

    In a season that featured an eight-game winning streak and never more than a two-game losing streak, the Marion County Lady Knights’ softball season featured its share of ups and downs. Overall, the team finished the season with a record of 23-11, and was eliminated in the opening round of the regional tournament by Central Hardin with a 2-0 loss on May 27.  Central Hardin went on to win the regional tournament and advance to the state tournament, and the Lady Bruins did not allow a single run over the three-game regional.

  • Short stay

    The Marion County Lady Knights softball team traveled to Nelson County High School to compete in the 5th Region Tournament May 27. The Lady Knights made it to the regional tournament after winning their first round district game against Campbellsville. Marion County drew Central Hardin, and played the Lady Bruins on Memorial Day.

  • Lady Knights preparing for all-star contests

    Four Lady Knights will participate in a series of all-star games in the coming weeks.
    Alexus Calhoun will play for the Kentucky Junior All-Stars when they face the Indiana Junior All-Stars.
    The first game between the junior all-star squad will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, June 7, at Greenfield Central High School in Greenfield, Ind.
    The junior all-stars will play again at 5 p.m., Saturday, June 8, at St. Xavier High School in Louisville.

  • Spalding stepping down as Marion County baseball coach

    Recently, Marion County High School Head baseball coach Chad Spalding submitted his resignation from coaching baseball effective June 30, 2013.  Spalding will remain the head coach of the golf team.  In a letter of resignation submitted to the Enterprise, Spalding stated that he felt his 17 years as coach of the baseball Knights were successful and that some of the moments he experienced while coaching are some of the most memorable in his lifetime.
    Spalding’s full letter reads: