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High School Sports

  • Lady Knights start on strong note

    After a rough and difficult season last year, the Lady Knights soccer team has started off this year on the right foot, easily defeating Whitley County in the Berea Lady Pirate Soccerama 8-1. The team took a commanding 7-0 lead into the halftime break and easily cruised to the victory.

    In the game, Noel Obata scored five goals for the team. Sara Obata, Colleen Rakes and Miranda Bradshaw each scored one goal.

  • Lady Knights go 1-1 in first week of play

    The Marion County High School Lady Knights volleyball team defeated Thomas Nelson High School Tuesday of last week on the road, and lost to Nelson County Thursday night at the Roby Dome.

    This season, a match consists of the best of five sets.

    Marion County vs. Nelson County

  • Soccer teams getting long distance coaching

    The Marion County High School boys and girls soccer teams at Marion County High School have been receiving some coaching assistance in a somewhat unusual way this past summer.
    Beginning last season, the teams were getting some help from Alex Kerr of England. The story of how he came to help with the Marion County soccer program involves a random chance meeting.
    Kerr was born in England, and soccer in England is the major sport.
    "Soccer in England is bigger than basketball is in the United States," he said.

  • MCHS baseball player competes in state tournament

    Marion County High School sophomore Robbie Spalding competed in the East Kentucky 15 and under baseball state tournament in Lexington recently. Spalding played for a team from Russell County that made it all the way to the championship game of the tournament before falling to Southeastern from Lexington 2-1.
    Spalding led the entire tournament in batting average, total hits, and RBI's.  Spalding also pitched in one game. He pitched six innings, struck out 10 batters and did not allow a run.

  • Knights football team preparing for season

  • Golf season is in full swing

    Both the boys and girls golf teams will have a lot of building back to do from last season. On the boys side, the team last year won over half of their matches and finished in the top 10 in a couple of tournaments, although they did not play well in the regional tournament. However, three of the top five guys graduated last season, with the team losing some talented seniors. Joseph Elder will be missed, as well as Blair Gorley, who now plays at St. Catharine College, and Aaron Hamilton.

  • First MCHS basketball coach passes away

    Marion County High School's first ever boys basketball coach recently passed away unexpectedly at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. William Patrick "Pat" Tully Sr. died on July 26.  

  • Soccer teams eye district titles

    The Marion County High School Knights and Lady Knights soccer teams have been practicing heavily over the past several weeks in preparation for the upcoming season. The Knights team lost a lot of key components from last year's squad that made it to the semi-finals of the district tournament. Nine seniors, including offensive weapons John Southall and Christian Carmona, graduated from the team. Replacing Southall and Carmona "will be a tall order," Head Coach Greg Conley said, but he thinks the team is up to it.

  • Collins competes at Top Gun Camp

    Marion County High School senior Vincent Collins was recently invited to attend a Top Gun football camp in Williamsburg, Va. From July 19-21, Collins competed along with nearly 700 other athletes from around the country who were all competing to earn a roster spot in the Army All-American Bowl.
    Collins attended a football camp in Kentucky and he began to be noticed, he said.

  • Lady Knights win season-opening scrimmages

    The Marion County Lady Knights volleyball team competed in two scrimmages last week, both on the road. Marion County played Bardstown on Tuesday of last week, and was in action against both Green and Pulaski County Thursday night. The Lady Knights were able to win all three scrimmage matches, going into the regular season on a positive note. The team was in action last night at Thomas Nelson High School, but results were unknown at press time.