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High School Sports

  • Hall of Fame

    Long-time Marion County Knights and Lady Knights basketball announcer Eugene Campbell was recently inducted into the 5th Region Athletic Directors Association Hall of Fame. Campbell, left, is pictured with Marion County High School Athletic Director Robby Peterson.

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Knights advance to regional tourney despite loss

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    The Marion County Knights had a tall order ahead of them as they faced the Adair County Indians on Feb. 25 in the district tournament, and for the second time this season, the Knights pulled off the upset, as they won 68-57. The win also gave the Knights their first regional tournament berth since 2012.

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Lady Knights concluded the regular season with an 11-12 record overall and secured the No. 2 seed en route to a matchup with the Taylor County Lady Cardinals on Feb. 23.
    The Lady Knights split the regular season series with the Lady Cardinals.
    This time, the Lady Knights secured a 50-38 win against the Lady Cardinals to advance to the district championship.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Knights waiting for regular season

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    With the regular season a few weeks off, the Marion County Lady Knights are ready to begin the regular season and to build on their 22-13 campaign from last season.
    "Our goal this season is to compete for a region championship," Lady Knights Head Coach Jonathan Spalding said. "We need to put ourselves in a position to compete for that region championship, which I believe we can."

  • BASEBALL: Knights ready to tackle season

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    With the start of the regular season only a few weeks away, the Marion County Knights will be looking to come into this season with a renewed focus and improvement from last season. 
    The Knights finished last year with an overall record of 7-27, including an 2-5 mark in district play. 
    "Our goal is to win district, as that hasn't happened in a long time for us," Knights Head Coach Patrick Campbell said. 

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Knights ends regular season with two losses

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Knights were looking for a couple of wins to end the regular season last week. They started their week off on Tuesday, Feb. 17, against the John Hardin Bulldogs at the Roby Dome.
    Unfortunately, the Knights lost 70-50.
    "We came out sluggish in the first half. We really took a hit," Knights Head Coach Montrelle Irvin said.

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Knights close season with win

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Lady Knights had two games left before district tournament action, and they were in action in Boyle County on Feb. 18, looking to put an end to their two-game losing streak in which they lost both games by one point apiece.
    The Lady Knights could not put an end to their losing streak as it extended to three with a loss, 72-53.

  • SWIMMING: Aquaknights reflect on season

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Aquaknights' season ended at the regional tournament on Feb. 13. Despite the end to the season, Aquaknights Head Coach Katie Kelien still had high remarks for her swimmers.
    "I couldn't be happier with how our season went,” she said. “We added a number of new swimmers, including foreign exchange students. Every swimmer made personal records and achieved their goals we outlined at the start of the season.”

  • TENNIS: Knights and Lady Knights preparing to grow and develop

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County High School tennis team are coming into their 2016 campaign with several goals in mind and also some new expectations, according to Head Coach Landon Williams.
    "The expectations are to have to fun, compete, and hit our stride about mid-April," he said. "As far as goals, they differ depending on the player, what they've accomplished last season, and their event."

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Knights lose to Cardinals

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Knights were finally able to make the trip to play the Taylor County Cardinals on Feb. 11 after the game was delayed twice by snow.
    The Knights could not secure a victory, losing 86-65.
    Taylor County built a 17-9 lead in the first quarter and extended the lead to 12 before the Knights put together an 11-0 run.
    The Knights stayed neck in the neck with the Cardinals, and only trailed by three after a buzzer beating three by Isaac Lanham going into halftime.