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High School Sports

  • BOYS SOCCER: Different faces, same expectations for boys soccer team this year

    Marion County lost 10 seniors from last season's district championship squad and also lost its leading scorer. Despite that lost firepower, Knights Head Coach Greg Conley still has high expectations for the 2017 team.
    "I still have very high expectations," said the veteran coach, in his 11th season as head coach at Marion County. "I say 'still' because Logan Spalding is not returning this season. Obviously, he's a very, very good player and we're going to miss him, but we're making plans without him."

  • GIRLS SOCCER: Coach: 'We're going to win district'

    They might be young, but that isn't holding Daniel Johnson back from setting some high expectations for the 2017 girls soccer team. In fact, he believes that come October, the Marion County Lady Knights will be hoisting the district trophy.
    "We're going to be really young," the second-year head coach said. "I didn't think it was possible for us to be any younger than we were last year. We’ll probably start five freshmen. We want to improve every day and get better. We're going to win district this year.”

  • MCHS girls golf is improving

    Rain cancelled a boys match at the Bullitt East Invitational and a girls match at the Olde Bridge Invitational but the girls still got some swings in at the Glasgow Country Club on July 31 in the Lady Scottie Invitational.
    Skylar Wilcher shot a 99- her first time shooting under 100- and Ava Spalding shot a 109, a 25 shot improvement from her first tournament

  • GOLF: Coach happy with effort, still room for improvement

    The Marion County Knights and Lady Knights kicked off the 2017 golf season on Saturday at the Campbellsville Country Club in the Taylor County Invitational. 
    Head Coach Joey Reed said that he was proud of his boys team play even though they didn't get the performance they wanted. 

  • Volleyball: Lady Knights to be much improved after second straight losing season

    Lady Knights Head Volleyball Coach David Hibbard is optimistic about the 2017 season, and he expects notable improvements from last year's 15-21 season. 
    "I am expecting big things from our team this season," he said. "My minimum expectation is a winning season and a chance to win the district championship. I also believe we can compete to win each of the three varsity tournaments in which we will play and hopefully be in a position to advance come regional tournament time."

  • Golf team to state? Coach says this might be the year

    Could this be the year the Marion County golf team makes it back to the state tournament? 
    If you ask Head Coach Joey Reed, this could very well be the year. 
    “I have some pretty high expectations for the team,” the second-year head coach said. “Last season, the team took a big jump with the coaching change. I expect the team to have a good run this year. This could be the year Marion County is back in the state tournament.”

  • Marion County Knights Baseball Day was July 21

    The Marion County Fiscal Court approved a proclamation at its regular monthly meeting Thursday declaring this past, Friday, July 21, Marion County Knights Baseball Day. The proclamation reads as follows:

    WHEREAS, The Marion County Knights 2016-17 Baseball Team Head Coach Patrick Campbell was named Coach of the Year by the 5th Region Coaches Association, and;

  • 2017 ATHLETES OF THE YEAR

    BOYS BASKETBALL ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
    You can find Lez Means' name in the history books at Marion County High School. 
    Means found the hot hand against Beth Haven on Feb. 16, sinking 10 three pointers in a run-away 73-45 win over the Bearcats in Louisville. Means had a career-high 38 points in the game. Means ended the season by scoring 32 points in a 57-55 loss to LaRue County. 

  • TRACK AND FIELD: Hoppes wins regional Olympic event, advances to national competition

    He was there just for the experience. 
    He got a lot more than he bargained for.
    Nate Hoppes, a sophomore at Marion County High School, recently competed in the Regional Junior Olympics at Cedarville University in Ohio July 6-8. Hoppes won the decathlon event, scoring 3,835 points and winning in his age group in the event by 632 points.   
    "It felt pretty amazing, Hoppes said. "I had a good time and I was glad all my hard work paid off." 

  • New coaches are ready to lead softball, girls basketball teams  

    A familiar face is gearing up to lead the Marion County Lady Knights softball team to victory next season.
    Erin Benton was recently named the new softball head coach, taking over a program that came one win away from a state tournament berth last season.
    "I'm excited," she said. "I'm looking to build on the success we have had the past two years."