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High School Sports

  • 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."

  • Benefit cookout for Knights rescheduled

    The Cattleman’s Cookout to benefit the Marion County High School football team and boosters has been rescheduled for Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Farmers National Bank branch parking lot.
    Ribeye meals are $10 each and include a sandwich, chips or snack cake and a drink. A ribeye only is $8.50. Hamburger meals include a sandwich, chips, snack cake and drink for $5. A hamburger only is $3.50.

  • Means takes part in two showcase games

     

  • BASEBALL: Pioneers end Marion County's historical run

    The Knights were on the journey of a lifetime. 
    This squad, achieving so much in a season of historical proportions, found themselves on the edge of a state title game berth. One game away from a chance to do it all and achieve the sweetest of them all. 
    Marion County, oh so close to the championship game, couldn't overcome Simon Kenton's three-run sixth inning in a 5-2 loss to the Pioneers in the first semifinal game in the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament on Friday. 

  • Never-give-up Knights not done yet

    There was a sense of déjà vu in Marion County's dugout Saturday afternoon in Lexington.
    The Knights held a three-run lead two days earlier against Hazard. Now, against the Knox Central Panthers, the Knights led by six runs.
    Hazard rallied to tie Thursday's matchup with Marion County. Knox Central rallied, as well, to tie things up, putting six runs across in the sixth. The six-run lead for Marion County became a 7-7 tie.
    Another lead lost for the Knights.
    So, what did they do?