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High School Sports

  • Soccer: Knights' season ends against Trojans

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    Despite a loss in the district championship, the Marion County Knights advanced to the 5th Region Tournament, where they played the North Hardin Trojans on Oct. 1 at Nelson County High School.
    The Knights (10-11 overall, 6-7 regional) lost 5-0, ending their season in disappointment.
    "We played very well, with the exception of the last 20 minutes in the first half," Knights Head Coach Greg Conley said.

  • Cross country improves at Campbellsville Last Chance Meet

    By Bailey Foxworth
    Sports correspondent

    Marion County’s cross country team made strides at last week’s Campbellsville Last Chance Meet on Thursday, Oct. 22, when they raced against Campbellsville, Taylor County, Green County, Hart County and Bardstown.
    The Knights placed fourth of four team scores, while the Lady Knights placed third of four team scores. The Taylor County boys and Campbellsville girls did not have enough runners to score as a team.

  • Football: Knights still winless, lose to Taylor County

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Knights, on the brink of a winless season, traveled to the Taylor County Cardinals on Oct. 23.
    For the second straight game, the Knights (0-9) were shut out, 45-0.
    "We were just overmatched," Knights Head Coach Corey Crume said. "They scored on the first two drives and I felt we were just demoralized."

  • Tough loss

    By Bailey Foxworth
    Sports correspondent

    Marion County volleyball saw the 20th District Championship title slip through their fingers for the first time since 2007, when they lost 0-3 to Taylor County in the championship game.
    The Lady Knights went into the district tournament with a regular season record of 13-19-1, the first losing record since 2007.
    The Lady Knights won the first match of the tournament, defeating Campbellsville 3-0.

  • Soccer: Despite loss, Knights compete in region tourney

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Knights entered the district tournament as the No. 1 seed, which they secured at the Taylor County Cardinals on Sep. 22. The Knights also had the advantage of playing the district tournament on their own home field.  
    The Knights opened district play against the Hart County Raiders on Oct. 13. The Knights pulled out a 5-1 victory.  "Hart County played very well," Knights Head Coach Greg Conley said.

  • Cross Country competes in Mercer County All-Comers, Green County Invite

    By Bailey Foxworth
    Sports correspondent

    Marion County Cross Country competed at the Mercer County All-Comers meet in Harrodsburg on Tuesday, Oct. 13. They also travelled to Greensburg on Thursday, Oct. 15 to compete in the Green County Invitational.
    Ty Wheeler led the Knights, placing 38th of 48 runners, with a time of 23:20.32. Freshmen Tanner Butcher and Sander Hyatt placed 43rd and 44th, respectively. Butcher finished in 25:29.13. Hyatt finished in 25:42.

  • Football: Knights lose again, still winless

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    Coming off a bye week, the Marion County Knights traveled to play the East Jessamine Jaguars on Oct. 16. The Knights, still looking for their first win, could not muster any offense, and were shut out, 58-0.
    "It was a lopsided game," Knight Head Coach Corey Crume said. "We had a really slow start and we couldn't match their speed and athleticism."
    Crume also said that the Knights (0-8) gave up several long runs early to the Jaguars (6-3). 

  • Soccer: Girls soccer ends season without a win

    By Bailey Foxworth
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County High School girls soccer team ended their season last week when they lost 0-2 to LaRue County in their first and last game of the 18th District Tournament.
    “We came out on the losing side of things, but I thought the girls did really well following the game plan,” Head Coach Derek Cissell said.
    Having faced LaRue County before, the Lady Knights knew what they were up against. They were anxious about LaRue County junior, Gillian Nunn, who scored for the Lady Hawks.

  • MCHS Volleyball ends regular season 13-19-1

    By Bailey Foxworth
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Lady Knights ended their regular season last week when they lost to Bardstown on the road in three sets (0-3). The Lady Knights finished the regular season with a record of 13-19-1. They have not finished with a losing record since 2007.
    The loss came as a surprise to Head Coach David Hibbard.
    “I thought we got rid of this nonsense when we played in the Harrison County tournament, but I guess I was wrong,” Hibbard said.

  • Soccer: Knights lose two games, starting sweeper

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Knights went into the last week of the regular season with the top seed in their district secured and three games on deck. 
    The Knights hosted the Nelson County Cardinals on Oct. 6. 
    "We had a slow start to the game," Knights Head Coach Greg Conley said. "However, we played much better in the second half."