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High School Sports

  • Divine breaks his own record, again

    The Marion County High School track team participated in its final meet of the regular season at Green County Friday night. Junior Brooks Divine, who had broken his own school pole vault record several times, once again eclipsed his personal mark. Divine surpassed his 14'2" mark by clearing 14'6" at the Green County meet. Full results will be available in next week's issue. The teams will be competing in regional competition for the remainder of the week before heading to state competition at the University of Louisville next Thursday through Saturday.

  • George named National Volleyball Player of the Year

    By Brandon Mattingly

    Landmark News Service

  • Baseball Knights go 3-1 on the week

    The Marion County Knights baseball team won three out of four games last week. The Knights overall record now stands at 11-11, with their district standings at 2-2.

    Marion County 14, John Hardin 0
    The Marion County Knights baseball team hosted John Hardin at Dave Hourigan Field Saturday morning, scoring early and often to pick up a 14-0 win in five innings of play.

  • Lady Knights claim No. 1 district seed

    The Marion County Lady Knights softball team played three games last week, winning two and losing one. The Lady Knights have a 5-1 district standing, making them the No. 1 seed in the district. The team's overall record is now 12-4.
    "This was a tremendous milestone for our program," Coach Todd Spalding said. "To replace seven of nine starters from last season and win the first regular season district championship in school history speaks volumes about our players."
    Spalding added that he is proud of how hard his team continues to work.

  • Tennis Knights win Heartland Conference

    The Marion County Knights tennis team had a stellar performance at the Heartland Conference on April 21-22, winning the championship. Alex Spalding won the crown of singles champion, while the pair of Noah Swencki and Jacob Burdette won the doubles crown.
    The Marion County Lady Knights tennis team came away with a doubles victory from the duo of Elyssa Holt and Madison Cassidy at the conference tournament. Here are the full results of the tournament.

  • Divine vaults to new school record at Heart of the Bluegrass

    The track teams were scheduled to go to Henry Clay to compete in the Heart of the Bluegrass meet Saturday, April 21. However, with prom scheduled for the same night, the team decided not to go.
    Brooks Divine did attend the meet, and intended on breaking some school and personal records. The previous school pole vault record was 13' 2", and Divine was able to clear an impressive 14' 2" to set a new mark.

  • Mattingly signs with Kentucky Christian University

  • Baseball Knights split district games

    The Marion County Knights baseball team competed against two district teams in Campbellsville and Taylor County last week. The Knights fell 5-3 to the Eagles on April 17 at Dave Hourigan Field, but picked up a 9-4 win over the Cardinals Thursday on the road. The Knights' overall record now stands at 8-10, with their district record at 1-1.

    Marion County 9, Taylor County 4

  • Record-setting feat just Divine

    This week, I am going to use my column as a shout out to a Marion County High School athlete, one who participates in track and field. This athlete is a junior who has high expectations for himself as he competes in several events at each track meet. This athlete also wants to go to college and become a decathlete at whichever school he decides to attend in track and field. This athlete is Brooks Divine.

  • Tennis Knights easily hold court against foes

    The Marion County Knights tennis team competed in three matches this past week. Friday night, the Knights tennis team traveled to Danville and came away with a 7-2 win.  
    In singles competition, Noah Swencki defeated Sam Nelson, 8-1. Jacob Burdette won his match against Danville's Josh Joiner 8-1. Marion County's Alex Spalding beat Michael McChesney, 8-0. Durbin Richardson defeated Micheal Graves, 8-5, while Jesus Berlanga fell to Jacob Rankin, 8-6. Marion County had to forfeit the sixth singles match.