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High School Sports

  • Knights suffer first defeat of season

    The Marion County Knights varsity basketball team traveled to Richmond to play Madison Central Saturday night. The Indians came into the game ranked in the top 10 in the state, and gave the Knights fits all night long. Marion County struggled offensively and was defeated 87-53.

  • Lady Knights head to Phoenix

    The Lady Knights are set to face the No. 4 team in the nation in their opening game of the Nike Tournament of Champions in Phoenix, Ariz., on Monday, Dec. 19.
    They will face the Lady Cadets of St. John’s College, which is located in Washington D.C. The Lady Cadets finished last season with only two losses.  

  • Lady Knights take down No. 6 team in state

    The Marion County Lady Knights varsity basketball team went on the road Saturday night to play Madison Central, a top 10-ranked team in the state. The Lady Knights played with near perfection, and came away with an impressive 34 point crushing of the Lady Indians to push their record to 5-0 on the season.

  • Lebanon native to be interim athletic director in Nelson County

    By Peter W. Zubaty

    Landmark News Service

     

    Marion County native and former Lady Knight basketball star Sara Higdon Thurmond has been tabbed as interim co-athletic director for the new Thomas Nelson High School in Nelson County. She will be sharing the position with Harold "Junior" Dugan.

  • JV/freshman teams pick up wins

    The Marion County Knights junior varsity team hosted Bethlehem at the Roby Dome Thursday evening. The Knights used a big fourth quarter in which they scored 20 points, to claim the victory over Bethlehem, with a final score of 48-42. Clay Lanham led the way for Marion County with 15 points.

     

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  • Knights win season opener against Mercer County

    The Marion County Knights varsity basketball team hosted Mercer County at the Roby Dome On Tuesday of last week. Playing without senior Carlos Litsey, the Knights struggled on the boards and committed 27 team fouls. However, Marion County was able to pick up the win in front of the home crowd to start the season 1-0 with sophomore Clay Lanham coming off the bench to score 20 points, leading the way for the Knights. John Southall just missed having a double-double by collecting eleven assists and eight points.

  • Knights hang on to defeat Cardinals

    The Marion County Knights varsity basketball team went on the road Friday night to play the Nelson County Cardinals in their second game of the season.  Sophomore Alex Smith was able to come off of the bench and lead the Knights to a second straight victory, taking their record to 2-0. A Knights team hasn't gone 2-0 since the 2009-10 season, and only four times since the 2000-01 season.

  • Lady Knights win season opener

    The Marion County Lady Knights varsity basketball team hosted Casey County at the Roby Dome in their season opener Monday of last week. Marion County jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, defeating Casey County by a final score of 69-49.

    After shooting nearly 50 percent for the game and nailing 10 three pointers, the Lady Knights cruised to a 20 point victory. Under Head Coach Trent Milby, the Lady Knights have won their season opener every year except one, 2006-07, Coach Milby's first year.

  • Nike Tournament of Champions

         The preliminary bracket has been released for the Nike Tournament of Champions in Phoenix, Ariz. Currently, the Lady Knights are set to face a team from Washington, D.C. on Monday, Dec. 19, but the bracket has not been finalized.  Several factors were used in determining pairings, including each team's relative strength, experience, past performance, school size, and geography.  The final bracket is set to be released on Friday, Dec. 9. 

  • Lady Knights defeat Nelson County

    The Marion County Lady Knights varsity basketball team traveled to Bardstown to take on the Nelson County Lady Cardinals Friday night. After a dismal first half, only scoring 24 points, the Lady Knights picked it up in the second half to come away with a 66-53 victory, taking their record to 2-0.