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High School Sports

  • Aquaknights compete well in Campbellsville

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondents

    The Marion County Aquaknights came off a long break from the pool with a meet on Jan. 9 at Campbellsville University against Campbellsville High School, Taylor County, Bethlehem, and Oneida Baptist.
    The girls 200-meter medley relay team placed first in the meet with a time of 2:26.13. The team consisted of Ida Lenort, Andy O'Daniel, Chelsie VanWhy and Laura Rice.

  • Knights win at Sayre, lose border war

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Knights traveled to play the Sayre Spartans on Jan. 8
    The Knights overcame foul trouble, poor free throw shooting, and an 11-point deficit to win 58-55. Despite the obstacles his team had to overcome, Knights Head Coach Montrelle Irvin said his players played as a team.
    Junior Isaac Lanham notched 12 points and 12 rebounds along with three assists in the contest.

  • Lady Knights notch two wins

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Lady Knights hosted the Casey County Lady Rebels on Jan. 4, in their second game of the new year.
    The Lady Knights pulled off a three-point win in, 49-46, a closely contested game that featured several lead changes.
    Several Lady Knights stepped up, including guard Halei Howard, who finished with 20 points, including a coast-to-coast lay-up as time expired that sealed the victory for the Lady Knights.

  • Knights finish fourth in Campbellsville Holiday Classic

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    The Marion County Knights concluded the Campbellsville Holiday Classic with a 63-51 loss against the Lincoln County Patriots on Dec. 28, the final day of the tournament.
    Knights Head Coach Montrelle Irvin said his team put a better game in on the offensive and defensive side of the ball and also played three good quarters. However, in the end, they could not keep the Patriots from putting the ball in the basket on their way to a 12-point loss.

  • Lady Knights start off the new year with a win

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Lady Knights were back on the hardwood after more than two weeks off as they traveled to play the Campbellsville Eagles on Jan. 2 as part of a boy-girl doubleheader.
    The Lady Knights got the new year off on a good start with a 53-41 win.
    "This was a good game for us coming off a two-week break," Head Coach Kenny Mills said. "We stayed in the gym over the break and worked on some things that needed improvement."

  • Knights bring home three wins

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Knights took a 72-46 win against the Cumberland County Panthers on Dec. 18, which included 22 points by Tyler Wethington. Forward Deshay Epps recorded a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. He also recorded a block.
    "Deshay Epps really came out of his shell in this game and shot the ball well," Knights Head Coach Montrelle Irvin said. "Overall, we moved the ball very well and played good defense."

  • Swim team breaking school records

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Knights went on the road to Woodford County on Dec. 19.
    Head Coach Katie Kelien said her swimmers had a great, fast meet.
    "Every single swimmer did great,” she said. “We worked hard today.”
    The swim team was also able to break several school records.
    The 200-medley relay team consisting of Ida Lenort, Andrea O'Daniel, Chelsie VanWhy and Laura Rice set a new school record with a time of 2:10.60.

  • Boys basketball: Knights notch first win, coach earns 100th victory

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Knights were still in search of their first win of the season, and they looked to notch it against the Green County Dragons as part of a boy-girl doubleheader on Dec. 15.
    But, the Knights once again came up short and lost 87-52.
    "We came out flat and had no energy," Head Coach Montrelle Irvin said.
    Green County shot 55.6 percent from the field and dominated the glass as the Knights were unable to muster any momentum.

  • Girls basketball: Lady Knights defeat Generals on road

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Lady Knights began the week by going on the road to face the Thomas Nelson General on Dec. 14, the first of three games this week.
    The Lady Knights, riding Halei Howard's 20-point night, won by 10, 44-34.
    "Our defense helped us win that game. The girls played hard and stuck to the defensive plan," Head Coach Kenny Mills said.
    The Lady Knights held the Generals (5-2, 2-0) to only six field goal and also racked up 14 steals.

  • Boys basketball: Irvin achieves 100th win

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    Knights Head Coach Montrelle Irvin has been coaching in the high school ranks since 2007, and has seen hundreds of players come and go. 
    On Dec. 16 at Bethlehem, Irvin got his 100th victory as a high school coach with a 60-45 win. 
    Irvin began his coaching career at Shawnee High School in Louisville, where he coached the Golden Eagles for three seasons.