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High School Sports

  • Knights show promise

    The Marion County High School boys basketball team hit the road last week to open up their preseason with the first of two scrimmages.
    The Fern Creek Tigers hosted the Knights in the second annual Fern Creek “Jam”boree, and came away with a 76-43 victory in the varsity scrimmage. The junior varsity Knights also took on the Tigers, and also were defeated 43-32.

  • Lady Knights defeat Sacred Heart with no trouble

    The Marion County Lady Knights traveled to Bullitt East High School in Shepherdsville Saturday afternoon to begin preseason play. The Lady Knights faced the Sacred Heart Valkyries in a junior varsity/varsity double header as part of the 10th annual Bullitt East High Potential Showcase.
    The game was played in two 20-minute segments, in which the score was reset at the beginning of each. Marion County won each of the segments rather easily, and showed signs of playing to their full capabilities.

  • Knights look to improve record this season

    With a new head coach at the helm, expectations are high for the Marion County Knights basketball team. Montrelle Irvin, who was hired in mid-July, hopes to take the Knights to a return trip to the regional tournament and hopefully further. After a somewhat surprising run into the regional tournament last season, this year’s version of the Knights looks to improve on last year’s winning record, the first since 2005-06, which finished 16-12.

  • Lady Knights look to take next step

    Last season, the Marion County High School Lady Knights basketball team did something no other girls team has ever done - advance to the final four of the Sweet 16.
    But that’s not the ultimate goal the team has in mind this year.
    The team hopes to make a return trip to Diddle Arena, and this time come away with some hardware.
    With the loss of only one senior from last year’s squad, Shakila Goodin, the Lady Knights are fully loaded for another deep run into the postseason. Key new additions to the team will also help their cause.

  • Seniors compete in All-Star Tournament

    Three Marion County High School senior golfers were selected to participate in the Kentucky Golf Coaches Association Senior All-Star Tournament held at Heritage Hills Golf Club in Shepherdsville Saturday. Seniors Amy Brown, Olivia Carrico, and Joseph Elder were selected to the teams based on their performance on the course throughout the season and from coach’s recommendations. Eighty two players were selected, 42 boys and 40 girls.

  • Team competes in regional meet

    The Marion County High School Knights and Lady Knights Cross Country teams traveled to Warren East High School for regional competition Saturday.
    In the girls competition, the Lady Knights didn’t have enough runners to compete as a team, so they competed individually against 12 other schools, with a total of 63 runners. Hope Riggs finished 35th with a time of 24:17, Madison Avritt placed 36th with a time of 24:21, Morgan Avritt finished 38th with a time of 24:30, and Mary Helen Hamilton came in 59th with a time of 29:13.

  • Season ends

    The Marion County Knights football season came to an end Friday night at Rockcastle County.
    From the very beginning of the game, the Knights found themselves in a hole they couldn’t dig out of. After trailing 26-0 at the half, the Knights would go on to lose the game 39-8 and finish the season with a 3-8 record.
    Defensively and offensively, the Knights were dominated, according to Head Coach Jeff Robbins.

  • Bramblett leads Lady Patriots

     

    Lena Campbell Bramblett, a Marion County native, has been the head coach of the Saint Catharine College women's basketball team for nine seasons.

    During her nine-season tenure, Bramblett has accumulated approximately 120 wins.  She has coached some teams that have struggled, and some teams that have enjoyed success. This season's version of the Saint Catharine women's team is one she hopes to be very successful.

    "This is one of my most talented teams ever, based on pure talent that they have," Bramblett said.

  • Knights fall in finale

    The Marion County Knights football team hosted the Anderson County Bearcats on senior night Friday. In a back-and-forth game, the Bearcats prevailed, 42-33.
    The Knights (3-7) enter the postseason as the fourth seed in their district.
    On their opening kickoff, Anderson County caught the Knights off guard and recovered a pooch kick. The Bearcats took the early 7-0 lead on a touchdown pass with 10:06 left in the opening quarter.

  • Knights falter late in 41-18 loss

    The Marion County High School football team took on the Lexington Catholic Knights at John J. Boswell field Friday. Lexington Catholic entered the game as a top three ranked team in the state of Kentucky. During the first half, Marion County played exceptionally well and hung in there with Lexington Catholic.  However, in the second half Knights of Lexington Catholic would show why they are so highly ranked and began to pull away from Marion County.