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High School Sports

  • TRACK AND FIELD: Hoppes wins regional Olympic event, advances to national competition

    He was there just for the experience. 
    He got a lot more than he bargained for.
    Nate Hoppes, a sophomore at Marion County High School, recently competed in the Regional Junior Olympics at Cedarville University in Ohio July 6-8. Hoppes won the decathlon event, scoring 3,835 points and winning in his age group in the event by 632 points.   
    "It felt pretty amazing, Hoppes said. "I had a good time and I was glad all my hard work paid off." 

  • New coaches are ready to lead softball, girls basketball teams  

    A familiar face is gearing up to lead the Marion County Lady Knights softball team to victory next season.
    Erin Benton was recently named the new softball head coach, taking over a program that came one win away from a state tournament berth last season.
    "I'm excited," she said. "I'm looking to build on the success we have had the past two years."

  • Benefit cookout for Knights rescheduled

    The Cattleman’s Cookout to benefit the Marion County High School football team and boosters has been rescheduled for Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Farmers National Bank branch parking lot.
    Ribeye meals are $10 each and include a sandwich, chips or snack cake and a drink. A ribeye only is $8.50. Hamburger meals include a sandwich, chips, snack cake and drink for $5. A hamburger only is $3.50.

  • Means takes part in two showcase games

     

  • BASEBALL: Pioneers end Marion County's historical run

    The Knights were on the journey of a lifetime. 
    This squad, achieving so much in a season of historical proportions, found themselves on the edge of a state title game berth. One game away from a chance to do it all and achieve the sweetest of them all. 
    Marion County, oh so close to the championship game, couldn't overcome Simon Kenton's three-run sixth inning in a 5-2 loss to the Pioneers in the first semifinal game in the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament on Friday. 

  • Never-give-up Knights not done yet

    There was a sense of déjà vu in Marion County's dugout Saturday afternoon in Lexington.
    The Knights held a three-run lead two days earlier against Hazard. Now, against the Knox Central Panthers, the Knights led by six runs.
    Hazard rallied to tie Thursday's matchup with Marion County. Knox Central rallied, as well, to tie things up, putting six runs across in the sixth. The six-run lead for Marion County became a 7-7 tie.
    Another lead lost for the Knights.
    So, what did they do?

  • First time is the charm

    When Andrew Morrow's fly ball fell squarely into the glove of Nicholas O'Daniel for the final out, the celebration was on at Dave Hourigan Field. Knights’ players stormed out of the dugout, piling on top of each other in celebration. Marion County Head Coach Patrick Campbell hugged his family and friends. Assistant Coaches Jason Buckman and Toby Tungate shared a hug together, as well, and Knights’ fans cheered ever so loudly. 

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Bruins win region, end Lady Knights’ state tourney journey

    When Central Hardin's Emily Bryant lofted a two-home run over the fence in the fifth, it felt like a body blow for the Marion County Lady Knights. The Lady Knights' bats were cold, unable to respond, squeaking out only five hits, one run and striking out eight times in the regional title game on May 31. 
    It was a disappointing end to an amazing ride for the Lady Knights. 

  • MCHS baseball team headed to state tourney

    The Marion County Knights defeated the Nelson County Cardinals 10-0 on May 31 for the regional title, and have advanced to the state tournament with the win. It is the Knights' first regional title and state tournament appearance in program history.

  • BASEBALL: Knights clinch district title for first time since 1988

    REGION TOURNEY UPDATE: The Knights defeated the Hart County Raiders, 14-4, to advance to the semifinals in the regional tournament. Marion County played Bardstown Tigers Tuesday, May 30.

    Marion County made history against the LaRue County Hawks, notching a 20-win season for the first time since 2002. The Knights made more history against the Campbellsville Eagles, adding some illustrious hardware to the trophy case and doing something a Knights squad hadn't accomplished since 1988.