High School Sports

  • Soccer: Marion County seeks to improve with experience

    By Bailey Foxworth
    Sports correspondent


    Coach Derek Cissell has made some serious changes to the Marion County girls soccer team.
    After a less than impressive season last year, Cissell has looked to the middle schools for players and has nearly tripled his previous roster.
    “We’re really young and inexperienced, but we’re really coming together as a team,” Cissell said.

  • Two Lady Knights teams get new head coaches

    Both are familiar faces on the sidelines, and both will be taking on new roles during upcoming seasons.
    Landon Williams has been named the new Marion County High School girls basketball coach, and Jonathan Spalding will be the new Lady Knights softball coach.
    For the past few years, Williams has coached tennis at the high school since 2012, and he’s been the freshmen boys basketball coach for the past two years.
    “He’s won back-to-back district titles at the freshmen level,” Principal Mike Abell said.

  • Boys soccer: Knights looking for a title

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    With three games at the Bluegrass State Games and a few practices under their belts, the Marion County Knights are looking ahead to the upcoming season. Coming off a year in which they compiled an overall record of 3-14-3, Knights Coach Greg Conley said he is expecting much improvement from this year’s squad and has high expectations this year.
    The Knights also had a 2-10-1 regional record, and a 2-3 mark in district play.

  • Boys soccer: Marion County adds goalie coach for 2015

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County High School Knights soccer team has added Chris Howlett to its coaching staff. Howlett will serve as the Knights’ goalie coach, a new position added this year because Coach Greg Conley wanted someone who could “coach the goalies... and work them hard.”
    “I’ve been around soccer and I like being in a place to influence young people,” Howlett said.

  • MCHS cheerleaders named 'Champs' at UCA Camp

    The Marion County High School cheerleaders attended the UCA Cheer Camp July 19-22 at the University of Kentucky. The team received several superior ribbons throughout the week as well as a second place trophy for cheer and first place or “Camp Champs” in their Xtreme Routine, where they competed against several teams from across Kentucky. This year’s head coach is Amy Mattingly and the assistant coach is Courtney Murphy.

  • MCHS volleyball practice underway
  • Cowherd signs with college in Tennessee

    Anton Cowherd signed to play basketball for Motlow State University in Tennessee on July 8. Cowherd was accompanied by family and coaches at Marion County High School.

  • Epps resigns as Lady Knights basketball coach
  • In the hoop

    Marion County High School hosted a basketball camp June 15-17 for elementary and middle school students. Campers worked on ball handling and shooting skills during the camp.

  • Lebanon native to coach at WCHS

    The Washington County High School Commanderettes, who are coming off a dismal 2-23 season, are about to get a much-needed spark – Saint Catharine College’s womens’ basketball coach, Lena Bramblett.
    She’s replacing the Commanderette’s last head coach, Mike Holt, who took the reigns for only one season.
    Bramblett, who is leaving the Patriots after 15 years, said the switch was an opportunity for her and her family.