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High School Sports

  • Track teams open at Green County

    The Marion County track team opened its season last week at the Green County All-comers Meet. 

    The girls placed in eight categories and the boys placed in 10. A complete list of results can be found at http://ky.milesplit.com/

    The girls won the 4x100 meter relay in 56.54 seconds at Green County, and Rae Mills won the 800 meters in 2:43. 

    On the boys’ side, Justin Dawson took second in both the 100 and 200 meters and the pole vault.

  • Tennis teams defeat Washington County

    With weather cooperating, the Marion County Knights and Lady Knights competed against the Taylor County Cardinals and Lady Cardinals on March 18 at Graham Memorial Park. Marion County got off to a rocky start when they lost all six doubles matches against their opponent.

    Coach Landon Williams wrote in an email after the matches that Taylor County had returned some tough players from last year.

  • Lady Knights season another ‘success’

    In like lambs and out like lions, the Marion County Lady Knights ended their season after making an appearance in the 5th Region Tournament. After advancing in the first round by defeating the Bethlehem Banshees (10-13), 54-43, they fell to the LaRue County Lady Hawks (24-7), 65-54, in the semifinals.

    Lady Knights Coach Anthony Epps said overall it was a good season.

    “It was a successful season considering all the youth and inexperience we had,” Epps said in an email.

  • Softball season opens with a Marion County win

    It all came down to a run.

    The Marion County Lady Knights tasted victory in their first game of the season when they defeated the Mercer County Titans 7-6 on March 14. 

    “It feels good,” Coach Todd Spalding said about the victory. “Starting out with a win kind of gives the kids confidence.”

  • Baseball Knights are ready to win

    Despite a brief bout of snow recently, the crack of a bat, the snap of a ball hitting a leather mitt, and al- around warmer weather was a sign that spring is in the air.

    And with it, spring brings America’s favorite pastime, baseball.

    Since November, the Marion County Knights have been training to take on the region. And they have a goal — to win the district on May 21.

  • Track season is just around the bend

    Over the years, Marion County High School’s track and field team has seen its ups and downs. In 2010, MCHS sent 19 students to the state meet under the guidance of then coach Robby Peterson. Last year however, the team only sent four.

    That may be about to change, however.

    Since Nov. 1, the track and field team has been training to take on the region, and their new coach, Daniel Johnson, said their goal is to get progressively better and send more students each year.

  • Lady Knights reach final four in 5th Region

    In front of a packed gym, the Lady Knights’ season came to a halt when they were knocked out of the 5th Region Tournament on March 8. The Lady Knights lost to the LaRue County Lady Hawks, 65-46, in the semifinals.

    “Even though we came up short of winning the game or the regional championship this season, this was a successful season and those young ladies will always be winners,” Marion County Lady Knights Coach Anthony Epps wrote in an email. “Very, very proud of our team.”

  • Knights wrap up winning season

     An abrupt and unexpected defeat during the 20th District tournament brought an end to the Marion County Knights season last week. They fell to the Adair County Indians on a three-pointer at the horn to end the game 61-60.

  • Tell me your stories

     What a long week! Currently, it’s Sunday and I am just about worn thin and cranky!

    But rather than use this time to mope or be angry and write about what bothers me, I think I will use it to be constructive with this week’s column. 

  • Keeping up the tradition

    Through sheer adrenaline, sweat, determination, and skill, the Marion County Lady Knights took down the Adair County Lady Indians for the third time this season. The victory also marked the eighth consecutive year that the Lady Knights have secured the district title. 

    “It felt great winning the 20th District Tourney this season,” Lady Knights Coach Anthony Epps said in an email after the game. “That was one of our main goals going into this basketball season.”