Friday, the Marion County boys and girls track teams competed in the Green County Track and Field Invitational. The girls team finished in sixth place overall with a total of 45 points and the boys team took eighth place with 52.5 points.
“The girls had a good night,” Head Coach Robby Peterson said. “Natavia (Young), and Tamyra (McElroy) are really coming on strong in the long jump, triple jump, and shot put. The boys relay teams had a good night as well.”
Peterson went on to comment on some injuries that the team is dealing with.
The Marion County Lady Knights tennis team had an outstanding week of tennis, winning the Heartland Conference title on Monday of last week and beating John Hardin at home last Thursday. The doubles team of sophomores Madison Cassidy and Elyssa Holt took the title of Heartland Conference doubles champions for the second year in a row, while teammate Olivia Thompson ended as the singles runner-up in the tournament.
The Marion County Knights tennis team captured the Heartland Conference title and the victory over John Hardin with a week of spectacular play.
Marion County’s No. 1 singles player, Alex Spalding, became the singles champion of the tournament while teammate Ryker Cassidy took the runner-up spot after losing to Spalding in the final round. Marion County’s No. 1 doubles team of Jacob Burdette and Noah Swencki cruised to an undefeated Heartland Conference doubles crown.
The Marion County Knights baseball team managed to squeeze in two games at the end of last week after a rash of rainouts early in the week. The Knights played Taylor County on Friday and Shelby County on Saturday, both at Hourigan Field. Marion County came out of these two contests with a record of 1-1, taking their overall record to 7-8.
During Friday’s Panther Twilight Invitational track meet at Elizabethtown, sophomore Brooks Divine took what Head Coach Robby Peterson described as “a nasty fall” on the pole vault event which caused some injuries that will most likely sideline Divine for the rest of the season. According to Divine’s mother, Brooks suffered some pulled ligaments in his neck and a fractured rib.
Last week, Lady Knight Softball Head Coach Trent Milby, Assistant Coach Anthony Epps, and Assistant Coach Renee Spalding all turned in letters of resignation to Marion County High School Athletic Director Stacey Hall. All three letters stated that the resignations will become effective after this season is completed, not immediately as initially reported. The site-based decision making council will review these letters during their regular scheduled meeting today, April 27.
Hall noted that each of the three coaches had other things they wanted to focus on.
Thursday afternoon, the Marion County High School track team hosted an all-comers track meet. Each team finished overall in the top three, with the boys team taking second place only behind Boyle County by seven points while the girls captured third place behind Russell County and Boyle County as well. Both teams performed very well with the girls team collecting nine top three finishes and the boys taking a spot in the top three 13 times.
The Marion County Lady Knights softball team was able to get in four games last week, taking away three wins. Marion County played three district games, winning two out of three of those, taking their district standings to 2-1.
“We are still in good shape as far as the No. 1 seed for the district goes,” Head Coach Trent Milby said. “We just need to win out at home in district games, and we should be in good shape for the No. 1 seed.”
The Lady Knights overall record now stands at 9-5 after last week’s action.