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High School Sports

  • Soccer season heats up

    Practices have been underway for a while for both the boys and girls soccer teams at Marion County High School. With the extremely hot weather that has been in the area for the past couple of weeks, the teams have resorted to practicing early in the morning or late at night when the temperature is not so excessive.  The unusual practice times have not deterred the teams from concentrating on their goals.

  • Preseason volleyball starts with mixed results

    Over the final weekend of July, the Marion County Lady Knights volleyball team participated in the Bluegrass Games.
    Throughout the three-day event, the Lady Knights played seven games, winning three of them.
    Victories came over Atherton, Graves County, and Trinity-Whiteside with losses coming against Bishop Brossart, Lafayette, Whitefield Academy, and Dunbar.

  • Fore

    After weeks of practicing, the Marion County High School boys and girls golf teams are ready for their seasons to begin. With first year Head Coach Chad Spalding at the helm, this season will likely be a learning experience.
    “We are a senior dominated group with both the girls and boys,” he said. “The girls team has three very experienced golfers and should have a lot of success, if we can stay healthy. While the girls team has experience, the boys team has depth.”

  • MCHS has a new athletic trainer

    Jennifer May, 24, of Carterville, Ill., was recently hired by KORT Physical Therapy to be a certified athletic trainer for Marion County High School. May, who graduated from Southern Illinois University in May of 2010, moved to Lebanon this past Friday and officially began her new job Monday.
    In April, Glen Richardson, who was the athletic trainer for nearly nine years, resigned to begin a new athletic training position at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville.

  • Team prepares for a winning season

    With the school year fast approaching, some teams have already began practicing and preparing for the upcoming season. The 2011 volleyball team is one of these, and hopes to capture a fourth straight district title and make a push for a regional title. This year’s squad will be what Head Coach David Hibbard calls, “a power hitting and strong blocking squad.” Hibbard said this could be one of the best teams in program history.

  • Irvin named new MCHS basketball coach

    Montrelle Irvin, 33, of Louisville was officially hired Monday to be the new head coach of the Marion County High School boys basketball program.
    “I am just honored that Site Based Decision Making Council is giving me the opportunity to express my passion for the game of basketball and to help kids reach their potential to achieve success on and off the court,” Irvin said.

  • Girls get superior rating

  • Cheer squad breaks barriers

  • Epps resigns after second DUI

    Anthony Epps resigned as the Marion County High School boys basketball coach following his arrest early Saturday morning for driving under the influence.

    Epps was arrested June 18, according to Sgt. Mike Luckett with the Lebanon Police Department.

    In an email statement, Epps apologized to his family, friends, the school administration and to the community.

  • Tennis players take honors

    The Marion County Knights tennis team held its annual banquet Friday to award some of the players for their performances this past season.

    For the Knights, five players took home honors. Alex Spalding received the 110 percent award, while Michael Spalding and Ryker Cassidy were each awarded the Most Improved Award. The doubles team of Noah Swencki and Jacob Burdette, who made it to state competition this season, received Most Valuable Players honors.

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