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High School Sports

  • Season Recap... Knights had strong showing

    As the 2010-11 basketball season wrapped up for the Marion County Knights boys basketball team, many people were pleasantly surprised with what they saw. The Knights wrapped up the season in the semi-final game of the regional tournament with a final record of 16-13. This was the programs first winning record since going 16-12 in 2005-06.
    Over the course of the season the Knights played 13 home games and 16 road games. In the home games, the Knights picked up 10 of their 16 wins while the other six came on the road.

  • Knights swing into action

    After wrapping up last season with a record of 15-14, Head Coach Chad Spalding looks for this season to be an improvement.
    “It will be difficult for us to obtain but I think we have a shot at winning 20 games,” Spalding said. “In order for us to do that we will have to play solid defensively and catch some breaks with the weather and not have many games canceled.”

  • District crown is in Lady Knights’ sight

    Losing only one player to graduation after compiling a 22-13 record, the Marion County Lady Knights softball team has high expectations for the 2011 season.  After winning the 20th district title last year, the Lady Knights beat Washington County 10-0 in the first round of the regional softball tournament before losing to Green County 2-1 in the second round of region.
    Head Coach Trent Milby hopes that this year’s squad will win the district crown for the second year in a row, and take their chances in the 5th region tournament once again.

  • Young boys plan to compete

    With a new coach at the helm, the Marion County Knights tennis team has a positive outlook about the upcoming season. Because the team lost several strong players from last year, Head Coach Chase Burdette says this is a building year.  “Team positions aren’t very solid yet, which is to be expected with a young team,” Burdette said.

  • Girls look for new seedings

    The Marion County Lady Knights tennis team won’t have their top singles players from last year, as Kameron Simmons and Leanna Begley were lost to graduation.  For this year’s team, Head Coach Angela Holt says she is still in the process of determining the seedings.

  • Knights defeated in semi-finals

    The Marion County Knights varsity boys basketball team traveled to Green County High School March 7 to take on the Bardstown Tigers in the semi-final game of the regional tournament, looking to upset their opponent and move on to the 5th Region championship game. The Knights stayed within striking distance for three quarters, but a 23-6 outburst by the Tigers in the fourth quarter put an end to Marion County’s season.

  • Disappointed at Diddle

    Marion County started strong, fell behind, but fought back to regain the lead and had multiple chances to send the game to overtime, but in the end, Manual survived in the Saturday morning semifinal match-up in the Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls Sweet Sixteen.

  • Marion County falls in state semifinals

    Marion County started strong, fell behind, fought back to regain the lead and had multiple chances to send the game to overtime, but in the end, Manual survived in the Saturday morning semifinal match-up in the Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls Sweet Sixteen.

    Manual won by a final score of 56-54.

    Here is a recap of the game as it happened:

    The Lady Knights jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead only three minutes into the game forcing Manual to burn an early timeout.  Currently Marion County leads 7-4 with 4:10 left in the 1st quarter.

  • Lady Knights claim 5th Region Crown

    For the third consecutive year, the Marion County Lady Knights and the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers squared off for the 5th region girls basketball championship and the bid to participate in the Houchens Industries KHSAA Sweet 16 basketball tournament in Bowling Green. In 2009, the Lady Panthers would get the best of the Lady Knights 51-46 in a game played at Nelson County on March 7, 2009.

  • Girls compete in Sweet 16

    Tonight, the Lady Knights will play in the final game of opening day action in the Houchens Industries KHSAA Sweet 16 girls basketball state tournament in Bowling Green at E.A. Diddle Arena. Marion County is set to tip off against the Montgomery County Lady Indians from Mt. Sterling at 9 p.m. eastern time.