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High School Sports

  • Boys have strong week

    Saturday, the Marion County Knights tennis team traveled to Elizabethtown to compete in the regional tournament. Both Alex Spalding and Ryker Cassidy won their matches, allowing them to move on to the second round of the regional tournament.
    In singles action, Alex Spalding defeated his Bardstown opponent, Spencer Smith, in two sets (6-0) and (6-0). Ryker Cassidy won his match in two sets (6-0) and (6-0) against Jackson Thompson of Nelson County.  

  • Knights even record

    The Marion County Knights baseball team traveled to Pulaski County Friday night to take part in the Scott McAninch Memorial Tournament, playing Russell County in the first game. Due to rain, the remainder of the tournament on Saturday was canceled. In this game, Marion County lost 9-5, putting their overall record at 10-10 for the season thus far.

  • Team places third in conference


    Thursday evening, the Marion County boys and girls track teams competed in the Heartland Athletic Conference track meet at LaRue County High School. Both teams finished in third place and each had some strong individual showings.

  • Lady Knights invited to NIKE tourney


    The Marion County Lady Knights basketball team is scheduled to travel to Phoenix, Ariz., Dec. 18-22 to participate in the NIKE Tournament of Champions.
    The Marion County Board of Education approved the tournament request during its monthly meeting last week.
    To attend this event, the members of the Lady Knights basketball team will have to raise their own money, and no money from the high school will be used to fund this trip.
    “We will raise around $15,000 towards this tournament,” Head Coach Trent Milby said.

  • Lady Knights have a down week

    The Marion County Lady Knights softball team had a down week, losing four out of five games. Throughout the week, the Lady Knights played district rival Adair County at home, Mercer County on the road, and played three games in the Boyle County tournament held Friday and Saturday. This past week’s action takes Marion County’s record to 11-9.
    “We are not playing well, but hopefully next week will be a better week with better results,” Head Coach Trent Milby said.

    Marion County 1, Corbin 4

  • Teams vie in Derby Day doubles

    The Marion County Knights boys tennis team traveled to Lexington on Saturday to compete in the Kentucky Derby Day doubles event hosted by Kyle Macy. The bulk of the matches were played at the University of Kentucky tennis complex (Hillary J. Boone Tennis Center) and were later moved to the Lexington Tennis club due to rain.

  • Knights drop three of four

    The Marion County Knights played four games last week and came away with victories in only one of them. On Thursday night, the Knights hosted the Bardstown Tigers, on Friday evening the Knights hosted the Whitefield Academy Wildcats, and on Saturday the Knights went on the road to face North Hardin in a doubleheader. The win gives the Knights a total of eight on the season with 11 losses.

    Bardstown 0, Marion County 10

  • Team competes in invitational

    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.

  • Lady Knights capture Heartland Conference title

    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.

    At home vs. John Hardin...

  • Knights claim victory over North Hardin


    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.

    At home vs. John Hardin...