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High School Sports

  • Lady Knights fall to Elizabethtown at home

    The Marion County Lady Knights varsity girls basketball team hosted the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers at the Roby Dome Thursday.
    The match-up of two top 10 ranked teams did not disappoint the fans, as the game was close throughout.  Elizabethtown made all nine of their free throw attempts in the fourth quarter, and only missed one free throw throughout the entire game to defeat the Lady Knights by nine points, with a final score of 55-46.
    “When a team shoots 20-21 it’s tough to beat especially if you get behind,” Head Coach Trent Milby said.

  • Girls dominate Commanderettes

    Saturday the Marion County Lady Knights varsity girls basketball team traveled to Springfield to take on the Washington County Lady Commanderettes. Nine different Lady Knights scored as Marion County cruised to a 24 point win over Washington County, defeating the Commanderettes by a final score of 66-42.  Junior Bre Elder led the way for the Lady Knights with a game high 18 points.

  • Girls fall to Mercy on last second shot

    The Marion County Lady Knights traveled to Bellarmine University to take on the No. 2 ranked Mercy Academy Jaguars in the Louisville Invitational Tournament Friday afternoon. After being down by seven points at halftime, the Lady Knights played neck and neck with the Jaguars in the second half, but suffered the heartbreaking defeat of just two points when Mercy’s Whitney Hartlage hit the game winning shot at the buzzer.

  • Knights dominate Cardinals

    The Marion County Knights varsity boys basketball team traveled to Bardstown to play the Nelson County Cardinals Friday.
    After starting off the first half pretty evenly matched, the Knights used a monstrous third quarter to give themselves a nice advantage over the Cardinals, eventually going on to win the game by a final score of 60-49. Junior John Southall paced the way for the Knights with a career high 21 points. Junior Carlos Litsey helped the Knights’ cause with another double-double, scoring 15 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.

  • Five games are on tap for this week

    Tomorrow night, the Lady Knights will be back at home to face a very tough Elizabethtown squad. The Lady Panthers are currently ranked in the top 10 in the state along with the Lady Knights. Elizabethtown is ranked ahead of Marion County in 5th region rankings. Elizabethtown currently holds a record of 19-1 with their only loss coming to DuPont Manual in the Republic Bank Classic. The Lady Knights also lost to DuPont Manual Saturday.

  • Knights’ streak snapped

    The Marion County Knights varsity boys basketball team played the Elizabethtown Panthers on the road Saturday. Early foul trouble to key inside players allowed Elizabethtown’s big men to run wild and score 24 points each. Sophomore Vincent Collins tallied a double-double after picking up three fouls in the first half with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Senior Josh Brockman and junior John Southall each chipped in a team high 12 points in the loss.

  • Knights claim top spot

    The Marion County Knights varsity boys basketball team took on the Adair County Indians at the Roby Dome on Tuesday of last week. Despite a major comeback from the Indians, the Knights held on to defeat Adair County by a final score of 55-48 to claim the top spot in the district standings. Senior Deshawn Douglas paced the way for the Knights with a team high 18 points.
    The win put the Knights on top of the district standings.

  • AquaKnights win home meet

    The Marion County High swim team hosted fellow “home” teams, Bethlehem and Nelson County swim teams at the Lebanon Aquatic Center Tuesday, Jan. 18.  All three teams hold practice at the Lebanon Aquatic Center.
    Marion County girls and boys defeated their opponents.
    The girls’ scores were Marion 37, Bethlehem 35, Nelson 12.
    The boys’ scores were Marion 47, Bethlehem 16, Nelson 13.
    “I was very happy with the swimmers’ performances,” said Coach Colleen Ryan.

  • Athletes awarded at annual banquet

    Monday, Jan. 17, the Marion County Knights football team held their annual awards banquet at Marion County High School. Numerous players were recognized for their performances on the field during the season.
    The players recognized are:  
    All Heartland JV Conference 1st Team
    Chris Gaither, Devin Spalding, Michael Walls, Peyton Simmons, Cameron Brown, and Vincent Collins

    All District, Class 4A District 4:
    • 1st team offense: Dylan Caldwell OG, Christian Peterson C

  • Epps breaks 3-point record; girls beat Adair

    In route to an 89-45 win over Adair County Tuesday of last week, sophomore Makayla Epps broke the school record for most three point field goals in a game with eight, which had currently been held by Sara (Higdon) Thurmond and Dee Johnson with seven.