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High School Sports

  • 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.

  • Boys travel to Nelson County

    On Friday night, the Marion County boys basketball team will travel to Nelson County to face the Cardinals with JV action beginning at 6 p.m. and varsity action immediately after.
    Earlier this season the Knights defeated the Cardinals in a close game at home on Jan. 4.

  • Girls fall to #1 team

    Saturday night, the Marion County Lady Knights varsity girls’ basketball team traveled to Mercy Academy to play the DuPont Manual Lady Crimsons in the RAATZ Fence Classic. Marion County was able to keep pace with Manual in the early going, but the Lady Crimsons showed why they are the No. 1 ranked team in Kentucky, defeating the Lady Knights by a score of 56-45.

  • Boys hang on in thriller

    Friday night, the Marion County varsity boys basketball team made the trip to Campbellsville to face the Eagles in their second battle of the season. After a hard fought game in which neither team led by more than nine points, the Knights held on at the end and came away with a 41-39 victory. This was the first district road win since February of 2008.  

  • Lady Knights cruise to a 20-point win

    Saturday night the Marion County Lady Knights varsity girls basketball team was in action taking on the Ballard Lady Bruins in the final game of the 2011 Autism Awareness Classic at the Roby Dome. The Lady Knights seized control, mainly because of multiple turnovers by Ballard, and never showed any signs of weakness as they cruised to a 58-38 victory.