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High School Sports

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Knights finish undefeated in district

    One more win, and Marion County finished undefeated in 20th District play.
    Mission accomplished.
    Haeli Howard scored 24 points to lead the Lady Knights to a 58-38 win over the Taylor County Lady Cardinals Friday evening.
    "We started off slow," Lady Knights Head Coach Kenny Mills said. "We weren't rebounding and were settling for the outside shot. We picked it up in the third quarter and started playing better defense and getting to the basket."

  • Frisbee team takes flight at MCHS

    A simple conversation between a science teacher and a student led to something never before seen at Marion County High School. It was just a thought at first, but eventually, that thought turned into reality.
    From that simple conversation, Marion County's first Frisbee team was born.

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Trojans too much for Knights

    North Hardin's Tony Jackson put on a dazzling show against Marion County.
    Jackson scored 17 after sitting out the entire first quarter and led the Trojans to a 79-49 victory Jan. 31 in Radcliff. He led all scorers.
    "They're a big, strong team," Knights Head Coach Montrelle Irvin said. "I feel they have a great chance to win the region. It was a hard matchup for us. Their quickness, size and strength was a little too much for us."

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Wiser, Means lead Knights to win

    Travis Wiser recorded his third double-double of the season, scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Lez Means scored a game-high 22 as the Knights held off Nelson County for a 68-61 victory Jan. 26.
    The Knights overcame a slow start and an 18-point performance by Max Ryan to get their 11th win of the season. After spotting the Cardinals (9-11) a nine-point lead, Marion County (11-10) used a 20-4 run in the second quarter and took control for the rest of the game.

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Knights’ winning streak ends against Cards

    The No. 2 team in the Fifth Region proved to be too much for the Lady Knights at the end.
    The Nelson County Lady Cardinals used a come-from-behind effort in the fourth quarter to sneak out of the Roby Dome with a 63-58 win Thursday evening and end Marion County's winning streak at six games.
    Nelson County's Marly Walls and Marion County's Haeli Howard went toe to toe in the clash, scoring 25 and 30, respectively. In the end, however, it was Nelson County that was celebrating as they improved to 18-2 on the season, while Marion County fell to 14-8.

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Knights face Cards, Hornets this week

    Six games remain for the Marion County Knights after Monday's game at North Hardin, and the Knights aren't overlooking any as the season winds down. The Knights are set to kick off their final district game at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 3, taking on the Cardinals at Taylor County. The Cardinals handed Marion County a 64-53 loss on Jan. 20 when these two teams met in the Roby Dome.
    "They're a good team," Knights Head Coach Montrelle Irvin said. "It's just a high intensity game. You know, either you bring it or you get beat."

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Final district game on tap

    The Lady Knights are on the verge of doing something not done since the days of the 2012-13 state championship team.
    With a win against the Lady Cardinals on Feb. 3 at Taylor County, Marion County will finish undefeated in district play. But, it won't be easy to get the win, according to Lady Knights Head Coach Kenny Mills.
    "They're going to be ready," he said. "It's going to be a tough game over there in that environment, and we already know that going in. We're going to go over and try to play hard and play our good defense."

  • SWIMMING: O'Daniel sets, breaks own record

    Forget being merely impressive. Andy O'Daniel wanted to be record breaking.
    She did just that, breaking the school record for the 100-meter butterfly twice in the same week. Against Russell County Jan. 17, O'Daniel finished with a time of 1:10.
    "We performed well in this meet," Head Coach Katie Johnson said. "We were competing against bigger times at this meet, Going up against bigger teams is difficult, but we're small and mighty. We're a solid team this season."

  • Indians blitz past Knights

    The Knights had high hopes of taking control of the top seed in the 20th district. All they needed was a win against the Adair County Indians.
    The Indians thoroughly and decisively dashed those hopes little by little, basket by basket.
    Corey Melton drained five three-pointers on his way to a game-high 27 points and Kell Stotts scored 18 of his 20 points in the first half as the Fifth-Region leading Indians (20-1, 4-0) overwhelmed the Knights (10-9, 2-3) 76-53, Jan. 17, at the Roby Dome.

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Knights hang on for win

    The Lady Knights built a 22-point lead going into halftime against the Central Hardin Lady Bruins on Jan. 16.
    But, they nearly let it slip away.
    Haeli Howard had 31 points while Elise Carpenter and Katie Mattingly each had 11 as Marion County hung on for their third straight win against the Central Hardin Lady Bruins 67-59, and survived a sluggish third quarter where Marion County was outscored 21-8.