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High School Sports

  • Boys basketball: Knights notch first win, coach earns 100th victory

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Knights were still in search of their first win of the season, and they looked to notch it against the Green County Dragons as part of a boy-girl doubleheader on Dec. 15.
    But, the Knights once again came up short and lost 87-52.
    "We came out flat and had no energy," Head Coach Montrelle Irvin said.
    Green County shot 55.6 percent from the field and dominated the glass as the Knights were unable to muster any momentum.

  • Girls basketball: Lady Knights defeat Generals on road

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Lady Knights began the week by going on the road to face the Thomas Nelson General on Dec. 14, the first of three games this week.
    The Lady Knights, riding Halei Howard's 20-point night, won by 10, 44-34.
    "Our defense helped us win that game. The girls played hard and stuck to the defensive plan," Head Coach Kenny Mills said.
    The Lady Knights held the Generals (5-2, 2-0) to only six field goal and also racked up 14 steals.

  • Boys basketball: Irvin achieves 100th win

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    Knights Head Coach Montrelle Irvin has been coaching in the high school ranks since 2007, and has seen hundreds of players come and go. 
    On Dec. 16 at Bethlehem, Irvin got his 100th victory as a high school coach with a 60-45 win. 
    Irvin began his coaching career at Shawnee High School in Louisville, where he coached the Golden Eagles for three seasons. 

  • Boys basketball: Knights drop district opener, 77-68

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Knights opened district play on Dec. 8 against the Adair County Indians. Unfortunately, they got off on a losing note, as they lost to the Indians, 77-68.
    "In the first half, we came out slow. We couldn't rebound," Knights Head Coach Montrelle Irvin said. "Our bigs didn't bring it."
    Marion County was outrebounded 50-35.

  • Girls basketball: Lady Knights lose one, win one

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    Sitting at 1-2, the Marion County Lady Knights looked to open district play with a win against the Adair County Lady Indians in the boy-girl doubleheader on Dec. 8.
    Despite holding a 13-point halftime lead, the Lady Knights lost 51-45.
    "I gotta find some places to get my scoring from," Head Coach Kenny Mills said.
    The Lady Knights saw their lead reduced to a single point by the end of the third quarter, in which they only scored two points.

  • Swimming: Focused on breaking records

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Knights swim team competed against John Hardin Bulldogs, North Hardin Trojans, and the Central Hardin Bruins in the Knights' first home swim meet on Dec. 12.
    Head Coach Katie Kelien was impressed with her team in its first swim meet at home this year.
    "There was a lot of energy among our team," she said. "We had great times and really competitive swims at our first home meet."

  • Boys basketball: Knights open season with four losses

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Knights are looking for a win after four straight losses to start their season.
    The Knights traveled down south to play the Glasgow Scotties on Nov. 30.
    Despite building a 9-point lead in the first quarter, the Knights could not keep up with the Scotties' offense and lost the season opener, 96-88.
    "It was an up and down game," Head Coach Montrelle Irvin said.

  • MCHS Cheerleaders runners up in 5th Region competition

    The Marion County High School Cheerleaders competed in the 5th region championship at Central Hardin on Dec. 2, and finished runners up. They defeated several 5th region teams, including Nelson County.
    Senior Kelsie Edelen was one of only two cheerleaders in the region to win the Libby Burr Leadership and Academic Scholarship.
     

  • Lady Knights open week with win, two losses

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Lady Knights opened their 2015-16 season by hosting the Bardstown Lady Tigers on Dec. 1.
    "We got off to a slow start against Bardstown," Head Coach Kenny Mills said.
    The Lady Knights trailed 22-12 at the half. But, they came alive in the second half, outscoring the Lady Tigers 39-26 and pulling out a 51-48 victory.
    Halei Howard came alive in the second half, scoring all of her 23 points.

  • Hockey champions

    Lauren Szwarc is carried off the field by her teammate, Audrey Tabor, after winning the 2015 State Field Hockey Championship. The Sacred Heart Academy Valkyries defeated Manual High School by a score of 3-1. Lauren Szwarc is the daughter of Libby Bradshaw Szwarc, and granddaughter of Joe and Millie Bradshaw of Lebanon. Two other teammates also have Lebanon connections. Audrey and Mattie Tabor are daughters of Billy Tabor, formerly of Lebanon.