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High School Sports

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Knights drop two this week

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    The Marion County Lady Knights began this week on the road against the Campbellsville Lady Eagles on April 18 and took home a 5-2 victory.  
    The Lady Knights' bats were alive early as the Lady Knights scored two runs in the top of the first. Both teams would be locked in a pitchers' duel until the Eagles broke through and scored two in the seventh, sending the game to extra innings.  

  • TENNIS: Knights preparing for postseason

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    The Marion County Knights hit the tennis courts last weekend, April 17-20, for the Heartland Conference Tournament.
    The boys double team consisting of Dylan Bradshaw and Bandon Miles fell in the opening round 4-6, 6-2, and (11-9). In the boys singles, Bryce Spalding won, defeating Samuel Kessler 6-1, 6-1 in the final round.

  • Knights drop two this week

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    The Marion County Knights took a 1-0 loss against the Eagles on April 13 in Campbellsville. Luke Thomas pitched six innings and took the loss for the Knights as he surrendered only two hits. Unfortunately, one of those hits was a first inning home run by the Eagles with two outs. Marion County had several chances to tie or take the lead but could not deliver.
    The Knights' four hits in this game came from Andrew Spalding, Thomas, Ty Murphy and Cody Browning.

  • Kenny Mills hired as Lady Knights' head coach

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    Kenny Mills has been hired as the next Lady Knights' head basketball coach. Mills was hired officially last week after serving as interim head coach this season after Landon Williams resigned.

  • Lady Knights go 3-0 this week

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    The Marion County Lady Knights began this week with a 9-0 win against the Adair County Lady Indians on April 11 in the district opener. Both teams were locked in a pitcher's duel until the Lady Knights knocked in two runs in the bottom of the fourth. The Lady Knights would continue the offensive production and received another outstanding pitching performance from Haley Mattingly as they shut out an opponent for the third time this season.

  • Mixed bag for MCHS tennis teams

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    The Marion County Knights hit the tennis courts this week when they took on the Nelson County Cardinals. The girls lost 5-4. While the boys won their matches 5-4. Allie Evans won her match 6-2 and 6-4. Olivia Lee also won her match, 9-8(4). Leah Hazelwood also won her match 8-1. The double teams consisting of Allie Evans and Hope Rawlings won its match 6-0, 6-0. 

  • Knights drop three at Smokey Mountains

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    The Marion County Knights traveled across the state line to play in the Smokey Mountain Invitational and began play on April 7 against the Gatlinburg-Pittman Highlanders. The Knights fell in a 3-2 loss. The loss was the Knights' fifth loss of the season by one run.
    Luke Thomas pitched seven innings and recorded eight strikeouts while walking only two batters.

  • Lady Knights win Hart County Invitational

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    The Marion County Lady Knights began play in the Hart County Invitational with a 6-4 win against the Edmonson County Lady Cats on April 9.
    The Lady Knights, who advanced to the semifinals with the win, notched three runs in the first inning and held the Lady Cats at bay. Kylie Benningfield went 2-4 from the plate and recorded three RBIs. Haley Mattingly struck out eight batters she faced and was named player of the game.

  • BASEBALL: Knights beat Pulaski, Green and Casey counties

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Knights took home a 7-4 win at the Pulaski County Maroons on March 21.
    The Knights were helped by three errors committed by Pulaski County in the top of the first as they jumped out to the early lead. Marion County's only hit of the opening inning came when Luke Thomas' bunt stayed just inside fair territory.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Knights offense explodes for 31 runs

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    The Marion County Lady Knights took home an 11-1 victory against the LaRue County Lady Hawks on March 21. The Lady Knights scored seven runs in the first two innings and never looked back as they won by the 10-run rule.
    Abby Scott had a solid night from the batting box as she went 2-4 and scored two RBIs. She also scored two runs.
    Eighth-grader Haley Mattingly picked up her third win of the season as she struck out five and gave up only one run.