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High School Sports

  • Baseball Knights are ready to win

    Despite a brief bout of snow recently, the crack of a bat, the snap of a ball hitting a leather mitt, and al- around warmer weather was a sign that spring is in the air.

    And with it, spring brings America’s favorite pastime, baseball.

    Since November, the Marion County Knights have been training to take on the region. And they have a goal — to win the district on May 21.

  • Track season is just around the bend

    Over the years, Marion County High School’s track and field team has seen its ups and downs. In 2010, MCHS sent 19 students to the state meet under the guidance of then coach Robby Peterson. Last year however, the team only sent four.

    That may be about to change, however.

    Since Nov. 1, the track and field team has been training to take on the region, and their new coach, Daniel Johnson, said their goal is to get progressively better and send more students each year.

  • Lady Knights reach final four in 5th Region

    In front of a packed gym, the Lady Knights’ season came to a halt when they were knocked out of the 5th Region Tournament on March 8. The Lady Knights lost to the LaRue County Lady Hawks, 65-46, in the semifinals.

    “Even though we came up short of winning the game or the regional championship this season, this was a successful season and those young ladies will always be winners,” Marion County Lady Knights Coach Anthony Epps wrote in an email. “Very, very proud of our team.”

  • Knights wrap up winning season

     An abrupt and unexpected defeat during the 20th District tournament brought an end to the Marion County Knights season last week. They fell to the Adair County Indians on a three-pointer at the horn to end the game 61-60.

  • Tell me your stories

     What a long week! Currently, it’s Sunday and I am just about worn thin and cranky!

    But rather than use this time to mope or be angry and write about what bothers me, I think I will use it to be constructive with this week’s column. 

  • Keeping up the tradition

    Through sheer adrenaline, sweat, determination, and skill, the Marion County Lady Knights took down the Adair County Lady Indians for the third time this season. The victory also marked the eighth consecutive year that the Lady Knights have secured the district title. 

    “It felt great winning the 20th District Tourney this season,” Lady Knights Coach Anthony Epps said in an email after the game. “That was one of our main goals going into this basketball season.”

  • Rough end for Knights

    It came down to one basket, one point, 1.8 seconds, and 23 feet. 

    On Feb 27, the Marion County Knights took on the Adair County Indians for the third time this season – it would be their last. 

    On paper, the Knights looked like the favorites; on the court it looked similar. Previously, the Knights (19-10) had defeated the Indians 70-63 and 70-55.

    But this time, the underdog came out on top.

  • Boys 5th Region tournament semifinals are set

     Elizabethtown and Taylor County were the winners on the first day of the boys 5th Region Tournament Thursday at Marion County High School. On Friday night, John Hardin and Bardstown advanced.

    Thursday, Elizabethtown topped LaRue County, 64-48, and Taylor County squeezed by Thomas Nelson, 60-59.

    Friday, John Hardin defeated Green County, 58-47, and Bardstown won its game with Adair County, 55-41.

  • Lady Knights fall to LaRue County in regional semifinals

    The Marion County Lady Knights lost in the girls 5th Region semifinals to LaRue County, 65-54, Saturday night. 

    LaRue County will face Elizabethtown Sunday at Nelson County High School for the 5th Region championship. Elizabethtown defeated Nelson County, 66-39, in the first 5th Region semifinal.

  • Lady Knights win district title

    The Marion County Lady Knights have successfully defended their title as the girls 20th District champions.

    Friday night, Marion County defeated the Adair County Lady Indians, 59-51, in the district finals at the Roby Dome.

    Marion County defeated Campbellsville, 60-32, in the first semifinal match-up. Adair County topped Taylor County, 58-41, in the other semifinal to set up the championship game.

    Both Marion County (15-14) and Adair County (18-10) will advance to the 5th Region Tournament.