http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sports/rss.xml en GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Knights rumble past Fairdale http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/girls-basketball-lady-knights-rumble-past-fairdale <img src="http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/12-13_girls_basketball_2.jpg" alt="Tanika Williams attempts a layup in Marion County’s 53-51 loss to the Lady Tigers on Nov. 28 in Lebanon." title="Tanika Williams attempts a layup in Marion County’s 53-51 loss to the Lady Tigers on Nov. 28 in Lebanon." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Marion County made quick work of putting Fairdale away.<br /> Dailyn Spalding scored 17, Tanika Williams added 12 and the Lady Knights ran away with an 80-15 victory on Dec. 5 in Louisville. All but two Marion County players scored in the game and the team shot 57 percent from the field.<br /> The Lady Knight defense was also shutting down an already anemic Lady Bulldog offense-averaging a mere 23.2 points in the first five contests of the season- forcing 23 steals and holding Fairdale to 6-32 shooting.<br /> SWIMMING: Aquaknights get six top-two finishes in opening meet http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/swimming-aquaknights-get-six-top-two-finishes-opening-meet <p> In the opening swim meet of the season, the Marion County Aquaknights finished in first or second place in six events.<br /> &ldquo;We did great for our first meet,&rdquo; Marion County Head Coach Brian Pirkle said. &ldquo;They were focused and knew what they had to do. They also backed and cheered each other on.&rdquo;<br /> Vaught’s Views: Kentucky fans should like signee Keldon Johnson’s high motor http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/vaught%E2%80%99s-views-kentucky-fans-should-signee-keldon-johnson%E2%80%99s-high-motor <img src="http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/12-13_vaughts_views_1.jpg" alt="Former Wildcat Cameron Mills will have a documentary on UK’s 1998 national championship season — “Out Of The Blue” — on WKYT-TV and WYMT-TV on Dec. 25th. (Larry Vaught photo) " title="Former Wildcat Cameron Mills will have a documentary on UK’s 1998 national championship season — “Out Of The Blue” — on WKYT-TV and WYMT-TV on Dec. 25th. (Larry Vaught photo) " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <em>By Larry Vaught</em><br /> <br /> One reason that Florida signee Keyontae Johnson is playing at Oak Hill Academy this season is because he wanted to be on the same team as Keldon Johnson, a Kentucky signee.<br /> The two have been friends for years and Keyontae Johnson wanted to spend this season on the court with him before they start playing against each other in college.<br /> Hunting and fishing success http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/hunting-and-fishing-success <img src="http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/deer_maggie_jo.jpg" alt="Maggie Jo Benningfield killed this eight-point buck opening weekend. She is the daughter of Stacy and Renee Benningfield. " title="Maggie Jo Benningfield killed this eight-point buck opening weekend. She is the daughter of Stacy and Renee Benningfield. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Kyle Purdom, 9, got his first deer, a five-point buck on opening day, Nov. 11, in Bradfordsville. He also caught this largemouth bass. He is the son of Kevin and Amy Purdom.</p> BOYS BASKETBALL: Harmon pours in 37 to lead Indians to 88-77 win http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/boys-basketball-harmon-pours-37-lead-indians-88-77-win <img src="http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/12-13_boys_bball_2.jpg" alt="Trevor Douglas lines up for a three-point attempt in Marion County&#039;s 87-51 win over the Bethlehem Eagles in the Bardstown Tip-Off Classic at Bardstown High School on Saturday. Douglas had a career-high 17 points and a career-high five made threes in the game." title="Trevor Douglas lines up for a three-point attempt in Marion County&#039;s 87-51 win over the Bethlehem Eagles in the Bardstown Tip-Off Classic at Bardstown High School on Saturday. Douglas had a career-high 17 points and a career-high five made threes in the game." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The dynamic Zion Harmon is living up to the attention that&rsquo;s been following him around and the numerous colleges that have extended him an offer to play.<br /> The top recruit in the Class of 2021 put up 35 points and led Adair County to an 88-77 victory over Marion County on Friday. In four games at Adair County, Harmon is averaging 38 PPG and converting on 53.3 percent of his shots.<br /> The Game Plan - Dec. 13, 2017 http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/game-plan-dec-13-2017 <p> <strong>Dec. 15</strong><br /> BASKETBALL<br /> Knights vs. Cumberland County (Away), 8 p.m.<br /> <br /> <strong>Dec. 16</strong><br /> BASKETBALL<br /> Lady Knights and Knights vs. Campbellsville (Home), 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.<br /> <br /> <strong>Dec. 20-22</strong><br /> BASKETBALL<br /> Knights at Twin Lakes Classic (at Clinton County)<br /> <br /> BASKETBALL<br /> Lady Knights at Bardstown Holiday Classic (at Bardstown)<br /> &nbsp;</p> A word with the wise http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/word-wise <img src="http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/zzgerard_flanagan_54.jpg" alt="Sports Reporter Gerard Flanagan" title="Sports Reporter Gerard Flanagan" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &ldquo;You got to start somewhere.&rdquo;<br /> As the old saying goes, everyone who has ever achieved something or become successful had to start somewhere. Once finding somewhere to begin, whether it be at a small shop, the backyard or their own home, the successful and achieving most likely had someone who mentored and taught them what they needed to know to be successful. A famous TV show host, a U.S Senator, the founder of Facebook and a baseball legend all had mentors.<br /> BOYS BASKETBALL: Means scores 45, Knights beat Tigers in overtime http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/boys-basketball-means-scores-45-knights-beat-tigers-overtime <img src="http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/12-6_boys_bball_1.jpg" alt="Tyshay Epps attempts a shot in Marion County’s 94-86 overtime win over the Bardstown Tigers on Nov. 28 at the Roby Dome." title="Tyshay Epps attempts a shot in Marion County’s 94-86 overtime win over the Bardstown Tigers on Nov. 28 at the Roby Dome." align="left" hspace="6" width="43" height="85" /><p> Lez Means is getting a knack for working his way into the record books. Tying a school record in made free throws with 18, Means scored 45 on Nov. 28 as Marion County defeated the Bardstown Tigers 94-86 in overtime. The win marked Marion County&rsquo;s first win over Bardstown since Feb. 14, 2006.<br /> Means was recognized before the game for setting a school record last season against Beth Haven in made threes with 10.<br />