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Today's Sports

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Knights win on...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Knights began their week with a tough task as they hosted the North Hardin Trojans at the Roby Dome on Feb. 2.
    While the Knights kept it close early on, eventually, they ended up losing 77-47.
    "The first quarter wasn't actually that bad," Knights Head Coach Montrelle Irvin said.
    The Knights only found themselves down 29-18 to the Trojans (22-5, 9-1, 8-0) going into the locker room.

  • Epp named to Dawn Staley Watch...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    Former Marion County Lady Knight Makayla Epps has been named to another watch list. In addition to being in contention for the Nasmith Award, Epps is now on the watch list for the Dawn Staley Award, which is given to the nation's top point guard.

  • Freshman champions

    The Marion County High School freshman girls basketball team recently won the district tournament. They are, front row, from left, Brooke Osbourn, Carly Jo Thomas, Kristi Martin, Ja'kell Johnson, Dari Brown, Dailyn Spalding and Jenny Mattingly; back row from left, are Coach Gayle Bell, Jala Cowherd, LeeAnn Jones, Emily Gordon, Mckenzie Bagwell, Kaylee Cheatham, Katie Mattingly, Emily Helms and Coach Tony Tonge.

  • The Game Plan - Feb. 10, 2016...

    Feb. 11
    BASKETBALL
    Lady Knights at Boyle Co.

    Feb. 12
    BASKETBALL
    Lady Knights vs. North Hardi at home

    Monday, Feb. 15
    BASKETBALL
    Lady Knights vs. Danville at home

  • Upset alert

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    This year's college basketball has been full of upsets. On Saturday, No. 1 Oklahoma lost to unranked Kansas State and then hours later, No. 2 North Carolina fell to unranked Notre Dame. Iowa State upset Oklahoma (which was ranked No. 1 here as well) on Jan. 19. No. 25 South Carolina took down No. 8 Texas A&M on Feb. 6.
    What's causing all these upsets?
    Is it a lack of preparedness?
    Or, more energy from the underdogs?

  • Lady Knights defeat Commanders...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion Lady Knights started off their week in rough fashion with a 78-33 loss against the Mercer County Titans.
    "Mercer was a very good team," Lady Knights Head Coach Kenny Mills said. "They shot the ball better than any team I have seen. We didn't have an answer for them. I want the girls to put that game behind them and let's move on."

  • Homecoming winners

    Pictured are the Marion County High School Homecoming winners. They are, from left, freshman princess Abby Scott, sophomore princess Isabella Glasscock, junior princess Emma Edlin, Homecoming Queen senior Mayte Gamez Huerta and Homecoming King senior Devon Mattingly.
     

  • LMS beats SCMS

    Lebanon Middle School defeated St. Charles Middle School 47-40 recently. Pictured is the tip-off of the eighth grade game. Pictured are No. 33 Mason Sullivan for LMS and No. 12 Gregory Greenwell for SCMS. Others included in the photo, from left, are Jamison Epps (LMS), Levi Daugherty (SCMS) and John Adams (LMS).
     

  • High coyotes, Punxtawny Phil and...

    Just saw something on Facebook that I thought was interesting. And, as you know, if it’s on Facebook it just has to be true!
    Anyway, coyotes in Northern California have seemingly lost their fear of anything. Reports have them walking in roadways stopping traffic. Apparently, drivers out there don’t understand the principle of “road kill.”
    After researching this phenomena the “experts” determined the coyotes might be high on hallucinogenic mushrooms. They even specified the mushroom as the “amanita muscaria!”

  • Vaught’s Views: UK’s new...

    By Larry Vaught

    For the third straight season, Kentucky will have a new offensive coordinator. Once again, even returning starters have to prove they deserve to be on the field.
    “Every position on offense has to be wide open,” new offensive coordinator Eddie Gran said. “When I started, I told (the players) you're going to start building your resume. I'm looking for accountability and dependability. It doesn't matter to me (who plays).