Today's Sports

  • BOYS SOCCER: Coach has ‘high...

    The Marion County High School Boys Soccer Team is looking to build off its 2015 campaign, in which they advanced to the Fifth Region Tournament as runner-ups of the 18th District. The Knights finished with a 10-11 record last season.
    "We were competitive last season," Head Coach Greg Conley said. "We didn't go as far as we wanted to go last season, and this season I am looking to make sure that doesn't happen again. I want to do something this postseason. I have high expectations for this team.”

  • Tee Time: A bit of a history...

    By Dennis George

    I don’t always get the chance to read these columns once they go to print. And as many of you may have noticed, I don’t do a very good job of editing them before I hit the send key on my laptop.
    So you can imagine how I felt when I did look at the headline in The Kentucky Standard that accompanied my June 29 diatribe.
    “Bunkers still pose a challenge for this duffer.”
    I’m a duffer, huh.

  • The Game Plan - July 27, 2016

    July 29-31
    Lady Knights at Bluegrass State Games

    July 30
    Knights at Taylor Co. Invitational

  • Back at it

    It's already the end of July, and we are quickly approaching the beginning of many things: school (not particularly looking forward to it personally), football season and high school sports. As the season draws closer, the sports team are already out on the field practicing their techniques, getting in shape for the upcoming season, and receiving advice from their coaches. Sports players themselves have all sorts of responsibilities and jobs, from protecting the quarterback, to protecting the basket, to guarding their man, and many, many other tasks.

  • GIRLS SOCCER: Lady Knights will...

    The Marion County High School Girls Soccer Team is looking to put a winless 2015 season behind them and start new. This season, the Lady Knights have a new head coach, Daniel Johnson, who was hired to take over for Derek Cissell earlier this month.
    "I wasn't the coach last season, but even though they didn’t win any games, they were competitive and had a shot to win in the district tournament," Johnson said.
    The Lady Knights will have 25 players this season, including three seniors: Taylor Simpson, Holly Hutchins and Hannah Peterson.

  • Southern Kentucky Kats champs

    The Southern Kentucky Katz girls 8U softball team won the 2016 SummerCruise in Somerset on July 23rd. The Southern Kentucky Katz beat Bluegrass Force out of Lexington 12-8 in the championship.

  • Woods and Waters: Outdoorsmen...

    First off I want to congratulate Detective Byron Richardson on his retirement from the Lebanon Police Department after 20-plus years of service. A job well done!
    Don’t forget, the Central Kentucky Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet will be held at 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6, at Centre Square in Lebanon. You can get more information and ticket by contacting John O. Thomas at Lebanon City Hall or Leo Essex at 502-507-4100 or by contacting him at leo.essex@hecmfg.com.

  • SomerCruise Classic Champions

    The Marion County 10U Sluggers went undefeated to win the SomerCruise Classic this past weekend. They are, front row from left, Laurel Cochran and Rose Caldwell; middle row from left, are Keira Atkinson, Kaylee Reed, Gracyn Mattingly and Gracie Benningfield; back row from left, are Caitlynn Brady, Charleigh Browning, MaryBeth Overstreet and Reece Caldwell.

  • Southern Kentucky Starz

    The Southern Kentucky Starz finished second in the Butler County Super Regional in Mason, Ohio on May 1. Members of the team include Emily Helms and Jayla Cowherd of Marion County.

  • Vaught’s Views: UK quarterback...

    By Larry Vaught

    Give Drew Barker credit for understanding that many University of Kentucky fans really do not yet know him -- and he wants to keep working to change that.
    "I know I have had some setbacks before but I would not label that as who I am as a person. I am definitely nice and polite. Sometimes people get the wrong picture of someone and you can't tell that is really not right if you don't know them," said the Kentucky sophomore quarterback.