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Today's Sports

  • Believing

    Feb. 22, 1980: The day the United States Olympic hockey team did the unthinkable. Few thought it could be done. The United States, young, inexperienced, untested, was no match for the talented, powerful, battle-tested Soviet Union squad, they said. The American squad, however, had shocked all the pundits, critics, and detractors with their gutsy and determined play. They had been the surprise of the 1980 Olympics, tying with a talented Swedish squad before rattling off four straight wins en route to their clash with the Soviet Union.

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Knights...

    Trailing at half and trying to shrug off a sluggish start, the Lady Knights needed all their energy, resolve and talent to mount a comeback.
    "We discussed at the half what we needed to do, which was step it up defensively," Lady Knights Head Coach Kenny Mills said. "The girls responded."
    Marion County did just that, turning a two-point halftime deficit into a 56-45 win at Metcalfe County Feb. 6, overcoming not just a sluggish night, but a career night from MacKenzie Coleman - the Lady Hornet's leading scorer put up 31 points.

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Knights gearing...

    Before the 20th District Tournament gets underway for the Knights, Marion County still has some unfinished business in regular season play. Two more games remain before the district tournament tips off at Adair County High School.
    The first of those games comes on Thursday, when Marion County makes the journey to Beth Haven Christian School for an early evening match with the Beth Haven Bearcats. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Beth Haven will be coming off a game on Feb. 14 against a struggling Shawnee Golden Eagles squad that has won only one game this season.

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Knights...

    After two tough losses against North Bullitt and Boyle County last week, Marion County sought to get back to winning and move past the two dismal performances with back-to-back games at Danville Monday evening and Caverna on Tuesday. The Lady Knights (17-10) get a few days of rest before they wrap up the regular season at 6 p.m., Friday, against the LaRue County Hawks at the Roby Dome. The final game of the regular season for Marion County will be rather bittersweet with Senior Night festivities scheduled to be held.

  • VAUGHT’S VIEWS: De'Aaron...

    By Larry Vaught

    Players often come to play basketball at Kentucky now to enhance their NBA Draft status. It’s something coach John Calipari sells to players as he points to the draft picks he’s had and how well many of them are doing in the NBA.
    A player can play himself into a higher spot in the draft — Eric Bledsoe, Jamal Murray, Trey Lyles for instance — that many ever imagined. However, because the spotlight is always on UK basketball, a player can hurt his draft stock with subpar play — remember Skal Labissiere.

  • Vaught’s Views: Nigerian headed...

    By Larry Vaught

  • SWIMMING: Aquaknights preparing...

    Next on the schedule for the Marion County Aquaknights is the regional tournament.
    On Feb. 10-11, Marion County travels to Russell County for the regional tournament. In arguably the most important meets of the season, Aquaknights Head Coach Katie Johnson says her team will come out ready to swim. She also says she has seen improvements out of several of her swimmers.

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Season winding...

    The district tournament is only two weeks away, and only five games remaining in the season, the Marion County Lady Knights seek a clean sweep of their remaining games when they do battle with the Boyle County Lady Rebels at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 9. The Lady Rebels (11-13) recently took on the Casey County Lady Rebels at home Feb. 7 before making the trip to the Roby Dome.
    Lady Knights Head Coach Kenny Mills expects Boyle County to play better than their record would indicate.

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Knights shoot...

    If Montrelle Irvin is right, those on hand can expect a good fight when the Frankfort Panthers come to Marion County High School at 4:30 p.m., Saturday to play the Marion County Knights.
    "They're an up and down team," he said. "It's going to be a really tough game."

  • 2017 Basketball Homecoming Court

    Pictured are the Marion County High School Homecoming winners. They are, from left, Dailyn Spalding (ninth grade), Elise Carpenter (10th grade), Chloe May (11th grade), Queen Shelby Mattingly and King Isaac Lanham (12th grade).