Today's Sports

  • Tutu Run returns on Saturday

    By Casey Sowers
    Sports correspondent

  • 8-and-under softball team...

    The Marion County 8-and-under softball all-stars went undefeated to win the All-American Showcase in Danville, July 18 and 19. Front row (from left): Rose Caldwell, Gracyn Mattingly, Maggie Jo Benningfield, Kendra Gaddie, Kaylee Reed, and Payten Smith. Middle row:  Tori Gribbins, Chloe Cox, Reece Caldwell, Caitlynn Brady, Gracie Benningfield and Maddie Wiser. Back row: Coaches Daniel Mattingly, Mark Caldwell, Kirby Gribbins and Jim Reed.

  • Marion County opens with win at...

    The Marion County 9-10 all-stars took an early lead and held on to beat Russell-Flatwoods on Saturday in the first round of the Kentucky Little League State Tournament.
    Marion County won 3-2 in the game at Zane Collins Community Park in Morehead.
    Marion County took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning on a two-RBI double by Brooklyn Bland. Leah Wright and Emily Clark scored those runs.
    Russell-Flatwoods scored a run of its own in the bottom of the first inning, to cut the Marion County lead to one run.

  • Taking the Field

    The Marion County 8-and-under softball all-stars competed in the Bluegrass State Games on Saturday, July 11. The team went 1-2, picking up an 11-6 win over the Jessamine County All-Stars and losing to the Central Kentucky Sidewinders, 6-4, and the Bowling Green Beast, 7-5. “We played defense as good as any team up there,” Coach Mark Caldwell said. “ We just didn’t hit as good as we could have.”

  • Words of support

    By Casey Sowers

    Sports correspondent


    Does anyone know the real meaning of encouragement?
    I say this because everyone needs encouragement every day. The definition, according to Google, is the action of giving someone support, confidence, or hope.
    Now you’re probably wondering why I’m writing about encouragement since this is the sports section. I am getting to that.

  • Consider taking kids on their...

    One of my grandkids called me the other day to tell me about a recent hunting trip they’d gone on.
    Hunting trip? Not possible! One, there’s no season open to hunt most anything, and two, they all know I don’t have any use for poachers.
    Maybe it was coyotes, or possibly groundhogs! There’s no season on either of those.
    Probably the smart thing to do would be to ask what they’d shot. Of course, I have to give consideration to the possibility that the old guy was getting pranked!

  • Youth football sign-ups

    Youth football sign-ups will be held at Walmart from 9 a.m. to noon on July 18 and 25.  Applications are available online at marioncountyyouthsports.com and during sign-ups.

  • UPDATE: All-stars game...

    The Marion County 9-10 all-star softball team opened the 2015 Kentucky Little League State Softball tournament by defeating Russell-Flatwoods, 3-2, on Saturday at Zane Collins Community Park in Morehead.

    Marion County will play North Laurel in its next game. That game has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, July 16. The loser of that game will play Russell-Flatwoods at 8 p.m. 

  • All-stars prepare for state...

    Marion County’s 9-10 softball all-stars are heading to Morehead this weekend for the 2015 Kentucky Little League State Softball Tournament.
    This year’s tournament will begin July 11 at Zane Collins Community Park, 2230 Flemingsburg Road in Morehead. The ballfields are located directly across from a Wal-mart.
    Marion County is one of four teams competing in this year’s state tournament. They are scheduled to open the tournament at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 11, against District 6 champions, Russell-Flatwoods.

  • In the hoop

    Marion County High School hosted a basketball camp June 15-17 for elementary and middle school students. Campers worked on ball handling and shooting skills during the camp.