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Today's Sports

  • Jumping ship

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    Kevin Durant announced on July 3 he was signing with the Golden State Warriors, leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder, a team he had been on since he came into the league (the Thunder were the Seattle SuperSonics, but changed their name after Durant’s rookie season). His decision came as a surprise to many fans, players, and coaches across the NBA. It also came as a surprise to me as well.

  • Woods & Waters: Beating the...

    This time of summer, it’s usually hot, muggy and very “bug intense.”
    So what does one do when you really enjoy fishing and don’t enjoy being miserable? How about fishing at night?
    It’s usually cooler and you can usually catch a few fish. That’s usually!

  • GIRLS SOCCER: Johnson to be MCHS...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    Daniel Johnson will be taking over as the Marion County Lady Knights head coach, effective July 14. Johnson was selected to be the next head coach after former head coach Derek Cissell left his position.
    "I am excited to be the next head coach and I'm chomping at the bit to get things started," Johnson said.
    Johnson was interviewed for the position on July 3 and was informed he was selected Thursday, July 7.

  • Vaught’s Views: Kentucky walk-on...

    By Larry Vaught

    During a talk to the Louisville Quarterback Club, then offensive coordinator Neal Brown told the group that one of the most talented players in Kentucky's 2014 recruiting class was Charles Walker of Louisville St. Xavier.
    What made that statement so unusual was that Walker was a preferred walk-on, not a highly-touted, four-star scholarship player.

  • All-Stars are state bound

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    Marion County’s 10U All-Star Softball Team won the 5th District title last week and are moving on to the state tournament where they are the defending state champs.
    They took a 6-2 win against Russell County on June 28.

  • Tee Time: Wear the shoe if it...

    By Dennis George

    Gamesmanship.
    It happens in every sport.
    It’s when a competitor does something minor to try to get into an opponent’s head.
    The late Seve Ballesteros was a master at it, most notably in the Ryder Cup when the head-to-head competition against the Americans was like a one-on-one basketball game.
    In two of the most famous incidents — and in both instances he was correct — he called out his American foes for what might seem to be a minor rules violation.

  • Baseball: Ethan Wood to play for...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    Ethan Wood has always dreamed of playing for Team USA in baseball, and after four years of hard work, his dreams finally came true as Wood was selected to play for the Team USA 14U recently.  
    "I am super excited to play,” he said. “I had come close several times before and now I finally got it."

  • To the Summitt

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    Legendary Tennessee Volunteers women's basketball coach Pat Summitt passed away on June 28 at the age of 64. Summit had suffered from Alzheimer's since 2011 and retired from her coaching position in 2012. Summitt had coached the Vols since 1974 and had compiled a record of 1,098-208, good enough for a win percentage of .841. She was also a 16 time SEC Tournament champion, an eight-time NCAA national championship winner, and made 22 appearances in the Final Four.  

  • Register for Pokey Pig 5k

    Registration for the Farmers National Bank Pokey Pig 5K Run/Walk is now underway.
    The Farmers National Bank Pokey Pig 5K Run/Walk is one of the biggest Marion Country Ham Days events attracting approximately 1,000 runners on Saturday morning, Sept. 24, starting at 8 a.m.  
    The Farmers National Bank Pokey Pig 5K Run/Walk during Ham Days features a mixed medium course through the streets of downtown Lebanon and Graham Memorial Park. The race course is certified by USA Track and Field, making it one of the few in area.

  • Woods and Waters: Fish deep –...

    To me, Independence Day is the most important holiday we celebrate! It encompasses everything we have, do, and believe in.
    Think about it, you worship how you please or you don’t worship at all. You can work or actually choose not to. Your choices of what you do with your life are limited only by your abilities.
    The point is that what we celebrate on July 4th is the ability to be able to make choices! No limits … as long as our choices are legal. And, come to think of it, even bad choices are still choices!