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Today's Sports

  • Lady Knights volleyball team...

     On Aug. 12, the Marion County Lady Knights went south to hone their skills for their upcoming season. At Washington County Middle School, the Lady Knights scrimmaged the Washington County Commanderettes, the Burgin County Lady Bulldogs and the Bardstown Lady Tigers. 

  • Golf Knights fall to Banshees

    Outmanned and outgunned, the Marion County Knights hosted and were defeated by the Bethlehem Banshees on Aug. 13. They fell 169-188.

    Houston Raikes led the Knights by shooting a 45. Behind him, junior Noah Dye shot a 46. Trevor Burchell, the Knights’ only senior, fired a 47. Bryce Spalding and Daniel Maupin shot a 50 and 51 respectively. 

  • Geronimo!

     It was somewhere between 9,500 and 6,000 feet that I learned what I’m made of. In that 3,500 feet, I learned that I’m a little bit crazy, just a little bit stupid, and have a whole lot of courage.

    That’s because I willingly trusted a complete stranger with my life and went tumbling out of a perfectly good airplane. In fact, I paid for the pleasure of it. 

  • Knight Time 5K: Simply glowing

     Marion County High School lit up the night last Saturday with the Knight Time 5k Glow Run. 

    According to Curtis Bennett, Marion County High School band director, the event was held to raise money for the Marching Knights.

    He said 65 people pre-registered for the 5k, though it was apparent more than that showed up for race night. 

    Bennett said that despite the weather, they had a good turnout and raised a little over $900. 

  • Squirrel season story

     The sun’s coming up and it’s still as a grave at midnight. (Now that’s descriptive.) In the squirrel woods, the world is in the process of waking up.

    The birds are moving and … was that a squirrel wigglin’? Let’s kinda ease around that big hicker nut tree for a better angle. If it was calm it’d sure be easier to see a squirrel moving. With the wind, it seemed like everything was moving!

  • Linescores, Aug. 20

     St. Charles Middle School basketball

    Thursday, Aug. 14, the Junior Lady Knights travelled to OKH where the seventh and eighth grade teams were defeated.

    OKH won the seventh grade game, 24-18.

    OKH 7th grade 24, SCMS, 18 — Jenny Mattingly 10 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal; Katie Mattingly 3 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal; Ava Spalding 4 points, 3 rebounds; Kristi Martin 1 point, 7 rebounds, 2 steals; Mckenzie Reynolds 10 rebounds.

  • Game Plan, Aug. 20

    Aug. 20

    Soccer

    Bardstown at Lady Knights, 6 p.m.

    Aug. 21

    Soccer

    Knights at Campbellsville (D), 5:30 p.m.

    Volleyball

    Lady Knights at Campbellsville, 7 p.m.

    Golf 

  • Sports briefs, Aug. 20

     Marion County-bred filly keeps on winning

    Sunday, Aug. 10, Precocious Beauty won the Empire Breeders Classic for three-year-old pacing fillies at Tioga Downs in New York.  The purse was $244,875.00 and she won the one-mile race in 1:51.1.

     This brings her 2014 earnings to $161,945.00 and her lifetime earnings to $608,637.00.

  • Staying fresh

    With a swing of the club, the Marion County Knights golf team has teed up and taken its opening drive.

    After losing Mason Gadberry, Logan Medley and Evan Dye to graduation, the group has a handful of returning players and only one senior this year: Trevor Burchell.

    “We have four returners on a team that now has 12,” Knights Coach Chad Spalding said. 

  • Home school, public sports

    Next year, both private and home-schooled children may be able to sink their teeth into public school athletics. That is, if the Kentucky legislature thinks it’s a good idea. 

    Marion County native and State Rep. Stan Lee (R) of Lexington, prefiled the “Tim Tebow” bill on Aug. 5. The bill, named after NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, reads that it would allow children in non-public schools, including home-schooled children, to participate in public school interscholastic extracurricular activities.