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Today's Sports

  • Lady Knights go 3-0 this week

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    The Marion County Lady Knights began this week with a 9-0 win against the Adair County Lady Indians on April 11 in the district opener. Both teams were locked in a pitcher's duel until the Lady Knights knocked in two runs in the bottom of the fourth. The Lady Knights would continue the offensive production and received another outstanding pitching performance from Haley Mattingly as they shut out an opponent for the third time this season.

  • Mixed bag for MCHS tennis teams

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    The Marion County Knights hit the tennis courts this week when they took on the Nelson County Cardinals. The girls lost 5-4. While the boys won their matches 5-4. Allie Evans won her match 6-2 and 6-4. Olivia Lee also won her match, 9-8(4). Leah Hazelwood also won her match 8-1. The double teams consisting of Allie Evans and Hope Rawlings won its match 6-0, 6-0. 

  • Vaught’s Views: Kentucky’s Matt...

    By Larry Vaught

    Before the Blue-White Game reached halftime, some Kentucky fans were complaining on Twitter about the play of junior nose guard Matt Elam.
    Out of shape. Too upright. Not aggressive. Gets pushed out of the way too easy. Lacks intensity.

  • Knights drop three at Smokey...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    The Marion County Knights traveled across the state line to play in the Smokey Mountain Invitational and began play on April 7 against the Gatlinburg-Pittman Highlanders. The Knights fell in a 3-2 loss. The loss was the Knights' fifth loss of the season by one run.
    Luke Thomas pitched seven innings and recorded eight strikeouts while walking only two batters.

  • Tee time: Erasing the nightmares

    By Dennis George
    Guest columnist

    What a week it has been!
    Just days after Kris Jenkins’ shot to win the NCAA championship game for Villanova and erase the heartbreak of Christian Laettner’s dagger into the hearts of Kentucky fans as one of the great shots of all-time, Jordan Speith’s collapse on the back nine of The Masters may top Greg Norman’s meltdown in the 1996 tournament.
    And never has it been so true that “The Masters doesn’t really begin until the back nine on Sunday.”

  • The Game Plan - April 13, 2016

    April 14
    BASEBALL
    Knights vs. Adair Co.

    TENNIS
    Knights at Taylor Co.

    April 15
    BASEBALL
    Knights at John Hardin

    April 16
    BASEBALL
    Knights vs. DuPont Manual

    SOFTBALL
    Lady Knights at Lady Bear Classic

    TENNIS
    Knights at St. X

    April 17
    TENNIS
    Knights at Heartland Conference Tourney

    April 18

  • National champions

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    The 2016 NCAA National Championship Game was a thriller, whose outcome was decided at the horn when Kris Jenkins nailed a buzzer beater to give the Villanova Wildcats a 77-74 victory. I've seen my share of buzzer beaters, but that didn't make Jenkins' buzzer beater any less amazing or memorable. I honestly think Jenkins' buzzer beater will go down as memorable.

  • Remember, a turkey can see ya...

    Coming up this weekend is the opening of our 2016 spring turkey hunting season - ending date is May 8. As in years past you can take two birds but only one per day … and they both have to be gobblers (male turkeys).
    Most gobblers have beards but there are cases where you’ll find a hen (female turkey) with a beard - sorta like the bearded lady at the circus.
    You shouldn’t stalk a turkey. If you know a turkey’s travel route after fly down (when they fly off their roost) set up to intercept them.

  • Lady Knights win Hart County...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    The Marion County Lady Knights began play in the Hart County Invitational with a 6-4 win against the Edmonson County Lady Cats on April 9.
    The Lady Knights, who advanced to the semifinals with the win, notched three runs in the first inning and held the Lady Cats at bay. Kylie Benningfield went 2-4 from the plate and recorded three RBIs. Haley Mattingly struck out eight batters she faced and was named player of the game.

  • Vaught’s Views: Former Wildcat...

    By Larry Vaught

    After Gonzaga got beat in the NCAA Tournament, former Wildcat Kyle Wiltjer thought he would just come back to Kentucky to visit former teammates and friends.
    Instead, his trip turned into an autograph tour across the state that drew plenty of UK fans as well as media members wanting to talk to him about his two years with the Wildcats.
    Wiltjer admits his story is "interesting" because his transfer worked out well for him as well as Kentucky. Wiltjer was part of UK's 2012 national title team.