Today's Sports

  • BOYS SOCCER: Knights bounce back...

    The Marion County Knights bounced back from two losses in scrimmage play last week with a 2-1 win against the Franklin County Flyers on Aug. 13.
    "We played very, very well in the game and were able to move the ball around well," Knights Head Coach Greg Conley said. "I feel we are definitely ready for the regular season."

  • Vaught’s Views: Davonte Robinson...

    By Larry Vaught

    Most years Davonte Robinson would have been the marquee in-state player in Kentucky’s football recruiting class.
    He led Henry Clay in tackles for three straight years (he had 100 tackles and one interception as a senior) and was the top-rated defensive back in the state with offers from Georgia, Louisville, Notre Dame, Ohio State and many others along with UK.
    He was a Class AAA 100-meter dash state champion as a sophomore and helped Henry Clay win team titles in 2015 and 2016.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Lady Knights split...

    The Marion County Lady Knights began pre-season action in Bardstown versus the Tigers on Aug. 9, but fell in three sets, 21-25, 25-23, 31-37.
    Though the Lady Knights were unable to secure the win in a close game, Lady Knights Head Coach David Hibbard drew several positives from the scrimmage.
    "We played with energy and intensity all night," he said. "We started strong and finished strong in all three sets."

  • Baseball: Baker selected for...

    The Springfield Sun

    This week, Beau Baker will have the chance to participate in something that not many 10-year-olds can claim to have done: play for a national all-star team.
    This opportunity came about for Beau while playing in the Baseball Youth National Showcase in Westfield, Indiana, recently as part of his travel team, the Danville-based Morse Mustangs.

  • BOYS SOCCER: Knights drop two...

    The Marion County Knights warmed up for the 2016 season with two scrimmages on Aug. 7, but dropped both of them.
    The Knights first played the Madison Central Indians and lost 6-2. Alan Guzman and Colby Hood each had one goal in the match as the Knights fell behind 5-0 by halftime.
    "To be honest, we were just asleep," Knights Head Coach Greg Conley said. "We did not respond well at all and were not prepared. However, eventually, we came out of it after halftime and played much better in the second half."

  • Tee Time: A golfer’s dream: A...

    By Dennis George
    Golf columnist

    It’s one of the great golf commercials of all time.
    A young man is playing by himself late one evening and tees his ball up on a par-3 hole. He crisply hits an iron shot onto the green, and thinks it goes into the hole.
    He straps his clubs onto his shoulder and runs towards the green. As he approaches it, he anxiously looks for his ball and slowly walks towards the cup. He picks his ball out of the hole, and looks around, seeing no one.

  • The Game Plan - Aug. 10, 2016

    Aug. 9
    Lady Knights at Bardstown (scrimmage)

    Aug. 10
    Knights at Campbellsville

    Aug. 11
    Lady Knights vs. Green County (scrimmage)

    Aug. 12
    Knights at Thomas Nelson (scrimmage)

    Knights at Washington County (rescheduled from Aug. 4)

    Aug. 13
    Knights vs. Anderson County (at Franklin County)

    Aug. 15

  • Rio 2016

    The 2016 Summer Olympics officially got underway in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 5, and will continue until Aug. 21. For 16 days, more than 11,000 athletes will represent their country in 306 events, and will look to claim gold in their respective events. As of Sunday evening, Australia had received the most gold medals with three but the U.S. was tied with a host of other countries with seven total metals (these figures, of course, will change). Kosovo also made a little history of its own by winning its first-ever medal in any Olympic Games (and for good measure, it was gold).

  • Golf: Todd Abell wins Lebanon...

    By Dennis George
    Golf correspondent

    Todd Abell fired a one-under-par 70 in the opening round of the club championship at Lebanon Country Club and then held on to capture the title despite shooting an 80 in the final round.
    He led Matt Elkins and Joey Reed by five shots after the first day of play.
    Elkins and Taylor Brady, whose 79 left him nine shots behind, were able to catch Abell in the final round.

  • St. Charles and Lebanon Middle...

    Two teams who know each other well on the field as opponents are joining forces this season.
    The St. Charles Middle School and Lebanon Middle School football teams have merged together for the upcoming football season to form the Marion Middle Knights. The team is being coached by co-head coaches Brian Pirkle and Wayne Sickles.
    "It's a good deal for all involved," Sickles said. "I am looking forward to a great conference and hopefully winning the conference."