Today's Sports

  • Proud to be called a redneck and...

    Are you a backward, barefoot, gun-toting redneck?
    That was a classification made by a former writer … notice I said “former writer.” It seems as if our — yes, I’m proud to be one, just not barefoot — voices were heard.
    To determine is someone is a true redneck, just ask them what “season” we’re in. If they answer is “summer,” they may not be a true redneck. If the answer is “fishin’ season,” then you’re probably talking to a redneck.

  • 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 all-stars win...

    By Casey Sowers 

    Sports correspondent 


    After dealing with thunderstorms, lightning, and heat, the bad weather stopped long enough for Marion County’s 9-10 year old softball all-stars to bring home the Little League state title on July 17 by beating Russell-Flatwoods for the second time in the tournament, 4-2, at Zane Collins Community Park in Morehead. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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!

  • Cowherd signs with college in...

    Anton Cowherd signed to play basketball for Motlow State University in Tennessee on July 8. Cowherd was accompanied by family and coaches at Marion County High School.

  • 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.