Today's Sports

  • BASEBALL: Ethan Wood selected...

    POWER SHOWCASE continues to provide baseball magic for its participants, and recently it was confirmed that the event will celebrate its tenth anniversary back at Marlins Park.
    The POWER SHOWCASE in Miami will feature 170 of the world’s best players representing more than 20 countries. It’s a unique opportunity for fans and MLB scouts alike to see the best international talent on domestic turf.
    Come see Tomorrow’s Stars Today! Admission is Free.

  • It all ends at some point

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The longest game in NFL history was played on Christmas Day in 1971 between the Kansas City Chiefs and Miami Dolphins. It took 82 minutes and 40 seconds of game time and two overtime periods to decide the winner. The Dolphins won, 27-24.

  • Girls soccer improves, still...

    By Bailey Foxworth
    Sports correspondent

    The 2015 season was one of growth for the Marion County High School girls soccer team.
    After the loss of six seniors, Head Coach Derek Cissell looked to the middle schools to put more numbers on his roster and more talent on the field. Although Cissell was successful in adding almost double the players to his roster, the Lady Knights were winless all season.

  • ‘Big gun season’ is here

    Saturday was the opening of Kentucky’s 2015 deer season for modern, centerfire firearms! This is also known to us rednecks as “big gun season.”
    As you’re reading this rest assured there have been otherwise sane men and women who’ve been living in the woods for days. Well, they might come back to civilization to sleep in a real bed or maybe eat a meal without having to pick the bugs out of your beans!

  • Local youth soccer team wins...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    For the first time in the program's 15-year history, the Marion County Lightning youth soccer team won the Commonwealth Cup.  
    The Commonwealth Cup was held from Nov. 7-8 in Versailles. In the tournament, the Lightning played in the Platinum Division, which was made up of teams from Louisville, Erlanger, and two teams from Lexington. The Lightning played all four teams in a round-robin format.

  • Australian feeling at home on...

    By Larry Vaught
    Guest columnist

    When John Calipari flew to Indiana to watch Isaac Humphries play last season, he said it was during the “worst snow storm” he encountered last year.
    “I almost didn’t even go,” said Calipari.
    Once he landed, he called former Notre Dame coach Digger Phelps and current Irish coach Mike Brey who told him it never snowed like that.

  • Volleyball spends 2015 season...

    By Bailey Foxworth
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County High School volleyball team could not uphold their eight-year streak this time around. The Lady Knights went 14-21-1 this season – their first losing record since 2007.
    The season was off to a rough start, after losing their first three games to Woodford County, Nelson County and Thomas Nelson. The Lady Knights went on a good run and evened their season record after defeating Adair and Washington counties and Bethlehem, but their success was short-lived.

  • Football: Knights rebuilding,...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Knights concluded a rough season with a 46-33 loss at Washington County Commanders, finishing the season 0-10. 
    "We just didn't do as well as I hoped," Knights Head Coach Corey Crume said. "The guys had a brand new coach and we lost key pieces."
    The Knights lost Cameron Nalley to a collarbone injury, Luke Abell to a concussion and Trey Downs to a turf toe at various points in the season. 

  • Never say never

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    I was watching Arkansas at Ole Miss on Saturday when Arkansas was faced with a 4th and 25 in overtime, down 52-45. Most people think 4th and 25 means the essential end of the game, and it's perhaps time to flip the channel to find a game that's competitive. First of all, if there's anything I've learned about college football (especially this season), it's that craziness and chaos are but a play away. 

  • All deer hunters should be...

    I’m a slob! Not totally, but enough to have driven my mom… and the wife… a little nuts! It’s not that I’m opposed to cleanliness, it’s just that I realize there’s a major difference between “clean” and “clean enough.”
    How many of you have never picked up a piece of clothing, sniffed it, and decided “clean enough?” Those who have will understand my point. Those of you who haven’t… shame on you for lying!