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Today's Sports

  • Fight to the finish

    “Efferdence.”

    It’s a word made up by the 11-12-year-old softball team and is a combination of the words effort and confidence. Efferdence is the only way to describe how the team went into the state championship last week. 

    Under a black and starless sky, Marion County went down swinging as they had the state title torn from their grasp and were defeated by North Laurel in two games on July 9. 

  • No matter the lure, you need...

     What most amazes me about fishing is the absolute variety of lures we can use to catch bass. Not just the difference in colors, but in styles and types.

    We have “rubber” baits such as worms, creatures, grubs and, well, just about anything a bass is likely to ever encounter. With these, most of the lures action is a result of what you put into them. You can drop, lift, wiggle and shake them to cause movement so they look like something to eat or just to kill, because it aggravates or startles them.

  • Catching UP with ...Eric Essex

    By Matt Overing

    Erica Essex was a 2009 Marion County High School graduate and The Lebanon Enterprise’s 2009 Female Athlete of the Year.

    • Walked on to Bellarmine University’s soccer team but decided not to play.

    • Took over the women’s club soccer program and played for five years.

  • Sluggers win tournament

     The Marion County 8U Sluggers won the Commonwealth Sports Association Tournament that was held July 5 and 6 in Harrodsburg. Front row (from left): Gracie Benningfield, Maggie Jo Benningfield, Reece Caldwell, Kendra Gaddie, Mary Beth Overstreet and Tori Gribbins. Middle row: Ann Taylor Rakes, Brooklyn Gaddie, Madison Luckett, Emily Gardner and Rose Caldwell. Back row: Renee Benningfield, Stacy Benningfield, Mike Benningfield and Kirby Gribbins.

  • Little Leaguers, July 16
  • Marion County 11-12 softball...

    The Marion County 11-12-year-old softball team is the runner-up in this year's state Little League championship tonight at Idle Hour Park in Springfield.

    Marion County emerged from the winner's bracket of the tournament unscathed, but lost twice to North Laurel on Wednesday evening.

    North Laurel won the first game of the evening 14-5, forcing a second game.

    In a back-and-forth contest, North Laurel and Marion County were tied 7-7 going into the last inning. North Laurel added two runs to take a 9-7.

  • 11-12-year-old team will be...

    Marion County’s 11-12-year-old all-star softball team is one game away from repeating at the Kentucky state Little League champion. Monday night, the 11-12 teamdefeated North Laurel, 20-13, to earn a spot in the state finals at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, at Idle Hour Park in Springfield.

    It their first game of the tournament, Marion County defeated Russell County built a 5-0 lead thanks to a big third inning en route to a 9-1 victory. 

  • 11-12 boys are district runner-up

    Baseball tournaments are won with a series of victories and defeats. Unfortunately for the Marion County All-Star baseball teams, their seasons did not end with either taking the District 5 tournament at Idle Hour Park in Springfield.

    Though they did not come out on top, the 11-12-year-old All-Star team did finish as the runner-up in the tournament when they fell to Campbellsville, 12-0, on July 4. 

    Coach Steve Hayes said the team showed a lot of persistence. 

  • Soccer will keep growing

    By Matt Overing

    Enterprise intern

    Soccer is growing in America. The United States made it out of the “Group of Death” and into the knockout round of the most prestigious soccer tournament in the world.

    The United States Men’s National Team lost, but the legacy that the 2014 team left should be lasting.

  • New coach ready to cast off

    After nearly a year of turbulent times, Marion County High School’s bass fishing team is finally coming into fruition. A coach has been recommended for the job, and all that is left is to have him be approved by the MCHS Site-Based Decision Making council later this month. 

    His name is Jason Spalding, and he’s been fishing since he was old enough to hold a rod and crank a reel.