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Today's Sports

  • Marion County cheerleaders...

     Marion County High School Cheerleaders attended UK Dance Camp on July 18.

  • Back Tutu School 2.0

    Last year, with the air wet and thick, Spalding Avenue was flooded to epic proportions, but not with water. Instead, the street was flooded by men, women, children and pets wearing tutus of all shapes, sizes and colors. 

    And they were doing it for a good cause, to benefit the Marion County’s Girls on the Run program.

    Downtown Lebanon can expect to see the flood return this weekend as the Back Tutu School 2.2-mile Family Fun Run/Walk returns at 8 a.m. July 26. 

  • Chins up and smiling

     Sometimes it’s not about winning and instead about the pursuit, journey, and lessons learned.

    On July 9, Marion County’s 11-12-year-old softball team fell to North Laurel twice in the Little League state championship. Unfortunately for the team, not only was their state title on the line, they had a lot of pressure to live up to. 

  • Heavyweight

    It’s not too difficult to notice that Kerry Overfelt, a former Loretto resident, works out. 

    In fact, the man of brawn may have some of the biggest arms you’ve ever seen outside of Hollywood movies. But while he is a man of might, you may be surprised to learn that he wears pink socks and a kilt quite regularly.

    Don’t laugh. Those socks are just flair to make him stand out, although he may not need to — his reputation is already impressive.

  • Sports can spur us to some...

    By Matt Overing 

    Rory McIlroy became just the third golfer in history to win three majors at the age of 25, joining Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. He made it faster than former greats like Gary Player and Steve Ballesteros. 

    So, naturally, the sporting world has dubbed him the “next great golfer.” I’ve heard some proclaiming he is the “heir to Tiger’s throne” at the top of the golf world.

  • Working the puzzle with softball

     Though the rain would cut them short, Kroger hosted a softball tournament to benefit Working the Puzzle for Autism on July 19.

    Kayla Thompson, who organized the event, said that despite the rain, the tournament went well. 

    “We all work at Kroger and we like to do stuff for the community,” Thompson said. “And we thought this would be a good way you know, to get the community together and come out to support a good cause.”

  • Dirt Bowl rescheduled for Aug. 2...

     Due to wet weather and slick conditions, the Dirt Bowl originally scheduled for this past weekend has been rescheduled.

    According to the event’s coordinator, Jackie Moffit Furmon, the Dirt Bowl has been rescheduled for Aug. 2 and 3 at Cleaver Court. Tip-off is scheduled for 1 p.m.

  • On the road to becoming a ‘pro’...

     First, I want to congratulate my semi-pro bass fishing friend Matthew Mattingly on his Big Bass and Top 20 finish at a recent BFL, bass fishing tournament, on Old Hickory Lake.

    I’m pretty sure that one of these days, fairly soon I hope, you’ll be reading about Matthew fishing as a full-time touring pro.

  • Youth sports
  • Lebanon reclaims President’s Cup

     The all-time President’s Cup series is back to even, 8-8, with Lebanon’s victory in this year’s event.

    Lebanon claimed the victory, 18-12, winning all three portions of the competition.

    Here are the results:

    Alternate Shot: Lebanon 4, Springfield 2 points 

    Best ball:  Lebanon 7, Springfield 5