Today's Sports

  • Vaught’s Views: California guard...

    By Larry Vaught

    It was not a surprise to Justin Downer when California guard Jemarl Baker got a scholarship offer from Kentucky earlier this month — or that he accepted it.
    “He is a kid that is very confident in his abilities,” said Downer.
    Downer is an assistant coach on for Earl Watson Elite — the team Baker played for on the Under Armor circuit last summer and made a league-best 41 3-pointers.

  • BASEBALL: Marion County...

    District play continues for Marion County with two games at Adair County (6 p.m., tomorrow) and at home against Taylor County (5:30 p.m., April 25). Marion County however has two games in between the two district games against DuPont Manual (11:30 a.m., Saturday) and Butler (2 p.m., Saturday). Both games in Louisville will be played at DuPont Manual High School. 

  • The Game Plan

    April 20
    Knights at Adair Co., 6 p.m.

    Knights at Heartland Conference (at Green Co.)

    April 21
    Knights at Eastern Relays (at U of L Cardinal Park)

    Lady Knights at Mercer Co., 6 p.m.

    April 22
    Knights vs. DuPont Manual (11:30 a.m.) and Butler (2 p.m.) at DuPont Manual High School

    Knights at Heartland Conference

  • Everyone's a critic

    Everyone's a critic. 

  • Makayla makes Marion County...

    Makayla Epps’ ultimate dream came true last week when she was drafted into the WNBA.
    She was drafted No. 33 overall by the Chicago Sky.
    "It was a surreal feeling," said Epps, the leading scorer for the Wildcats her senior season. "That's always been my childhood dream. That's the reason I picked up a ball. I wanted to get drafted, so to see my name come across, pick 33, round three to Chicago, I busted out into tears. My childhood dreams have been fulfilled, and it was just a really good feeling." 

  • SOFTBALL: Carpenter hits two...

    Elise Carpenter hit two home runs, Haley Mattingly pitched her second perfect game this season in three innings, and Marion County used a 10-run first inning to blow past Adair County (1-10, 0-1) 15-0 in the opening game of regular season district play for both teams April 10.
    "When you score 10 runs in the first inning, it makes it hard for the other team to do anything," Lady Knights Head Coach Jonathan Spalding said. "We hit the ball really well. They didn’t give it to us." 

  • TENNIS: Rough outing for Knights...

    The Knights were a bit sluggish coming off Spring Break last Monday against John Hardin at Graham Memorial Park April 10, with both the boys and girls winning only one match each on the afternoon. In doubles, Hank Hardin and Collin Abell pulled off a win, 7-5, 6-0. Emily Gordon, for the girls, also won her singles match, 6-3, 6-3. However, Ireland Cassidy lost her singles match 4-6, 5-7, and both girls doubles teams lost. Hope Rawlings and Brooke Davis fell 0-6, 4-6 and Mya Emmons and Eden Kessler fell 0-6. 1-6. 

  • TRACK: Knights record 20 top...

    Marion County continues to impress on the track and field course. In Thursday's Green County All-Comers Meet, the Knights had 20 runners finish in the top five of their events and also saw five runners place in first.

  • Vaught’s Views: Documentary...

    By Larry Vaught

    It took Emmy winning director Jonathan Hock almost 20 months to put together the documentary, “One And Not Done,” on Kentucky coach John Calipari that aired on ESPN last week.
    Like many Kentucky fans have come to believe, Hock admits he perhaps had the wrong perception of Calipari until he had a chance to get to know him.

  • April 15 is Makayla Epps Day

    This Saturday, April 15, is Makayla Epps Day in Marion County.
    Epps, a standout at both Marion County High School and the University of Kentucky, will be signing autographs from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturday, at Centre Square. People should bring their own memorobilia to be autographed.