Today's Sports

  • Epps resigns as Lady Knights...
  • UPDATE: All-stars game...

    The Marion County 9-10 all-star softball team opened the 2015 Kentucky Little League State Softball tournament by defeating Russell-Flatwoods, 3-2, on Saturday at Zane Collins Community Park in Morehead.

    Marion County will play North Laurel in its next game. That game has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, July 16. The loser of that game will play Russell-Flatwoods at 8 p.m. 

  • Ladies leading the way

    By Casey Sowers

    Sports correspondent


    If I ever had the chance to interview any player from the US Women’s National Soccer team I would probably freak all the way out because look how far they’ve gotten in the World Cup!
    They get to play for the title, OUR women’s team is playing for the World Cup title. Yes, I purposely repeated myself because that is so exciting, and as a soccer fan, of course I’m going to be excited.

  • All-stars prepare for state...

    Marion County’s 9-10 softball all-stars are heading to Morehead this weekend for the 2015 Kentucky Little League State Softball Tournament.
    This year’s tournament will begin July 11 at Zane Collins Community Park, 2230 Flemingsburg Road in Morehead. The ballfields are located directly across from a Wal-mart.
    Marion County is one of four teams competing in this year’s state tournament. They are scheduled to open the tournament at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 11, against District 6 champions, Russell-Flatwoods.

  • Try shooting trap, skeet, and...

    As we plunge into full blown summer when there’s very little to hunt, we sometimes get bored … unless we fish.
    I don’t understand it but not everybody fishes!
    Anyway, you’ve got guns, ammo and everything you need to shoot, but nothing to shoot at! That’s not exactly right. You just have to do a little research.
    No birds to shoot at? Why not try trap skeet or maybe sporting clays? The little clay birds fly out of traps (launchers) like little Frisbies. The angles and distances vary to give you a more realistic hunting scenario.

  • In the hoop

    Marion County High School hosted a basketball camp June 15-17 for elementary and middle school students. Campers worked on ball handling and shooting skills during the camp.

  • Sluggers win tournament

    Marion County 8U Sluggers won the third annual Whitney Roberts Tournament in Lexington July 27-28, playing seven games to take the championship. Pictured, front row from left, are Gracie Benningfield, Maggie Jo Benningfield, Tori Gribbins, Kendra Gaddie, Graycn Mattingly and Coach Mark Caldwell; middle row from left, are Coach Daniel Mattingly, Reece Caldwell, Caitlynn Brady, Laurel Cochran, Chloe Cox and Rose Caldwell; back row from left, are Coach Kirby Gribbins and Head Coach Mike Benningfield.

  • Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation...

    Question of the week: In how many states can you hunt elk?
    Well, I don’t know either!
    What I do know is you can hunt them in Kentucky!
    What are the odds of getting drawn to hunt one of those Kentucky elk?

  • 9-10 softball team is state bound

    By Casey Sowers

    Sports correspondent

    Since 2007, Marion County has had either one or both Little League softball teams competing in the state competition.

  • 9-10 All-Stars beat Boyle County

    By Casey Sowers

    Sports correspondent

    On June 27 the Marion County 9 and 10-year-old All Stars team played at Joe Johnson Little League Park in Columbia against Glasgow. While they All Stars lost the first game, they played on June 28 in the losers bracket against Boyle County, and more luck came with that game. They won 15-3.
    "We played with better defense and better offense this game," Coach Eric Scott said.