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Today's Sports

  • Paying dues

     It has been a busy week in the sports world, not only here in Marion County, or in Kentucky, but also abroad. 

    Here at home, the Lady Knights have been kicking butt and taking names, while the Knights have had a rough week and took only one win.

    Of course, on May 3 the Kentucky Derby was held at Churchill Downs, as it has for 140 years. In case you don’t know which horse won, it was California Chrome. 

  • Lady Knights fall to Taylor...

    The Marion County Lady Knights’ winning streak ended abruptly as they were defeated 4-2 in eight innings by the Taylor County Lady Cardinals on April 30. It was the team’s second time doing battle this season. 

    Lady Knights Coach Todd Spalding was not enthusiastic about the Lady Knights’ play. 

    “When you play a good team, you can’t afford to make mistakes,” Spalding said. 

  • Marion County begins play in...

    Unseasonal weather would not dampen the Marion County Knights and Lady Knights as took to the courts for the tennis regionals on May 2 at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown. Marion County emerged victorious in several matches. 

    Luck and skill would both play a role in Marion County’s advancement in the tournament. 

  • Over the net

     Tennis could be seen as a delicate balance between fierce fighting and elegant hand-eye coordination mixed with good sportsmanship and footwork.

    Alex Spalding, a junior at Marion County High School, has a grip on that balance. In fact, he may even have mastery of it. 

    That’s because he’s been earning wins for the Knights for the last five years and taking plaques and trophies back to his school.

  • Baseball Knights drop three of...

     The Marion County Knights went in swinging but came out with heads hanging after being defeated by the Taylor County Cardinals 10-0 in five innings on May 1. 

    Knights Coach Patrick Campbell said his expectations going into the game were for the team to play well. 

  • Linescores, May 7

     Little League softball

    April 27

    Rays       6  4   4  0  -  14 

    Rangers  1  0   2  0 -  3

  • Fish, hunt and boat

     I failed to take a turkey this spring. First time in a long time that’s happened. Main problem? Allergies! Secondary problems? Birds henned up. But the real reason is ya can’t shoot ’em from a recliner.

    Friends took birds: Kelly Creed, 26-pounds, 11-inch beard, 1 3/16-inch spur. Grandsons and kids took a couple of birds each. Seems everyone took at least one bird, except me!

  • Marion County Monsters

     The 10-U Marion County Monsters travel team were the runner-up in the April 26-27 Earth and Dirt Classic in Shelbyville. Pictured, front row from left, are: Henry Mattingly, Elijah Kirkland, Gabe Nelson, Owen Cox, Ethan Scott, Keegan Mattingly and Joe Pat

  • Sign-up for women’s volleyball...

     Team signups for women’s volleyball at Graham Memorial Park will be held at 6 p.m. May 15 under the pavilion by the Lebanon Aquatic Center. League play will begin May 22. 

    For more information contact Matthew Mattingly or Scott Spalding at 270-692-1155.

  • Game Plan, April 30

    April 30 

    Softball

    Taylor Co at Marion Co, 5:30 p.m.

     May 1

    Baseball

    Marion Co at Taylor Co, 5:30 p.m.

    Softball

    Marion Co at Casey Co, 6 p.m.

    May 2

    Track