Today's Sports

  • Soccer: Knights' season...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    Despite a loss in the district championship, the Marion County Knights advanced to the 5th Region Tournament, where they played the North Hardin Trojans on Oct. 1 at Nelson County High School.
    The Knights (10-11 overall, 6-7 regional) lost 5-0, ending their season in disappointment.
    "We played very well, with the exception of the last 20 minutes in the first half," Knights Head Coach Greg Conley said.

  • Cross country improves at...

    By Bailey Foxworth
    Sports correspondent

    Marion County’s cross country team made strides at last week’s Campbellsville Last Chance Meet on Thursday, Oct. 22, when they raced against Campbellsville, Taylor County, Green County, Hart County and Bardstown.
    The Knights placed fourth of four team scores, while the Lady Knights placed third of four team scores. The Taylor County boys and Campbellsville girls did not have enough runners to score as a team.

  • Epps named to Preseason All-SEC...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    Former Marion County Lady Knights star Makayla Epps was named to the Preseason All-SEC Team by the media on Oct. 20, following a season where she earned postseason honors.
    Epps took over the point guard position after Janee Thompson suffered a season-ending leg injury. Epps averaged 14.3 points, ranking her 8th in the SEC. She also earned a spot on the watch list for the Nancy Lieberman Award, which is given to the top point guard annually in the nation.  

  • Football: Knights still winless...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Knights, on the brink of a winless season, traveled to the Taylor County Cardinals on Oct. 23.
    For the second straight game, the Knights (0-9) were shut out, 45-0.
    "We were just overmatched," Knights Head Coach Corey Crume said. "They scored on the first two drives and I felt we were just demoralized."

  • The Game Plan - Oct. 28 edition

    Friday, Oct. 30
    FOOTBALL - Knights at Washington Co, 7:30 p.m.

    Saturday, Oct. 31
    CROSS COUNTRY - Region 2 Championships in Russellville

  • No one is perfect

    By Gerard Flanagan

  • Turkey hunting isn’t as easy as...

    Almost everyone who hunts wild turkey knows there’s a big difference in the methods used between the spring and fall seasons.
    In the spring the lust crazed toms are easily (yeah, right) called as they search for girlfriends.
    Ya just do some scouting, hopefully locate a roost area, then set up on that area the next morning and start calling when the birds fly down. If ya miss the fly down you can still (hopefully) locate a bird by making a series of loud calls and listening for a reply. Then ya “run and gun.”

  • Third annual Turtleman Trek 5K...

    The third annual Turtleman Trek 5K will be held on March 12, 2016 in Lebanon.
    The Lebanon City Council approved the event during its regular monthly meeting on Monday, Oct. 12.
    The event is a fundraiser for the Marion County Baseball Boosters Club, Inc.
    The race starts and finishes in front of the Marion County Heritage Center, which houses the Turtleman Museum. It’s unknown at this time if The Turtleman, Ernie Brown Jr., will be present during the 2016 race.

  • Vaught’s Views: Skal Labissiere...

    By Larry Vaught

    He’s already being projected as a potential No. 1 pick in the 2016 NBA draft and even coach John Calipari knows Kentucky fans are wanting to compare Skal Labissiere to former UK greats Anthony Davis and Karl-Anthony Towns.
    Yet, Labissiere’s teammates says there is another side to the versatile, skilled 7-footer from Haiti.

  • Tough loss

    By Bailey Foxworth
    Sports correspondent

    Marion County volleyball saw the 20th District Championship title slip through their fingers for the first time since 2007, when they lost 0-3 to Taylor County in the championship game.
    The Lady Knights went into the district tournament with a regular season record of 13-19-1, the first losing record since 2007.
    The Lady Knights won the first match of the tournament, defeating Campbellsville 3-0.