Today's Sports

  • Upset alert

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    This year's college basketball has been full of upsets. On Saturday, No. 1 Oklahoma lost to unranked Kansas State and then hours later, No. 2 North Carolina fell to unranked Notre Dame. Iowa State upset Oklahoma (which was ranked No. 1 here as well) on Jan. 19. No. 25 South Carolina took down No. 8 Texas A&M on Feb. 6.
    What's causing all these upsets?
    Is it a lack of preparedness?
    Or, more energy from the underdogs?

  • Lady Knights defeat Commanders...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion Lady Knights started off their week in rough fashion with a 78-33 loss against the Mercer County Titans.
    "Mercer was a very good team," Lady Knights Head Coach Kenny Mills said. "They shot the ball better than any team I have seen. We didn't have an answer for them. I want the girls to put that game behind them and let's move on."

  • Homecoming winners

    Pictured are the Marion County High School Homecoming winners. They are, from left, freshman princess Abby Scott, sophomore princess Isabella Glasscock, junior princess Emma Edlin, Homecoming Queen senior Mayte Gamez Huerta and Homecoming King senior Devon Mattingly.

  • LMS beats SCMS

    Lebanon Middle School defeated St. Charles Middle School 47-40 recently. Pictured is the tip-off of the eighth grade game. Pictured are No. 33 Mason Sullivan for LMS and No. 12 Gregory Greenwell for SCMS. Others included in the photo, from left, are Jamison Epps (LMS), Levi Daugherty (SCMS) and John Adams (LMS).

  • High coyotes, Punxtawny Phil and...

    Just saw something on Facebook that I thought was interesting. And, as you know, if it’s on Facebook it just has to be true!
    Anyway, coyotes in Northern California have seemingly lost their fear of anything. Reports have them walking in roadways stopping traffic. Apparently, drivers out there don’t understand the principle of “road kill.”
    After researching this phenomena the “experts” determined the coyotes might be high on hallucinogenic mushrooms. They even specified the mushroom as the “amanita muscaria!”

  • Vaught’s Views: UK’s new...

    By Larry Vaught

    For the third straight season, Kentucky will have a new offensive coordinator. Once again, even returning starters have to prove they deserve to be on the field.
    “Every position on offense has to be wide open,” new offensive coordinator Eddie Gran said. “When I started, I told (the players) you're going to start building your resume. I'm looking for accountability and dependability. It doesn't matter to me (who plays).

  • Boys basketball: Knights drop...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Knights were back on the hardwood against the Nelson County Cardinals on Jan. 29.
    The Knights lost, 73-57, dropping their record to 7-15.
    "We were beat on the boards," Knights Head Coach Montrelle Irvin said. "We could not keep them off the boards."
    Both teams kept it close in the first half, as the Knights secured a 36-32 halftime lead. However, the Knights would begin to fall behind, as they were outscored 43-21 in the second half.

  • MCHS football coach resigns

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    Marion County High School is searching for a new football coach after head coach Corey Crume resigned Wednesday, Jan. 27. He has accepted a coaching position at Kentucky State University where he will be coaching wide receivers.
    "It's a good opportunity to get my foot in the door in the college ranks," Crume said. "It's a once in a life time opportunity."

  • A great story

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    Last Sunday, Jan. 24, the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers punched their tickets to the Super Bowl, albeit in very different fashions. Peyton Manning and Tom Brady dueled until the clock struck zero, while Cam Newton took over and steamrolled the Cardinals.

  • Girls basketball: Lady Knights...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Lady Knights came off their 10-day break with a road game against the Nelson County Lady Cards on Jan. 29.
    Despite a hard fought effort, the Lady Knights could not secure a victory, losing 59-57.
    The loss dropped the Lady Knights to 8-8.
    "The girls played a great game but came up a little short," Lady Knights Head Coach Kenny Mills said. "I was very pleased with the overall defensive effort by the whole team.”