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Today's Sports

  • SWIMMING: Aquaknights dive into...

    The Marion County Aquaknights began their 2016-17 campaign on Nov. 19 in the Russell County Fall Preview Meet.
    "I was really happy with our teams results at this meet, especially our new swimmers," Aquaknights Head Coach Katie Johnson said. "They held their own. We look to have a very diverse team this year."

  • Vaught’s Views: Center Nick...

    By Larry Vaught

    The recruitment of 6-5 Chattanooga guard Shai Alexander was like a "rocket ship movement" in the last year and he finally landed at the University of Kentucky.
    "Over the past year he has gone from somebody nobody knew with low major recruitment to a high level top 50 player in the class," said Zach Ferrell, Alexander's coach at Hamilton Heights. "His size for a point guard is awesome. He has a great work ethic and knows hows to treat teammates. He's a great person."

  • Run like a girl

    The first-ever Marion County Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole Practice 5k was held Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Marion County High School track. All of the amazing girls who participated will also be attending the Girls on the Run Central Kentucky 5k in Lexington on Dec. 3.

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Knights gearing...

    Knights Head Coach Montrelle Irvin advanced to the Fifth Region Tournament last season, which was his fifth season coaching the Marion County Knights.
    He's looking to go further in his sixth.
    "The expectations are high this season," Irvin said. "The core of our team is back, and with everyone back, we're looking to revisit region and go a little further. We knew we were going to take our bumps and bruises last season. Being young, we had to grow up quickly. I felt we did a great job of that."

  • The Game Plan - Nov. 16, 2016

    Nov. 19
    BOY BASKETBALL
    Knights at King of Bluegrass at Fairdale (scrimmage)

    SWIMMING
    Aquaknights at Russell County Fall Preview Meet

    Nov. 23
    Knight Madness at 6:30 p.m. at the Roby Dome

    Nov. 28
    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Knights vs. Glasgow

    Nov. 29
    BASKETBALL
    Knights and Lady Knights at Bardstown

    Dec. 1
    GIRLS BASKETBALL

  • The Shakeup

    Now the chaos has perhaps finally begun to ensue in college football. Perhaps the "Saturday Shakeup" is fitting in describing what occurred on Saturday, as three of the four teams ranked in the top four of the college football playoff rankings fell. Alabama was the lone team of the four to escape Saturday unscathed, soundly defeating Mississippi State 51-3.

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Knights...

    The Marion County Lady Knights will be looking to build off last year's appearance in the Fifth Region Tournament for the upcoming season.

  • Softball: Former Lady Knight...

    By Dennis George
    Contributing writer

    Todd Spalding knew Jordan Thomas was something special when he coached the Bethlehem senior softball player when she was 10 years old.
    “I was coaching a 14-year-old travel team and she was on that team,” he said. “I told myself right then that she would be the first NCAA Division I player that I ever coached.”
    Spalding’s prediction came through on Friday when Thomas signed a letter of intent to play softball at Western Kentucky University.

  • Woods and Waters: Local hunters...

    My definition of ironic: Spending hours, days, weeks scouting the woods for deer while a giant deer gets hit by a truck right by Wal-Mart!
    Last Monday, a reported nine-pointer was hit and killed a couple hundred yards from the stoplight at Wal-Mart. It hurts, it really hurts!

  • Vaught’s Views: UK sorority...

    By Larry Vaught

    As soon as Matthew Mitchell saw former Wayne County standout Jessica Hardin play last summer, he wondered why he had not signed her out of high school. Instead, she went to Bellarmine for a year (she hit 52 three-pointers and shot 40 percent from three-point range as a freshman) before transferring to Kentucky to just be a regular student.