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Today's Sports

  • Benefit softball tournament for...

    This Saturday there will be a benefit softball tournament at Graham Memorial Park for a local baby boy named Eli. One-year-old Eli was diagnosed with SMA type 1. His life is overwhelmed with multiple specialty visits, as well as inpatient hospital stays. He is enrolled in a Gene Therapy Trial that has given him a better quality of life for the past few months. Eli has to travel to Columbus, Ohio for this trial study and he has to be cared for 24 hours a day, seven days a week. He will also have to undergo plasmapheresis.

  • Football: Knights lose season...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Knights were one game away from a winless season, and marched into their rivalry game at the Washington County Commanders on Friday, Oct. 30.
    The Knights (0-10) lost 46-33 to finish the season winless.
    "I'm proud of the kids for playing to the final whistle," Knights Head Coach Corey Crume said. "It was encouraging.”

  • Golf team finishes season with...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Knights golf team finished its play a month ago, but they are still reflecting on their season. 
    "Overall, I'm pleased with how the season went," Knights Head Coach Chad Spalding said. "We had a good overall record."
    Though Spalding said he was disappointed with his team's postseason play, he said his players were a "good bunch of kids who respected the coaches, hosts of golf matches and opponents." 

  • Mid-KY Bass Anglers 2015 awards...

    First off, Bobby Thomas took a very nice elk during their annual trip to Colorado. I didn’t get any details but will pass them along when I get to talk with Bobby.
    One of my friends has been fishing for striped bass on Cumberland with little success. He tells me he sees lots of shad balls (schools) but no stripers bustin’ em (eating them).
    Said the last time he went the water was extremely rough. He’s hoping it’ll be better this weekend.

  • Vaught’s Views: ESPN analyst...

    By Larry Vaught

    Can John Calipari really be less demanding on his players this year as he says he will be because of the team’s lack of experience and maturity?
    From what ESPN analyst Seth Greenberg saw when he watched two Kentucky practices last month, he thinks the UK coach can do exactly that.

  • Volleyball loses in first round...

    By Bailey Foxworth
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County High School Volleyball Team ended their season Tuesday, Oct. 27, when they lost 0-3 to Central Hardin in the first round of the 5th Region Tournament in Greensburg. Central Hardin finished second in the regional tournament.
    The loss brought the Lady Knights season record to 14-21-1, ending their chances at redeeming themselves against district champions Taylor County.

  • Mattingly kills deer

    Luke Mattingly, 6, killed a button buck Oct. 10, on a family farm in Calvary. His parents are B.J. and Missy Mattingly.

  • 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.