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Today's Sports

  • BASEBALL: Knights lose, play for...

    After another week of wet, rainy weather, the skies cleared up Friday and Saturday for the Saving Second Base invitational at Marion County High School.
    The weekend was a tough one on the field for the host team, the Marion County Knights, who fell to 3-13 on the season after suffering three losses in two days.
    Regardless of the outcome on the field, the Knights and the other teams in the invitational were playing for a bigger cause, as evidenced by pink bases and bats as well as pink touches on the team’s uniforms.

  • Life lived to the fullest

    By Casey Sowers

    Sports correspondent

     

    Lauren Hill was an inspirational young woman who recently passed away April 11. Hill had a rare brain cancer called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). She had a brain tumor the size of a lemon growing inside her for more than a year, but she never let that stop her.
    This will not be one of those sad stories you read. However it will hopefully touch a few hearts out there, maybe even more than a few.

  • Off and running

    By Casey Sowers
    Sports correspondent

     

    A working-violinist-band member-sprinter is what you could call her. Junior Meredith Bartley at Marion County High School runs cross country in the fall, track in the spring, and somehow has time to work at Cedars of Lebanon, go to violin practice, and play the vibes in band.
    Bartley has been a runner since the seventh grade when she chose to join the track team.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Knights get win...

    By Casey Sowers
    Sports correspondent

     

    This past week, the weather has been really tough for outdoors sport. Luckily the Marion County Lady Knights softball team (14-4) got a chance to play Friday at Bethlehem.
    Marion County grabbed a win 8-5.
    The Lady Knights held a lead early, but they added six runs in the sixth inning to secure the win.

  • Good scouting can pay off when...

    I don’t think you could’ve designed a better opening day for our spring turkey season!
    The rainy weather we’d been having was quickly forgotten as the woods came alive Saturday. Just as the sun started to break over the ridge … there it was, a gobbler.
    Now to some that wouldn’t mean a whole lot. But, to a turkey hunter with a shotgun in hand, on opening day, it was sweet music!
    We know there’s a bird nearby, so we’ll just hit the box call to let him know we’re here.

  • Sports briefs, April 22

    Middle school softball gets win
    The Marion County Middle School softball team defeated Washington County, twice, on April 18.
    The Lady Knights won the first game, 14-0, at Idle Hour Park in Springfield. They then won the send game of the double-header, 17-3.

  • Saving Second Base invitational...

    Marion County hosted LaRue County in the opening game of the second Saving Second Base invitational Friday night in Lebanon.

    The LaRue County Hawks won the opener, 5-2.

    The wooden-bat event also featured pink bases and bats as well as pink touches on the uniforms.

    "We just want to bring some recognition to the woment that have battled cancer in our community," Knights Coach Patrick Campbell said. "Whether it's breast cancer or any kind of cancer, it's tough for anybody to deal with."

  • Game Plan, April 15

    April 16
    BASEBALL
    Taylor Co at Knights, 5:30 p.m.
    SOFTBALL
    Lady Knights at E. Jessamine, 6 p.m.
    TRACK
    Heartland Athletic Conference at Green County

    April 17
    BASEBALL
    Washington Co at Knights, 5 p.m. (SAVING SECOND BASE)
    SOFTBALL
    Lady Knights at Bethlehem, 6 p.m.

    April 18
    BASEBALL
    LaRue Co at Knights, 10 a.m. (SAVING SECOND BASE)

  • Tennis: Knights make a little...

    By Casey Sowers
    Sports Correspondent

  • Duke takes the title

    By Casey Sowers

    Sports correspondent

     

    In a heated battle between the Duke Blue Devils and the Wisconsin Badgers, the Blue Devils pulled out a win to take home the National title, winning 68-63.
    I’m sure everyone in the country watched this game, but I also wonder what team Kentucky fans cheered for, if they even cheered, because all UK fans hate Duke. However Wisconsin beat them to go to the championship game. So Cats fans, which did you, cheer for?