Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Will Grier and the dangers of...

    By Bailey Foxworth
    Sports correspondent

    Last week, University of Florida starting quarterback Will Grier was suspended for one year after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs (PEDs). Grier since apologized for what he claimed was a “mistake” and said that he failed to check with medical staff before taking an over-the-counter supplement.
    That one mistake has potentially cost him his entire football career.

  • Soccer: Despite loss, Knights...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Knights entered the district tournament as the No. 1 seed, which they secured at the Taylor County Cardinals on Sep. 22. The Knights also had the advantage of playing the district tournament on their own home field.  
    The Knights opened district play against the Hart County Raiders on Oct. 13. The Knights pulled out a 5-1 victory.  "Hart County played very well," Knights Head Coach Greg Conley said.

  • Cross Country competes in Mercer...

    By Bailey Foxworth
    Sports correspondent

    Marion County Cross Country competed at the Mercer County All-Comers meet in Harrodsburg on Tuesday, Oct. 13. They also travelled to Greensburg on Thursday, Oct. 15 to compete in the Green County Invitational.
    Ty Wheeler led the Knights, placing 38th of 48 runners, with a time of 23:20.32. Freshmen Tanner Butcher and Sander Hyatt placed 43rd and 44th, respectively. Butcher finished in 25:29.13. Hyatt finished in 25:42.