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Today's Sports

  • Girl Power

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    Ann Presley Thompson was only six when she started playing baseball. That, in itself, is pretty impressive, but that's now what makes this girl unique. Thompson is the only girl who played in the Marion County Little League Baseball League this past season.
    "It's not really any different being the only girl in the league," she said. "My teammates treat me just like one of the guys."

  • The Perfect Shot

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    Tanner Barker's success on the archery field continued last weekend, June 17-19, as Barker won his second national championship at the 2016 Scholastic 3D National Championship in Metropolis, Illinois.
    "It felt great winning the championship," Barker said. "I was thrilled and very happy."
    Barker had good reason to be thrilled. Barker won the championship in a shoot off in which the top three players were matched up. Barker won with a score of 433.

  • Tee Time: Do you know your club’...

    By Dennis George

    For about a six-year stretch in the early 2000s, my neighbor Rob Spragens and I would sign up to play in a four-ball tournament at Persimmon Ridge Golf Course.
    And, for about a six-year stretch, I would get a phone call from the tournament director asking me if we were competing in the scratch division or the handicap division. (I could never remember to mark it on the entry form.)
    We always played in the scratch division because we did not have to give or receive strokes. It was pure golf.

  • What really matters

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    A missed three-pointer, a dropped pass, a strikeout. All are results no team wants (unless of course it will benefit you), yet most people would overlook those situations in the first half of a game or in early innings. They simply aren't as important when it's early in the contest, but when it's late in the game, those mistakes and errors are magnified. There's not much time left and your chances to score are limited.

  • Baseball: Thomas selected to...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    Marion County Knights sophomore Luke Thomas was selected by the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association (KHSBCA) to play in the Sophomore East-West All-Star Game, which was played on June 21 at Asbury University. Thomas was one of only three players to be selected from the 5th Region to play in the All-Star Game.

  • What you need to know when hot...

    By Shelton Young

    I’ve been asked by aspiring writers, “What kind of training did I have to be a writer?”
    That’s simple, I didn’t have any “formal” training. That is, unless you consider high school English as formal training. It would seem that somewhere in the deep recesses of my mind, some of the things Mrs. Raley tried to teach me might have taken hold.

  • Vaught’s Views: Kentucky ‘felt ...

    By Larry Vaught

    Just a few hours after he announced his commitment to Kentucky, Georgia junior quarterback Jarren Williams was on the phone talking to potential future teammates.
    "When he walks into a room, he lights up the whole room," said Anthony Williams, the quarterback's father. "He makes everybody feel important. He is a leader. He knows how to get guys to do things they need to do in order to win. He takes an interest in them and makes them all feel important."

  • Tee Time: Communities will miss...

    By Dennis George

    The impending closure of St. Catharine College has been well chronicled and reported in various medium since the June 1 announcement.
    Obviously, it is very disappointing for those individuals who will lose their jobs and for those students whose dreams have been shattered.
    The economies in Marion, Washington and Nelson counties will suffer from a loss of housing and consumer spending.
    And yes, my friends, the golfing community is going to be a loser as well.

  • Game 7

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

  • Spalding resigns as golf coach

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    Chad Spalding is stepping down as the head golf coach at Marion County High School.
    In an email sent to The Lebanon Enterprise, Spalding said he was stepping down in order to allow someone with more of a passion for the game to take over and lead the program.
    "I have coached many sports at MCHS over the last 20 years and I feel it's just time to move on to the next endeavor in life," Spalding said.