Today's Sports

  • Vaught’s Views: Landon Young...

    By Larry Vaught

    His friends Kash Daniel of Paintsville and Drake Jackson of Woodford County were enrolled at Kentucky for spring practice and got a jump start on their collegiate football career by graduating from high school a semester early.
    Yet Lafayette's Landon Young has no second thoughts about opting for a chance to win a state heavyweight wrestling championship (he did) and state titles in the shot put and discus (he won one, finished second in the other).

  • Blazers win Battle of the Bats

    The Blazers baseball team won the Battle Of The Bats Round Robin Tournament in Greensburg on May 28. The team finished with a perfect 4-0 record defeating, the Green River Outlaws 7-5, Monroe County 11-1, KY Hitmen 7-4 and the Russell County Lakers 9-8.

  • BASEBALL: Knights’ season comes...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    The Marion County Knights' season came to a heartbreaking end on May 30 with a 3-2 loss to the Central Hardin Bruins in the Fifth Region Tournament. The Knights (18-20) fell behind early as the Bruins (33-6) notched a solo home run by Alex Bibb and drove home another run to go up 2-0. Knights pitcher Luke Thomas would settle down from there and held the Knights without a hit for the remainder of the game. Thomas pitched six innings and recorded five strikeouts.

  • Tee Time: Don’t let your playing...

    By Dennis George

    “A bad day on the golf course is better than a good day at the office.”
    How many times have we uttered those words when taking a day off from work to play in a golf outing?
    Whoever came up with that saying wasn’t walking a mile in my shoes during my three days of competing in the Georgia Senior Invitational Tournament.
    And I use the word competing lightly.

  • The Greatest

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    Muhammad Ali, nicknamed "The Greatest," passed away Friday at an Arizona hospital at the age of 74. His death has made many people take time to reflect on the impact he had on both the sport of boxing and society. Ali was an inspiring figure for many and a driving force for change, yet a controversial one as well.

  • Mid-Kentucky Conference Champs

    Marion County Middle School’s A baseball team won the Mid-Kentucky Conference recently. They ended the season with a record of 16-2.

    Marion County Middle School’s A softball team also won the Mid-Kentucky Conference. The team’s final record was 19-4-1. They were undefeated in conference play. They only allowed two runs in conference play, and for the season they outscored the opposition 213-55.

  • Life in the fast lane: Houston...

    By McKenna Dosier
    Summer Intern

    Houston Raikes, 16, of Bradfordsville is barely legal to drive on his own but is one of the youngest competitors to have ever won the stock eliminator class at JEGS Sportsnationals.
    Approximately 600 cars from all across the country gathered at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green on Memorial Day weekend to compete.

  • Outdoors column: Boat repairs...

    Sometimes writing this article is easy. This usually happens when I’m sorta stretching the truth a smidgen!
    Then there are the times when it hard to put into words what actually happened. The reason: the absolute truth can be a little boring! So it becomes necessary to embellish some of the details.
    As a word of warning, don’t believe everything you read. That doesn’t just go for what I write either!

  • Athletes in Action Soccer:...

    Lebanon native Devin Johnson will be competing with collegiate soccer players from across the United States during an international tour in France as part of the excitement surrounding this summer’s 2016 UEFA European Championship.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Knights’ season...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    The Marion County Lady Knights fell 11-1 to the Hart County Lady Raiders on May 30 in the Fifth Region Tournament after advancing as the winners of 20th District Tournament.
    The Lady Knights (25-8) retired the first six batters in order but then sputtered as the Lady Knights gave up eight walks and eight hits as their season came to an end. The Lady Knights' only run of the game came from senior Kylie Benningfield, who finished 2-2 at the plate.