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Today's Sports

  • Basketball: Marion County boys...

    After an abrupt and painful end to the 2013-14 season, the Marion County Knights are preparing to bounce back this year. 

    With the clock counting down, the Knights will start their season with a scrimmage later this month. On Nov. 22, they will play in the King of the Bluegrass Jamboree in Fairdale. The JV team is scheduled to play at noon and they will be followed by the varsity team, which is scheduled to tip off a 1:30 p.m.

  • Basketball: Fresh start with...

    The sound of sneakers squeaking and basketballs dribbling filled the air at Roby Dome as the Marion County Lady Knights warmed up with a practice last week. The Lady Knights, who are coming off a run at the regional tournament last year, are preparing to enter the season with many young faces. 

    “Our main goal is to keep the streak of winning district alive,” Lady Knights Coach Anthony Epps said. “It’s going to be a lot tougher this year being that we’re so small.”

  • Lady, Knight

    Marion County High School sports’ fans come every week to watch the Knights and Lady Knights compete. While there’s a dedicated corps of fans, few of them may know there’s one athlete who crosses the line between Knight and Lady Knight every Friday evening. 

  • A tale of two hunts

     My man Billy “Billy Bird” Thompson finally slowed down enough for me to talk about his elk hunt.

    He was drawn for a 2014 elk archery tag and spent all summer practicing with his Matthews Reezen bow set at 68 pounds. He was also using 400 grain Beamon carbon arrows 28 inches long and tipped with Shuttle T-Lock fixed blade broadheads weighing 100 grains.

  • Mortal combat

    Though I play my fair share of violent video games, I’m far from a violent person – in fact, I don’t think I have a violent bone in my body. 

  • ‘Border War’ lives up to its name

    With sleet, snow, and rain punctuating the game, a few fans showed up in costume for the fight Friday night in Washington County, but the game was full of both tricks and treats on both sides of the line.

    The Marion County Knights finished their regular season when they defeated their northern rivals, the Washington County Commanders, 20-17, in overtime on Halloween. 

  • Lady Knights end season with...

    After climbing to the top rung of the district tournament, the Marion County Lady Knights fell in a fast and furious match against the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers on Oct. 29. The 3-0 strike sent the Lady Knights (20-17) packing after the first round of the 5th Region Tournament at Central Hardin High School. It was the second season straight the Lady Knights fell to the Lady Panthers (29-9) in the postseason. 

  • Aquaknights ready to make waves

    With a new coach in charge and a battalion of fresh faces, Marion County High School’s swim team has been practicing since the beginning of October and is ready to make a splash into the season. 

    Katie Kelien, who was named coach earlier this year, said the team’s recruiting campaign has gone very well for the team and they are nearly at 40 participants. 

  • Be prepared and safe throughout...

     Did you ever consider that the cost of gas has anything to do with outdoors activity? Well, it seems to me that hunters, anglers, campers and such travel more with lower fuel costs.

    For the past several weeks we’ve experienced lower (all things considered) fuel costs. So we might travel more to scout for deer season or do some fall fishing.

  • Keep everything in order to...

    Ofc. B.J. McCoy

    Kentucky Fish and Wildlife

    With modern gun season opening this weekend for deer, many people are anxious to fill their freezer with some fresh meat.  However, all hunters must following protocol to transition from the field to the freezer to keep their harvest legal.