Today's Sports

  • The Game Plan - Dec. 14, 2016

    Dec. 14
    Knights at home vs. Bethlehem, 7:30 p.m.

    Dec. 16
    Knights at home vs. Cumberland Co., 7:30 p.m.

    Lady Knights away at Bullitt East, 7:30 p.m.

    Dec. 17
    Knights and Lady Knights home vs. Campbellsville, 6 p.m. (girls), 7:30 p.m. (boys)

    Dec. 19-21

  • A tradition

    For the 117th time Saturday, two members of the same team became opponents for 60 minutes. For 60 minutes, a battle ensued on a 100-yard long, 53 1/3-yard wide battlefield. The site? M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. The participants? The Army Black Knights and the Navy Midshipmen. The finish? Memorable. Fifteen years in the making.
    At long last, the streak is over. For the first time since 2001, Army got to sing second. Army won.

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Knights...

    The Marion County Lady Knights are looking to build off their two solid wins against the Adair County Lady Indians (71-45) and East Jessamine Panthers (79-39) in this week's slate of games.
    The Lady Knights began their week Monday against the Thomas Nelson Generals. The Generals, who are in their first year under head coach Patricia Rouse, come into the game with a 1-6 record. They lost to the Butler County Lady Bears, 41-28, Dec. 10. The Generals will also be without their leading scorer from last season, Madison Fritz, who graduated. She averaged 16.4 points per game.

  • Born to ride

    A howling wind, a blazing hot day, or the biting cold. A close call, a breakdown, sometimes multiple ones in a single day. Ronnie Mudd has experienced them quite often. Despite it all, however, he says he wouldn't trade his passion for anything.
    Ever since he bought his first bike in 2011 in Danville, biking has taken Mudd on a journey.

  • Annual Ugly Sweater 5K winner

    Madison Hardin won first place in the Nicholasville second Annual Ugly Sweater 5K on Saturday, Dec. 10, running a time of 23:48 in a frigid 27 degrees. She also won this race last year. Hardin, 13, is an eighth grader at Lebanon Middle School. She is a member of the Marion County High School Lady Knights Soccer Team and also a member of the MCHS Track Team. She is the daughter of Michelle Cash of Lebanon and the late John Hardin. Her grandmother is Wanda Perkins of Lebanon.

  • WOODS AND WATERS: If you can’t...

    We’ve put a bunch of miles on our vehicles lately scouting for ducks and geese. While we’ve seen birds I’m thinking they’re mostly resident geese! Course the weather’s getting ugly up north so there should be new birds any day now.
    Fagan Branch, which is a “no hunting” area, is still a good indicator of duck and goose activity. If you go on a regular basis, at different times, you’ll soon be able to predict when the birds feed, rest and roost. And if ya get lucky ya might just see a bald eagle again this year!

  • Spalding signs with Asbury...

    Marion County High School baseball player Andrew Spalding signed with Asbury University last week.

  • Lady Knights guard Haeli Howard...

    Lady Knights guard Haeli Howard signed a letter of intent to play for Eckerd College on Dec. 5.

  • Vaught’s Views: Will the Cats...

    By Larry Vaught

    It’s never too early in this state to speculate about the upcoming Kentucky-Louisville basketball game at the KFC Yum Center Dec. 21.
    Both teams are nationally ranked — again. Kentucky has been sensational offensively most of the season, Louisville has been one of the nation’s best defensive teams.
    So which team has more at stake in this game? That’s a question I posed to several media members who cover the Kentucky basketball team on a daily basis.

  • Basketball bytes

    The Marion County Lady Knights won their 20th district opener at the Adair County Lady Indians Tuesday night, 71-45.