Marion County Baseball Head Coach Chad Spalding begins his 17th season at the helm this year. He’s looking forward to the start of season for several reasons. One is that he believes his team is primed for a success.
“We are a senior dominant team,” he said. “This is the first time we have had six seniors in a long time. We also have a junior that has as much experience as most or all of the seniors.”
Spalding went on to discuss what this means for his team.
As we get closer to the end of basketball season, several awards are preparing to be handed out. Most of these awards that are coming up now, are not your everyday, run-of-the-mill awards. These are big time awards that cover the entire state or in one particular case, the entire country.
Marion County High School senior Brooks Divine headed to Broadbent Arena this past weekend to compete in the Mason Dixon Games, which are the indoor state track and field championships in Kentucky. Last year, Divine brought home the state championship in the pole vault and was out to defend his title.
Not only did Divine repeat his performance, he broke the class AA state meet record in the pole vault event. Divine cleared 13’8” to bring home the title and eclipsed the previous record of 13’6”, which was set in 2000.
In the semifinal game of the 5th Region Tournament on Sunday night against Elizabethtown, Marion County found themselves in a position they hadn’t been in all season. At the half, the Lady Knights trailed 26-25, their first halftime deficit of the year. In the second half, the Lady Knights offense got on track and the team began to pull away. In the end, Marion County advanced with a 65-43 win.
The Marion County Lady Knights made history by becoming the first team, boys or girls, to win four straight 5th region titles Tuesday evening. The Lady Knights defeated LaRue County in the championship game, which was played at Green County High School, by a final score of 82-60. The win secures the Lady Knights a spot in the Sweet 16 beginning March 13 in Bowling Green, and extends their undefeated streak to 35 games.
The Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation announced their list of five candidates for the Mr. and Miss Basketball award Wednesday, Feb. 27. Five boys and five girls made the final cut.
Two Marion County Lady Knights have been named to the final list. Teammates Makayla Epps and Kyvin Goodin-Rogers will join Rebecca Greenwell from Owensboro Catholic, Larryn Brooks from Madison Central, and China Dow from Christian Academy in Louisville.