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Today's Sports

  • Running with faith

    No matter wind, rain, sleet or snow, she’s always on the highway running.
    While jogging in vicious weather may seem crazy to some, tackling the elements seems perfectly natural to her.
    In fact, running in what she calls liquid sunshine, has gotten her farther than going from A to B.
    From being sponsored by Chevrolet and Coca-Cola while carrying an Olympic torch, to running numerous 5Ks, three marathons, and helping chaplain the 1996 Olympics, it is easy to say that Peggy Birmingham has racked up a lot of miles.  

  • Knight Madness

    Showing everything from athletic prowess to school spirit, Marion County High School held its Knight Madness on Nov. 26.  
    The event, which is in its third year running, was sponsored by the basketball boosters. It raised more than $500 for the Knights basketball team. According to Coach Montrelle Irvin (above), the money will go to everything from basic essentials to food and lodging for the Knights.

  • Decoys, duck hunting make for a...

    Thanksgiving was a good day! Started with our traditional breakfast, sausage, egg, cheese sandwiches.
    This has to be the best part of Thanksgiving, but don’t tell the wife! Second only to the food, at least for opening day, is the actual duck hunt, and this year it was good.
    After breakfast we headed to the Quack Shack.
    Jason and C.C., the young guys, set about putting out a small spread of decoys, to include two “swimmers.”

  • Soccer teams annnounce 2013...

    The Marion County High School soccer teams held their annual banquets in November. The girls team held their banquet on Nov. 21 and the boys held their banquet on Nov. 25.
    Shown below is a list of players who received an award(s).

    Boys        
    Best Offensive — Joey Costello        
    Best Defensive —Alex Smith        
    110 percent award — Dylan Spalding and Jake Smith        

  • Deer: Raikes

    Bee Raikes, left, bagged a 9-point buck, and Tommy Joe Raikes, right, bagged a 10-point buck during gun season in Marion County.

  • Racing: Crum

    Richard Crum of New Market competed in the 2013 World Ford Finals recently at Beech Bend in Bowling Green. He finished first in the B2 Division with 5.68 second at 122 miles per hour. Crum races a 1985 Mustang Coupe with an SBF engine with nitrous oxide.
     

  • Swimmers getting ready for season

    As the 2013-14 swim season approaches, the Aqua Knights have been spending a lot of time in the water. Look for more on the Marion County High School swimmers throughout the season.

  • Game Plan, Nov. 27

    Nov. 30

    Basketball

    JV Knights vs Whitefield Academny, noon at Male High School (small gym)

    Knights vs. Whitefield Academy, 1:30 p.m. at Male (large gym)

     

    Dec. 2

    Basketball

    Knights at Casey County, 8 p.m.

  • Knights will face Rebels in...

    By Will Phillips

    Enterprise correspondent

    The Marion County Knights will open the 2013-2014 season on the road at Casey County on Dec. 2. The Knights are coming off an 11-17 season, including 7-11 in regional play. Despite their losing record, Marion County does return several players from last year’s squad, including eight seniors. Coach Montrelle Irvin intends to lean on his veterans this year. 

  • No need to babysit players

    By Will Phillips

    Enterprise correspondent

    If you’ve watched any college basketball this season, chances are you’ve seen some of the new rules that have been implemented by the NCAA. In essence, these new rules decrease the amount of contact a defender can have with a ball handler, which naturally increases the number of fouls called.