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Today's Sports

  • Turkey: Brady

    Chris Brady of Lebanon took this turkey on Saturday, April 14, in Marion County on opening morning of the 2012 spring turkey season. It weighed 16 1/2 pounds and sported a 10 1/2-inch beard with 1 1/8 spurs. The turkey scored 60 on a scale.

  • Turkey: Brown

    Stuart Whitehouse Brown took this 23-pound bird on opening morning of youth turkey season. It had a 10-inch beard and 1 1/4-inch spurs.

  • Obstacle race is coming to...

    The Warrior Dash is coming to Marion County.
    As of Tuesday morning, the Warrior Dash website lists Pope's Creek Ranch, 2300 Ed Sullivan Road in Lebanon, as the "battleground" for a race on June 23.
    The Warrior Dash is the world's largest running series. Its races feature a boot-camp style obstacles along a 3.4-mile course.
    "We are very excited about this," said Nicky Reynolds, the executive director of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission.

  • Knights split games during...

    The Marion County Knights varsity baseball team played two games during the Spring Break week, going on the road on Monday of last week to play Bethlehem and hosting LaRue County Wednesday night at Dave Hourigan Field. The Knights were able to defeat Bethlehem, but lost to LaRue to take their overall record to 6-6.

    LaRue County 6, Marion County 1

  • The Game Plan, April 11

    April 12
    Baseball
    Freshman Knights vs. Washington County (H)

    Track and field
    Knights and Lady Knights at Green County (A)

    April 13
    Baseball
    Knights vs. Danville (H)

    April 14
    Baseball
    Knights vs. Mercer County (A)

    April 16
    Baseball
    Freshman Knights vs. Nelson County (H)

    Tennis

  • GR8NESS

    Okay, so I know you see by the title of this column that I am going to write about the Kentucky Wildcats. Yes, it will be the last time I write about them, at least until next basketball season.
    Last Monday night was a wonderful night for all fans of the Kentucky Wildcats.  The Cats brought home a national championship to Lexington, the eighth championship in school history, and the first one since 1998, the year I graduated high school.

  • Hagan resigns as girls soccer...

    Hart Hagan, Marion County High School Lady Knights head girls' soccer coach, resigned recently.
    At the most recent Marion County Board of Education meeting, the board accepted Hagan's resignation effective March 16.

  • March Madness Against Domestic...

    The Caring Place in Lebanon is sponsoring the March Madness Against Domestic Violence Basketball Tournament, a co-ed tournament for interested elementary school students. It has been rescheduled for April 14-15, and the play times and schedule are still the same.
    The tournament will be offered to elementary schools (grades 4-5) in Marion, Nelson, Taylor and Washington counties.
    There will also be a silent auction that will be on display the duration of the tournament.

  • Pitchin' and flippin'...

    Well, what was originally forecast to be a miserable weather weekend turned out to be glorious.
    The fact that it was youth weekend for wild turkey, and they were gobbling their heads off, only made it better!
    While some hens have already laid eggs and are setting their nests, doesn't mean the hunting is on a downhill slide. We'll find plenty of gobblers still strutting for our adult season, which starts Saturday!

  • Soccer player/parent meeting is...

    A meeting for Marion County High School boys and girls soccer players and their parents has been scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 16, in the high school library.
    Players must bring a parent to the meeting if they plan on playing soccer in the fall.
    The meeting will cover summer soccer camps, training start dates, physicals, equipment needs and expectations.
    For more information, contact Greg Conley at (270) 692-3155 or greg.conley@marion.kyschools.us.