Today's Sports

  • All-stars win two at state

    The 11- and 12-year-old Marion County Little League All-Star team made the trip to Prestonsburg to begin pool play in the 2012 state tournament Saturday. The team played pool play games Saturday night and Sunday night, and played the third pool play game last night. The locals were able to easily defeat Anderson County on Saturday, 10-0, and beat Fleming-Neon on Sunday, 6-2. These two wins guarantee the locals a semifinal game tonight, unless the locals lost last night by more than 15 runs to Knox County and Anderson County defeated Fleming-Neon by more than 15 runs.

  • Change of pace

    In the last column I wrote, I ended by saying that watching the All-Stars play several nights in district and state competition made me miss playing myself.  Well, last weekend, I was able to play two days of softball, satisfying my craving for a while at least.

  • The Game Plan, July 25

    July 25
    Little League
    Semifinals of the 11-12-year-old state tourney at Prestonsburg

    July 26
    Little League
    Championship game of the 11-12-year-old state tourney at Prestonsburg

    July 27-29
    Lady Knights compete in Bluegrass State Games

    July 31
    Lady Knights at Bardstown (Scrimmage)

  • President's Cup stays in...

    The Lebanon Country Club and Lincoln Homestead State Park golfers squared off to decide who would take home the 14th annual President's Cup this past weekend. Last year, the team from Lebanon took home the cup, and would need to merely split the points with the Springfield squad to retain the cup. Heading into the 2012 challenge, the Springfield team held a 7-6 overall advantage in total cup wins. On Saturday, the two teams played the best ball and scramble portions of the challenge in Springfield and finished up with the alternate shot and individual portions in Lebanon.

  • Parade for softball state champs

    Pockets of fans showed up Thursday evening to support the girls 9- and 10-year-old Marion County All-Star State Champions as they paraded through town on Main Street on top of a Lebanon Fire Department fire truck. The truck was followed by several cars filled with supporters and the convoy was led by a squad car from the Lebanon Police Department. The emergency vehicles flashed their lights and tooted their horns as they rolled through town.

  • Night tourney beats the heat

    Saturday evening we held our annual Mid-KY Bass Anglers evening tournament on Willisburg Lake. This one started at 6 p.m. and lasted until midnight.
    While the purpose of this evening tournament was to allow us to fish at a time when we wouldn't have to contend with the heat, that was all that was accomplished!
    While it was indeed more comfortable, the productivity was way down. Out of seven boats, only seven bass, that were keepers, were caught.

  • Tractor team

    Christina Lyvers, Angela Lyvers and Cody Rakes, all natives of Marion County, were members of the University of Kentucky 1/4 Scale Tractor Team that placed first in its International Competition.

  • Tonight's state tourney...

    The Kentucky Little League state tournament games scheduled for tonight have been postponed due to storms.

    The tournament is being played in Prestonsburg. Marion County's 11-12 baseball team was scheduled to play Knox County tonight, but that game has been rescheduled for Wednesday.

    As a result of the delay, the state semifinals will be played Thursday and the finals are scheduled for Friday.

  • Marion County 11-12 Year Old All...

    The Marion County 11-12 year old all-star team headed to Prestonsburg on Saturday to play their first game of the 2012 Kentucky State Little League Tournament.  In their first game of pool play, Marion County easily defeated Anderson County 10-0 in five innings.  Marion County will continue pool play tomorrow evening when they take on Fleming- Neon at 7:00 P.M.  (Read more) 

  • State Bound