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Today's Sports

  • Cold Start

    Well, I asked my 3-year-old daughter, Karli, for ideas for my column just to see what she would say, and she said that I should write about commercials. I didn’t feel that this was a good idea, so I chose otherwise.

  • Knights ace early matches

    Last week, the Marion County High School boys’ tennis team began their season, and they started it with three straight wins. Matches against Campbellsville, Thomas Nelson and Danville all resulted in victories.
    In the season opening match with Campbellsville, the Knights took seven of nine matches.

  • Lady Knights' softball team...

    The Marion County Lady Knights softball team played won two of the three games last week. The Lady Knights were able to defeat Mercer County at home and Casey County on the road, but fell to Green County at home.

  • Epps is Gatorade Player of the...

    Marion County High School senior Makayla Epps has added another award to her collection. During the KHSAA Sweet 16, Epps was notified that she won the Gatorade Kentucky Girls Basketball Player of the Year for 2013.  
    This award not only recognizes outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the court.
    Epps’ selection as the Kentucky player of the year placed her in the running for National Player of the Year.

  • Our All American: Epps honored...

    Marion County High School paused on Tuesday afternoon to honor one of its own.

    Makayla Epps was recognized as Marion County's first McDonald's All American.

    Epps thanked her teammates, saying this award wouldn't have been possible without them. She thanked her parents, Anthony Epps and Angela Mattingly. She thanked her fellow students, the community and even the band for their support throughout the season.

    "This is a blessing, for real," Epps told the assembly. "I just want to thank everybody in the gym."

  • March 22 was Lady Knights Day in...

    In recognition of the Marion County Lady Knights winning the 2013 Sweet 16 and finishing the season 39-0, the Marion County Fiscal Court has approved a resolution declaring March 22 as Lady Knights Day.

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly told the team during the March 21 fiscal court meeting that the court and the entire county was proud of them for their accomplishments on and off the court.

    Here is the text of the proclamation:

    MARION COUNTY LADY KNIGHTS DAY

    FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013

  • Track teams start season at...

    The Marion County High School track team opened its season March 12 by traveling to Nelson County, which was hosting its first track meet since 2000.  The girls team finished seventh overall with seven points, and the boys team finished sixth with 49 points.
     “I thought our kids did a great job in some adverse weather,” Marion County Coach Keith Brown said,   “The meet was the first one of the season and had a few glitches to work through, but our kids responded well. Hopefully by late April, we will be hitting the marks we need.”

  • Coyote season coming to Kentucky

    To start, congratulations to the MCHS girls basketball team on a great year … you were perfect!
    So what’s coming up? Well, for the hunters we have our spring turkey season. For our youth hunters, the season runs April 6-7. Everyone else can turkey hunt April 13 through May 5. Limit is one per day, two per season no matter how you take them. As an example: I plan on taking one bird with my shotgun and one with my crossbow … total of two.

  • The Game Plan, March 20

    March 21   

    Bethlehem at Knights Baseball

    Green County at Lady Knights Softball

    Track Meet at Green County

    Knights, Lady Knights Tennis at Adair County

     

    March 22

    Knights Baseball at Larue County

    Thomas Nelson and Nelson County at Knights, Lady Knights Tennis

    Lady Knights Softball at Casey County

     

    March 24

  • Lady Knights cap perfect season...

    The Marion County Lady Knights basketball team made history once again Saturday night.  
    This time, the Lady Knights won the championship game of the Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls Sweet 16 State Basketball Tournament at E.A. Diddle Arena and finished the season with a perfect 39-0 record.  
    This is the Lady Knights’ fourth straight state tournament appearance, and each year the team advanced further than the previous year. After falling in the final game last year, Marion County took down the Notre Dame Pandas, 52-36.