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Today's Sports

  • Knights tennis team picks up win

    The Marion County Knights tennis team only played in one match this past week, defeating Washington County by a score of 5-0.
    In singles competition, Ryker Cassidy beat Washington County's Steven Cook, 6-1, 6-0. Marion County's Durbin Richardson defeated Stewart Young, 6-1, 6-1. Jonah Gillespie won his match against Chris Morrison, 6-1, 6-0.

  • Basketball players earn awards

    The Marion County Knights basketball team held their annual banquet at Marion County High School Wednesday, where several players took home honors for their contributions throughout the 2011-12 basketball season.
    Carlos Litsey took home three awards, including field goal percentage (60.4), most rebounds (250), and blocked shots (41).
    John Southall received five awards at the banquet, including best three-point field goal percentage (39.2), best free throw percentage (78), most assists (129), most steals (85), and the MVP award.

  • Lady Knights defeat Washington...

    The Marion County Lady Knights tennis team competed in one match this past week, playing Washington County on Monday of last week, winning 5-0.
    In the singles matches, Taylor Corbett defeated Erica Walker, 6-2, 6-1. Alyssa Farmer won her match against Washington County's Amelia Hilton, 6-0, 6-4. Marion County's Allie Evans beat Gabby Simms, 6-0, 6-0.
    In doubles competition, the duo of Elyssa Holt and Madison Cassidy won their match against Eric Weir and Rachael Cook, 6-1, 6-0. The Lady Knight pair of Madeline Peterson and Emma Thompson defeated Jessica Brady and Gabby Simms, 6-4, 6-3.

  • Wild turkey season opener and...

    The 2012 wild turkey season opened this past weekend to beautiful weather. Mild temperature, low wind and plenty of sun made it just about perfect, for those of you who hunt.
    As for me, I choose to go to the Farm, Home and Garden Show... more about that in a minute!
    John O. Thomas told me Saturday that the birds he'd boosted on Friday evening flew down Saturday morning, gobbled awhile then shut up.
    This was pretty much the same story I heard from everybody. Everybody that is, except for my friend Chris Brady. Chris took a nice mature bird, which scored 60 points. Congratulations, Chris!

  • 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.