Today's Sports

  • Warrior Dash was a mostly...

    About all anyone is talking about is Saturday's Warrior Dash. Seems "most" comments are on the positive side... with transportation being the biggest gripe!
    And yes, lines and waiting times for a ride were long. But, a major accident closed the shuttle route for well over an hour and the delay messed up what was a relatively smooth operation. Due to the backup/wait, several "warriors" decided to walk from the event venue back to their vehicles at the fairgrounds.

  • The Voice of the Baseball...

    Since the baseball team started using a public address system in 2000, Ham Mattingly has been the only announcer the team and fans have heard. Mattingly became affiliated with the baseball team when current Head Coach Chad Spalding assumed his coaching duties in 1997. Mattingly's son, Joseph, along with a couple of his friends, Kerry Gorley and Alan Tungate, joined the team as seventh graders that year and that is what got Mattingly starting to attend home games. "I started going to home games that year, even though my son never entered a game that year," he said.

  • Wannabe Warrior

    Saturday, Marion County hosted the first-ever Warrior Dash in the state of Kentucky. Most people locally had no idea what to expect when nearly 6,000 people descended upon a small town like Lebanon. There were a few snags in the events of the day, but when that many people come together in one spot, those things can be expected.

  • 9-12 softball season champs

    The Diamondbacks are the 9-12-year-old Little League girls softball season champions. They are, front row from left, Haley Mattingly, Kelly Miles, Savannah Benningfield, Dailyn Spalding; second row from left Alaysia White, Savannah Johnson, Elisa Carpenter, McKenzie Bagwell and Alyssa Sherrill; third row from left Head Coach Mike Benningfield, Assistant Coach Robert Spalding and Assistant Coach Bobby Johnson. The Diamondbacks finished the regular season with a record of 9-3. They were sponsored by 20/20 Eye Care of Lebanon.

  • 11-12 baseball season champs

    The Citizens National Bank Marlins were the 11-12 Little League boys regular season champs. Pictured, front row from left, are Chase Miles, Cade Thompson, Nick Yaden, Bailey Gardner, Dawson McCarty, and Donovan Brockman; back row from left: Assistant Coach Chad Hood, Head Coach Daniel Wiser, Travis Wiser, Jaren Epps, Trevor Mudd, Jarrod Thomas, Colby Hood, Chris Barlow and Assistant Coaches Kevin Gardner and Scott McCarty.

  • MCHS basketball camp

    Marion County High School hosted a basketball camp last week.

  • Dirt Bowl scheduled for this...

    The third annual "Dirt Bowl" has been scheduled for June 23-24 at the Cleaver Court basketball court in Lebanon. The Dirt Bowl is sponsored by the Marion County Youth Center and Community.
    Tip off is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. and the event will last until approximately 7 p.m.
    In the event of rain, the Dirt Bowl will be rescheduled for June 30 and July 1.
    Five-person teams will compete in 8-11, 12-14 and 15-18 year old divisions. There will also be co-ed divisions for those same age groups.

  • Two Lady Knights play for...

    Over the weekend, the Kentucky Junior All-Stars played a pair of games against the Indiana Junior All-Stars, and two Marion County Lady Knights were selected to represent Kentucky.
    Makayla Epps and Kyvin Goodin-Rogers both played for Kentucky Friday and Saturday in games at North Oldham High School. Indiana won both games.
    On Friday night, Indiana won 101-98 in spite of a 44-point effort by Becca Greenwell of Owensboro Catholic.
    Goodin-Rogers scored 11 points for the Kentucky squad, and Epps added six points.

  • Filly with local ties gunning...

    By Peter W. Zubaty
    Landmark News Service

    "She looks awful good to us ... promising," said Doug Hawkins as we looked over the 2-year-old filly Be Wise Get Even shortly after we arrived at Cain's Thoroughbred Training Center in Russell Springs last week.

  • Linescores, June 20

    Girls Little League Softball
    June 9
    First round tournament
    Yankees   1  0  0 2  2 0 -  5
    Rangers   1  0  1 0  0 2 -  4
    The Yankees held on with the tying run at the plate in the sixth inning. Allison Maupin struck out nine and added three hits for the Yankees.
    For the Rangers, Sarah Clark scored three runs and batted in the Rangers other run.

    Reds    2  0  2  1  1  1   -   7