Today's Sports

  • Miss Basketball

    That was the first word to come out of Makayla Epps’ mouth Friday night during her acceptance speech after being named Kentucky’s Miss Basketball.
    Surrounded by many of her peers, her coaches and her family at a reception held at the Seelbach Hilton Hotel in Louisville, Epps went on to say how special this award was to her.
    Epps is currently in Chicago, Ill., preparing for the McDonald’s All-American game tonight.

  • The Game Plan, April 3

    April 3


    McDonald’s All-American Girls High School Game (7 p.m./Live on ESPNU)

    April 4


    Knights vs. Metcalfe County (12 p.m./Home)

    April 5-6


    Lady Knights compete in Play it Again Classic (Clarksville, Tenn.)

    April 8


    Lady Knights vs. Adair County (Home)


  • Three Lady Knights named to the...

    Three Marion County Lady Knights will be on the roster when the Kentucky high school all-stars face a team of Indiana all-stars June 14 at Freedom Hall in Louisville and June 15 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

    Miss Basketball Makayla Epps, Kyvin Goodin-Rogers (a Miss Basketball finalist) and Logan Powell will all represent the Bluegrass State in the annual series against Indiana's best high school players.

  • Epps is Miss Basketball

    Makayla Epps is the 2013 Miss Basketball for the state of Kentucky.

    The award caps a stellar senior season for the Marion County Lady Knight.

    Epps surpassed the 3,000-point mark in her career, was named the Most Valuable Player in the 2013 Girls Sweet 16, and led her team to the state title.

    She was also named the first McDonald's All American in Marion County history.

    It's worth noting that Epps' teammate, Kyvin Goodin-Rogers, was also a finalist for the Miss Basketball award.

  • The Game Plan, March 27

    March 27
    Knights vs. Washington County (Away)
    Lady Knights vs. Bethlehem (Away)

    March 28
    Knights and Lady Knights vs. Taylor County (Away)

    March 29
    Track and field
    Knights and Lady Knights track meet (Boyle County)

    March 29-30
    Knights in Green County Wood Bat Invitational

  • Knights split first four games

    In what should have been the second full week of the regular season, the Marion County Knights baseball team finally got to play its first games last week. Mother Nature was uncooperative, but the Knights managed to play four games. They won twice.

    Nelson County 11, Marion County 9
    The Knights held a 7-6 lead after 4 1/2 innings of play in their March 19 season opener against the Nelson County Cardinals.

  • Girls tennis takes first two...

    The Marion County High School Lady Knights tennis team pulled out a couple of close matches last week, defeating Campbellsville, 4-3, and Thomas Nelson, 3-2.
    In the season-opener against Campbellsville, Marion County dropped three of four singles matches, but swept the doubles matches. In singles action, Alyssa Farmer lost to Brooklyn Harris, 7-6, (7-3), 6-4. Morgan Milby defeated Allie Evans, 2-6, 6-2, (10-6), and Brittany Ford defeated Rebecca Evans, 8-2.   Marion County picked up a singles win when Bailey Spalding defeated Haley Morris, 8-2.

  • Bass Anglers have gone fishin’

    We had our first Mid-KY Bass Anglers tournament last Saturday. Originally scheduled for March 24, we moved it to March 23 due to the bad weather forecast for Sunday.

  • Track teams have strong showing...

    The Marion County track team headed to Green County to compete in an all-comers meet Thursday. Overall, the teams finished in their highest spots of the season.  The girls’ team finished in third place with 84 total points, and the boys’ team took second place with 102 points.

  • 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.