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Today's Sports

  • Deadline for youth soccer is Aug...

    The Marion County Youth Soccer Association will be taking fall soccer signups on from 9 a.m. to noon on Aug. 3 at the Graham Memorial Park Soccer Complex concession stand on Fairgrounds Road in Lebanon. 

    The registration deadline is Aug. 6. 

    You can also print the forms from our website at http://www.mcys.webs.com/ and mail a completed application form signed by a notary, along with the registration fee and medical release form to: 

    Marion County Youth Soccer 

  • Spalding leads team to...

     Marion County’s Alex Spalding lead the Central Kentucky Thunder to another title in the Kentucky under 18 Intermediate Championship, July 19-21 at Top Gun Academy in Louisville.

    Spalding was also part of state championship teams in 2010 and 2012.

    In this year’s tournament, he finished with a 5-1 record in singles and a 2-0 record in mixed doubles.

  • Equestrian champion

    Emerson Blandford, 9, rides her Sylr Tomoros Cindy Lu Who. Blandford recently competed in the Tennessean, where she finished in the top three overall after taking two firsts, a second and third place finish to various categories. As a result, she has qualified for the 21 and under division in the Tennessee State Dressage Championships on Aug. 24-25 at Miller Coliseum in  Murfreesboro, Tenn. Blandford is the granddaughter of Doug and Barbara Wright and Phyllis and Joe Blandford of Lebanon. She is the daughter of Sharon and Perry Blandford of Nashville, Tenn.

  • Listen for the call of the elk

    Ever hear an elk bugle? Ever hear one bugle in Kentucky?

    If not, you can take a trip to Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico or one of those “other” elk heavy states. Or, you can load up the family/friends and head to Eastern Kentucky!

    Elk, in Kentucky? Well, they are native to our state. But, they became extinct due to unregulated hunting and habitat encroachment, according to the experts.

    For whatever reason, they were gone for good!

  • Concussions are serious business

    By Nick Schrager

    Enterprise Correspondent

    Imagine 30 state college football stadiums. Now pack them to the brim with people and line them up side-by-side. That is 3.8 million seats. Now, imagine each seat represents a sports related concussion.

  • Make-A-Wish softball fund-raiser

    On July 27, Kroger hosted a softball tournament at Graham Memorial Park and raised $700 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, according to Assistant Customer Service Manager Jennifer Hays. She said Kroger plans to host another Make-A-Wish softball game in October, but they will also have other events to benefit the same cause. 

    Irvin Abell sponsored Saturday’s game.

  • Iowa tops Marion County in...

    Marion County’s 11-12 softball all-stars lost their third and final game in the Little League Central Region tournament this afternoon.

    Burlington American Little League, the Iowa state champions, defeated Marion County, 6-0.

    The Iowa team used a four-run third inning to take control of the game.

    Marion County struggled offensively, managing just three hits in the loss.

  • All-stars are scheduled to close...

    Marion County’s 11-12 softball all-stars is scheduled play their final pool play game at the Little League Central Region tournament at 1:30 p.m. in Indianapolis.

    Marion County is playing Burlington American Little League, the Iowa state champions.

    Marion County lost its previous games against the Ohio state champions, 11-4, and the Nebraska state champions, 9-7.

  • Game plan, July 24

    July 24

    Softball
    Marion County vs. Iowa, 1:30 p.m. at Little League Central Region tournament in Indianapolis

    July 25
    Softball
    Little League Central Region tournament semifinals,  11 a.m.
    Championship, 3 p.m.

    July 27
    Racing
    Back Tutu School 2.2-mile family fun run/walk, 8 a.m.

     

  • The proper way

    By Dennis George

    Golf Columnist