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Today's Sports

  • Turkey hunting tests patience

    Wandering through the woods in half-light, just enough to see where you were going, but not enough to illuminate the cobwebs. No problem, they didn’t taste all that bad.
    Hit the call and get an answering gobble. Quick, set the decoys, pick a big tree to place the seat by and wait. Another gobble. This was too easy!
    Unfortunately, ya can’t eat gobbles, ya eat gobblers!
    Wait a while, rearrange the decoys, do a little calling and … nothing.
    Finally, even die hard turkey hunters call it a day.

  • Lady Knights opens district play...

    The Marion County Lady Knights softball team opened district play by  hosting Adair County April 8 and visiting Taylor County April 9. Marion County won both contests, to improve to 9-5 overall.
    “We had an excellent start to district play beginning 2-0,” Coach Todd Spalding said. “We have a big week ahead of us with two more district games and then Washington County. If we can sweep the district games this week we will be in an excellent position to win our second straight district championship.”

  • Knights win four of five

    The Marion County Knights baseball team had a great week, picking up four wins in five contests. The Knights defeated John Hardin, LaRue County, Taylor County and Elizabethtown, Their only loss came against Adair County.
    Marion County stands at 9-7 overall and 1-1 in the district.
    “This was the best week of the season we have had so far,” Coach Chad Spalding said.

    Marion County 3, John Hardin 0

  • Hit by pitch

    Recently, as I’m sure you’ve seen by now, there was a bench-clearing brawl that happened at a major league baseball game. The game was between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres.

  • Strong week for tennis teams

    The Knights and Lady Knights tennis teams each won all three matches they had last week.
    April 8 gainst Washington County, the Lady Knights and Knights both won 4-1. In girls’ play, Alyssa Farmer defeated Amelia Hilton 6-0, 6-1, Allie Evans defeated Erica Walker 6-0, 6-1, and Miranda Bradshaw defeated Rachael Cook 8-0 in singles play.
    In doubles action, Madison Cassidy and Elyssa Holt defeated Amelia Hilton and Erica Walker 6-0, 6-0, but Gabby Sims and Erika Weir defeated Rebecca Evans and Madeline Peterson 6-1, 6-1 for the Lady Knights only loss in the match.

  • Lady Knights help Kentucky All-...

    Marion County Lady Knights Makayla Epps and Kyvin Goodin-Rogers and Coach Trent Milby headed to Crestview Hills Saturday to take part in the 22nd annual Kentucky versus Ohio All-Star game.
    Friday, participants took part in a skills challenges, including three-on-three, one-on-one, and a slam dunk challenge. In the one-on-one challenge, Makayla Epps defeated Serena Sandusky from Bryan Station 14-8, and then edged the Ohio team champion Briana Quisenberry on a last second shot to claim the overall championship in the one-on-one event.

  • On top of their field

    The Marion County track team hosted its all-comers meet at Marion County High School Saturday. The Knights and Lady Knights posted some impressive times and showings at the meet, and collected several first place finishes. Overall, the team won 13 events and it was a great night for the team, according to Assistant Coach Daniel Johnson.

  • High school soccer meetings are...

    Parents of students interested in playing high school soccer should be aware of a few upcoming meetings.

    Parents of boys in grades 7-12 who are interested in playing high school soccer should attend at meeting at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at the Marion County High School library.

  • The Game Plan, April 10

    April 11

    Tennis

    Knights and Lady Knights Tennis vs. LaRue County (Away)

    Baseball

    Knights vs. Adair County (Away)

     

    April 12

    Baseball

    Knights vs. LaRue County (Home)

    Tennis

    Knights, Lady Knights vs. Fort Knox (Home)

     

    April 13

    Tennis

    Knights vs. St. X (Away)

    Baseball

  • St. Catharine hosts 5K race on...

    The St. Catharine College capstone management class invites everyone to visit St. Catharine College on Saturday, April 13, to celebrate both SCC’s eighth-annual military appreciation and senior baseball day.
    This year’s military appreciation day will start with a 5K run/walk at 8 a.m. On the starting gun - a Civil War cannon - runners will begin their race from the starting/finishing line in front of the college’s Hamilton Science Building, travel 2.5 kilometers toward Springfield on old Hwy 150 and then return to the finish line on the SCC campus.