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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Knights ace early matches

    Last week, the Marion County High School boys’ tennis team began their season, and they started it with three straight wins. Matches against Campbellsville, Thomas Nelson and Danville all resulted in victories.
    In the season opening match with Campbellsville, the Knights took seven of nine matches.

  • Lady Knights' softball team...

    The Marion County Lady Knights softball team played won two of the three games last week. The Lady Knights were able to defeat Mercer County at home and Casey County on the road, but fell to Green County at home.

  • Epps is Gatorade Player of the...

    Marion County High School senior Makayla Epps has added another award to her collection. During the KHSAA Sweet 16, Epps was notified that she won the Gatorade Kentucky Girls Basketball Player of the Year for 2013.  
    This award not only recognizes outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the court.
    Epps’ selection as the Kentucky player of the year placed her in the running for National Player of the Year.

  • Our All American: Epps honored...

    Marion County High School paused on Tuesday afternoon to honor one of its own.

    Makayla Epps was recognized as Marion County's first McDonald's All American.

    Epps thanked her teammates, saying this award wouldn't have been possible without them. She thanked her parents, Anthony Epps and Angela Mattingly. She thanked her fellow students, the community and even the band for their support throughout the season.

    "This is a blessing, for real," Epps told the assembly. "I just want to thank everybody in the gym."

  • March 22 was Lady Knights Day in...

    In recognition of the Marion County Lady Knights winning the 2013 Sweet 16 and finishing the season 39-0, the Marion County Fiscal Court has approved a resolution declaring March 22 as Lady Knights Day.

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly told the team during the March 21 fiscal court meeting that the court and the entire county was proud of them for their accomplishments on and off the court.

    Here is the text of the proclamation:

    MARION COUNTY LADY KNIGHTS DAY

    FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013