Big derby weekend coming up. For a lot of us this means “Derby parties.” Whether you have a horse to bet on, or just taking an opportunity to hang with some friends, please be safe!
Along with the parties will be some alcohol consumption by many. I don’t pass judgment, as long as you’re of age. So, all I’ve got to say is if you drink don’t ruin a great time by driving!
The turkey hunting has been on my back burner for the last week. Meetings, doctor visits and the weather sure cut into my hunting.
Little League Softball standings April 22
Mets 0 2 2 1 3 - 8
Reds 0 2 4 1 0 - 7
The Mets begin the season 4-0 with another close win. Olivia Ford had two hits, two RBI and scored two runs for the Mets. Avery Smith reached base successfully on all three of her at bats and scored two runs for the Reds.
The National Football League held its annual draft recently. Eric Fisher from Central Michigan was selected as the first overall pick of the draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. Three quarterbacks were selected in rounds 1-3, with only one going in the first round. In the later rounds, the quarterbacks started coming off the board.
Two middle school softball teams have been started in Marion County. “Home” games are played at the lower field at Graham Memorial Park, and play began April 15.
According to Troy Overstreet, team one was 5-3 (4-3 in conference) and team two was 7-2 (5-2 in conference) through Thursday.
Overstreet added that Allison Maupin pitched a perfect game April 22 against St. Dominic, striking out seven of the 12 batters she faced.
Friday the teams played at Bardstown and Saturday the team played at St. Dominic.
The Marion County track team competed in the Panther Twilight Invitational in Elizabethtown on Friday night and the Heartland Conference tournament in Taylor County on Thursday night. Overall, in the Heartland Conference tournament, the girls team finished in third place with 59 total points. The boys team finished in second place with 94 points.
The Marion County High School football team held its annual maroon/white scrimmage at John J. Boswell field April 23. Head Coach Jeff Robbins said his team played “extremely hard.”
“We learned many things about ourselves, especially where some key personnel are going to fit in,” he said. “It was a very physical game and I think you can really see the positive results of me having most of these kids in class. I am very proud of all our players and I am very excited to get the 2013 season underway.”