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Today's Sports

  • Running on Full

    By Nick Schrager
    Summer intern

  • Don't forget about Father...

    The Warrior Dash, a major outdoor event, is coming to Popes Creek Ranch in a week or so - June 23.
    Last I checked the registration was at almost 5,000 and wasn't closed yet!
    This Warrior Dash involves some intense conditioning just to compete. Then there's three or four miles of "obstacles." "Warriors" will run through the woods, stumble/wade through mud and water, climb walls, jump through fire and all kinds of other challenges.

  • Softball team receives awards

    The Marion County Lady Knights softball team held their annual postseason banquet at the Stillhouse restaurant. Several players from the regional runner-up team took home hardware.
    Co-MVP's of the varsity team were given to Abby Miles and Ashley Walls. On the junior varsity team, co-MVP awards were taken home by Lexi Maupin and Madison Avritt. Emily Fenwick was given the award for the most hits and most runs on the season.
    The award for the most RBI was taken home by Ashley Walls, while Abby Miles took home the award for the most extra base hits.

  • The Voice of the Lady Knights -...

    Eugene Campbell has been the man behind the microphone at all home games for the Marion County Lady Knights basketball team since 2007.
    Campbell began by working some St. Augustine games, then started keeping book for Coach Freddie Leathers at Marion County High School. Upon Leathers' departure, Coach Trent Milby was hired and Campbell began to announce at the Lady Knights games.
    There are several reasons why Campbell has a love for this position, but most of all he does it for the kids.

  • Mattingly turtle hunt

    The 7th Annual Mattingly Memorial Day Turtle Hunt in remembrance of 'Lil Tony' Mattingly was held May 8. Hunting this year were Little Bob Williamson, Timmy Dale Mattingly, Tony Blair and Tony Mattingly Sr. Chris Smothers and Buster Shuck also hunted but were absent from photo. They caught 25 turtles.

  • Fish: Bradshaw

    This is one of three muskie fish Alex Bradshaw caught with the help of his good buddy Johnny Switser. The biggest fish weighed 24-pounds and was 42-inches long.

  • 9-10 baseball champs

    Pictured are the Rangers, winners of the 9-10-year-old Marion Co. Little League regular season. They are, front row, from left, Camden Stiles, Jake Thomas, Vincent Battcher and Cade Thompson; second row, Cameron Tungate, Dakin Caldwell, Connor Roney, Ryan Luckett, Jamison Epps and Owen Mattingly; back row, coaches John A. Mattingly, Pat Thomas and Matt Thompson. Absent from photo is Andrew Walton. They finished the regular season with a record of 11-2.

  • 6-8 softball champs

  • Baseball camp a success

    Recently, Marion County High School Baseball Head Coach Chad Spalding, along with several members of the Knights baseball team, hosted their annual baseball camp. This year the camp was broken into two segments of two days each. Older kids, ages 9-14, had their camp first followed by kid's ages seven and eight with their camp the next two days.
    The 2012 camp marked the 14th camp in the 16 years since Spalding has been the coach of the team. Spalding said the camps usually attract between 40 and 50 kids each year.

  • Biking for a good cause

    The Bike the Bluegrass event made a return trip to the roadways of Marion and Washington counties this past weekend. Last year, during the first weekend of June, the same event crossed through the community and raised a large sum of money to fund research for multiple sclerosis. Like last year, the course started at St. Catharine College in Springfield, and made its way through the countryside of Marion and Washington counties.