Three Lady Knights and four Knights advanced past the first round in the regional tennis tournament that started Friday at Freeman Lake Courts in Elizabethtown. The second round matches were scheduled to begin Monday, and second round results will be in next week’s issue.
In girls singles, Alyssa Farmer advanced by defeating Bardstown’s Selena Spencer, 6-1, 6-3. Marion County’s Allie Evans fell to Bethlehem’s Abby Moore, 6-4, 6-3.
Marion County High School point guard Makayla Epps recently was voted as the 2013 Associated Press Kentucky girls basketball player of the year.
She said that she set team goals as her main focus this past season, and all the individual goals added to it.
Joining Epps on the first team is teammate Kyvin Goodin-Rogers, both of whom are Kentucky signees.
Other members of the first team include Rebecca Greenwell, China Dow, and Larryn Brooks. The girls’ coach of the year honor went to Nicole Levandusky from Notre Dame.
The Marion County track team competed in their final two meets of the regular season as they gear up for regional competition, which begins tomorrow.
The Knights won their final home meet of the season with 149.5 points, while the Lady Knights finished third with 76 points.
“We got some kids some experience in events they haven’t been competing in,” assistant coach Daniel Johnson said. “I thought everyone did a great job of going out and competing despite it being our third meet in six days.”
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.