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.
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.