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Today's Sports

  • Soccer teams eye district titles

    The Marion County High School Knights and Lady Knights soccer teams have been practicing heavily over the past several weeks in preparation for the upcoming season. The Knights team lost a lot of key components from last year's squad that made it to the semi-finals of the district tournament. Nine seniors, including offensive weapons John Southall and Christian Carmona, graduated from the team. Replacing Southall and Carmona "will be a tall order," Head Coach Greg Conley said, but he thinks the team is up to it.

  • Tennis Open is Aug. 18-19

    The Seventh Annual Farmer's National Bank Heart of Kentucky Tennis Open will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18-19, at Graham Memorial Park, in Lebanon, Kentucky.
    There are 21 different divisions based on skill, age, sex or event (singles or doubles), to give all players a fighting chance at their respective skill levels. A complete division list can be found at: http://www.ckts.org/.  
    The tournament is open to anyone but CKTS members are also vying for points in a competing circuit that includes tournaments in eight different central Kentucky cities.

  • Collins competes at Top Gun Camp

    Marion County High School senior Vincent Collins was recently invited to attend a Top Gun football camp in Williamsburg, Va. From July 19-21, Collins competed along with nearly 700 other athletes from around the country who were all competing to earn a roster spot in the Army All-American Bowl.
    Collins attended a football camp in Kentucky and he began to be noticed, he said.

  • Lady Knights win season-opening...

    The Marion County Lady Knights volleyball team competed in two scrimmages last week, both on the road. Marion County played Bardstown on Tuesday of last week, and was in action against both Green and Pulaski County Thursday night. The Lady Knights were able to win all three scrimmage matches, going into the regular season on a positive note. The team was in action last night at Thomas Nelson High School, but results were unknown at press time.

  • State runner-up

    The boys 11- and 12-year-old Marion County Little League All-Star team just fell short in the championship game of the 2012 state tournament, losing 8-5 to Warren County South Friday evening.
    They made it the state tournament after winning the District 5 tournament, and then went undefeated in pool play in the state tournament to go into the semifinals as the No. 1 seed in their pool. In pool play, Marion County defeated Anderson County 10-0, Fleming-Neon 6-2, and Knox County 13-4.

  • Into the hills of Kentucky

  • Divine competes in Junior...

    Marion County High School track standout Brooks Divine traveled to Baltimore, Md., recently to compete in the USA Track and Field Junior Olympics. Divine competed in the decathlon event and the pole vault event as an individual.  
    In the decathlon portion of the event, which spanned over two days, Divine tallied up 5,413 total points. Good enough for 17th place.

  • Epps de-commits from Louisville

    Marion County High School Lady Knight Makayla Epps broke off her commitment with the University of Louisville recently.
    "At the time of my commitment I was only 15 years old," Epps said. "Now, a couple of years later I realized that I wanted to make 100 percent sure since I will be spending four or five years there."
    Epps noted that the Lady Cardinals are still where she may end up playing her college ball, but she has now reopened her options. She also noted that another school has made an offer to her, but she has not made any decisions.

  • Fit Kids moves to new location

    Beginning this month, the Lebanon Fit Kids will be moving to a new location.  After previously operating in the former carpet store on Campbellsville highway, the group will be moving to the industrial park at 650 Metts Drive. The new facility will offer several features that will be improvements on the previous location. The new building is much larger, will have more equipment with a full-sized floor, and air-conditioning.

  • The Game Plan, Aug. 1

    Aug. 2
    Volleyball
    Lady Knights vs. Green County/Casey County (scrimmage) Away

    Aug. 4
    Soccer
    Knights in pre-season Paris-Frankfort Soccerama Away

    Aug. 5
    Softball
    Democrats vs. Republicans Softball Game, 5 p.m., Graham Memorial Park

    Aug. 7
    Volleyball
    Lady Knights vs. Thomas Nelson Away