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Today's Sports

  • Marion County in Babe Ruth state...

    Marion County’s 13-year-old Babe Ruth team is scheduled to open play in its state tournament tomorrow night in Lexington.
    Marion County is schedulded to play South Lexington at 8:15 p.m. July 11 on Elam Field at Shillito Park.
    This is a double elimination tournament. If Marion County wins, it will play again at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13. If Marion County loses, it will play at 4 p.m. Friday, July 12.

  • Going wrong

    Every golfer at some point has hit an errant shot off the tee, looked quizzically at his playing partners with arms out, and asked, “What did I do wrong?”
    Where did you learn to play the game?
    Who has influenced you?
    Who do you turn to help you with your problems?
    For most of us growing up in central Kentucky, formal lessons with a professional was not a consideration and we were pretty much self taught or turned to our friends for assistance.

  • Wet week could affect fishing...

    This 4th of July can be summed up in one word, wet!
    Sorta ruined everyone’s long weekend. Course I’m talking about some cookins’, some parties and some lake time.
    What it didn’t ruin was the reason July 4th isn’t just another date on the calendar. If ya don’t know what I’m talkin’ about, shame on you!

    With a solid week of rain we’re likely to see our lake levels on the rise. What does this mean to anglers?

  • Harness racing at the fair
  • High school volleyball tryouts...

    Tryouts for the Marion County High School volleyball team will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, July 15, at MCHS.
    Athletes must have a complete physical.
    Anyone with questions can contact Coach David Hibbard at david.hibbard@marion.kyschools.us.
     

  • All stars hope to play tonight...

    Last week’s rain caused major delays for local Little League all-star teams.

    The start of the state softball tournament was scheduled to start Sunday at North Laurel Little League in London, but field conditions delayed the start of the tournament until 6 p.m. Monday, July 8, for Marion County’s 11-12 softball all star team.

    Marion County’s 11-year-old baseball all stars are still trying to complete the 5th District tournament at South Hardin Little League in Elizabethtown.

  • 11-year-old baseball game...

    The Marion County 11-year-old baseball all-stars were scheduled to play Russell County tonight at South Hardin Little League in the 5th District baseball tournament, but that game has been postponed again.

    The 11-year-olds are the only Marion County baseball team still alive in the district tournament. Marion County has already lost once in the double-elimination tournament.

    The winner will advance to the championship round against Campbellsville, who has not yet lost in the tournament. 

  • Divine Equine

    Though school is out, it does not mean children can’t learn.
    The Horse Club, taught and led by Joseph Grant, Ruth Mackey and Scott Gardiner, allows children to learn about horses as well as increase their physical abilities as they learn how to bond with the equine species.
    So far, the children in attendance have worked on crafts, learned about saddles and other equipment, as well as how to interact with, ride and groom horses.

  • Little League round-up

    Marion County’s 9-10 softball all-stars finished their 2013 campaign as the 5th District runner-up.
    South Hardin proved to be Marion County’s nemesis, handing the local all-stars both of their losses in the double-elimination tournament. Marion County’s second loss to South Hardin came June 27 in the district championship, 7-1.
    In that game, Jenny Mattingly picked up Marion County’s only hit, while Maggie Overstreet scored the team’s only run.
    South Hardin scored its seven runs as a result of five Marion County errors.

  • Tournament winners

    This Marion County All Stars team won second place in the Whitney Roberts Memorial Tournament held in Lexington on June 20-21. Pictured are front row, from left, Leah Wright, Aubrey Knopp, Marybeth Overstreet, D’Asya Spalding, Gracie Benningfield, and Maggie Jo Benningfield; middle row, Lily Thompson, Jordan Browning, Brooklynne Bland, Emma Sullivan, Emily Clark, Charleigh Browning, and Alex Wheeler; and back row, Coaches Amanda Knopp, Tim Wright, Stacy Benningfield, and Renee Benningfield.