The Marion County fifth-grade traveling basketball team won the championship at the Central Hardin Hoop Classic on Nov. 19-20 in Elizabethtown, defeating Owensboro, New Albany and finally the BC Swish in the championship game.
The Marion County Knights soccer team held their annual awards banquet on Monday of last week, with numerous players taking home honors due to their performances both on and off the field for the 2011 season.
John Southall won the Best Offensive Award, while Alex Smith took home the Best Defensive Award. Satchel Tatum received the Coaches Award, while Jared Wheatley and Jordan Mattingly won the 110 percent Award. The Team Scholars Award went to Michael and Joey Costello, and Noah Swencki received the All-Conference Award.
The Marion County Lady Knights volleyball team held their annual awards banquet at Marion County High School Tuesday of last week. Several players earned awards for their efforts and performances throughout the 2011 season.
Statistical awards were first given out at the awards banquet, starting with Most Aces in a Season. Shakyra Young won this award with 86 on the season.
The Knights traveled to Southern High School in Louisville Saturday for their final preseason scrimmage. The freshman, junior varsity, and varsity teams were all in action.
“Our efforts were much improved over last week,” Head Coach Montrelle Irvin said. “We have to continue to play hard and out work our opponents. Our defense makes our offense go. If we can control the boards and limit our turnovers, we will be fine.”
In the first ranking of the top 25 teams in Kentucky that came out Thursday, the Lady Knights find themselves in familiar territory. For the majority of the past couple of seasons, Marion County has been ranked in the top 10, and finds themselves in the No. 2 spot in the preseason rankings. The No. 1 ranked team is DuPont Manual, the team that sent Marion County home from last year’s state tournament.
The 7th and 8th grade Lebanon Middle School girls basketball teams played in the state championship games at Lexington Christian Academy Sunday. The 7th grade team took on Mason County while the 8th grade team played Elkhorn Middle School.
In the first game of the morning, the Lebanon Middle School 7th grade team was able to defeat Mason County. The Lady Patriots held a 12-5 lead at halftime, and never looked back as they scored 11 points in each of the third and fourth quarters. Lebanon Middle School won by a final score of 34-25, taking home the state championship title.