Today's Sports

  • Skate park?

    Two weeks ago, I wrote a story on some local skateboarders, Michael Truitt and his son, Jackson. 

    I wanted to do the story for several reasons, the biggest one being that I think skateboarding is cool. Probably the second biggest reason is because I had a chance to feature a unique sport.

  • Knights present baseball awards

     On June 1, the Marion County Knights baseball team hosted its annual end of the year awards banquet. Senior pitcher Joey Costello swept the banquet taking three awards, including MVP.  Below is a list of all the players who received awards: 

    MVP - Joey Costello

    Stolen bases - Joey Costello

    Hitting award - Jeremy Morris

    Fielding award - outfield, Joe Ben Curtis; Infield, Mason Gadberry

  • Be careful with the big bass

     I heard a very disturbing story the other day. When talking to a potential member of our Puddle Jumpers I mentioned we’d be fishing Spurlington Lake.

    The guy asked if there were any big bass left in the lake. I told him I saw an 8 to 10 pounder in the shallows last year, but didn’t catch it! Also told him one of our Puddle Jumper anglers, Michael Veatch, caught a monster out of there last year.

  • Soap Box racing champions

     Callie Elder, right, won the Stock division, and Lawson Elder won the Super Stock division at the All-American Soap Box Derby Local Race in Owensboro. They will compete in the All-American Soap Box Derby World Championship in Akron, Ohio in July. Thomas and Raley Backhoe and Bell Machine and Fabrication provided support for the Elders. Their parents are Chad and Karen Elder of Loretto. Their grandparents are Larry and Mary Catherine Elder.

  • Donation for Edlin

    On June 16, the Loretto Youth League gathered together on their last day of games to present a plaque along with $300 raised for Kyle Edlin. Unfortunately, Edlin was unable to attend the meeting, though spirits were still high for him. 

    Shown are the various teams of the youth league who renamed themselves after Edlin. They stopped to pose on the baseball field with Edlin’s plaque and the money they collected. 

  • Braves win 8U division

     The Lebanon Car World Braves finished the regular season 12-2 and won the tournament, putting their overall record at 15-2 in the Marion County Little League 8U baseball division. Front row (from left): Drew Morgan, Wesley Followell, Bailey Followell, Eli Walton, Aiden Mudd and Austin Wise. Middle row: Jaden Hawkins, Brady Hutchins, Evan Brown, Timothy Bland and Alexis Martinez. Back row: Assistant Coach Brad Hutchins, Head Coach J.R. Followell and Bookkeeper Otha Allen.

  • Linescores, June 25

     Marion County Little League Softball 

    June  3 

    Rangers  101  0 -   2

    Yankees  475 4 -  20

    Grace Famer and Leah Wright each scored four times to lead the Yankees.  For the Rangers, Alexis Wheeler had two hits in the losing effort.


  • 12 SCC programs earn team...

     The St. Catharine College Athletic Department is proud to announce that 12 of its athletic programs have received the NAIA Scholar Team Award. The reward requires that said team receives a GPA of 3.0 for the 2013-2014 year. 

    The teams and their GPA’s are as follows:

    Women’s bowling, 3.75

    Women’s track and field, 3.65

    Swimming, 3.59

  • Karate Jade

    Shorin ryu.
    According to Wikipedia, it is one of the oldest forms of karate there is. But while the martial art might be old, it certainly doesn’t mean the young can’t practice it.
    Jade Elder, 10, has been practicing shorin ryu since she was eight-years-old. She got her start when her Papa, Bobby Morgeson, introduced her to the sport.
    “He was probably a green belt or a purple belt when he asked me if I wanted to do karate,” Elder said. “So I said yeah.”

  • Summer fire

    Cutting through the summer heat, the Marion County Lady Knights took on some extra-curricular games last week when they competed in the Team Competition Camp hosted at the University of Kentucky on June 12 and in a tournament hosted at Lindsey Wilson College on June 14.
    The Lady Knights won four out of five matches at UK, which featured teams from Kentucky and one from West Virginia.
    Following UK, the Lady Knights traveled south to take two wins against Leslie County and Hickman at LWC while falling in two sets to Allen Central.