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Today's Sports

  • Tee time: Erasing the nightmares

    By Dennis George
    Guest columnist

    What a week it has been!
    Just days after Kris Jenkins’ shot to win the NCAA championship game for Villanova and erase the heartbreak of Christian Laettner’s dagger into the hearts of Kentucky fans as one of the great shots of all-time, Jordan Speith’s collapse on the back nine of The Masters may top Greg Norman’s meltdown in the 1996 tournament.
    And never has it been so true that “The Masters doesn’t really begin until the back nine on Sunday.”

  • The Game Plan - April 13, 2016

    April 14
    BASEBALL
    Knights vs. Adair Co.

    TENNIS
    Knights at Taylor Co.

    April 15
    BASEBALL
    Knights at John Hardin

    April 16
    BASEBALL
    Knights vs. DuPont Manual

    SOFTBALL
    Lady Knights at Lady Bear Classic

    TENNIS
    Knights at St. X

    April 17
    TENNIS
    Knights at Heartland Conference Tourney

    April 18

  • National champions

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    The 2016 NCAA National Championship Game was a thriller, whose outcome was decided at the horn when Kris Jenkins nailed a buzzer beater to give the Villanova Wildcats a 77-74 victory. I've seen my share of buzzer beaters, but that didn't make Jenkins' buzzer beater any less amazing or memorable. I honestly think Jenkins' buzzer beater will go down as memorable.

  • Remember, a turkey can see ya...

    Coming up this weekend is the opening of our 2016 spring turkey hunting season - ending date is May 8. As in years past you can take two birds but only one per day … and they both have to be gobblers (male turkeys).
    Most gobblers have beards but there are cases where you’ll find a hen (female turkey) with a beard - sorta like the bearded lady at the circus.
    You shouldn’t stalk a turkey. If you know a turkey’s travel route after fly down (when they fly off their roost) set up to intercept them.

  • Lady Knights win Hart County...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    The Marion County Lady Knights began play in the Hart County Invitational with a 6-4 win against the Edmonson County Lady Cats on April 9.
    The Lady Knights, who advanced to the semifinals with the win, notched three runs in the first inning and held the Lady Cats at bay. Kylie Benningfield went 2-4 from the plate and recorded three RBIs. Haley Mattingly struck out eight batters she faced and was named player of the game.

  • Vaught’s Views: Former Wildcat...

    By Larry Vaught

    After Gonzaga got beat in the NCAA Tournament, former Wildcat Kyle Wiltjer thought he would just come back to Kentucky to visit former teammates and friends.
    Instead, his trip turned into an autograph tour across the state that drew plenty of UK fans as well as media members wanting to talk to him about his two years with the Wildcats.
    Wiltjer admits his story is "interesting" because his transfer worked out well for him as well as Kentucky. Wiltjer was part of UK's 2012 national title team.

  • Silver Division Conference...

    The St. Charles Middle School seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams became silver division conference champions recently

  • Let's play ball!
  • LMS makes it to Kentucky...
  • Knights face Nelson County in...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    The Marion County Knights hit the tennis courts on March 28 against the Nelson County Cardinals.
    The boys team fell in their matches 3-2, while the girls lost their match 5-0.
    For the boys, Marion County lost two singles matches and then secured a default. In doubles, Marion County secured a victory with a team consisting of Colby Hood and Diego Reyes. They won the match 6-3 and 6-4. The other doubles team consisting of Bryce Spalding and Louis Obata lost 3-6 and 6-7.