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Today's Sports

  • Puddle Jumpers are ready

     While I’m thinking about it, a few weeks ago, in response to requests made, we changed our Puddle Jumper rules to allow any boat to be used. The only stipulation is that a gas engine cannot be attached to the boat. Other rules remain as stated.

    So, for those of you who wanted to fish the Puddle Jumpers, where are you?

    Our next Puddle Jumper tournament will be Saturday, July 19, on McDougal Lake in Larue County. Launch time will be at 6 a.m. with a noon weigh-in.

  • Softball: Playing for Kyle

    On June 27 and 28, the Dereck Hutchins Memorial Tournament was held for the second time in Loretto. 

    Teams did battle in the heat this year in memory of Hutchins, though all of the proceeds went to benefit Kyle Edlin, who lost his leg in a tragic accident earlier this year. 

  • British Soccer Camp

    Children from Marion and Washington counties hit the soccer fields on Fairgrounds Road on June 23-27 for the Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp. Participants challenged not only their bodies as they played soccer and worked on techniques, but their minds and artistic skills as well. They answered trivia questions and even colored different countries’ flags. They also learned to respect their peers and their teachers.

  • Cheerleading camp

     The Marion County High School cheerleaders are working hard this summer to prepare for the upcoming season. They recently participated in a stunt clinic with former UK cheerleader Corey Brown. The cheerleaders are also doing yoga with Jennifer Lawson and cardio with Autria Calhoun each week.

  • Little League, July 2
  • Two softball teams win district

     Marion County All-Stars 9-10 and 11-12 softball teams both won district titles and will advance to the Kentucky State Little League All Star tournament in Springfield. State play will begin Sunday, July 6, at Idle Hour Park.

    Meanwhile, in Lexington, the eight and under team placed fourth in the 8U Whitney Roberts Memorial Tournament. Scores were not available for the eight and under team.

    11-12  Softball

  • Marion County’s All-Americans

    Nothing spells American culture like sports. 

    From hot dogs and cold sodas, to rivalry and sportsmanship, sports like basketball, football and baseball are engraved in the American spirit.

    Sometimes, great athletes grow out of that spirit, and this is a story of two in the making.

  • 2014 Little League all-star...

     Marion County Little League has announced its 2014 all-star teams.

    11-12-year-old boys

    Ryan Lee Hayes, Owen Mattingly, Dawson McCarty, Mason Sullivan, Davis Rafferty, Dalton Sallee, Parker Barnett, Jamison Epps, Chase Miles, Cade Thompson, Randall Mattingly and Will Fowler.

    11-12-year-old girls

  • 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