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Today's Sports

  • 9-10 girls win first two games...

    After two days of pool play, the Marion County 9-and-10-year-old softball All-Stars were one win away from playing in the Little League State Championship.

    The young ladies took care of their opponents in a business-like manner on Saturday by winning 5-1 against North Oldham and on Sunday by winning 10-1 against South London in Franklin.

    Marion County 5, North Oldham 1

    Known for their softball pedigree, North Oldham was shocked early on by Marion County’s pitching and defense.

  • 11-12 All-Stars split first two...

    After knocking off a pesky Lexington Fast Pitch team on Saturday, the Marion County 11-and-12-year-old softball All-Stars lost an 8-7 heartbreaker to South Shore on Sunday to send them to the loser’s bracket.

    Assistant Coach Todd Spalding said the team was up 7-4 with two outs and two strikes in the bottom of the sixth inning when South Shore reeled off four straight hits to come from behind to win 8-7.

    Marion County 8, Lexington Fast Pitch 7

  • 11-12 state softball tournament...

    This is the basic schedule for the 11-12 year old Kentucky State Little League softball tournament, which is being held in Franklin July 17-23.

    Saturday, July 17

    Game One - Marion County plays Lexington Fast Pitch at 10 a.m.

    Game Two - North Oldham plays the district four champion at noon.

    Sunday, July 18

    Game 3 - At 2 p.m., Stan Spence will play the winner of the Marion County/Lexington Fast Pitch game.

    Game 4 - At 4 p.m., Franklin-Simpson plays the winner of the North Oldham/district four champion game.

  • Marion County softball teams...

    After two days of competition, both Marion County softball teams are alive at the state tournament in Franklin.

    On Sunday, the 9-10 girls won their second game of the tournament, defeating South London, 10-1. The 9-10 girls from Marion County won their first round game against North Oldham, 5-1.

    The 9-10 girls are scheduled to play again at 4 p.m. Monday in the finals of the winners bracket. This is a double-elimination tournament.

    In the 11-12 tournament, Marion County started well, but lost its second game Sunday.

  • 9-10 state softball tournament...

    This is the basic schedule for the 9-10 year old Kentucky State Little League softball tournament, which is being held in Franklin July 17-23.

    Saturday, July 17

    Game One - Knott County plays Lewis County at 10 a.m.

    Game Two - Marion County plays North Oldham at noon in the second game that day.

    Sunday, July 18

    Game 3 - At 2 p.m., East Daviess County will play the winner of the Knott County/Lewis County game.

    Game 4 - At 4 p.m., the North Oldham/Marion County winner will play the district four champion.

  • CKTS Host Brent Cochrane Meet

    The CKTS were host of the Brent Cochrane swim meet in Campbellsville on June 26-27. The CKTS swim team finished fourth with 886 points. Other teams attending were Georgetown-Scott County, TNT of Frankfort, Bluegrass Swim Team of Versailles, SKY of Bowling Green and PAC of Paducah.

    "Our kids swam well," said Coach Mike Carey. "I was especially pleased with the performance of our new swimmers in their first US Swim Meet."

    The next meet for the swimmers will be the Bluegrass State Games in Lexington on July 24-25.

  • Borders & Company win Member...

    New kings were crowned at the fifth annual Rosewood Golf Course Member Guest Tournament on Sunday.

    Chad Borders, Doc Howard, Mark White and Dave French finished with a net 37 under on the tournament to claim first place overall.

    Dawna Kelch, Ben Smith, Bob Smith and John Turner finished second overall at 32 under. Claiming third overall were Adam Gootee, Nick Rogers, Jay Grundy and Joseph Elder with a net 29 under. They recovered from a 12th place start from the first day of play.

  • All-Stars fall

    The Marion County 11-and-12-year-old All-Stars didn't survive pool play at the District 5 Little League tournament at South Hardin last week.

    The All-Stars won two games and lost two games and claimed fifth place. They slipped a spot and missed the elimination round due to the amount of runs given up in pool play.

    Score books from the event were not provided as of press time.

     

  • On to state

    On a field that could have came out of the movie "Field of Dreams," the Marion County 9-and-10-year-old All Stars dreams came true on a hot Sunday afternoon at South Hardin.

    Surrounded by cornfields on all sides, South Hardin built a baseball complex and the Marion County All-Stars came to play.

    The locals squeezed by Washington County 6-5 in an extra inning thriller.

    Trent Farmer sent the game into extra innings when he caught a Washington County runner in a run down between second and third, sending the Marion County dugout into a frenzy.

  • All-Stars move on to state

    Marion County's 11-and-12-year-old All-Stars advanced to the state tournament by finishing the district tournament undefeated after pool play and two tournament style games. The All-Stars punched their ticket to Franklin for the state tournament on Sunday at Graham Memorial Park with an 11-8 win over Russell County.

    The All-Stars begin play on July 17 at Franklin. More details will be reported in next week's edition.

    Marion County 11, Russell County 8