Chance Gillespie, son of Darren and Paula Gillespie of Lebanon, was selected for the first annual Tom Leach All-Resilient Team recently.
Gillespie is a junior at Marion County High School and is both a football and track athlete. The All-Resilient Team is made up of 19 male and female Kentucky high school athletes who have had to overcome great obstacles to play their sport. Adversities overcame by members of this team include injuries, disabilities, or health or family difficulties.
Marion County Little League
Rays 4 2 6 5 3 - 20
Red Sox 3 2 5 2 1 - 13
The Reds battered their way to improve to 5 -1. Lindsi Robbins’ three hits and three runs along with Caroline Buckman’s three runs and two RBIs led the Reds. Savannah Johnson reached base all four at bats with two hits and an RBI for the Red Sox.
The Marion County Lady Knights tennis team had an outstanding week of tennis, winning the Heartland Conference title on Monday of last week and beating John Hardin at home last Thursday. The doubles team of sophomores Madison Cassidy and Elyssa Holt took the title of Heartland Conference doubles champions for the second year in a row, while teammate Olivia Thompson ended as the singles runner-up in the tournament.
The Marion County Knights tennis team captured the Heartland Conference title and the victory over John Hardin with a week of spectacular play.
Marion County’s No. 1 singles player, Alex Spalding, became the singles champion of the tournament while teammate Ryker Cassidy took the runner-up spot after losing to Spalding in the final round. Marion County’s No. 1 doubles team of Jacob Burdette and Noah Swencki cruised to an undefeated Heartland Conference doubles crown.
The Marion County Knights baseball team managed to squeeze in two games at the end of last week after a rash of rainouts early in the week. The Knights played Taylor County on Friday and Shelby County on Saturday, both at Hourigan Field. Marion County came out of these two contests with a record of 1-1, taking their overall record to 7-8.