Today's Sports

  • 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

  • 9-10 All-Stars breeze to state

    The Marion County 9-and-10-year-old girls softball All-Stars swept through opponents with ease on their way to a state tournament berth in Franklin.

    Marion County beat Burkesville 7-1 in the final at Graham Memorial Park to earn their bid to the state tournament.

    The locals beat Washington County 11-1 in the semi-finals.

    In pool play, Marion County won all three games in four innings. They beat Washington County 12-2, South Hardin 16-0 and Adair County 21-0.

  • Games shows she still has game

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  • Payne resigns as soccer coach

    After three seasons, Marion County High School Girls' Soccer Head Coach Neil Payne is moving on.

    Payne recently accepted a head coaching position at Montgomery County High School, where he will also be a special education teacher.

  • Robbins takes over as OC

    After handing the keys to Craig Yeast last season, Marion County High School Football Head Coach Jeff Robbins will call the offensive plays from the sideline this season.

    Craig Yeast confirmed that he has accepted a coaching position with

    Washington County High School. He indicated he will not be the primary play caller on offense but will have plenty of input. He also said he was very comfortable with the offense since he has played in it before.

    At press time, Yeast still held his position as an aide at Marion

  • Dirt Bowl

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  • Local teams start hot

    After two games in the Little League softball district tournament at Graham Memorial Park, Marion County is sitting pretty.

    On Saturday, Marion County's 9-and-10-year-old All-Stars took it to Burkesville, beating the visiting team 15-5 in a display of dominance.

    The 11-and-12-year-old All-Stars followed suit, beating Albany 14-4 to begin pool play.

    In their second game of pool play, the 9-and-10-year-olds continued their strong play with a 15-2 drubbing of Washington County. They finished Sunday afternoon with two wins and no losses in pool play.

  • Wilcher and Gibson win Member...

    The Lebanon Country Club hosted their member guest tournament on Saturday and Sunday with Bobby Wilcher and Gary Gibson winning the overall tournament.

    Wilcher and Gibson shot a 63 on Saturday and were four strokes behind leaders Jerry Reynolds and Ed Dennison.

    On Sunday, the duo shot the day's lowest score at 98 for a combined score of 162.

    The tournament consisted of four rounds of nine holes each.