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Today's Sports

  • Knights among Elite Eight

    The last time LaRue County and Marion County played each other, the Knights pulled away in the second half after a nip and tuck first half.

    This time after the dust settled the Knights were up 28-0 with four minutes to go in the half. So much for the rematch.

    Marion County High School was hitting on all cylinders in their 41-14 win over district rival LaRue in the second round of the Class AAAA playoffs Friday at John J. Boswell Field.

  • Mattingly finishes strong

    Matthew Mattingly conquered the hills of the Kentucky Horse Park to place in the top 60 runners in the state in his class.

    Mattingly, a senior, finished 56th out of 232 runners in the KHSAA Class AA state cross-country meet on Saturday in Lexington with a time of 18 minutes and 29 seconds to accomplish his goal of making it to state.

    "I was really wanting to get into the 17's but those hills make you run out of gas," Mattingly said after the race. "Plus with all those people it's kind of like NASCAR."

  • Knights face athletic Western...

    The Knights travel to Western High School on Friday night. Kick off is set for 7:30 p.m. in the region championship game. The winner advances to the state semi final at Western Kentucky University to face either Lone Oak (12-0) or Allen County - Scottsville (11-0).

    A caravan will be leaving from the new Kroger at 5:30 p.m. on Friday night. Those wishing to paint car windows should arrive early.

    Western High School (7-5) may have a lower win percentage than Marion County High School (10-2) but they still hold home field advantage on Friday night.

  • Several Knights named to all-...

    Marion County High School senior Dylan Peterson became the second Knight in the last two seasons to at least share a piece of the District Player of the Year recently.

    Last season Eric Miles was co-player of the year with North Bullitt's Dalton Cissell. This year Peterson claims the honor by himself.

    Several of his teammates were named to the all-district team. The Knights have loaded the all-district team for the past three seasons.   

  • Lady Knights named to All Region...

    Recently two Marion County High School girls soccer players were named to the 15th Region regular season all-region team. Senior Christan Montgomery was named first team all-region while freshman Makayla Epps was named second team all-region.

    Montgomery got the nod because of her defensive skills, often times serving as a brick wall in front of the goal as the Lady Knights goalie. She took a barrage of shots against Boyle County early in the season as the Lady Knights lost in respectable fashion.

  • Mattingly earns a trip to state

    Finally, his time came. Marion County High School senior Matthew Mattingly finally achieved a goal he's had for two years by qualifying for the state cross country meet on Saturday during the region meet.

    Mattingly finished seventh out of 78 runners to qualify.

    "He was a shoe in last year but he pulled a hamstring. He's really been working hard," Cross Country Head Coach Sherbie King said. "His goal this year was to go to state. I told him before the meet he had to at least get in the top 10."

  • LaRue looks for revenge

    Revenge is never sweeter than in the playoffs.

    Friday night the LaRue County Hawks (7-4) hope to avenge a 33-7 home loss earlier this season to the Marion County Knights (9-2).

    "They have a lot of emotion, you can tell on video. It's going to be a knock down drag out I think," Knights Head Coach Jeff Robbins said.

    The Hawks are also looking to get a win against Robbins, who is 4-0 against LaRue County while serving as head coach for the Knights.

  • Knights set school record for...

    A slow start didn't stop Marion County High School (9-2) from nearly hitting the 70-point mark Friday night against Breckinridge County High School (3-8) in the first round of the Class AAAA playoffs at John J. Boswell Field. It didn't stop them from setting the school record for longest winning streak at nine games either.

    Breckinridge led the Knights 14-7 early in the second quarter, shocking everyone in attendance. The Tigers passing game especially looked sharp.

  • Snagging the flag

    Chase McGuire, left, and Darren O'Bryan, right, of the Broncos try to snag the flag of a Washington County player on Tuesday night during the flag football division championship game.

    The Broncos won 21-20 in a thriller at Centre Square. They finished the season undefeated.

  • Golf award winners announced

    The girls’ and boys’ golf team award winners were recently announced at the golf banquet for Marion County High School.

    Both teams enjoyed success this season while earning respect in their regions and throughout the state. The boy's team fell in the region meet while the girl's finished runner up in the region and made a team appearance in the state tournament.

    Hayley Abell was named most valuable player for the girl's squad while Tommy Carrico took home the honor for the boys.