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Today's Sports

  • McElroy 'puts' in the...

    Tamyra McElroy is a quick study.

    The Marion County High School senior has only thrown in the shot put a handful of times yet she qualified for the state track meet a few weeks ago.

    Not only that, but the then junior finished 14th out of 23 athletes. Not bad for a newcomer.

    Lucky for track Head Coach Robby Peterson, he happened to walk by at the right time.

  • Little Sluggers

    Nearly 50 campers received instruction from the Marion County High School baseball staff and team last week during the 13th annual MCHS baseball camp.    

    Twenty-six campers from ages nine through 12 and 21 campers from ages six through eight learned how to field, play catch, run the bases and other fundamentals at Dave Hourigan Field.

  • Track awards announced

    The Marion County High School track team recently announced their end of season award winners.

    The season MVP, which is based on the athlete with the most points earned at meets through the year, went to Bryson Bell and Natavia Young.

    The Most Improved Awards went to Brooks Devine and Tamyra McElroy.

    The Hurdles Award went to Timmy Dawson and Jassmine Franklin.

    The Throws Award went to Tamyra McElroy and Dylan Caldwell.

    Earning the Jumps Award were Natavia Young and Kendal Taul.

  • Track team fares well at state

    A school record fell and Marion County High School was three inches away from crowning their first state champion after the KHSAA Class AA state track meet on Thursday.

    Jassmine Franklin was the star for the Lady Knights, breaking her own 100-meter hurdles record after setting it a week earlier.

    Franklin was also the early favorite to win the girl's high jump, coming in as the highest seed.

    "She had a pretty shot," Track Head Coach Robby Peterson said. "She's been fighting that ankle for half a season."

  • Lady Knights bow out to region...

    Marion County continued their sparkling postseason play but it wasn't enough to conquer eventual Fifth Region champs Green County on Tuesday of last week at Central Hardin.

    The Marion County High School softball team trailed 2-0 heading into the top of the seventh inning. Green County sophomore pitcher Kasey Estes, who hurled a perfect game in the first round, was nearly unhittable against the Lady Knights.

    Allison Mattingly and Evan Thompson finally solved Estes and reached base to begin the inning. With runners at second and third and two outs, Coco May went to bat.

  • Softball awards announced

    Marion County High School Softball Head Coach Trent Milby recently announced the softball team award winners.

    Junior Allye Hamilton took home the Pitcher of the Year award, the Coaches award and the Most Improved award.

    Hamilton also led the team in wins (12) and strikeouts (114).

    Tiffany Sapp led the team in walks drawn (17), runs scored (29) and stolen bases (24).

    Ann Morgan Reynolds led the team in batting average (.414), on base percentage (.513) and singles (35).

  • Knights bow out of district...

    Marion County High School spotted Taylor County nine runs in four innings before mounting a near miracle comeback before losing 9-7 in the first round of the 20th District baseball tournament on Monday of last week at Taylor County High School.

    The Knights had a revolving door on the mound, trying three different pitchers before finally settling on junior Paul Spalding.

  • Sports briefs

    Wheatley wins at Ponderosa Speedway Exciting racing action kicked off the 2010 Memorial Day holiday weekend at Ponderosa and Jason Wheatley of Loretto won his first Clayton Homes UMP Modified feature race of 2010. The 20-lap Clayton Homes UMP modified feature race would also be caution free as Wheatley would be challenged early on by Bryan Barber, with Barber making one last run on the final lap at Wheatley for the win, but Wheatley would nip Barber by a car length to take the victory. Barber would settle for second after also battling with J.T.

  • MCHS sends 19 to state track meet

    According to Head Coach Robby Peterson, the Marion County High School track team has quietly had a successful season. Their quiet success has resulted in a large number of members qualifying for the state track and field championship.

    Last season, Peterson sent five competitors to state but this year he dwarfed that number and the school record for most athletes sent to the state meet. The previous most sent to state was in 1994, when the school sent 16 competitors to state.

  • District champs

    Good defense and impeccable pitching helped the Marion County High School softball team end Taylor County's six-year run as 20th District softball tournament champions.

    The Lady Knights defense backed up Allye Hamilton on the mound to win the championship 4-0 against Taylor County on Tuesday of last week at Campbellsville High School.

    Marion County 4, Taylor County 0

    Hamilton struck out three batters and gave up three hits and no runs from the mound.