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Today's Sports

  • All-Stars make history

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  • Boys eliminated after pool play

    Marion County faced a win or go home situation on Monday of last week against South London at the 9-and-10-year-old Little League state tournament.

    The All-Stars' bats never woke up as they lost 3-0 in a defensive battle. The loss would eliminate them from the tournament after pool play.

    Marion County could only manage two hits, a single by Trent Farmer in the first and a double in the sixth, against South London's pitching staff.

  • 9-10 All-Stars take second in...

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  • Elder competes on Pepsi Junior...

    More than 50 junior golfers from all over the state made a stop at Rosewood Golf Course on Tuesday of last week to compete on the Pepsi Junior Golf Tour.

    Among those golfers was Marion County’s Joseph Elder, whose home course in Rosewood.

    Elder shot a 46 on the front nine in the steady rain to finish ninth in the boys’ 15-and-16-year-old division. He is currently ranked No. 13 in the overall points standings in his age division.

  • 9-10 baseball team still alive...

    After winning one and losing one in pool play, the Marion County 9-and-10-year-old baseball All-Stars were still in the hunt for the Little League State Tournament championship as of Sunday, July 18.

    Three North Oldham pitchers combined for a one-hitter against the Marion

    County 9-and-10-year-old Little League All-Star team as three first inning runs proved just enough as Oldham edged Marion 3-2 in the second round of pool play in the Kentucky State Tournament Sunday in Harlan following a nearly two-hour rain delay.

  • Marion County softball teams...

    Marion County softball produced two second-place teams in the 2010 state tournament.

    Thursday, July 22, Marion County's 9-10 team and its 11-12 team were both defeated by the respective state champions in their divisions.

    The 9-10 team lost to East Daviess. East Daviess was the only team to get a win over Marion County in the 9-10 division.

    In the 11-12 division, Marion County fell to South Shore.

    Look for more on the state softball tournaments in the July 28 print edition.

  • Lebanon loses President's...

    After dominating last year and claiming the President’s Cup, this year the Lebanon Country Club (LCC) lost a tight one to Springfield’s finest during the last match Sunday at the Lebanon course.

    Springfield defeated Lebanon 16 to 14 to take the trophy back to Lincoln Homestead State Park. Had Lebanon won their last match and tied the score at 15-15, they would have retained the Cup from last year.

    Lebanon started the tournament down 2.5 to 3.5 after the better ball round at Springfield on Saturday.

  • 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.