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Today's Sports

  • Knights bow out

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  • Peterson fired as boy's...

    After swirling rumors for at least the last two seasons, Marion County High School administrators fired Tim Peterson as the boy's basketball head coach on Friday.

    Peterson, who has been under heavy scrutiny over several seasons, wasn't shocked at the decision.

    "I had a feeling back in the middle of January. Things weren't going well and we couldn't pull out of our skid," Peterson said. "From then on out I was just trying to turn it around."

  • Mother Nature messes with tryouts

    For the first time in his coaching career at Marion County, baseball Head Coach Chad Spalding had to cancel try outs last week due to snow.

    In 14 years, snow has never messed with baseball tryouts.

    Due to the set backs, Spalding still had one day of tryouts earlier this week.

    "Lack of gym availability makes it tough to finish up try outs. We want to give the kids a fair chance," Spalding said.

    Spalding said he'd rather see the players show off their skills outdoors but the weather has been a deciding factor.

  • Knights skid into postseason

    A promising start to the regular season ended Saturday night at Bryan Station as the Marion County Knights lost their fourth in a row and their 15th in the last 17 games.

    Knights senior Austin Spalding missed three of the last four games, all of which the Knights struggled. Junior Kendrick Knopp, one of the state's best three point shooters, also missed the East Jessamine game.

  • Spalding makes All Region

    Marion County senior Austin Spalding capped off a solid season by being selected to the 16-member All Region team.

    Spalding joins Fifth Region stars such as Bryton Taylor, Deshawn Curtis, Kyle Sandusky, Roosevelt Emerson and James Berry on the list.

    Campbellsville cleaned up this year with senior Bryton Taylor earning Player of the Year honors and Tim Davis winning the Coach of the Year award.

    Spalding finished the regular season averaging 16.4 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.

     

  • Lady Knights win first round...

    The Marion County Lady Knights defeated North Hardin, 59-38, in the first round of the Fifth Region tournament Monday night.

    Marion County will play Green County at 5 p.m. Central time (6 p.m. Eastern) Friday at Hart County. Green County defeated Bardstown, 63-49, in their first-round game.

  • Lady Knights grab two key wins

    Marion County received two much needed tests last week before entering postseason play this week.

    A highly touted match up against Mercy Academy at the Roby Dome brought fans out in droves while a grudge match against Nelson County proved to be a second half slugfest.

    The Lady Knights opened up 20th District tournament play on Tuesday against Campbellsville. If they won that game they will play in the finals at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Campbellsville.

    Marion County 69, Mercy 53

  • JV and freshman finish up

    The Marion County boy's junior varsity and freshman basketball teams recently finished out there seasons.

    The junior varsity finished with an 11-11 record while the freshman ended up with a 7-6 record.

    Marion County 56, LaRue County 49

    The junior varsity Knights closed out the season with a win at LaRue County on Friday night. Josh Brockman led the way with 18 points and Jared Vaughn chipped in 14 as the Knights used a big fourth quarter to maintain control.

    Marion 20 13 13 10 - 56

    LaRue 10 9 15 15 - 49

  • Lady Knights barrel towards...

    One regular season game stands between the Lady Knights and their quest for postseason perfection.

    Marion County hosts Nelson County on Friday at 7:30 p.m. to end the regular season. Nelson County (14-9) features a healthy Samantha Drake, one of the top players in the region and state.

    Since Nelson County star senior Samantha Drake was a freshman, the Cards and the Lady Knights have played seven times. Marion County has won four of those games - two at home, one at Nelson County and one on a neutral site.

  • Knights beat border rival

    The Marion County Knights knocked off Washington County last week and lost a fourth quarter lead to drop a second game against Nelson County. They look to gain momentum in the final week of the regular season if the weather permits.

    Marion County 49, Washington County 39

    The Knights survived an inside attack in the second half to hold on for a 10-point win over border rival Washington County at home on Friday.