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Today's Sports

  • Mattingly wins Bike & Hike

    Marion County High School senior Matthew Mattingly recently signed on to run cross-country at Lindsey Wilson College. To celebrate, he went out and won his second consecutive 5K in Lebanon by winning the Bike & Hike 5K at Graham Memorial Park on Saturday.

    Mattingly also beat the field in September during the Ham Days Pokey Pig 5K.

    Mattingly finished the Bike & Hike in 23:16.15 after missing a turn earlier in the race. Despite the missed turn, he still finished first but added minutes to his finishing time.

  • Park expansion fields open for...

    A massive project came to fruition for the city and county last week as the first pitch was tossed at the new expansion baseball fields at Graham Memorial Park.

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw fired the first pitch off at the new fields Monday of last week and was followed by a pitch from Roscoe, the mascot for the Bowling Green Hot Rods minor league baseball team.

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  • At least 50 seek to replace...

    The end of the Tim Peterson era at Marion County High School has produced a large amount of interest in the boy's basketball coaching position.

    As of Sunday night, Marion County High School athletic director Stacey Hall said he's been contacted by at least 50 applicants with letters of interest and resumes since Peterson's departure in late February.

    The list hasn't been narrowed down to contenders yet, according to Hall.

  • Lady Knights named All-State

    Heading into their sophomore and junior seasons, the expectations are only getting higher for Makayla Epps, Kyvin Goodin-Rogers and Bre Elder.

    All three were named All-State by one or both the Associated Press and The Courier-Journal's All-State teams.

    Epps was named first team All-State by the AP and The Courier-Journal. Kyvin Goodin-Rogers was named first team All-State by The Courier-Journal and second team All-State by The Associated Press. Bre Elder was named third team All-State by The Courier-Journal.

    Was getting named All-State a goal for these girls?

  • Knights win four straight

    For the first time since 2008, the Marion County High School baseball team has won four straight games. Their recent streak has improved their record to 8-5 on the season.

    The 2008 season included five-game and a 10-game winning streaks. Last season the Knights had a hard time stringing together wins, never putting together more than three consecutive victories.

    The Knights played lights out last week, winning four games, including two crucial district match-ups and a border battle with Washington County.

  • Lady Knights split district games

    The Marion County High School softball team had an up and down week last week, dropping a game to district opponent Adair County but knocking off district power Taylor County at Taylor.

    The Lady Knights continue their anomaly of a season, having won all of their road games and none of their home games. After this week, the Lady Knights improved to 8-4.

    Green County 5, Marion County 4

    The Lady Knights lost yet another heart-breaker at home on Thursday.

  • Knights finish whirlwind of...

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  • Track Knights place well

    Marion County finished second in the boys' competition and third in the girls' competition on Tuesday of last week at Boswell Stadium.

    The boys scored 130.5 points and finished second behind Bardstown (208.5 points) in the field of nine teams. The girls scored 85 points and finished third behind Bardstown (174) and Taylor County (89.50) in the field of eight teams.

    Shana Litsey and Natavia Young turned in two of the Lady Knights best individual performances. Litsey won the long jump (14 feet, 8 inches), and Young won the triple jump (30 feet, 2.5 inches).

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