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Today's Sports

  • Football program seeking...

    Marion County High School and the varsity football team are seeking sponsorships for its upcoming Pigskin Classic at John J. Boswell Field.

    The Knights will face defending 4A state champions Bell County.

    Following that game will be a match up between the John Hardin Bulldogs and the Madison Central Indians.

    Sponsorships ranging from $20 to $1,000 and over receive season tickets plus many other extras. Anyone with questions or wishing to donate can contact Stacey Hall at (859) 265-6059.

     

  • Cornhole Classic

    Dustin Mattingly tries to help his team come from behind to win in the second round of the third annual Central Kentucky Cornhole Classic at Centre Square.

  • Epps' Camp

    Former MCHS and UK basketball player Anthony Epps led young players in drills last week at Epps' youth camp at Lebanon Middle School. Twenty-three campers took part in the three-day event.

  • Q & A with former athlete...

    Alan George is a 2001 graduate of Marion County High School. He is currently the assistant sports information director at the University of Notre Dame.   What sports did you play while you were at MCHS? What positions?

    I caught passes from Scott Higdon and sacked quarterbacks with David Knopp as a four-year member of the football team. It was also my pleasure to watch Marlis Scott school opponents on the hardwood night after night from the best seat in the house - right next to Danny Marks and Josh McKay.

  • Girls’ golf looks to...

    Never mind their youth, these girls have experience.

    Girls’ golf Head Coach Danny McFall lost no players to graduation from a team that contended for the region last year and sent Olivia Carrico to the state tournament as an individual qualifier.

    "I think we'll have a good season this year.  Last year we finished third in the region. We were right there in the top two and I thought we were going to make it. We surprised a lot of people in that regional tournament," McFall said.

  • Simpson gets the nod

    A former hard-nosed head coach recently got the nod to be inducted into the Greater Louisville Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

    Tommy Simpson, former Marion County High School football Head Coach and member of the University of Kentucky's famous "Thin Thirty", was inducted on July 19 at the Legends Kickoff Dinner.

    "I knew about it a week before hand. I thought it was a joke they were pulling on me. Then the head person in Louisville called and I knew it was serious," Simpson said.

  • Girls come home empty handed

    The Marion County 11-12-year-old Little League softball All-Stars made a solid run at winning the state tournament but wound up falling short of the title.  

    The team defeated Prestonsburg, 14-4, July 21 and defeated South London, 5-4, July 22. The All-Stars went 4-0 in pool play and clinched the number one seed going into elimination play.

    Their win set them up with a semifinal showdown with Ashland American Friday in Prestonsburg. A win would have sent them to the championship game.

  • Lady Knights about to dig in

    According to Marion County High School volleyball Head Coach David Hibbard, the 2009 edition of the Marion County High School Volley Knights will be competitive and exciting to watch. He said the Knights will be a cohesive unit that scraps and plays great team defense in defense of their district crown.

  • Play Ball
  • Boys’ golf looks...

    Freddie Leathers doesn't mince words when it comes to what he thinks of this year's boys golf team.

    "This is probably the strongest team I've had since my first year. I think it is the best team I've ever had," Leathers said.

    Leathers' tenure as coach dates back to 1987 and includes 13 seasons as head of the program.

    His first team included Matthew Garrett, Todd Abell, Travis George and Chris Bradshaw. They finished second in the region.