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Today's Sports

  • Home run lifts Adair past Lady...

    Experience trumped all in the Marion County High School Lady Knights softball team's season ending defeat.

    Adair County High School senior Jessica Young stepped up and broke a 4-4 tie in the bottom of the sixth inning by blasting a ball into centerfield. The ball topped the fence and bounced over.

    Centerfielder Tiffany Sapp's best efforts couldn't prevent the home run as she collided with the fence and lay on the field for several minutes before hopping up, cuts oozing blood down her leg.

  • Baseball staff has it covered

    Chad Spalding could field a baseball team with his coaching staff. And that's just the way he likes it.

    Marion County High School's baseball team currently has a staff of nine coaches, including Spalding, taking care of all the varsity, junior varsity, freshman and middle school age players.

    "I went from one staff member coaching with me early on with eight now. We're now up to 45 kids," he said. "Back then, it was 20. When we did infield practice, everybody was an infielder. I left exhausted. Now I leave with a lot more energy."

  • Knights head into postseason

    The Marion County Knights finished off a hot week by running into a solid Mercer County High School team that featured a high velocity hurler.

    The Knights finish the season 14-10, which guarantees they will finish the season with a winning record.

    "This is great for those seniors. They've been part of some decent baseball teams and we like to see them go out like this," Knights Head Coach Chad Spalding said.

  • Lancers lose to Thunder

    True to form, the Lebanon Lancers hit the road after a thrilling home victory last week only to lose a tight game against a team they previously beat. It seems home court advantage is extremely critical during league play for the Lancers.

    Luckily for the locals, the Lancers will be hosting the playoffs and the championship game at the Roby Dome.

    After defeating the Northern Kentucky Thunder 100-95 in overtime last week at the Roby Dome, the Lancers fell 89-87 to the Thunder this week on the road.

  • Lady Knights look to capture...

    The Marion County High School Lady Knights look to capture the 20th District title or at least earn a berth to the region tournament this week in Adair County.

    The Lady Knights (18-16) are coming off a solid week to head into district play.

    Ashley Walls pitched a one-hit gem from the mound against Caverna (1-22), completing an inning by throwing nine straight strikes.

    The Lady Knights controlled the game and ended it in five innings. The Lady Knights won 10-0 at Talley Field last Tuesday.

  • Track stars head to state

    While some of Marion County's track stars went about business as usual, there were some surprise entries that qualified for the state meet.

    The Marion County High School girls and boys track team will send five participants to the state meet on Friday and Saturday of this week. All events will be held at Owsley Frazier Cardinal Park at the University of Louisville.  

    All state bound athletes qualified in field events. The girls 4 x 100-meter relay team fell just shy of qualifying.

  • SCC wins national tournament

    St. Catharine College's softball team had a busy weekend, winning the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) National Championship in Decatur, Ill.

    SCC is coached by former Marion County High School softball stand out Holly Smith. The local coach is in her fifth year as the head coach at SCC.

    Smith and her team experienced a dramatic finish in the title game as Sharonda Mangan hit a walk off grand slam in the bottom of the seventh inning to win the game.

  • Lady Knights sink below .500

    It was a long weekend for the Lady Knights Hit Squad.

    The Marion County High School Lady Knights softball team (15-16) dropped a game below .500 after dropping two games in LaRue County at the Lady Hawk Classic.

    Prior to that they were heading into the weekend riding a two game winning streak.    

    In LaRue County on Saturday the Lady Knights fell 4-1 to Male and host LaRue County.

    Earlier in the week the Lady Knights had things going their way, beating Washington County 5-4 on the road and also John Hardin 5-2 at home.

  • Knights head into final week of...

    One got away but the rest of the week went well for the Knights. The Marion County High School baseball team waited on Mother Nature for several days last week before they finally found a dry place to play.

    Several games for the Knights (12-10) have been washed out thus far and such was the case last week as well. A few dry days enabled them to travel to Edmonson County as well on the weekend.

    Edmonson County 5, Marion County 4

  • Track team gears up for region

    Last week was the last hurrah for the Marion County High School track team before they enter post-season competitions.

    The track team traveled to the Bardstown Invitational on Thursday of last week. The girls team claimed eighth place out of 11 teams with 33 points while the boys team finished seventh out of 12 teams with 45 points.