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Today's Sports

  • Cornhole Classic is Saturday,...

    The third annual Central Kentucky Cornhole Classic is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 1, and the first prize winners could take home $2,000.

    There is no general admission for the event but teams are encouraged to register in advance so as not to be shut out. The 2007 event filled up 64 teams the day before, and 91 teams played in 2008. The tournament will only except 64 teams this year, so don't wait to register. When 64 teams are signed up, nobody else gets in. Entry is $50 per two-man team.

  • Lebanon takes the Cup

    Centre College student Max Manning made his President's Cup debut and won all four possible points, much to the dismay of Springfield's finest golfers. Manning and his father, Curt Manning, cleaned house as did the rest of the Lebanon team to win the 2009 President's Cup.

    Lebanon defeated Springfield 21.5 to 8.5. They headed into Sunday's play at Lincoln Homestead State Park with a 9-3 lead, losing only one match outright on Saturday at the Lebanon Country Club (LCC). The locals only needed to win two single matches going into the final portion of the tournament.

  • Cheer and tumble academy comes...

    Attention cheerleaders and dancers, there's a new studio in town.

    Damon's CTA (cheer and tumble academy) opened July 1 at the old Majestic Carpets location off of Campbellsville Highway.

    Owner Damon Hicks teaches cheerleading, tumbling and dance to area school squads, all-star teams and individuals from the beginner to advanced levels.

  • Ladies holding their own at...

    As of press time, the Marion County 11-12-year-old Little League softball all-stars were undefeated at the state tournament in Prestonsburg. Their first victory in pool play came over powerhouse Louisville Valley Sports. Valley Sports finished fifth in the Little League Softball World Series just a few years ago.

    The team played tournament host Prestonsburg on Tuesday night and South London on Wednesday night. Results were unknown as games happened after press time.

    Marion County 3, Louisville Valley Sports 2

  • Boys All-Stars compete in...

    Marion County held a 9-4 lead after 4 1/2 innings of the second semi-final game of the 11-12-year-old 5th District Little League Baseball Tournament against Campbellsville on Monday night, only to lose 11-9 after a "whoda thunk it rally."

  • Rosewood Tournament

    Anthony Drury, Larry Drury, Rob Coffey and Nick Yates defeated nearly 20 other teams to claim the Rosewood member guest tournament title over the weekend.

    Claiming second place were Adam Gootee, Nick Rogers, David Mattingly and Jay Grundy. Coming in third overall were Mike and Ed Dennison, Beverly "Sis" Roby and James Jones.

  • Prestonsburg, here we come

    Last weekend the Marion County 11-12-year-old girls softball All-Stars won their district tournament and advanced to the state tournament that begins on July 18 in Prestonsburg. 

  • Former Wildcat to take over as...

    Former Kentucky Wildcat standout wide receiver Craig Yeast signed on to be the offensive coordinator for the Marion County High School football team last week. He becomes the second former Wildcat to pace the sidelines for the gridiron Knights. Anthony Epps, a former basketball Wildcat, is also an assistant coach for the Knights. Yeast says the process of leaving Lincoln County to come here started after a seven on seven between Lincoln County and Marion County.

  • MCHS to host football camp and...

    Marion County High School Football Head Coach Jeff Robbins recently announced that the team would be hosting a youth camp from July 13 through 16 at the high school. Registration can be handled at the door. The camp will last from 10 a.m. to noon each day. Cost to attend the camp is $30.

    Robbins also said a parents meeting will be held July 12 at 4 p.m. at the high school fitness center. Topics will cover the upcoming season, fundraising, schedule and information for the entire season.

     

  • All-Stars win out

    The Marion County 11 and 12-year-old girls softball all-stars went 3-1 in pool play and went on to win the district tournament in Columbia over the holiday weekend. They will now move on to compete in the state tournament, which will begin July 18 in Prestonsburg.

    The nine and 10-year-old girls went 2-2 in pool play and made it to the district semi finals.

    See next week's issue for a game-by-game breakdown of the district tourney. Results were not turned in on time to publish that information this week.