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Today's Sports

  • Ego doesn't cloud senior...

    Sometimes it takes breaking a leg to test the strength of your heart.

    That was the case for Marion County High School senior Eric Miles, who excels on the gridiron, the diamond and in the classroom.

    Clean cut and confident, Miles appears at ease in almost any situation. As baseball Head Coach Chad Spalding said, he makes being a leader look effortless.

    "He's like another coach," Spalding said. "I would feel comfortable leaving him alone to lead practice. I think he could be a good coach at either football or baseball."

  • Softball cranks up this week

    The Marion County High School fast pitch softball team began their season this week with a flurry of road games.

    The Lady Knights, under the helm of new Head Coach Trent Milby, opened the week Monday at John Hardin High School in Hardin County.

    John Hardin and Marion County never played last season. John Hardin finished the season 11-18, the fifth worst record in the Fifth Region. Marion County finished 7-14, the fourth worst record in the region.

  • Tennis serves up this week

    The Marion County High School boy and girls tennis teams began their seasons this week with a multitude of matches.

    The teams kicked off the season with a match against Bardstown at home on Monday afternoon. The Knights and Lady Knights hosted LaRue County on Tuesday.

    The tennis teams resume play on Thursday against Taylor County on the road. After a day off they continue on Saturday by hosting a Tri Match that includes Marion County, Nelson County High School and Casey County High School.

  • Q & A with former athlete...

    Laura Spragens is a 2004 graduate from Marion County High School who is currently enrolled at the University of Louisville.

    What sports did you play while you were at MCHS? What positions?

    I was a member of the Lady Knights soccer team on which I played mainly forward and midfield positions. I competed in the pole vault, long jump, and triple jump events for the track and field Team. I may still hold the records for the conference in the pole vault and triple jump? I was also a member of the Aqua Knights swim team for three years.

  • Lady Knights honored at banquet

    Several members of the Marion County High School girls basketball team were honored recently at the post-season banquet.

    Senior Dee Johnson won the "Senior Award" as well as the "Defensive Award." Johnson also joined the career 1,000-point club earlier in the season against Ballard Memorial.

    Freshman Bre Elder won the award for best field goal percentage, finishing the season at 54 percent from the field. Makayla Epps was runner-up, shooting 50 percent from the floor.

  • Spring practice begins this week

    The Marion County High School football team began spring practice on Monday and will conduct 10 practices between then and March 27.

    Head Coach Jeff Robbins said the team has 15 days to conduct 10 practices. The practice schedule will depend largely upon the weather.

    "If we have 10 good days in a row then we'll be done in two weeks," Robbins said.

    Robbins is boasting big numbers for this year's spring practice. He said 44 players who will be sophomores through seniors next year will dress out for practice.

  • Q & A with former athlete...

    Jennifer Tom is a 2008 graduate from Marion County High School who is currently playing soccer at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia.

    What sports did you play while you were at MCHS? What positions? At MCHS, my sophomore year when I first moved here I played soccer, basketball, and softball.

    In soccer I mainly played in the midfield area but there were instances where I played sweeper as well as striker. I even had the unfortunate opportunity of playing keeper for two games when our usual keeper, Courtney Leake, was injured when we played John Hardin.

  • Lady Knights fall short on going...

    These Lady Knights are young.

    Two eighth-graders. A freshman. A sophomore. One senior. Sounds young, right? That's the starting lineup for this year's Marion County High School girls basketball team.

    Someone forgot to tell the Lady Knights how young they were heading into last week's Fifth Region tournament because they almost outplayed a senior led squad that is ranked as the best in the state.

  • In training

    Sophomore Jordan Bell tosses to a teammate during the first day of spring practice for the Marion County High School football team. Bell and freshman Ryan Peterson are competing for the starting quarterback spot next season, the only skill position battle going on due to the return of so many members of last year's team.

    More photos can be seen at www.MCSports.org

     

  • Milby will take over as softball...

    Trent Milby is entering a new but familiar situation.

    Milby takes over this season as the Marion County High School softball head coach, replacing Brenda McIlvoy. Like the girls basketball team he coaches, the Marion County softball team lacks an elder stateswoman on the practice field.

    This year's Lady Knights round ball squad featured one senior, Dee Johnson. This year's Lady Knights hit squad has no seniors and only two juniors.