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Today's Sports

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.