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Today's Sports

  • Ice storm freezes hoops action

    No games were played last week in Marion County as Mother Nature wreaked havoc all over the state.

    Girls games against Nelson County and Bardstown were cancelled as well as boys games against Christian Academy of Louisville, Nelson County and Elizabethtown.

    Two middle schools, St. Charles and St. Augustine, faced tournament cancellations. The teams were supposed to tip off early in the week at Bardstown Middle School. Games hadn't been rescheduled as of press time.

  • McKay to step down

    A man who has been a fixture of the Marion County High School boys basketball team will step down after this season.

    Josh McKay, a former head coach and long time assistant for the Knights, recently filed his paperwork to resign at the end of the season.

    McKay served as a head coach in the mid 1970s and returned as an assistant coach in the early to mid 1980s for Tim Davis.

    Since then, McKay has prowled the sidelines for every other coach in the program's history including Davis, Kelly Wells, Greg Williams, Brad Fraser and current Head Coach Tim Peterson.

  • Locals face Taylor on Friday

    If weather permits, the Knights and Lady Knights basketball teams will have a busy week.

    The ladies open the week with a home game against Elizabethtown (16-2), who is a Fifth Region contender. The game will prove to be a test of strength for the girls. Elizabethtown is the reigning tournament champion and features top players in the region with senior Alex Jones and sophomore Natalie Greenwell.

    The Lady Knights are scheduled to tip off against Elizabethtown at the Roby Dome on Thursday night at 7:30 p.m.

  • Lady Knights beat Lady Cards

    The Marion County Lady Knights (16-4) took care of business as usual Friday night at the Roby Dome, closing out district opponent Taylor County (10-11) early and finishing district play unbeaten.

    "I think our speed hurts them," Lady Knights Head Coach Trent Milby said. "They don't have a true point guard. They're just not athletic enough and they have trouble against our press. We play them in the first round of tournament and we have to be ready to go or anything can happen."

  • Donkey basketball coming to Roby...

    Tired of watching regular basketball games? Don't fret. The Marion County High School girls basketball team is hosting a donkey basketball game at the Roby Dome on Feb. 21.

    What's donkey basketball? Easy. It's basketball played while riding donkeys, silly.

    Four teams (Marion County High School, TG Kentucky, Spring View Hospital and the Area Technical Center) will compete in four-on-four battles while atop stubborn four-legged friends.

  • Aquaknights compete in regional...

    The Marion County High School swim team competed in the Region 3 Swimming and Diving Championship held in Versailles on Feb. 6-7.

    "Despite the weather cutting into critical practice time, we had a really good season," said Coach Colleen Ryan. "Everybody improved their times at regionals and all worked really hard. I'm really proud of Tommy Carrico, who broke the high school 100 freestyle record at regionals, and Annaliece Mattingly, who broke the high school 100 backstroke record at the Hardin Invitational Meet in January. I'm looking forward to next season."

  • Roby Dome scoreboard clocks out

    After several problems throughout this season, the scoreboard at the Roby Dome officially clocked out on Friday night during the Knights game against Taylor County, leaving the teams in the dark about the score and time remaining.

    "This is my third year as athletic director and I've never had any clock issues as a coach or an athletic director," Stacey Hall, Marion County High School athletic director, said. "I've had floor issues but never clock issues."

  • Basketball homecoming is Feb. 6

    Marion County High School will host its basketball homecoming games on Friday, Feb. 6.

    The Lady Knights will play the Taylor County Lady Cardinals at 6:30 p.m., followed by the Knights playing the  Taylor County Cardinals.

    At halftime of boys game, the school will be honoring the 1975 and 1980 girls' regional championship teams.

    All former players and coaches are invited to attend the game for free along with immediate family members.

    Contact MCHS Athletic Director Stacey Hall to RSVP.

     

  • Ladies thump Adair, Taylor;...

    The Marion County Lady Knights were able to use their game Saturday against Sacred Heart in the Raatz Fence Classic at Mercy High School as a measuring stick for their success this season.

    Unfortunately for the Lady Knights, the results came up short.  

    "We didn't come ready to play. It looked like they were just out there. It was a total team effort. It was all of them. It was awful," Head Coach Trent Milby said. "They picked us apart. We didn't put any pressure on them, they out rebounded us, they out hustled us."

  • Home teams meet held at LAC

    The Marion County Aqua Knights hosted a high school swim meet on Thursday, Jan. 22, with Nelson County and Bethlehem. All three teams practice at the Lebanon Aquatic Center. Nelson County finished with 69.5 points; Marion County placed second with 46.5 points; Bethlehem rounded out the trio with 38 points.