Today's Sports

  • Sports briefs

    Wheatley wins at Ponderosa Speedway Exciting racing action kicked off the 2010 Memorial Day holiday weekend at Ponderosa and Jason Wheatley of Loretto won his first Clayton Homes UMP Modified feature race of 2010. The 20-lap Clayton Homes UMP modified feature race would also be caution free as Wheatley would be challenged early on by Bryan Barber, with Barber making one last run on the final lap at Wheatley for the win, but Wheatley would nip Barber by a car length to take the victory. Barber would settle for second after also battling with J.T.

  • MCHS sends 19 to state track meet

    According to Head Coach Robby Peterson, the Marion County High School track team has quietly had a successful season. Their quiet success has resulted in a large number of members qualifying for the state track and field championship.

    Last season, Peterson sent five competitors to state but this year he dwarfed that number and the school record for most athletes sent to the state meet. The previous most sent to state was in 1994, when the school sent 16 competitors to state.

  • District champs

    Good defense and impeccable pitching helped the Marion County High School softball team end Taylor County's six-year run as 20th District softball tournament champions.

    The Lady Knights defense backed up Allye Hamilton on the mound to win the championship 4-0 against Taylor County on Tuesday of last week at Campbellsville High School.

    Marion County 4, Taylor County 0

    Hamilton struck out three batters and gave up three hits and no runs from the mound.

  • Tennis Knights face second round...

    After becoming only the second ever region singles champion in school history, Austin Spalding bowed out at the tennis state tournament on Thursday at the University of Kentucky.

    Spalding is the only other person in Marion County High School history besides Brad Hanks to win a region singles title. Hanks won the title four times from 1979 to 1982.

  • Spalding earns trip to state...

    Marion County High School senior Austin Spalding dominated the Fifth Region on his way to the tournament singles championship Saturday in Elizabethtown.

    With the performance, Spalding earns a trip to the state tournament over the weekend.

    "Austin not only continued to develop his tennis skills throughout the season but he matured in his personal court play. Defending a number one seed is a challenge for any player because everyone wants the upset," said Knights Head Coach Beverly Thomas.

  • Lady Knights rip E'town

    The Marion County High School softball team broke new ground Wednesday, winning their 19th game of the season for the first time in school history.

    The Lady Knights tied the record of 18 wins last season in Trent Milby's first year as head coach and broke their own record this season.

    The team's 19th win brings their overall record to 19-12, good enough for the fifth best record in the region.

    Marion County rocked Elizabethtown 6-0 at Talley Field after five-and-a-half innings in a rain-shortened game.

  • Knights win home meet

    In their final tune up before the region meet, the Marion County High School boy's team won their all-comers meet while the girls team finished second on Tuesday of last week at John J. Boswell Stadium.

    The Knights obliterated their competition with 98 points. Green County finished second with 73 points. The girls team was outworked by Green County as the Dragons won 108 to Marion County's 58 points.

  • Knights out of state tennis...

    The Marion County Knights boys tennis players got off to a good start in the KHSAA state tennis tournament Thursday, but no Knights will be playing on Friday, the second day of the tournament.

    Marion County senior Austin Spalding has won his first round match in the KHSAA state tennis tournament in Lexington.

    Spalding defeated Ft. Thomas Highlands sophomore Drew Freyberger, 7-5, 6-2, in the first round. In the second round, Spalding faced ninth-seed Hunter Mills of Graves County. Mills defeated Spalding in the second round, 6-2, 6-3.

  • Knights fall to Russell, Taylor...

    The Marion County Knights baseball team closed out the regular season with a 15-13 record after falling 4-3 to Fourth Region power Russell County on Wednesday at Dave Hourigan Field.

    Russell County entered the game as the Fourth Region's best team and the reigning region champion.

    "In actuality, you never want to say any loss is a good loss. But this loss if you told me before the day started that would have fought like we did I would have said that's not too bad of a loss," Knights Head Coach Chad Spalding said.

  • Lady Knights prep for district

    The Marion County High School softball team improved to 18-12 on the season after winning two games and dropping four last week.

    The Lady Knights set their sights on Adair County for Monday's first round 20th District game at Campbellsville. First pitch is set for 7:30 p.m.

    "We have split two games this year with them. It should be a very good game," Lady Knights Head Coach Trent Milby said. "We can't make mistakes and we must put the ball in play to beat them. They have a very good pitcher but so do we. It should be a very interesting game."