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Today's Sports

  • Knights golf team fares well

    The Marion County High School boys golf team battled some of the state's best teams this week and came out with only a few scratches.

    Head Coach Freddie Leathers sent his team into the fray this week in two tough tournaments (Danville Invitational, Taylor County Cardinal Classic) and competed in match play against local rivals such as Taylor, Campbellsville and Washington County.

    The Knights remain undefeated in match play and finished fairly well in the tournaments. While the Knights aren't hitting on all cylinders yet, there have been some good surprises so far.

  • Teens school LCC

    Tommy Carrico and Taylor Brady went back to school on Thursday of last week. On Sunday, they decided to send Lebanon Country Club's top golfers back to school as well.

    Carrico, merely a teenager, won the Lebanon Country Club championship on Sunday afternoon. Carrico's birdie on 15 would put him a stroke ahead of second place finisher Billy Simmons. Carrico would par the rest of the way to stay ahead. He finished with an overall 143 (72,71). Simmons finished with 144 (73,71).

  • Golf teams face tough week

    Both Marion County High School golf teams tee off for the first time this week. Both will be tested and should have a better idea of where they stand.

    The girls golf team played at Campbellsville Country Club on Monday against Taylor County and Campbellsville High School. On Thursday they host Green County at Rosewood Golf Course.

  • Football program seeking...

    Marion County High School and the varsity football team are seeking sponsorships for its upcoming Pigskin Classic at John J. Boswell Field.

    The Knights will face defending 4A state champions Bell County.

    Following that game will be a match up between the John Hardin Bulldogs and the Madison Central Indians.

    Sponsorships ranging from $20 to $1,000 and over receive season tickets plus many other extras. Anyone with questions or wishing to donate can contact Stacey Hall at (859) 265-6059.

     

  • Cornhole Classic

    Dustin Mattingly tries to help his team come from behind to win in the second round of the third annual Central Kentucky Cornhole Classic at Centre Square.

  • Epps' Camp

    Former MCHS and UK basketball player Anthony Epps led young players in drills last week at Epps' youth camp at Lebanon Middle School. Twenty-three campers took part in the three-day event.

  • Q & A with former athlete...

    Alan George is a 2001 graduate of Marion County High School. He is currently the assistant sports information director at the University of Notre Dame.   What sports did you play while you were at MCHS? What positions?

    I caught passes from Scott Higdon and sacked quarterbacks with David Knopp as a four-year member of the football team. It was also my pleasure to watch Marlis Scott school opponents on the hardwood night after night from the best seat in the house - right next to Danny Marks and Josh McKay.

  • Girls’ golf looks to...

    Never mind their youth, these girls have experience.

    Girls’ golf Head Coach Danny McFall lost no players to graduation from a team that contended for the region last year and sent Olivia Carrico to the state tournament as an individual qualifier.

    "I think we'll have a good season this year.  Last year we finished third in the region. We were right there in the top two and I thought we were going to make it. We surprised a lot of people in that regional tournament," McFall said.

  • Simpson gets the nod

    A former hard-nosed head coach recently got the nod to be inducted into the Greater Louisville Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

    Tommy Simpson, former Marion County High School football Head Coach and member of the University of Kentucky's famous "Thin Thirty", was inducted on July 19 at the Legends Kickoff Dinner.

    "I knew about it a week before hand. I thought it was a joke they were pulling on me. Then the head person in Louisville called and I knew it was serious," Simpson said.

  • 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.