Today's Sports

  • Robbins takes over as OC

    After handing the keys to Craig Yeast last season, Marion County High School Football Head Coach Jeff Robbins will call the offensive plays from the sideline this season.

    Craig Yeast confirmed that he has accepted a coaching position with

    Washington County High School. He indicated he will not be the primary play caller on offense but will have plenty of input. He also said he was very comfortable with the offense since he has played in it before.

    At press time, Yeast still held his position as an aide at Marion

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  • Local teams start hot

    After two games in the Little League softball district tournament at Graham Memorial Park, Marion County is sitting pretty.

    On Saturday, Marion County's 9-and-10-year-old All-Stars took it to Burkesville, beating the visiting team 15-5 in a display of dominance.

    The 11-and-12-year-old All-Stars followed suit, beating Albany 14-4 to begin pool play.

    In their second game of pool play, the 9-and-10-year-olds continued their strong play with a 15-2 drubbing of Washington County. They finished Sunday afternoon with two wins and no losses in pool play.

  • Wilcher and Gibson win Member...

    The Lebanon Country Club hosted their member guest tournament on Saturday and Sunday with Bobby Wilcher and Gary Gibson winning the overall tournament.

    Wilcher and Gibson shot a 63 on Saturday and were four strokes behind leaders Jerry Reynolds and Ed Dennison.

    On Sunday, the duo shot the day's lowest score at 98 for a combined score of 162.

    The tournament consisted of four rounds of nine holes each.

  • Hill wins at Rosewood

    The Kentucky Senior Amateur Tour came to Lebanon last week and Chris D. Hill came away a winner.

    Hill shot a 75 at Rosewood on Thursday to earn 450 points in the Senior Amateur Golf Tour. Hill is the overall leader in the championship flight division with 2,700 points. His nearest rival, Stacy Russell, has 775 points. The championship flight includes golfers with a 0 to 3.9 handicap.

    Jim Rollins finished second in the championship flight with an 82. He earned 275 points and moved into third place overall in the tour standings.

  • Baseball team announces award...

    The Marion County High School baseball team recently announced their postseason awards at their banquet.

    Earning the Most Valuable Player award were Paul Spalding and Devin Spalding.

    The Gold Glove award went to Joe Lewis while Devin Spalding won Pitcher of the Year.

    The QAB award went to Eric Farmer, who also won the Off Season Warrior award.

    Michael Costello won the 110 percent award while Joe Lewis won the Coaches award.

    The Freshman Team award went to Justin Lark and the Junior Varsity Team award went to Aaron Hamilton.

  • Drilling at Camp Roby Dome

    Campers filled the courts at Marion County High School's Roby Dome last week as boy's basketball Head Coach Anthony Epps got his first look at the future of the program.

    Thirty-five students from fourth grade to eighth grade came out to learn the fundamentals of the game from Epps and a staff of coaches that included Josh McKay, David Ferriell, Mark Bell and Matthew Thomas.

    Epps said he was hoping for 40 or more campers but he was happy with the turnout. He said he wanted to see more middle school students so he could look forward to the future.

  • Sports briefs

    2010 Kentucky Senior Amateur Golf Tour comes to Lebanon

    The Kentucky Senior Amateur Golf Tour will make its fifth stop of the season at Rosewood Golf Club in Lebanon, Thursday, June 17, at 11 a.m.

    The tour features some of the best senior golfers in the state and is open to all golfers age 50 and older. The format is 18-36 hole flighted stroke play. Prizes and trophies are awarded for the top finishers in each flight. Tournament entry includes green fees, cart, range balls and prize pool.

  • Hibbard helps build the future

    Campers came out en force last week for the eighth annual Marion County High School volleyball camp.

    Marion County High School Volleyball Head Coach David Hibbard said a record number of campers, 30, came out to the Roby Dome to learn about the fundamentals of volleyball. The previous record for enrollment was 25.

    Hibbard said most of the girls were involved with the middle school volleyball program but there were some that came with no game experience. He emphasized that even fourth and fifth graders were in attendance.

  • McElroy 'puts' in the...

    Tamyra McElroy is a quick study.

    The Marion County High School senior has only thrown in the shot put a handful of times yet she qualified for the state track meet a few weeks ago.

    Not only that, but the then junior finished 14th out of 23 athletes. Not bad for a newcomer.

    Lucky for track Head Coach Robby Peterson, he happened to walk by at the right time.