Today's Sports

  • Girls golf gunning for region,...

    The Marion County High School girls golf team returns five of last year's top six golfers this season. This season, their sights are set higher than a region runner-up finish. This time, they want the title outright.

    "We're excited about the season and about representing Marion County well," Head Coach Danny McFall said. "Every practice and every match is to get ready for the region."

    McFall enters his third season at the helm. His previous two seasons have ended with state tournament berths for an individual and for the team.

  • Hills win Cornhole Classic

    The fourth annual Heart of Kentucky Cornhole Classic presented by Bud Light drew more than 40 teams on Saturday, with Team Hill/Hill from Ohio emerging from the field as the overall winners.

    Tournament director Ray Osborne said attendance was down for this year's event but only because three other tournaments nearby drew away some of the regulars.

    Team Hill/Hill won $1,300 for first place while Team Atha/Atha, also from Ohio, took home $600 for second place. Team Duke/Derrick from Louisville took home $150 for third place.

  • Soccer team takes bronze

    The Marion County High School boys' soccer team took home a bronze medal at the Bluegrass State Games on Sunday against Villa Madonna after a penalty kick showdown.

    The performance equals the best the Knights have done under Head Coach Greg Conley.

    "This particular team is so young that it makes it special. Not to mention surviving the heat this weekend," Conley said.

    Conley sent his team home on Saturday after a 5-0 loss to Collins. He waited around to see if the Knights would make it to the medal round, not expecting them to advance.

  • Heart of Kentucky Cornhole...

    This year's Heart of Kentucky Cornhole Classic will be held this Saturday during the Kentucky Bourbon and BBQ MusicFest.

    The tournament accepts 64 teams. The entry fee is $50 per two-man team for this double-elimination event.

    Teams can register at the Lebanon Tourist & Convention Commission office at 239 N. Spalding Ave. Ste. 200, Lebanon KY 40033 or online at www.visitlebanonky.com.

  • All-Stars make history

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  • Boys eliminated after pool play

    Marion County faced a win or go home situation on Monday of last week against South London at the 9-and-10-year-old Little League state tournament.

    The All-Stars' bats never woke up as they lost 3-0 in a defensive battle. The loss would eliminate them from the tournament after pool play.

    Marion County could only manage two hits, a single by Trent Farmer in the first and a double in the sixth, against South London's pitching staff.

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  • Elder competes on Pepsi Junior...

    More than 50 junior golfers from all over the state made a stop at Rosewood Golf Course on Tuesday of last week to compete on the Pepsi Junior Golf Tour.

    Among those golfers was Marion County’s Joseph Elder, whose home course in Rosewood.

    Elder shot a 46 on the front nine in the steady rain to finish ninth in the boys’ 15-and-16-year-old division. He is currently ranked No. 13 in the overall points standings in his age division.

  • 9-10 baseball team still alive...

    After winning one and losing one in pool play, the Marion County 9-and-10-year-old baseball All-Stars were still in the hunt for the Little League State Tournament championship as of Sunday, July 18.

    Three North Oldham pitchers combined for a one-hitter against the Marion

    County 9-and-10-year-old Little League All-Star team as three first inning runs proved just enough as Oldham edged Marion 3-2 in the second round of pool play in the Kentucky State Tournament Sunday in Harlan following a nearly two-hour rain delay.

  • Marion County softball teams...

    Marion County softball produced two second-place teams in the 2010 state tournament.

    Thursday, July 22, Marion County's 9-10 team and its 11-12 team were both defeated by the respective state champions in their divisions.

    The 9-10 team lost to East Daviess. East Daviess was the only team to get a win over Marion County in the 9-10 division.

    In the 11-12 division, Marion County fell to South Shore.

    Look for more on the state softball tournaments in the July 28 print edition.