Today's Sports

  • Knights football team preparing...

  • The Game Plan, Aug. 8

    Aug. 9
    Lady Knights vs. Nelson County (Home)

    Lady Knights and Knights vs. Danville and Garrard (Away)

    Aug. 10
    Knights scrimmage vs. Meade County (Home at 6 p.m.)

    Aug. 11
    Knights competes in Madison Southern Soccerama (Away)

    Aug. 13

  • Golf season is in full swing

    Both the boys and girls golf teams will have a lot of building back to do from last season. On the boys side, the team last year won over half of their matches and finished in the top 10 in a couple of tournaments, although they did not play well in the regional tournament. However, three of the top five guys graduated last season, with the team losing some talented seniors. Joseph Elder will be missed, as well as Blair Gorley, who now plays at St. Catharine College, and Aaron Hamilton.

  • First MCHS basketball coach...

    Marion County High School's first ever boys basketball coach recently passed away unexpectedly at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. William Patrick "Pat" Tully Sr. died on July 26.  

  • Dove, goose season open Sept. 1

    Last week I talked about dove season opening on Sept. 1. What I failed to mention was that you can't start hunting until 11 a.m. That's only on Sept. 1! Why? I have no idea cause the rest of the season you can start a half-hour before sunrise.
    I also didn't mention that squirrel season opens on Aug. 18. While I enjoy squirrel hunting I prefer to wait until it gets cooler. There's just something about keeping one eye on the trees for squirrels and one on the ground for snakes!

  • Soccer teams eye district titles

    The Marion County High School Knights and Lady Knights soccer teams have been practicing heavily over the past several weeks in preparation for the upcoming season. The Knights team lost a lot of key components from last year's squad that made it to the semi-finals of the district tournament. Nine seniors, including offensive weapons John Southall and Christian Carmona, graduated from the team. Replacing Southall and Carmona "will be a tall order," Head Coach Greg Conley said, but he thinks the team is up to it.

  • Tennis Open is Aug. 18-19

    The Seventh Annual Farmer's National Bank Heart of Kentucky Tennis Open will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18-19, at Graham Memorial Park, in Lebanon, Kentucky.
    There are 21 different divisions based on skill, age, sex or event (singles or doubles), to give all players a fighting chance at their respective skill levels. A complete division list can be found at: http://www.ckts.org/.  
    The tournament is open to anyone but CKTS members are also vying for points in a competing circuit that includes tournaments in eight different central Kentucky cities.

  • Collins competes at Top Gun Camp

    Marion County High School senior Vincent Collins was recently invited to attend a Top Gun football camp in Williamsburg, Va. From July 19-21, Collins competed along with nearly 700 other athletes from around the country who were all competing to earn a roster spot in the Army All-American Bowl.
    Collins attended a football camp in Kentucky and he began to be noticed, he said.

  • Lady Knights win season-opening...

    The Marion County Lady Knights volleyball team competed in two scrimmages last week, both on the road. Marion County played Bardstown on Tuesday of last week, and was in action against both Green and Pulaski County Thursday night. The Lady Knights were able to win all three scrimmage matches, going into the regular season on a positive note. The team was in action last night at Thomas Nelson High School, but results were unknown at press time.

  • State runner-up

    The boys 11- and 12-year-old Marion County Little League All-Star team just fell short in the championship game of the 2012 state tournament, losing 8-5 to Warren County South Friday evening.
    They made it the state tournament after winning the District 5 tournament, and then went undefeated in pool play in the state tournament to go into the semifinals as the No. 1 seed in their pool. In pool play, Marion County defeated Anderson County 10-0, Fleming-Neon 6-2, and Knox County 13-4.