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Today's Sports

  • Home teams meet held at LAC

    The Marion County Aqua Knights hosted a high school swim meet on Thursday, Jan. 22, with Nelson County and Bethlehem. All three teams practice at the Lebanon Aquatic Center. Nelson County finished with 69.5 points; Marion County placed second with 46.5 points; Bethlehem rounded out the trio with 38 points.

  • Lady Knights claim top seed

    The Marion County Lady Knights are sitting pretty atop the 20th District standings with only one district opponent remaining.

    The Lady Knights locked up the first place seed in the 20th District Tournament that begins in late February. The girls will either face Taylor County or Campbellsville, depending if Taylor County beat Adair County on Tuesday night. Campbellsville and Taylor County split their head-to-head match ups this season but since the Lady Eagles won the second game, they hold an edge over the Lady Cards.

  • Knights fall to district foes

    The Marion County Knights' struggles continued last week but showed progress in their Friday night loss to Taylor County.

    Despite the loss, Head Coach Tim Peterson was pleased with the team's effort.

    "Our effort was a lot better overall," he said. "We want more from our point guards. We need them to make better decisions. We need to do a better job in half court situations, we need to read changing defenses better."

  • Ladies mix it up with Nelson and...

    On Friday night the Lady Knights basketball team battles Nelson County (15-5) on the road. It will be their second match up of the season as the teams grapple for region superiority.

    Tip off is set for 7:30 p.m.

    In round one of the rivalry, the Lady Knights outlasted the Lady Cardinals 59-55 at the Roby Dome. Nelson County junior Samantha Drake torched the Lady Knights in the paint.

    Nelson looks to even the series at home where they haven't lost this season. Marion County beat the Lady Cards at home last season, winning 70-68.

  • Knights to square off with CAL,...

    This week is jam packed for the Knights as they play on the road against Christian Academy of Louisville (CAL), Nelson County and Elizabethtown.

    CAL (11-8) looks to be a tough opponent as they whipped mutual opponent Waggener by 21 points (72-51). Knights Head Coach Tim Peterson added the game late and expects it may go unplayed if the weather performs as expected with ice and snow. The game is scheduled for Tuesday night in Louisville.

    The Knights look to avenge a loss to Nelson County (10-6) when they travel to Bardstown on Friday night.

  • Knights lock up last place in...

    The Marion County Knights boys basketball team locked up the last place seed in the upcoming district tournament beginning in late February.

    The seed all but guarantees the Knights will face Adair County in the first round, which is currently unbeaten in district play. Adair County is on a 15 game win streak in district play, losing last to Taylor County on Jan. 30, 2007. The last time the Knights beat the Indians was on Dec. 30, 2006 in a 48-41 upset at Adair County.

  • Swinging for glory

    Editor's note: The following story and photo are being reprinted with permission from The Kentucky Kernel. This story was published in the fall of 2008 after Lebanon native Mitchell Lancaster participated in his first ever boxing match at the University of Kentucky.

  • Foul trouble sinks Knights

    Chris Southall's career best 27 points weren't enough to will the Marion County Knights to victory over the Campbellsville Eagles on Friday night in Campbellsville.

    The Eagles scored 23 of their 33 second-half points from the free throw line in a slugfest at Paul J. Coop Gym. The Knights finished 7 for 21 at the free throw line, including four critical misses in the final minute and a half.

    Only trailing 40-39 after three quarters, the Knights fell 62-47.

    Despite a six game losing streak, Head Coach Tim Peterson was positive about some aspects of the game.

  • Lady Knights crush Campbellsville

    The Marion County Lady Knights jumped out to a 17-1 lead against district foe Campbellsville on Friday night and never looked back.

    The host Lady Eagles never recouped from the 15-0 run, trailing 28-3 at the end of the first quarter. A bevy of turnovers and blocked shots kept the Lady Eagles from getting into a rhythm as the Lady Knights applied a smothering full court defense.

  • Locals face off with Taylor...

    The Knights and Lady Knights hit the road to take on Taylor County on Friday night. The Lady Knights tip off at 6:30 p.m. and the Knights tip off at 7:30 p.m. according to the KHSAA website.

    The Lady Knights hit a rough patch in their schedule that should test their skills. After facing district foe Adair County on Tuesday night, the ladies take on Taylor (8-7) on Friday night then travel to Louisville the next day to play highly touted Sacred Heart High School (13-2), who is ranked seventh in the state in last week's Louisville Courier-Journal Litkenhous Ratings.