Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Little Sluggers

    Nearly 50 campers received instruction from the Marion County High School baseball staff and team last week during the 13th annual MCHS baseball camp.    

    Twenty-six campers from ages nine through 12 and 21 campers from ages six through eight learned how to field, play catch, run the bases and other fundamentals at Dave Hourigan Field.

  • Track awards announced

    The Marion County High School track team recently announced their end of season award winners.

    The season MVP, which is based on the athlete with the most points earned at meets through the year, went to Bryson Bell and Natavia Young.

    The Most Improved Awards went to Brooks Devine and Tamyra McElroy.

    The Hurdles Award went to Timmy Dawson and Jassmine Franklin.

    The Throws Award went to Tamyra McElroy and Dylan Caldwell.

    Earning the Jumps Award were Natavia Young and Kendal Taul.

  • Track team fares well at state

    A school record fell and Marion County High School was three inches away from crowning their first state champion after the KHSAA Class AA state track meet on Thursday.

    Jassmine Franklin was the star for the Lady Knights, breaking her own 100-meter hurdles record after setting it a week earlier.

    Franklin was also the early favorite to win the girl's high jump, coming in as the highest seed.

    "She had a pretty shot," Track Head Coach Robby Peterson said. "She's been fighting that ankle for half a season."

  • Lady Knights bow out to region...

    Marion County continued their sparkling postseason play but it wasn't enough to conquer eventual Fifth Region champs Green County on Tuesday of last week at Central Hardin.

    The Marion County High School softball team trailed 2-0 heading into the top of the seventh inning. Green County sophomore pitcher Kasey Estes, who hurled a perfect game in the first round, was nearly unhittable against the Lady Knights.

    Allison Mattingly and Evan Thompson finally solved Estes and reached base to begin the inning. With runners at second and third and two outs, Coco May went to bat.

  • Softball awards announced

    Marion County High School Softball Head Coach Trent Milby recently announced the softball team award winners.

    Junior Allye Hamilton took home the Pitcher of the Year award, the Coaches award and the Most Improved award.

    Hamilton also led the team in wins (12) and strikeouts (114).

    Tiffany Sapp led the team in walks drawn (17), runs scored (29) and stolen bases (24).

    Ann Morgan Reynolds led the team in batting average (.414), on base percentage (.513) and singles (35).

  • Knights bow out of district...

    Marion County High School spotted Taylor County nine runs in four innings before mounting a near miracle comeback before losing 9-7 in the first round of the 20th District baseball tournament on Monday of last week at Taylor County High School.

    The Knights had a revolving door on the mound, trying three different pitchers before finally settling on junior Paul Spalding.