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Today's Sports

  • MCHS Boys' Basketball...
  • MCHS Girls' Basketball...
  • Two Knights lead the state in...

    Two Marion County High School boy's basketball players are lighting up the state in the scoring column.

    Senior Austin Spalding is the ninth ranked leading scorer in the state (19.7 points per game) while junior Kendrick Knopp ranks first among top three point shooters (45.7 percent) in the state.

    As a team, Marion County ranks 10th in scoring with 70.4 points per game. They also rank 15th in overall shooting at 45.2 percent field goal percentage and fifth in three point shooting at 38.4 percent.

  • Inside the Mind of Trent Milby

    Trent Milby is the head coach for the MCHS girls basketball team. His record at Marion County is 90-22.

    Briefly go through your background as a player.

    I played four years at Green County High School. I played the guard spot, mostly at the two and three position. I was primarily a spot up shooter. My senior year (1993) we went 25-7. Too bad we played when Marion County was loaded. The 1993 team has the most wins in school history.

    Briefly go through your background as a coach.

  • Total domination

    It's the midway point through the season and the Marion County Lady Knights basketball team is still looking for an opponent that can beat them.

    Undefeated at 15-0, the Lady Knights look unstoppable.

    "I thought maybe we'd have lost one or maybe two," Lady Knights Head Coach Trent Milby said. "I think if we stay healthy and focused there's a good possibility that we'll run the table. We played all these tough teams back-to-back."

  • Lady Knights prepare for Drake...

    There is no love lost in the Marion County and Nelson County lady hoops rivalry.

    "Pretty much they don't like us and we don't like them," Lady Knights Head Coach Trent Milby said about the rivalry.

    Since Nelson County star senior Samantha Drake was a freshman, the Cards and the Lady Knights have played seven times. Marion County has won four of those games - two at home, one at Nelson County and one on a neutral site.

    Drake and her supporting cast look to even up the series on Friday night at Nelson County High School.

  • Small Knights face physical task

    These small, quick Knights face a big task this week with carbon copy opponents coming up.

    Nelson County (6-5) and Boyle County (8-3) are big, bruising teams that play an opposite style of the Knights.

    The Knights face Nelson County at Nelson on Friday at 6 p.m.

  • Knights continue solid start

    Despite consecutive tough losses, the Knights can't be disappointed.

    The Knights have already improved upon last season's 8-22 season and have jumped out to a 9-5 record. After losing one of their top three players in Chuck Elder for the season, preseason predictions looked bleak for the Knights.

  • Inside the Mind of Tim Peterson

    Tim Peterson is the head coach for the MCHS boys basketball team. His record at Marion County is 94-147.

    Briefly go through your background as a player.

    I played at MCHS. Point guard, quarterback, shortstop and outfield. I was an average athlete that worked hard and listened to my coaches.

    Briefly go through your background as a coach.

  • Lady Knights beat Manual for the...

    The Marion County High School girls basketball (10-0) team knocked off DuPont Manual (7-2), 44-42, on Tuesday night of last week in the finals of the Republic Bank Holiday Classic at Lexington Catholic High School.

    In a match-up between the state's two top-ranked teams, the Lady Knights prevailed despite shooting 29 percent from the floor. The Lady Knights held a 38-32 rebounding edge and forced Manual into 17 turnovers.