Today's Sports

  • Give topwater fishing a try

    Ok, early deadline again! So, here I sit with not much in the way of anything to write about! But, all is not lost.
    What we're going to talk about is fishing. And, not just any kind of fishing. We're going to talk about fishin' on top.
    Topwater fishing is about the most exciting form of fishing there is. You're usually restricted to about four hours fishing topwater.
    That's two hours in the morning and two hours in the evening. The morning hours usually start an hour before sunrise and end an hour after the sun comes up.

  • Voice of the Football Knights -...

    Beginning with the 1983 football season, Charles Lancaster Sr. began a career that will now enter its 30th season beginning in August of this year. Lancaster started calling football games at Marion County High School with that unique deep voice that we have all become accustomed to throughout the years.
    "I try to keep an even keel in my tone, no matter what the situation is on the field," he said.
    For all that have ever attended a football game that Lancaster has called, he seems to have perfected that art.

  • Minor League tournament champs

    The Athletics were the winners of the Marion County Minor League Baseball Tournament. Pictured in the front row, from left, Kaedyn Cowherd, Austin Reynolds, Nathan Tungate, Dallas Cox, Dylan Gibson; second row, Ethan Allendar, Grant Brown, Brice Pirkle, Keaton Spalding, Tyler Reynolds, Gabe Nelson; back row, Asst. Coach Brian Pirkle, Asst. Coach Chris Brown, Asst. Coach Billy Spalding, and Head Coach Johnny Nelson.

  • Youth soccer camp

    The Challenger Sports soccer camp was held last week at Graham Memorial Park Soccer Complex

  • Little League All-Stars Are Named

    Both the boys and girls Little League All-Star teams were named after the regular season ended.
    Johnny Nelson will coach the 2012 Minor League All-Stars. The players selected to this team include: Gabe Nelson, Brice Pirkle and Grant Brown of the Athletics, Marc Shewmaker and Evan Hillman of the Pirates, Bailen Cull, Aiden Wayland and Will Knight of the Braves, Elijah Livers and Owen Cox of the Reds, Reese Ward and Keegan Milby of the Yankees, Moises Davenport of the Red Sox, and Will Hunt of the Angels. This team will play in tournaments throughout the summer.

  • Dirt Bowl 2012 draws 12 teams

    The third annual Dirt Bowl basketball tournament was held at Cleaver Court Saturday and Sunday. Twelve teams from Marion, Nelson and Washington counties, Campbellsville and Lexington participated in the tournament.
    The tournament was double elimination, and began at 12 p.m. Saturday and wrapped up at approximately 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

  • The Game Plan, June 27

    June 25-28
    Little League
    Girls Little League District Tournament at Cecilia

    July 2-8
    Little League
    Boys Little League District Tournament at Russell County

  • Tennis players receive honors

    The Marion County High School Knights tennis team held its annual awards banquet on Tuesday, June 12. Several players earned awards for their performance during this past season.
    Noah Swencki received the Playmaker Award, while Jacob Burdette earned the Browning Award. Jonah Gillespie took home the Pop-Star Award, and Alex Spalding received the Lester Award.
    Michael Spalding was given the Most Tolerant Award, while Jesus Berlanga earned the Most Reliable Award.

  • Warrior Dash was a mostly...

    About all anyone is talking about is Saturday's Warrior Dash. Seems "most" comments are on the positive side... with transportation being the biggest gripe!
    And yes, lines and waiting times for a ride were long. But, a major accident closed the shuttle route for well over an hour and the delay messed up what was a relatively smooth operation. Due to the backup/wait, several "warriors" decided to walk from the event venue back to their vehicles at the fairgrounds.

  • The Voice of the Baseball...

    Since the baseball team started using a public address system in 2000, Ham Mattingly has been the only announcer the team and fans have heard. Mattingly became affiliated with the baseball team when current Head Coach Chad Spalding assumed his coaching duties in 1997. Mattingly's son, Joseph, along with a couple of his friends, Kerry Gorley and Alan Tungate, joined the team as seventh graders that year and that is what got Mattingly starting to attend home games. "I started going to home games that year, even though my son never entered a game that year," he said.