Today's Sports

  • Lady Knights look to capture...

    The Marion County High School Lady Knights look to capture the 20th District title or at least earn a berth to the region tournament this week in Adair County.

    The Lady Knights (18-16) are coming off a solid week to head into district play.

    Ashley Walls pitched a one-hit gem from the mound against Caverna (1-22), completing an inning by throwing nine straight strikes.

    The Lady Knights controlled the game and ended it in five innings. The Lady Knights won 10-0 at Talley Field last Tuesday.

  • Track stars head to state

    While some of Marion County's track stars went about business as usual, there were some surprise entries that qualified for the state meet.

    The Marion County High School girls and boys track team will send five participants to the state meet on Friday and Saturday of this week. All events will be held at Owsley Frazier Cardinal Park at the University of Louisville.  

    All state bound athletes qualified in field events. The girls 4 x 100-meter relay team fell just shy of qualifying.

  • SCC wins national tournament

    St. Catharine College's softball team had a busy weekend, winning the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) National Championship in Decatur, Ill.

    SCC is coached by former Marion County High School softball stand out Holly Smith. The local coach is in her fifth year as the head coach at SCC.

    Smith and her team experienced a dramatic finish in the title game as Sharonda Mangan hit a walk off grand slam in the bottom of the seventh inning to win the game.

  • Lady Knights sink below .500

    It was a long weekend for the Lady Knights Hit Squad.

    The Marion County High School Lady Knights softball team (15-16) dropped a game below .500 after dropping two games in LaRue County at the Lady Hawk Classic.

    Prior to that they were heading into the weekend riding a two game winning streak.    

    In LaRue County on Saturday the Lady Knights fell 4-1 to Male and host LaRue County.

    Earlier in the week the Lady Knights had things going their way, beating Washington County 5-4 on the road and also John Hardin 5-2 at home.

  • Knights head into final week of...

    One got away but the rest of the week went well for the Knights. The Marion County High School baseball team waited on Mother Nature for several days last week before they finally found a dry place to play.

    Several games for the Knights (12-10) have been washed out thus far and such was the case last week as well. A few dry days enabled them to travel to Edmonson County as well on the weekend.

    Edmonson County 5, Marion County 4

  • Track team gears up for region

    Last week was the last hurrah for the Marion County High School track team before they enter post-season competitions.

    The track team traveled to the Bardstown Invitational on Thursday of last week. The girls team claimed eighth place out of 11 teams with 33 points while the boys team finished seventh out of 12 teams with 45 points.

  • LMS archers hit the top 50

    The Lebanon Middle School archery team placed 50th out of 65 teams in the National Archery in the Schools Program National Tournament at the Kentucky Exposition Center on Saturday in Louisville.

    The team finished with 2,936 points overall, with 65 bull's-eyes collectively. Ashville Middle School in Alabama won the overall middle school category with 3,350 points with 178 bulls eyes.

    According to the NASP's website, the tournament was the largest ever in United States history. More than 5,00 archers from across the country and Canada competed on Friday and Saturday.

  • Lancers win overtime thriller

    The Lancers scratched their way to victory Saturday night. What started as an abysmal shooting night for the Lebanon Lancers (3-2) led to an overtime victory at the Roby Dome.

    The Lancers bullied their way down low against longer, leaner Kentucky Thunder in the first half to no avail as their close range shots clanged off the rim time and time again.    

    A buzzer-beating tip in was all that saved the Thunder from losing in regulation. Overtime, however, belonged to the Lancers.

  • Lebanon Middle heads to national...

    The Lebanon Middle School archery team is taking a trip up I-65 this weekend to participate in the National Archery in the Schools Program national tournament at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

    According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, more than 5,000 elementary, middle and high school students representing 46 states will participate in the event.

    Hours for the competition are 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5 each day.

  • Lady Knights limp out of...

    The Marion County High School Lady Knights softball team (13-14) went into last week with the ability to control their own destiny and win their way out to gain the number one seed in the upcoming 20th District tournament.

    Instead, they lost back-to-back games to teams they had previously beaten to fall all the way to a number three seed in the tournament.

    "We weren't mentally ready to play in either game," Lady Knights Head Coach Trent Milby said.