Today's Sports

  • Fifth and Seventh region showdown

    Though it's still over a month away, the Lady Knights could have an epic match up looming in the first round of the girl's Sweet 16 state tournament on March 10.

    Ranked number one in the state and the favorite to win the Fifth Region, Marion County could face the winner of the stacked Seventh Region if the Lady Knights survive the region tournament in Hart County. The draws for Sweet 16 seeding were held Friday.

  • Lady Knights prepare for Fifth...

    Who's got the inside track to win the Fifth Region tournament in March? Right now, many might say Marion County. After Thursday night, fans will have a much better idea.

    Meeting for the second time this season, Marion County (21-1) and Elizabethtown (17-3) square off at Elizabethtown High School on Thursday night at 7:30 p.m.

    The Lady Knights claimed a 54-39 win in the first meeting but the win didn't come without a struggle. The Lady Panthers want to prove they're still the team to beat in the Fifth Region and look to utilize their home court.

  • Marks to step down

    Long time assistant coach and cornerstone of the county hoops scene Danny Marks will step down from his position on the Marion County High School boy's basketball team after this season.

    Marks indicated in the preseason, as he has in recent seasons, that this would be his last stint on the Knights sideline. This time, however, he's making the leap.

    Marks' son, Eric, indicated last week via email that the coach filed retirement papers and is in fact planning to retire.

  • Knights hope to end slump

    It's a big week for the Marion County High School boy's basketball team. For starters, they're trying to tie three teams in their district for second place by beating Taylor County (11-9). They're also trying to get their first win since Dec. 28, 2009. That win, by the way, was against Taylor County.

    Friday night the Knights travel to Taylor County High School for their final regular season district game. If they win, they are tied for second place in the district with Taylor County and Adair County. If they lose, they face Campbellsville in the first round.

  • JV and freshman Knights knock...

    The Marion County High School boy's junior varsity basketball team knocked off Nelson County while the freshman squad fell to the Cardinals on Friday night at the Roby Dome. Here are the results from those games.

    Marion County 55, Nelson County 49 (Double overtime)

    A three pointer by Josh Brockman as time expired in regulation sent the game into the first of two overtimes for the Knights. Brockman led the Knights with 16 while also forcing a crucial turnover in the second overtime. Carlos Litsey scored 15 points for the Knights.

    Nelson 7 17 11 7 5 2 - 49

  • Knights take on Nelson, E'...

    The Knights look for their first win of the calendar year this weekend.

    Friday night the Nelson County Cardinals (9-7) come to town for a junior varsity/varsity double-header against the Marion County High School boy's basketball team. Junior varsity tips off at 6 p.m., the varsity tips off at 7:30 p.m. at the Roby Dome.

  • Role model

    At three hours or more a day, gymnastics practice is quite the investment.

    So far that investment has paid a handsome sum for Marion County High School junior Taura Miles.

    Miles is a gymnast who trains at Fit Kids in Bardstown with owner Vicki Smith and her staff. Miles has been training since she was seven. She's now 16.

    Smith is no stranger to gymnastics, having owned Fit Kids for 28 years and having extensive experience as a coach. So when Smith speaks about gymnastics, you tend to listen.

  • January woes continue

    Someone needs to check the temperature inside the Roby Dome because it seems much colder than usual.

    The Marion County High School boy's basketball team has gone cold from the field, extending their losing streak to seven games. They are winless in the month of January. In the last two January's, they are 0-13. The Knights have two more chances to claim a win in January (Nelson County, Elizabethtown).

    Central Hardin 76, Marion County 62

  • Freshman fall in district...

    The Marion County High School boy's basketball freshman team came up short in the 20th District championship game against Adair County. Here are the results from the last two weeks.

    Adair County 40, Marion County 24

    The freshman Knights were dismantled in the 20th District championship game against Adair County on Saturday. Matt Fudge, the younger brother of former Adair County star Nick Fudge, led all scorers with 16 points. Vincent Collins led the Knights with 12 as Marion County claimed second place in the district.

    Adair 6 10 15 9 - 40

  • Aquaknights defeat home teams

    The Marion County High Swim Team hosted Bethlehem and Nelson County High School swim teams at the Lebanon Aquatic Center Jan. 19. All three teams hold practice at the Lebanon Aquatic Center. Marion County boys and girls defeated their opponents: girls scores, Marion 40, Bethlehem 37, Nelson 12, boys scores, Marion 47, Bethlehem 15, Nelson 10.

    "I was very proud of our swimmers," said Head Coach Colleen Ryan. "A lot of the kids dropped significant time which enabled us to beat Nelson County and Bethlehem. They pushed themselves and each other."