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Today's Sports

  • New coach ready to cast off

    After nearly a year of turbulent times, Marion County High School’s bass fishing team is finally coming into fruition. A coach has been recommended for the job, and all that is left is to have him be approved by the MCHS Site-Based Decision Making council later this month. 

    His name is Jason Spalding, and he’s been fishing since he was old enough to hold a rod and crank a reel. 

  • Former Lady Knights transfer to...

     By Matt Overing

    matthew.overing@uky.edu

    Two members of the 2012-13 undefeated Marion County Lady Knights basketball team will be changing schools for the 2014-15 school year. 

    Patrice Tonge is transferring from the University of Pikeville to St. Catharine College.

    Tonge said her decision to transfer to St. Catharine was “nothing major, just a personal decision.” 

  • Varmints, fish and the Fourth of...

    I hope everyone had a good and safe holiday weekend. The wife and I spent most of the weekend enjoying the festivities in Campbellsville with the Grundys.

    Campbellsville does July 4 like we do Ham Days. All in all, a fun weekend with good friends.

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  • Catching UP with ... Billy Grant

    Billy Grant was the 2008 Marion County High School graduate and 2008 Male Athlete of the Year.

    • Played baseball at the University of the Cumber-lands.

    • Was a midweek starting pitcher during his freshman year.

    • Injuries plagued his sophomore season, came back to the team as a reliever. By the time he fully recovered, it was time for him to graduate.

  • Two softball teams vying for...

     Two Marion County softball teams open play in the Kentucky State Little League tournament this weekend in Springfield, while two Marion County baseball teams were still alive in their district tournaments.

    11-12 baseball

    With one win and one loss, the Marion County 11-12-year-old baseball team was still alive after weekend in the the District 5 Little League Tournament.

  • Soap Box Racers

    Inches from the ground, asphalt grinds like a raging belt sander. The sound of rubber rolling on the pavement lets out a dry roar, and the only thing keeping the driver’s butt from meeting the road at 35 miles per hour are four slim tires, a wood floor, and a thin plastic shell that was prefabricated and assembled in a garage. 

  • Wrong side of history

    By Matt Overing

    Enterprise intern

    I’m not Native American. I’m not a fan of any NFL team. But I think Dan Snyder, the owner of the Washington Redskins, is fighting a battle that he should unquestionably lose.

    Snyder made news Wednesday, June 18, because the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office eliminated his team’s trademark on the name “Redskins,” calling the nickname “disparaging,” or derogatory.

  • Puddle Jumpers are ready

     While I’m thinking about it, a few weeks ago, in response to requests made, we changed our Puddle Jumper rules to allow any boat to be used. The only stipulation is that a gas engine cannot be attached to the boat. Other rules remain as stated.

    So, for those of you who wanted to fish the Puddle Jumpers, where are you?

    Our next Puddle Jumper tournament will be Saturday, July 19, on McDougal Lake in Larue County. Launch time will be at 6 a.m. with a noon weigh-in.

  • Softball: Playing for Kyle

    On June 27 and 28, the Dereck Hutchins Memorial Tournament was held for the second time in Loretto. 

    Teams did battle in the heat this year in memory of Hutchins, though all of the proceeds went to benefit Kyle Edlin, who lost his leg in a tragic accident earlier this year. 

  • British Soccer Camp

    Children from Marion and Washington counties hit the soccer fields on Fairgrounds Road on June 23-27 for the Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp. Participants challenged not only their bodies as they played soccer and worked on techniques, but their minds and artistic skills as well. They answered trivia questions and even colored different countries’ flags. They also learned to respect their peers and their teachers.