Fit Kids gymnastics competed at the Shawn Johnson Holiday Classic at Broadbent arena over the weekend.
The Fit Kids Fusion All-Stars junior and senior teams competed Sunday at Jam Fest in Lexington. The junior team won first place and the senior team won third place and both squads won a bid to the U.S. nationals in Indianapolis in March.
The biggest stories don't always have happy endings, and sometimes they transcend the sports pages.
Marion County had a lot to celebrate in 2014. The Lady Knights claimed more district titles in basketball and volleyball, and the Knights tennis team had a year to remember on the court.
Individual players reached career milestones and turned in spectacular single-game performances.
Unfortunately, Marion County lost one of its sideline generals to a difficult disease.
Here are the biggest sports stories of the past year.
The New Year started off great for Marion County, with both the Knights and Lady Knights winning over Campbellsville on Jan. 2.
The Lady Knights (6-5) played the Lady Eagles (5-9) first, and won, 58-24.
“It was a good district win for our team,” Head Coach Anthony Epps said. “I really liked the effort and energy our team played with. It was our third win in a row. Hopefully, we can keep the momentum going in the New Year.”
Finally, after scouting for days, heck weeks, I found a field that a small flock of Canada geese were using (feeding in). One field, one flock. That's it!
Anyway, Tate, my 11-year-old grandson, was coming over from Adair County, and we figured on giving the geese a try. I'd previously tweaked his interest by having him "watch" the geese, so he was hyped at an opportunity to shoot one.
No one is really fond of winter, but one thing to be excited about is the sports that come with it. What I mean by that is, there’s always an athletic event on TV, such as football, basketball, swimming or the Winter X-Games.
Fit Kids gymnastics team competed in the My Old Kentucky Home meet on Jan. 3 and 4.
Placements in the age divisions
In Level 1, Kayton Shewmaker was third all-around and took first in the bars, third in beam and vault, and fourth in the floor.
Mya Kehm took fourth place overall. This included a first in the floor exercises, fourth on the bars and fifth in the vault and beam competitions.
Lee Anna Darst earned a silver in the overall competition.
On Jan. 3 the Marion County Knights (6-6) visited the Barren County Trojans (11-3). Unfortunately for the Knights, they did not come home with a win, losing 60-52.
In the first quarter, the Knights started strong, taking a 21-11 lead.
In the second quarter, the Trojans added 24 points, and the Knights added only seven to fall behind at the half, 35-28.