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Today's Sports

  • SWIMMING: Aquaknights preparing...

    With only three days to go before the 2017 season begins, the Marion County Aquaknights are not just getting ready for the upcoming season but getting used to a new coach.
    After Katie Johnson stepped down, Brian Pirkle was named the new head swim coach for Marion County.
    “This is a new experience for me,” he said. “I’m learning a lot from the seniors and the assistant coaches.”

  • Vaught’s View: Richards'...

    By Larry Vaught

    Kentucky freshman center Nick Richards has probably been better than anticipated on offense but not as good as expected on defense — or at least not yet.
    Sporting News college basketball columnist Mike DeCourcy says that is not a bad thing so early in the season.
    “Offensively he is not a super skilled post guy. He is not Elton Brand. He does not have all those undo the defense moves. Can he catch it? Yes. Can he turn and score? Okay, you can work on that,” DeCourcy said before UK opened its season..

  • YOUTH LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Marion...

    While Super Bowl 52 at U.S. Bank Stadium is roughly three months away, another kind of Super Bowl was taking place at Dean Watts Park in Bardstown Saturday morning.
    There, the Marion County 9-10-year-old youth league football team battled Washington County Blue for the league title, with Marion County coming away with a 27-7 triumph.
    “We played hard and we played great,” Marion County Head Coach Waylon Wiser said. “Washington County is a very tough team.”

  • Elizabethtown Commonwealth Cup...

    The U10 Impact Marion County Youth Soccer team recently participated in the Elizabethtown Commonwealth Cup and won their division. Pictured, front row from left, are Xavier Johnson, Elijah Perez, Cadin Spalding and Zachary Daugherty; back row from left, Jackson Langford, Teegan McCauley, Alan Huerta, Jackson Truitt, Blake Wise, William Elder and Max Phillips. Not pictured is Eli George. Coaches are Michael Truitt and Julie Johnson.
     

  • The Game Plan - Nov. 8, 2017

    BASKETBALL
    Nov. 9
    Lady Knights scrimmage North Bullitt (Away), 5:30 p.m.

    Nov. 11
    Knights scrimmage Seneca (at Louisville-Butler), 12 p.m.

    Nov. 16
    Lady Knights scrimmage Bethlehem (Home), 5:30 p.m.

    Nov. 18
    King of the Bluegrass Jamboree
    Knights vs. Whitfield Academy (at Fairdale), 12 p.m.

    Nov. 21
    Knight Madness will be held at 6 p.m. at the Roby Dome.

    Nov. 29
    Knights and Lady Knights vs. Bardstown (Home), 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

  • All the way for it all

    An entire season rested on nine innings. All the work a team had put into getting this far came down to one final game. This was Game 7 of the World Series, and everything that could possibly be on the line was on the line. The stakes were at their highest. This was the night where history could be written and legends can be made.

  • Play Like A Girl

    She saw her future team play from the sidelines as a cheerleader.
    Watching her brother play football, Olivia Yocum told her dad she wanted to play.
    She traded in her pom poms for a football helmet, and she feels right at home on the gridiron.
    Olivia, 8, is in her second season playing football for the Marion County Little Knights. She’s the only girl playing in the Marion County Youth League. But, she doesn’t give that a second thought.

  • Vaught Views: Rich Brooks'...

    By Larry Vaught

    Midway of the 2006 football season LSU not only beat Kentucky, it embarrassed Kentucky 49-0. The winners rolled up 546 yards while holding UK to 227.
    Some thought the loss might cost coach Rich Brooks his job — but his players told UK athletics director Mitch Barnhart they wanted him to stay.
    Kentucky had an open date before it played Mississippi State. That’s when sophomore receiver Dicky Lyons Jr. guaranteed that Kentucky was going to win the game — a boast that infuriated Brooks.

  • Field hockey state champ

    Rob and Nancy Spragens’ granddaughter, Abby Lala, played on the Christian Academy of Louisville state championship field hockey team. She is a freshman and started for them.

  • FOOTBALL: Knights finish winless...

    Wins had eluded both Marion County and Nelson County this season. The Cardinals hadn’t won since October of 2015. The Knights hadn’t won since last October.
    Not even pouring rain and dropping temperatures could take away the sweet taste of victory when one of these teams finally got over the hump Friday evening.
    Nelson County defeated Marion County 26-6 in Bardstown as the Cardinals avoided back-to-back winless campaigns while sending the Knights to their second winless season in three years.