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Today's Sports

  • Cheerleading camp

     The Marion County High School cheerleaders are working hard this summer to prepare for the upcoming season. They recently participated in a stunt clinic with former UK cheerleader Corey Brown. The cheerleaders are also doing yoga with Jennifer Lawson and cardio with Autria Calhoun each week.

  • Little League, July 2
  • Two softball teams win district

     Marion County All-Stars 9-10 and 11-12 softball teams both won district titles and will advance to the Kentucky State Little League All Star tournament in Springfield. State play will begin Sunday, July 6, at Idle Hour Park.

    Meanwhile, in Lexington, the eight and under team placed fourth in the 8U Whitney Roberts Memorial Tournament. Scores were not available for the eight and under team.

    11-12  Softball

  • Marion County’s All-Americans

    Nothing spells American culture like sports. 

    From hot dogs and cold sodas, to rivalry and sportsmanship, sports like basketball, football and baseball are engraved in the American spirit.

    Sometimes, great athletes grow out of that spirit, and this is a story of two in the making.

  • 2014 Little League all-star...

     Marion County Little League has announced its 2014 all-star teams.

    11-12-year-old boys

    Ryan Lee Hayes, Owen Mattingly, Dawson McCarty, Mason Sullivan, Davis Rafferty, Dalton Sallee, Parker Barnett, Jamison Epps, Chase Miles, Cade Thompson, Randall Mattingly and Will Fowler.

    11-12-year-old girls

  • Skate park?

    Two weeks ago, I wrote a story on some local skateboarders, Michael Truitt and his son, Jackson. 

    I wanted to do the story for several reasons, the biggest one being that I think skateboarding is cool. Probably the second biggest reason is because I had a chance to feature a unique sport.

  • Knights present baseball awards

     On June 1, the Marion County Knights baseball team hosted its annual end of the year awards banquet. Senior pitcher Joey Costello swept the banquet taking three awards, including MVP.  Below is a list of all the players who received awards: 

    MVP - Joey Costello

    Stolen bases - Joey Costello

    Hitting award - Jeremy Morris

    Fielding award - outfield, Joe Ben Curtis; Infield, Mason Gadberry

  • Be careful with the big bass

     I heard a very disturbing story the other day. When talking to a potential member of our Puddle Jumpers I mentioned we’d be fishing Spurlington Lake.

    The guy asked if there were any big bass left in the lake. I told him I saw an 8 to 10 pounder in the shallows last year, but didn’t catch it! Also told him one of our Puddle Jumper anglers, Michael Veatch, caught a monster out of there last year.

  • Soap Box racing champions

     Callie Elder, right, won the Stock division, and Lawson Elder won the Super Stock division at the All-American Soap Box Derby Local Race in Owensboro. They will compete in the All-American Soap Box Derby World Championship in Akron, Ohio in July. Thomas and Raley Backhoe and Bell Machine and Fabrication provided support for the Elders. Their parents are Chad and Karen Elder of Loretto. Their grandparents are Larry and Mary Catherine Elder.

  • Donation for Edlin

    On June 16, the Loretto Youth League gathered together on their last day of games to present a plaque along with $300 raised for Kyle Edlin. Unfortunately, Edlin was unable to attend the meeting, though spirits were still high for him. 

    Shown are the various teams of the youth league who renamed themselves after Edlin. They stopped to pose on the baseball field with Edlin’s plaque and the money they collected.