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Today's Sports

  • Football Knights gearing up for...

    On Aug. 14, the Marion County Knights, who finished 4-7 last season, scrimmaged the Russell County Lakers. Though the Knights fell in the fray, it gave the community a sneak peak at the team this season. 

    Interim Head Coach Matthew “Moo Moo” Mattingly said the team has one goal this year: win.

    “That’s all we want to do,” Mattingly said. 

  • Lady Knights volleyball team...

     On Aug. 12, the Marion County Lady Knights went south to hone their skills for their upcoming season. At Washington County Middle School, the Lady Knights scrimmaged the Washington County Commanderettes, the Burgin County Lady Bulldogs and the Bardstown Lady Tigers. 

  • Golf Knights fall to Banshees

    Outmanned and outgunned, the Marion County Knights hosted and were defeated by the Bethlehem Banshees on Aug. 13. They fell 169-188.

    Houston Raikes led the Knights by shooting a 45. Behind him, junior Noah Dye shot a 46. Trevor Burchell, the Knights’ only senior, fired a 47. Bryce Spalding and Daniel Maupin shot a 50 and 51 respectively. 

  • Geronimo!

     It was somewhere between 9,500 and 6,000 feet that I learned what I’m made of. In that 3,500 feet, I learned that I’m a little bit crazy, just a little bit stupid, and have a whole lot of courage.

    That’s because I willingly trusted a complete stranger with my life and went tumbling out of a perfectly good airplane. In fact, I paid for the pleasure of it. 

  • Knight Time 5K: Simply glowing

     Marion County High School lit up the night last Saturday with the Knight Time 5k Glow Run. 

    According to Curtis Bennett, Marion County High School band director, the event was held to raise money for the Marching Knights.

    He said 65 people pre-registered for the 5k, though it was apparent more than that showed up for race night. 

    Bennett said that despite the weather, they had a good turnout and raised a little over $900. 

  • Squirrel season story

     The sun’s coming up and it’s still as a grave at midnight. (Now that’s descriptive.) In the squirrel woods, the world is in the process of waking up.

    The birds are moving and … was that a squirrel wigglin’? Let’s kinda ease around that big hicker nut tree for a better angle. If it was calm it’d sure be easier to see a squirrel moving. With the wind, it seemed like everything was moving!

  • Linescores, Aug. 20

     St. Charles Middle School basketball

    Thursday, Aug. 14, the Junior Lady Knights travelled to OKH where the seventh and eighth grade teams were defeated.

    OKH won the seventh grade game, 24-18.

    OKH 7th grade 24, SCMS, 18 — Jenny Mattingly 10 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal; Katie Mattingly 3 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal; Ava Spalding 4 points, 3 rebounds; Kristi Martin 1 point, 7 rebounds, 2 steals; Mckenzie Reynolds 10 rebounds.

  • Sports briefs, Aug. 20

     Marion County-bred filly keeps on winning

    Sunday, Aug. 10, Precocious Beauty won the Empire Breeders Classic for three-year-old pacing fillies at Tioga Downs in New York.  The purse was $244,875.00 and she won the one-mile race in 1:51.1.

     This brings her 2014 earnings to $161,945.00 and her lifetime earnings to $608,637.00.

  • Game Plan, Aug. 13

     Aug. 13

    Golf 

    Bethlehem at Marion County

    Aug. 14

    Volleyball

    Lady Knights scrimmage, TBA

    Aug. 16

    Soccer

    Knights at Madison South  Soccerama, TBA

  • Crime doesn’t pay

     Aug. 7 started like any other Thursday. I woke up, prayed, made coffee and went to get the trashcans from the side of the road. 

    On my way there, I saw a cigarette with a chewed up filter lying underneath my car on the passenger side. At the time, I hadn’t smoked a cigarette in 537 days. 

    Suspicious, I decided to give my car a once over to make sure no vandals had paid a visit. Thankfully, no one trashed my car, but it was apparent that someone had been in it.