Today's Sports

  • Rain dilutes spring practice

    Though spring practice went nearly perfect for nine days, the tenth day was a spoiler for Marion County High School football Head Coach Jeff Robbins and the Knights.

    Rain and dormant grass sent Robbins and company seeking shelter in the fitness center Friday instead of ending spring practice with the annual intra squad Maroon - White scrimmage.

    "If it was the fall and we needed to go out, we go out. The safety of the kids and concern for kids is the number one factor," Robbins said.

  • Lady Knights start strong

    The Marion County Lady Knights girl's tennis team started their season strong despite a lack of senior leadership.

    Head Coach Angela Holt and her team finished the week with two wins and one loss, falling to a tough Casey County High School team.

    Sixth grader Alyssa Farmer, the number three singles player had a strong season debut by going winning two and losing one for the week.

    Lauren Buckman and Taylor Corbett played solid as a doubles team, also going two and one on the week.

    Here are the full results from the last week of play:

  • Knights outlast Bethlehem

    A three run outburst in the fifth inning would provide enough cushion for the Marion County High School baseball team to outlast Bethlehem High School 7-5 at Hourigan Field on Monday of last week.

    "We played good at times and awful at times," Head Coach Chad Spalding said.

    Spalding said he and the coaching staff expected inconsistent play to open the season.

    "We had some timely hits that really helped us out," Spalding said.

  • Maroon - White scrimmage is...

    Football season is five months away but Jeff Robbins and company are having a ball in spring practice.

    The Marion County High School football team has three days left of spring practice and Robbins said the staff and players are having a good time.

    "If the kids aren't having fun we're doing something wrong," Robbins said. "Of course there's no pressure right now to win. We're having a good time and teaching fundamentals."

  • Boys tennis opens strong

    The Marion County High School boys tennis team opened up strong with two wins but fell to a tough Casey County High School team on Saturday.

    "Casey County is not in our region but they always have a strong tennis team.  Playing them gives us a strong challenge and it's the best practice we can have for improving our team,” boys tennis Head Coach Beverly Thomas said. “We will meet them again later in the season.”

  • Lady Knights lose twice

    Rain stuck around all week, preventing the Marion County High School softball team from getting all their scheduled games in. The waters parted long enough for two games to be squeezed in, though the young Lady Knights (0-2) lost both.

    Marion County fell victim to John Hardin (2-0) 3-1 and Green County (2-0) 4-0.

    Stats were not made available before press time. Head Coach Trent Milby was also unavailable for comment before press time.

    The Lady Knights hope to complete their games this week against Fort Knox (Monday), Bethlehem (Tuesday) and Caverna (Thursday).

  • Ego doesn't cloud senior...

    Sometimes it takes breaking a leg to test the strength of your heart.

    That was the case for Marion County High School senior Eric Miles, who excels on the gridiron, the diamond and in the classroom.

    Clean cut and confident, Miles appears at ease in almost any situation. As baseball Head Coach Chad Spalding said, he makes being a leader look effortless.

    "He's like another coach," Spalding said. "I would feel comfortable leaving him alone to lead practice. I think he could be a good coach at either football or baseball."

  • Softball cranks up this week

    The Marion County High School fast pitch softball team began their season this week with a flurry of road games.

    The Lady Knights, under the helm of new Head Coach Trent Milby, opened the week Monday at John Hardin High School in Hardin County.

    John Hardin and Marion County never played last season. John Hardin finished the season 11-18, the fifth worst record in the Fifth Region. Marion County finished 7-14, the fourth worst record in the region.

  • Tennis serves up this week

    The Marion County High School boy and girls tennis teams began their seasons this week with a multitude of matches.

    The teams kicked off the season with a match against Bardstown at home on Monday afternoon. The Knights and Lady Knights hosted LaRue County on Tuesday.

    The tennis teams resume play on Thursday against Taylor County on the road. After a day off they continue on Saturday by hosting a Tri Match that includes Marion County, Nelson County High School and Casey County High School.

  • Q & A with former athlete...

    Laura Spragens is a 2004 graduate from Marion County High School who is currently enrolled at the University of Louisville.

    What sports did you play while you were at MCHS? What positions?

    I was a member of the Lady Knights soccer team on which I played mainly forward and midfield positions. I competed in the pole vault, long jump, and triple jump events for the track and field Team. I may still hold the records for the conference in the pole vault and triple jump? I was also a member of the Aqua Knights swim team for three years.