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Today's Sports

  • Knights fight hard against top...

    The Marion County Knights (8-21) couldn't win one for departing long time assistant coach Josh McKay but they came close enough to give a streaky LaRue County (21-5) squad a scare at the Roby Dome on Friday night.

    "It came down to a possession and we had two opportunities but never took a shot," Knights Head Coach Tim Peterson said. "A couple of guys hesitated. We just didn't execute and you have to execute in those situations. We never have gotten past that."

  • Lebanon Lancers open 2009 season...

    Season tickets are now on sale for Lebanon Lancers games. The Lancers, central Kentucky's semi-pro basketball team, open the 2009 season at home against the Cincinnati Stallions, the Kentucky Basketball Developmental League's newest team, April 11.

    Last season, the Lancers won the KBDL regular-season and playoff titles and the Bluegrass Conference. Lancers point guard Anthony Epps was named league MVP, Lancers Head Coach Mark Bell was Coach of the Year and Lancers Marketing Director Chris Hamilton was Executive of the Year.

  • Lady Knights ride momentum into...

    The Marion County Lady Knights (23-6) ended a solid regular season by knocking off what Head Coach Trent Milby earlier described as a dangerous up-and-coming LaRue County team.

    The Lady Knights kept LaRue's weapons, Lyndsay and Valerie Whitlock, in check by blanking Valerie. Lyndsay led the Lady Hawks with 14 points.

    Marion County jumped out to a 16-4 lead with 2:00 left in the first quarter. They finished the quarter with a 16-6 lead.

    The second quarter was more of the same, with the Lady Knights outscoring LaRue County 19-6 to go up 35-12 at the half.

  • Marion County superintendent...

    For his decision to cancel a scheduled "donkey basketball" game out of concern for the welfare of the animals and the safety of human participants, Marion County Superintendent Roger Marcum will receive PETA's Compassionate Educator Award.

    Marcum canceled the game - which was scheduled for Feb. 21 - following public outcry over cruelty to the donkeys as well as the risk of injury to human participants who play basketball while mounted on the animals' backs.

  • District tournament play begins

    The Knights and Lady Knights begin the real season this week as tournament play tips off in Adair County.

    The Knights (8-21) face off with top seed Adair County (22-6). Adair owned the season series winning both games (58-41, 57-39).

    Adair went undefeated in regular season district play, going 6-0. They are 20-3 in district play since 2006-07 season.

  • Q & A with former athlete...

    Q & A with Marion County High School athletes is a new series that will appear periodically. If you know an athlete that would be a good candidate for Q & A, email Jesse Osbourne at jesseophoto@gmail.com.

    This week's athlete is Trey Chelf, a 2005 graduate that is currently swimming for Western Kentucky University.

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

  • Regular season comes to a close...

    The Lady Knights round out the regular season with games against Bardstown (5-13) and LaRue County (13-10) before facing off with Taylor County (13-11) in the first round of the district tournament on Tuesday of next week.

    Bardstown is struggling after losing sophomore stand out Daziah Kimberland to injury before the season. The Lady Tigers were on a nine game skid as of press time, including losses to mutual opponents North Hardin (85-30), Nelson County (69-32, 64-29), Washington County (36-33), Green County (56-29) and Danville (41-36).

  • Donkey basketball cancelled

    A fund raiser for the Lady Knights girls basketball team was cancelled last week due to public concern for those involved.

    A donkey basketball contest was scheduled for Feb. 21, at the Roby Dome, with proceeds going towards the Lady Knights basketball team. An explanation of what donkey basketball is can be found in last week's Enterprise.

    However, some community members reasoned that the sport is a risk to humans and inhumane for the donkeys.  

  • Lady Knights win four out of...

    The Marion County Lady Knights tested their fortitude against a schedule that would make most teams squirm last week and came away with quality wins.

    Playing four games in five days, the Lady Knights toppled tough region teams Hart County (14-9) and North Hardin (21-4) on the road, held off a tough Green County (21-6) team at home, dusted border rival Washington County (5-16) and almost knocked off Mercy (16-6), a top team in the state.

  • Knights win two, lose three

    The Marion County Knights boys basketball team finished one of its best weeks of the season, winning two out of five games against Fifth Region opponents.

    While the Knights looked great at times, they also lost handily to Elizabethtown (9-14) and Nelson County (13-9).

    Head Coach Tim Peterson believes the Knights (8-19) need to tune up their shot before tournament time.

    "Our outside shooting hasn't been up to par this week. We're going to work on that," he said. "We're going to work on getting our feet ready and being prepared to shoot."