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Today's Sports

  • Cross Country misses state

    The Marion County High School cross-country team was a pulled muscle away from missing the state meet coming up.

    Matthew Mattingly, who made the state meet easily last year, came up lame during the Class 2A Region Two meet on Saturday afternoon, according to Head Coach Sherbie King. Mattingly was noticeably in pain as he crossed the finish line.

    King said throughout the year Mattingly has consistently been 15 to 20 seconds behind Taylor County's Wes Colvin, who finished second in the region.

  • Lebanon Middle School to play at...

    The Lebanon Middle School eighth grade girls' basketball team will vie for their second state championship in as many years on Nov. 28 at 1:30 p.m. at Rupp Arena.

    The undefeated squad dispatched Crawford, Martin, Wayne County and Lincoln County on Saturday and Sunday to set up a title bout against Crosby in Rupp.

    The Lady Patriots hosted the conference tournament championship Monday night. Results were not known at press time.

    Head Coach Trent Milby did not return a phone message before deadline and was unavailable for comment.

  • Knights open postseason against...

    On paper the Marion County Knights and the Fairdale Bulldogs are totally different teams. Friday night, fans will get to see how that translates to real life action.

    The Knights (8-2) travel to Fairdale's Greschel Stadium to take on the Bulldogs (6-3) in what Knights' Head Coach Jeff Robbins billed as one of the top first round playoff matches in the state.

    The Knights kick off the Class 4-A Region Two playoffs, hoping to extend their season by five games and making it to the championship game of the 4A KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl.

  • Knights hold on, dispatch...

                    The Marion County Knights recovered an onside kick with 25 seconds to go in the game to secure another victory Friday night at Green County.

    As the clock hit all zeros, the Knights led 24-20 and secured an 8-2 season and momentum heading into next week’s playoff match against Fairdale.

  • Sign up for Upward Basketball,...

    It's time to sign up for Upward 2008-209 Basketball and Cheerleading.

    Registration forms are available at Lebanon Christian Church, 660 Loretto Road, Lebanon.

    The early registration cost per child for basketball is $48; after Nov. 11, the cost is $53.

    Early registration cost per child for cheerleading is $51; after Nov. 11, the cost is $56.

    Deadline for registration is Nov. 23.

    Basketball shorts are optional at a cost of $13. Cheerleading mock turtlenecks are optional at a cost of $13.

    No registration will be taken after Nov. 23.

  • Heart of Kentucky Flag Football...

    Flag football is on the rise and the pigskin will fly during the Heart of Kentucky Flag Football Showdown in Lebanon Saturday, Nov. 8. The showdown is open to all age and skill levels with the exception of current and former professional football players.

    The 2008 showdown features teams from all over the state battling for the title at Graham Memorial Park near downtown Lebanon. Prize packages are awarded to the champion and runner-up and members of the final four teams get a commemorative T-shirt.

  • Junior Varsity wins Heartland...

    If the success of its junior varsity squad is any indicator, the future of the Marion County High School varsity football squad appears to be in good shape for at least a few more years.

    The Knights smoked Green County's junior varsity team 38-6 to win the Heartland Conference championship for the second year in a row last week. The Knights beat Green County for the title last year on a last minute field goal.

    Junior Varsity Head Coach Corey Crume said the Knights lost to Green County 8-6 earlier in the year.

  • Gore shoots low round at disc...

    Russell Gore won the advanced division and shot the lowest overall score on Oct. 25, at the 3rd Annual DIS-Conformity Tour at Graham Memorial Park.

    Gore shot a 56 and was the only participant in the advanced division.

  • Bell's big play saves the...

    On third and 15 with the clock winding down, all senior quarterback Eric Miles could do was heave the ball. So he did.

    Lucky for him, it thudded right into the chest of Bryson Bell.

    Miles' pass from 43 yards out couldn't have hit the junior wide receiver more perfect as the playmaker catapulted above a sea of white jerseys to catch the ball and wrestle it away from an Anderson County defender.

    Bell's eyes were on the officials as he came down. After a long pause, Bell and the Knights got the call they needed. Touchdown Knights. Seven seconds to go.

  • Lebanon Middle to play in state...

    The Lebanon Middle School eighth grade girls' basketball team will be one of 32 teams vying for the Kentucky Basketball Academy state tournament title this week.

    LMS won the tournament last year, according to Head Coach Trent Milby. Four players from last year returned to this year's squad. LMS finished the regular season unbeaten at 26-0.

    The conference tournament began for the girls on Monday and continues on Thursday. The tournament is being hosted by LMS as they are the top seed. Next Monday is the championship game of their conference tournament.