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Today's Sports

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Knights’ season...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    The Marion County Lady Knights fell 11-1 to the Hart County Lady Raiders on May 30 in the Fifth Region Tournament after advancing as the winners of 20th District Tournament.
    The Lady Knights (25-8) retired the first six batters in order but then sputtered as the Lady Knights gave up eight walks and eight hits as their season came to an end. The Lady Knights' only run of the game came from senior Kylie Benningfield, who finished 2-2 at the plate.

  • Vaught’s Views: ESPN reporter...

    By Larry Vaught

    During the last few years, Kentucky basketball fans have got to know ESPN reporter Shannon Spake very well and have embraced her to the point that they sometimes feel like she is part of the Big Blue Nation.
    How does Spake feel about that?

  • BASEBALL: Knights advance to...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    The Marion County Knights began district tournament play on May 24 with a 2-1 win against the Campbellsville Eagles.

  • Tee Time: The good ole days

    By Dennis George

    I’ll never forget the first time.
    And the feeling that went through me as I realized that I had accomplished it.
    It was the summer of 1966, and it happened in the field behind Dr. Eli George’s house in Lebanon.
    My cousins had been playing golf in that field for a long time and they always talked about how much fun they had.

  • First place finish

    Madison Hardin ran Saturday, May 14, in RJ Corman's 5K Run to benefit Chrysalis House in Nicholasville. Hardin, 13, is a seventh grader at Lebanon Middle School. She won first place in the female 10-14-year-old age division, running her fastest 5K, with a time of 21:58. She is the daughter of Michelle Cash of Lebanon and the late John Hardin. She is the granddaughter of Wanda Perkins of Lebanon.
     

  • Thank you for your service

    Memorial Day (long weekend) isn’t for cookouts, camping, fishing, cold brews or socializing. It’s about remembering our veterans and those currently serving.
    It’s remembering that all gave some but some gave all! It’s respecting the men and women who serve whether you agree with what they have to do or not! It’s often just enough to say, “Thank you for your service.”

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Knights win...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    The Lady Knights began district tournament play on May 24 against the Campbellsville Lady Eagles. The Lady Knights secured a 6-0 win to punch their ticket to the district title game and the 5th Region Tournament.
    Mariella Curtis and Abby Scott each went 2-3 with an RBI. Pitcher Haley Mattingly turned in another solid performance, giving up only two hits and recording eight strikeouts.

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  • TENNIS: Season ends at state...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    The Marion County Knights sent three players to the state tournament held at the University of Kentucky on May 19. Junior Dylan Bradshaw fell 6-2, 6-3 to Luke Morris from Mason County. The doubles team of Hank Hardin and Bryce Spalding also fell to Nick Newton and Jacob Young from Greenwood 6-2, 6-1.
    "There is a large increase in talent at the state tournament," Knights Head Coach Landon Williams said. "We were competitive in both matches, so that's definitely a plus for us."

  • Vaught’s Views: Kentucky...

    By Larry Vaught

    Kentucky coach Mark Stoops says it is now hard to see the impact receivers coach Lamar Thomas has with players.
    "I just think you see a very energetic guy that brings credibility. He played in the NFL, was one of the great college football players. He has a great presence about him, does a great job in recruiting," said Stoops.

  • BASEBALL: Knights drop two,...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    The Marion County Knights began the week with a 6-2 loss at LaRue County on May 18. Junior Cody Browning went 1-3 with two RBIs for the Knights while Jared Bradshaw also hit 1-3 from the plate and scored a run. Ty Murphy hit 1-2 with a walk. The Knights gave up three runs in the first two innings but scored two to pull within one run. The Hawks scored three in the bottom of the fourth to put the game away.