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Today's Sports

  • Chins up and smiling

     Sometimes it’s not about winning and instead about the pursuit, journey, and lessons learned.

    On July 9, Marion County’s 11-12-year-old softball team fell to North Laurel twice in the Little League state championship. Unfortunately for the team, not only was their state title on the line, they had a lot of pressure to live up to. 

  • Sports can spur us to some...

    By Matt Overing 

    Rory McIlroy became just the third golfer in history to win three majors at the age of 25, joining Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. He made it faster than former greats like Gary Player and Steve Ballesteros. 

    So, naturally, the sporting world has dubbed him the “next great golfer.” I’ve heard some proclaiming he is the “heir to Tiger’s throne” at the top of the golf world.

  • Working the puzzle with softball

     Though the rain would cut them short, Kroger hosted a softball tournament to benefit Working the Puzzle for Autism on July 19.

    Kayla Thompson, who organized the event, said that despite the rain, the tournament went well. 

    “We all work at Kroger and we like to do stuff for the community,” Thompson said. “And we thought this would be a good way you know, to get the community together and come out to support a good cause.”

  • Dirt Bowl rescheduled for Aug. 2...

     Due to wet weather and slick conditions, the Dirt Bowl originally scheduled for this past weekend has been rescheduled.

    According to the event’s coordinator, Jackie Moffit Furmon, the Dirt Bowl has been rescheduled for Aug. 2 and 3 at Cleaver Court. Tip-off is scheduled for 1 p.m.

  • On the road to becoming a ‘pro’...

     First, I want to congratulate my semi-pro bass fishing friend Matthew Mattingly on his Big Bass and Top 20 finish at a recent BFL, bass fishing tournament, on Old Hickory Lake.

    I’m pretty sure that one of these days, fairly soon I hope, you’ll be reading about Matthew fishing as a full-time touring pro.

  • Lebanon reclaims President’s Cup

     The all-time President’s Cup series is back to even, 8-8, with Lebanon’s victory in this year’s event.

    Lebanon claimed the victory, 18-12, winning all three portions of the competition.

    Here are the results:

    Alternate Shot: Lebanon 4, Springfield 2 points 

    Best ball:  Lebanon 7, Springfield 5

  • Youth sports
  • Taking charge: MCHS names two...

    The spring semester proved to be one of trial and tribulation for Marion County High School’s athletic program.

    With victories and defeats aside, a couple teams lost their top leaders while a whole new team was formed and will soon be underway. 

    The  Lady Knights softball team and Marion County’s swim team each lost their coaches recently. 

  • Decision 2.0 shows changes in...

    By Matt Overing

    Germany won the World Cup over the weekend. It was the first time a European country won the World Cup in South America.

    And it wasn’t the biggest American sports story over the weekend.

    That title would belong to LeBron James and his “Decision 2.0.” He penned a letter to Sports Illustrated senior writer Lee Jenkins, and on Friday, the news went public. 

  • Fight to the finish

    “Efferdence.”

    It’s a word made up by the 11-12-year-old softball team and is a combination of the words effort and confidence. Efferdence is the only way to describe how the team went into the state championship last week. 

    Under a black and starless sky, Marion County went down swinging as they had the state title torn from their grasp and were defeated by North Laurel in two games on July 9.