Today's Sports

  • Not all about money

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

  • Good riddance to the year 2015

    By Shelton Young

    As we head into 2016 and wish 2015 goodbye, all I can say is “good riddance.” Not that I, along with everyone else, enjoys being a year older. It’s just that I spent most of the year confined to my recliner looking out the window. A severely broken arm will do that for you!
    So, in 2016, I intend to – if I don’t break anything else – start work on my bucket list.

  • Swim team breaking school records

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Knights went on the road to Woodford County on Dec. 19.
    Head Coach Katie Kelien said her swimmers had a great, fast meet.
    "Every single swimmer did great,” she said. “We worked hard today.”
    The swim team was also able to break several school records.
    The 200-medley relay team consisting of Ida Lenort, Andrea O'Daniel, Chelsie VanWhy and Laura Rice set a new school record with a time of 2:10.60.

  • Kash Daniel wins award for being...

    By Larry Vaught

    Paintsville coach Joe Chirico knows exactly what he hopes everyone will remember about his star player, Kash Daniel.
    “That he gave his heart and soul to his teammates; that he left it all on the field, and the product was both entertaining and impressive,” said Chirico. “Kash was blessed with size, strength, and athletic ability, but it was his hard work and perseverance that allowed him to develop into the gifted athlete he is today.”

  • Boys basketball: Knights notch...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Knights were still in search of their first win of the season, and they looked to notch it against the Green County Dragons as part of a boy-girl doubleheader on Dec. 15.
    But, the Knights once again came up short and lost 87-52.
    "We came out flat and had no energy," Head Coach Montrelle Irvin said.
    Green County shot 55.6 percent from the field and dominated the glass as the Knights were unable to muster any momentum.

  • The Game Plan - Dec. 23 edition

    Dec. 26-28
    Knights at Campbellsville tourney

    Dec. 27-30
    Lady Knights at Mercer County Tourney

  • Are you all in?

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    One of the hardest parts of any task or project is starting it. The easiest is finishing it or reaping the benefits from it. 
    But what's the hardest part? Figuring out how to complete it the right way? Maybe. Getting the tools necessary to complete it? Also, maybe. 
    What about staying committed? It's hard to keep doing something when it's fatiguing, complex, and difficult to complete, isn't it?

  • Girls basketball: Lady Knights...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Lady Knights began the week by going on the road to face the Thomas Nelson General on Dec. 14, the first of three games this week.
    The Lady Knights, riding Halei Howard's 20-point night, won by 10, 44-34.
    "Our defense helped us win that game. The girls played hard and stuck to the defensive plan," Head Coach Kenny Mills said.
    The Lady Knights held the Generals (5-2, 2-0) to only six field goal and also racked up 14 steals.

  • Boys basketball: Irvin achieves...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    Knights Head Coach Montrelle Irvin has been coaching in the high school ranks since 2007, and has seen hundreds of players come and go. 
    On Dec. 16 at Bethlehem, Irvin got his 100th victory as a high school coach with a 60-45 win. 
    Irvin began his coaching career at Shawnee High School in Louisville, where he coached the Golden Eagles for three seasons. 

  • Saint Augustine New Year’s Day 5K

    Saint Augustine Grade School wants to help Marion Countians start off the New Year on the right foot by participating in their New Year’s Day 5K.
    The 5K will take place at 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 1. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. at the batting cages at Graham Memorial Park.
    Cost is $15 per person. The first 200 people to sign up will receive a fleece ear warmer.
    All proceeds will benefit St. Augustine School Athletics.
    For more information, contact Joe Pat Kirkland, 270-402-9094, Kirkland_joepat@yahoo.com.