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Today's Sports

  • Deer photos, Nov. 19
  • Winning season

     I have a confession to make. 

    When I made my way to Rockcastle County for the first and only game of the Marion County Knights’ postseason on Nov. 7, I had a feeling it would be their only night in the postseason. Though the team’s records were the same, the Rockets had a better district and region record. The feeling that Marion County was going to lose got worse when the Rockcastle County Rockets scored within the opening moments of the game. 

  • Football: Rockets blast past...

    The Marion County Knights’ season ground to a halt when they were eliminated 28-7 by the Rockcastle County Rockets in the first round of the Class 4A Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl on Nov. 7.

  • Basketball: Marion County boys...

    After an abrupt and painful end to the 2013-14 season, the Marion County Knights are preparing to bounce back this year. 

    With the clock counting down, the Knights will start their season with a scrimmage later this month. On Nov. 22, they will play in the King of the Bluegrass Jamboree in Fairdale. The JV team is scheduled to play at noon and they will be followed by the varsity team, which is scheduled to tip off a 1:30 p.m.

  • Basketball: Fresh start with...

    The sound of sneakers squeaking and basketballs dribbling filled the air at Roby Dome as the Marion County Lady Knights warmed up with a practice last week. The Lady Knights, who are coming off a run at the regional tournament last year, are preparing to enter the season with many young faces. 

    “Our main goal is to keep the streak of winning district alive,” Lady Knights Coach Anthony Epps said. “It’s going to be a lot tougher this year being that we’re so small.”

  • Lady, Knight

    Marion County High School sports’ fans come every week to watch the Knights and Lady Knights compete. While there’s a dedicated corps of fans, few of them may know there’s one athlete who crosses the line between Knight and Lady Knight every Friday evening. 

  • A tale of two hunts

     My man Billy “Billy Bird” Thompson finally slowed down enough for me to talk about his elk hunt.

    He was drawn for a 2014 elk archery tag and spent all summer practicing with his Matthews Reezen bow set at 68 pounds. He was also using 400 grain Beamon carbon arrows 28 inches long and tipped with Shuttle T-Lock fixed blade broadheads weighing 100 grains.

  • Mortal combat

    Though I play my fair share of violent video games, I’m far from a violent person – in fact, I don’t think I have a violent bone in my body. 

  • ‘Border War’ lives up to its name

    With sleet, snow, and rain punctuating the game, a few fans showed up in costume for the fight Friday night in Washington County, but the game was full of both tricks and treats on both sides of the line.

    The Marion County Knights finished their regular season when they defeated their northern rivals, the Washington County Commanders, 20-17, in overtime on Halloween. 

  • Lady Knights end season with...

    After climbing to the top rung of the district tournament, the Marion County Lady Knights fell in a fast and furious match against the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers on Oct. 29. The 3-0 strike sent the Lady Knights (20-17) packing after the first round of the 5th Region Tournament at Central Hardin High School. It was the second season straight the Lady Knights fell to the Lady Panthers (29-9) in the postseason.