Today's Sports

  • Vaught’s Views: Former Wildcat...

    By Larry Vaught

    When Patrick Patterson joined the Toronto Raptors two years ago, his mother admits she did not know coach Dwane Casey was a former Kentucky player or assistant coach.
    "I just did not know that at all," said Tywanna Patterson. "But I love Dwane Casey. He lets young men play their game. The NBA is a little different from college. In college, whatever the coach says goes. In the NBA, there is more leeway and if a player has an idea for setting up a play or something, the coaches listen.

  • MCHS golfer places third in...

    Bryce Spalding placed third in Kentucky PGA Junior Tour - Summer Series No. 23 on Tuesday, July 12, at Campbellsville Country Club. Layton Hord of Campbellsville placed first and Jonathan Brewington of Fountain Run placed second.

  • Little League: 10U All-Stars...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    The Marion County 10U All-Stars began their quest for the state title on Saturday, July 9, versus the North Laurel team, which held Marion County hitless for the game in route to an 8-0 victory.  
    On Sunday, July 10, Marion County faced Stan Spence. Marybeth Overstreet started on the mound for Marion County. She struck out the first two batters in the first inning and after allowing a walk, Emily Gardner would throw out the base runner as she attempted to steal second base.

  • LITTLE LEAGUE: 11-12U All-Stars...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    Marion County 11-12U All-Stars’ season ended Monday, July 11, in the championship game against Glasgow 13-0. Glasgow pitcher Taye Poynter held Marion County hitless and Glasgow’s bats remained hot, as they will advance to the state tournament in Richmond.

    Road to the championship
    Marion County 11-12U boys fell against Boyle County 4-0 on July 2.

  • Tee Time: The Open Championship...

    By Dennis George

    With The Open Champion-ship beginning tomorrow at Royal Troon , it’s a good time to talk about customs, sayings and stories about our friends from across the pond.
    Americans get blamed sometimes for ruining the game as it was meant to be played.
    I learned quickly on my first trip to Scotland that you’re expected to putt everything out. There’s no such thing as a gimme.
    And a second shot off of the first tee?

  • Jumping ship

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    Kevin Durant announced on July 3 he was signing with the Golden State Warriors, leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder, a team he had been on since he came into the league (the Thunder were the Seattle SuperSonics, but changed their name after Durant’s rookie season). His decision came as a surprise to many fans, players, and coaches across the NBA. It also came as a surprise to me as well.

  • Woods & Waters: Beating the...

    This time of summer, it’s usually hot, muggy and very “bug intense.”
    So what does one do when you really enjoy fishing and don’t enjoy being miserable? How about fishing at night?
    It’s usually cooler and you can usually catch a few fish. That’s usually!

  • GIRLS SOCCER: Johnson to be MCHS...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    Daniel Johnson will be taking over as the Marion County Lady Knights head coach, effective July 14. Johnson was selected to be the next head coach after former head coach Derek Cissell left his position.
    "I am excited to be the next head coach and I'm chomping at the bit to get things started," Johnson said.
    Johnson was interviewed for the position on July 3 and was informed he was selected Thursday, July 7.

  • Vaught’s Views: Kentucky walk-on...

    By Larry Vaught

    During a talk to the Louisville Quarterback Club, then offensive coordinator Neal Brown told the group that one of the most talented players in Kentucky's 2014 recruiting class was Charles Walker of Louisville St. Xavier.
    What made that statement so unusual was that Walker was a preferred walk-on, not a highly-touted, four-star scholarship player.

  • All-Stars are state bound

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    Marion County’s 10U All-Star Softball Team won the 5th District title last week and are moving on to the state tournament where they are the defending state champs.
    They took a 6-2 win against Russell County on June 28.