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Today's Sports

  • Sidewalk Surfers

    Skateboarding conjures up many images: from Tony Hawk completing his famous 900, to the days of Dogtown and the Z-boys. One may think of long hair, rebellion, tattoos, quick wits and punk rock.

    For some, however, skateboarding is just a little bit different. 

    It’s an activity for family and friends. 

  • Look for bass in deep, shallow...

     When I went fishing the other day the lakes water was an average of 82 degrees. None of the several (how many is several?) bass I caught had bloody tails and none were unusually fat.

    What all this told me was that the spawn is over. Oh, there might be some late spawners, but I kinda doubt it!

    Summer is here! If not here, the door is open and a leg is in.

  • ‘Group of Death’ awaits US soccer

     The most popular sport in the world will kick off its most popular event on Thursday, June 12.

    Brazil will host the 2014 World Cup. ESPN and its affiliates will air every single game – 64 of them in just over one month of action.

  • Sluggers finish second

     Pictured are the 10U Sluggers who took second place in the All-American Showcase in Danville on Memorial Day weekend, May 24-25. They are, front row, from left, Maggie Overstreet, Aubrey Knopp, Leah Wright and Emily Clark; second row, Amber Farris, Brooklynne Bland, D’Asia Spalding, Alex Wheeler, Taylor Richardson, Emma Sullivan and Sarah Boblitt; back row, Asst. Coach Amanda Knopp, Head Coach Tim Wright and Asst. Coach Tony Clark.

  • Rays win regular season

     The Energy Insurance Rays are the regular season champions of Lebanon Little League 9-12-year-old fast pitch softball division. They finished with an 11-1 record and also placed second in the league tournament. Front row (from left): D’asya Spalding, Chlo

  • Scoreboard donation

     Magistrate Jackie Wicker presents a $1,200 check to members of the Bradfordsville Youth League for a new scoreboard. The check is from the Mario County Fiscal Court Community Project Fund.

  • Volunteers needed for Dirt Bowl...

     Volunteers are needed to help with a Dirt Bowl planned for July 19 in Lebanon.

    Jackie Moffit Furmon is organizing her fifth annual Dirt Bowl for boys and girls from 6 to 18 years old. She needs volunteers to help with scorekeeping and refereeing, among other things.

    Teams from all counties are welcome to participate, and more information about the tournament will be released at a later date.

  • Youth basketball making some...

     Marion County Youth Basketball is making some changes, and although sign-ups aren’t until September, league officials are trying to get the word out to parents.

    The league will have a different age group structure this fall. The girls’ leagues will be for 7-9-year-olds and 10-12-year-olds, and the boys’ leagues will be for 7-9-year olds and 9-11-year-olds. The number of 9 year olds who will play in each division will depend on how many boys sign up for the older division.

  • Moo Crew Tournament

     On June 7, Graham Memorial Park hosted the Moo Crew Tournament. Through the rising heat of the day, nine teams battled it out for the sake of fun and, according to Moo Crew crew member Patrick Spalding, the admission fees of the event went to cover the expenses of putting on the tournament.

  • A little goes a long way

     With Marion County High School’s sports programs in hibernation at the moment, I am left dipping my thoughts and hands into the hidden world of athletic activities in Marion County. While I do like putting a focus on some of the lesser known activities, it means I have to work just a little bit harder. I have to approach these activities from a completely different angle than I did at the high school. 

    It also means the beat of the rhythm I have been dancing to has changed.