Today's Sports

  • Vaught’s Views: Cobb is UK grad...

    By Larry Vaught

    In four years with the Green Bay Packers, Randall Cobb  has had 335 receptions for 4,214 yards and 33 touchdowns. Cobb also has a 108-yard kickoff return for the Packers.
    The former University of Kentucky star signed a four-year, $40 million contract to stay with the Packers before the 2015 season. Yet you might be surprised to know that his mother, Tina Cobb, still thinks it was more exciting to watch him play when he was at UK than it is in the NBA.

  • BASEBALL: Bruins end Knights’...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    The Marion County Knights took home a 10-0 win against the Bethlehem Eagles on May 9. The Knights jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first when Dalton Hammond led off the inning with a double, Luke Thomas singled off a bunt, and Hammond scored on a Travis Wiser groundout. Thomas scored on an error when the Eagles mishandled Jared Bradshaw's groundball.

  • Tee Time: Golf isn’t always a...

    By Dennis George

    Golf is described as a gentleman’s game, but, unfortunately, golfers don’t always fit that description.
    Surely most of you have played with that person who always cuts corners, if you will, so as to win those few extra bucks or to shave a couple of strokes off their score.
    They don’t bend the rules; they break them.
    And when you see it happen, you don’t know if you should laugh, get upset, or say something.

  • The Game Plan - May 18, 2016

    May 19
    Knights vs. E'town

    Knights at state tournament

    May 20
    Knights at Boyle County

    May 23-25
    Knights at district tourney (at Taylor County)

    Lady Knights at district tourney (at Taylor County)


  • Renewed focus

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    There are so many example unbelievable and did-you-just-see-that moments in sports. The world of sports is full of such moments that leave fans in shock, either in the form of disgust or elated joy. Such is the happening in sports.
    The prime example of those particular moments in sports I just mentioned is the comeback. Think about it. A team is down by a significant margin, only to storm back furiously and snatch a victory away from the other team that felt it had safely secured a win.

  • Frog season starts Friday,...

    I’m going to depart from my usual silliness for just a moment.
    May 21 is Armed Forces Day so be sure to thank an active duty and veterans for the freedoms we enjoy!
    Doing our part to say “Thank you,” our local VFW Post is hosting a breakfast for all military personnel. It’ll be Saturday morning running beginning at 8 a.m. at the post on Veterans Drive. That’s Saturday, May 21.
    Since everything is furnished all you need to bring is your appetite!

  • Kohl Cup Champions

    The Marion County Youth Soccer team (U14) won first place in Kohl Cup in E’town on Sunday. Pictured, front row from left, are Brianna Thomas, Sam Cecconi, Coach Charlie Roeder, Camden Siles and Jessy Casilodo; back row from left, are Alan May, Christian Mealey, Ryan Lee Hayes, Kyle Mattingly, Mitchell Mattingly, Rudy Smith, Trace Mayo, Tanner Roeder, Libby Palagi and Marley Allender. Not pictured are Samuel Thompson and Cameron Martin.

  • League Champions

    This was the first year Marion County has had a middle school soccer team. Marion County won the league. Pictured, front row from left, are Dalton Kehm, Camden Stiles, Sam Cecconi, Samuel Thompson, Ethan Allender, Lawson Edler, Elijah Kirkland, Cody Essex and Alex Huerta; back row from left, are Mitchell Mattingly, Alan May, Tyler Abell, Omar Carmona, Dally Mattingly, Gregory Blake, Trace Mayo, Edson Martinez, Tanner Roeder, Cameron Martin, Christian Mealey, Raul Garcia and Coach Jonathan Livers.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Knights win two...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    The Marion County Lady Knights began this week at the Jefferstown Charger Classic on May 13 against the Spencer County Lady Bears with a 4-0 victory. The game remained scoreless until the fifth inning when Brianna Mattingly's two-run RBI single opened the scoring for the Lady Knights. Haley Mattingly produced a solid outing from the mound, giving up only four hits and striking out eight.

  • TENNIS: Knights send three to...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    Though regional team competitions ended on May 3, the Knights were still in action in individual postseason play on May 6 in the first round of postseason play.