Today's Sports

  • What really matters

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    A missed three-pointer, a dropped pass, a strikeout. All are results no team wants (unless of course it will benefit you), yet most people would overlook those situations in the first half of a game or in early innings. They simply aren't as important when it's early in the contest, but when it's late in the game, those mistakes and errors are magnified. There's not much time left and your chances to score are limited.

  • Baseball: Thomas selected to...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    Marion County Knights sophomore Luke Thomas was selected by the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association (KHSBCA) to play in the Sophomore East-West All-Star Game, which was played on June 21 at Asbury University. Thomas was one of only three players to be selected from the 5th Region to play in the All-Star Game.

  • What you need to know when hot...

    By Shelton Young

    I’ve been asked by aspiring writers, “What kind of training did I have to be a writer?”
    That’s simple, I didn’t have any “formal” training. That is, unless you consider high school English as formal training. It would seem that somewhere in the deep recesses of my mind, some of the things Mrs. Raley tried to teach me might have taken hold.

  • Vaught’s Views: Kentucky ‘felt ...

    By Larry Vaught

    Just a few hours after he announced his commitment to Kentucky, Georgia junior quarterback Jarren Williams was on the phone talking to potential future teammates.
    "When he walks into a room, he lights up the whole room," said Anthony Williams, the quarterback's father. "He makes everybody feel important. He is a leader. He knows how to get guys to do things they need to do in order to win. He takes an interest in them and makes them all feel important."

  • Tee Time: Communities will miss...

    By Dennis George

    The impending closure of St. Catharine College has been well chronicled and reported in various medium since the June 1 announcement.
    Obviously, it is very disappointing for those individuals who will lose their jobs and for those students whose dreams have been shattered.
    The economies in Marion, Washington and Nelson counties will suffer from a loss of housing and consumer spending.
    And yes, my friends, the golfing community is going to be a loser as well.

  • Game 7

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

  • Spalding resigns as golf coach

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    Chad Spalding is stepping down as the head golf coach at Marion County High School.
    In an email sent to The Lebanon Enterprise, Spalding said he was stepping down in order to allow someone with more of a passion for the game to take over and lead the program.
    "I have coached many sports at MCHS over the last 20 years and I feel it's just time to move on to the next endeavor in life," Spalding said.

  • Woods and Waters: Catching the...

    At our last Mid-Kentucky Bass Anglers Tournament on Lake Cumberland I watched John catch the same five pounder twice.
    The first time it was evident he had a good fish from the excitement in his voice as he yelled, "Get the net!" Course he always yells "Get the net" no matter the size of the bass but this time it was enough to make me actually move a little.
    After we got the bass in the boat and took pictures, we put it in the live well and juiced it up with some "please release me" treatment.

  • Southern Kentucky Starz qualify...

    The Southern Kentucky Starz finished second in the eighth grade AAU state tournament in Lexington on April 17. They are now qualified to compete in the AAU Nationals in Orlando, Florida in July. Members of the team include Emily Helms and Jayla Cowherd of Marion County.

  • Vaught’s Views: Linebacker Kash...

    By Larry Vaught

    Linebacker Kash Daniel knew playing football at Kentucky and in the Southeastern Conference would be a big adjustment. What the former Paintsville High School star did not know was just how big it would be.