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Today's Sports

  • Vaught’s Views: Tyler Ulis is...

    By Larry Vaught

    Alabama coach Avery Johnson, a former NBA player and coach, thinks Tyler Ulis is already better than some current NBA players.
    “He is a pro. He can play on the professional level. He is good. He can do everything,” Johnson said after Ulis had 19 points and 10 assists against his team last week. “He is a pure point guard that can hold his own. He takes charges. He throws his body in there. As a coach you don’t like coaching against him. I see lot of things I did as a player in him.”

  • BASEBALL: Knights ready to...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    With the start of the regular season only a few weeks away, the Marion County Knights will be looking to come into this season with a renewed focus and improvement from last season. 
    The Knights finished last year with an overall record of 7-27, including an 2-5 mark in district play. 
    "Our goal is to win district, as that hasn't happened in a long time for us," Knights Head Coach Patrick Campbell said. 

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Knights ends...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Knights were looking for a couple of wins to end the regular season last week. They started their week off on Tuesday, Feb. 17, against the John Hardin Bulldogs at the Roby Dome.
    Unfortunately, the Knights lost 70-50.
    "We came out sluggish in the first half. We really took a hit," Knights Head Coach Montrelle Irvin said.

  • Hustle and think!

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    Do you ever hear a coach say, "hustle!" to one of their players? Do you ever hear a coach, fan, or players talk about hustle? "They didn't hustle! You got to hustle! Hustle! Hustle! Hustle!"

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Knights...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Lady Knights had two games left before district tournament action, and they were in action in Boyle County on Feb. 18, looking to put an end to their two-game losing streak in which they lost both games by one point apiece.
    The Lady Knights could not put an end to their losing streak as it extended to three with a loss, 72-53.

  • Coyote hunt begins Feb. 26

    Another coyote hunting story. Not this week, but next week for sure!
    This week we’re going to talk about a coyote hunt happening this coming Friday and Saturday.
    Ran into a friend at Wal-Mart who told me the Marion County Coon Hunters are putting on a coyote hunt with registration being between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb 26, and running through the same time Saturday.
    That way you can take advantage of a night hunt Friday into a morning/all day hunt Saturday. You can hunt, sleep, hunt or just stay up and hunt for 24 hours.

  • SWIMMING: Aquaknights reflect on...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Aquaknights' season ended at the regional tournament on Feb. 13. Despite the end to the season, Aquaknights Head Coach Katie Kelien still had high remarks for her swimmers.
    "I couldn't be happier with how our season went,” she said. “We added a number of new swimmers, including foreign exchange students. Every swimmer made personal records and achieved their goals we outlined at the start of the season.”

  • TENNIS: Knights and Lady Knights...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County High School tennis team are coming into their 2016 campaign with several goals in mind and also some new expectations, according to Head Coach Landon Williams.
    "The expectations are to have to fun, compete, and hit our stride about mid-April," he said. "As far as goals, they differ depending on the player, what they've accomplished last season, and their event."

  • Vaught’s Views: In-state...

    By Larry Vaught

    One reason head coach Mark Stoops and then offensive coordinator Neal Brown wanted John Schlarman on the UK coaching staff was for his in-state recruiting connections.
    “Coach Stoops has emphasized from day one that we have to do a good job with instate recruiting,” Schlarman, a former UK offensive lineman, said about UK's 2016 recruiting class. “Sometimes you work really hard at that and we've been working on this class since 2013. This has been a work in progress for the last two to three years.”

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Knights lose to...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Knights were finally able to make the trip to play the Taylor County Cardinals on Feb. 11 after the game was delayed twice by snow.
    The Knights could not secure a victory, losing 86-65.
    Taylor County built a 17-9 lead in the first quarter and extended the lead to 12 before the Knights put together an 11-0 run.
    The Knights stayed neck in the neck with the Cardinals, and only trailed by three after a buzzer beating three by Isaac Lanham going into halftime.