Today's Sports

  • Champions

    Pictured is the eighth grade Southern Kentucky Starz team. The won the March Madness Tournament at MidAmerica Sports Center in Louisville on Sunday, March 6. Pictured from Marion County is No. 5 Emily Helms and No. 21 Jayla Cowherd. Both play for the Marion County Lady Knights.

  • Vaught’s Views: Kentucky is...

    By Larry Vaught

    Most years ESPN analyst Dick Vitale believes 12 to 15 teams might have a reasonable chance to win a national championship. This year, he thinks as many as 25 teams could have a chance to win six straight games in NCAA Tournament play and a national title depending on pairings.
    He believes Kentucky, which has been to the Final Four four of the last five years, is a "dangerous team" again this year despite an inconsistent season filled with various injuries to key players.

  • All Fired Up About Baseball 5K...
  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Knights advance...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    The Marion County Knights had a tall order ahead of them as they faced the Adair County Indians on Feb. 25 in the district tournament, and for the second time this season, the Knights pulled off the upset, as they won 68-57. The win also gave the Knights their first regional tournament berth since 2012.

  • The Game Plan

    March 3
    Knights against Bardstown at Nelson Co. (regional tournament)

    March 5
    Knights at Pulaski Co. (scrimmage)

    Lady Knights against Garrard/Russell Co. (scrimmage)

    March 8
    Knights against Boyle Co. (scrimmage)

  • All alone

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    Defensive coordinators despise many things: roughing the passer calls, pass interference calls, face mask calls, just to name a few. However, what many (and me, as a lover of hard-nose defense) may hate and despise the most is a blown coverage. It doesn't matter when it happens (though it'd sting if it occurred in the final minutes in a close game).


    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Lady Knights concluded the regular season with an 11-12 record overall and secured the No. 2 seed en route to a matchup with the Taylor County Lady Cardinals on Feb. 23.
    The Lady Knights split the regular season series with the Lady Cardinals.
    This time, the Lady Knights secured a 50-38 win against the Lady Cardinals to advance to the district championship.

  • Marion County Little League...

    Team Lynx were the Marion County Little League Tournament Champs. They finished with a perfect record of 9-0. Pictured are, front row from left, Lianna Jefferies, Coach Kirby Gribbins, Daisy Hawkins and Thalia Hall; standing from left, are KeKe Adams, Kaitlyn McCrosky, Tori Gribbins, Jiana Porter and Zoe Medley.

  • Hunting and fishing is an...

    As outdoorsmen we’re often faced with rants from non-hunters. They do have some valid points… like “Do you have to hunt to eat?”
    The answer to that would be (since we’re being honest here) no. You can buy meat in the stores! Yes, but never forget, that hamburger and steak didn’t commit suicide. Somebody somewhere did that beef in!
    So, I guess we hunt simply ‘cause we can. We fish for the same reason, ‘cause we can.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Knights waiting...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    With the regular season a few weeks off, the Marion County Lady Knights are ready to begin the regular season and to build on their 22-13 campaign from last season.
    "Our goal this season is to compete for a region championship," Lady Knights Head Coach Jonathan Spalding said. "We need to put ourselves in a position to compete for that region championship, which I believe we can."