Today's Sports

  • New shooting season begins in...

    Those of us who’ve just gotta shoot something don’t have much longer to wait!
    Coming up on Aug. 15, we have the opening of our squirrel season, cobwebs in the face, leaves everywhere and hot. But it’s an opportunity to wake up early and get out in the woods.
    Dove isn’t the only season opening on Sept. 1. On that date, you can take advantage of the opening of crow season. While crow isn’t the best tasting meat — and yes, I’ve “eaten crow” — it won’t kill you.

  • Golf: Amateur series available...

    There is the Kentucky PGA Junior Tour and the Mussellman-Dunne tour available for junior golfers to play.
    Then there is the state amateur and the Kentucky Open for those select few golfers who can compete at a high level.
    And the Kentucky Golf Association schedules tournaments during the week for the old geezers, many of whom are retired.
    But what about the hard working amateurs who work during the week and still want to play some competitive golf on some of the best courses in the state?
    Until now, they have been shut out.

  • Sluggers win Back to School Bash

    The Marion County 8U Sluggers won the Back to School Bash held Aug. 8 in Greensburg.   Pictured going up the slide: Reece Caldwell, Rose Caldwell, Laurel Cochran, Caitlynn Brady, Kiera Atkinson, Kaylee Reed, Gracie Benningfield, Tori Gribbins, Maggie Benningfield, Gracyn Mattingly, McKenzie Gordon, Kendra Gaddie, Kirby Gribbins and Daniel Mattingly. Standing are Mark Caldwell, Mike Benningfield and Stacy Benningfield

  • Campbellsville fall softball...

    Campbellsville Trace Creek Park 2015 Fall Ball softball league will be holding sign-ups from 1-3 p.m. Aug. 15, 1-3 p.m. Aug. 16 and 6-8 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Trace Creek Park pavilion.
    The league divisions are based on the players’ ages as of Jan. 1, 2015. The 5-7-year-old league will use a pitching machine. The others divisions are 8 and 9 years olds, 10 and 11 year olds, and 12-15 year olds.
    The cost to participate in the league is $25, and checks should be made to Trace Creek Park.

  • Friday was Marion County 9/10...

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has declared Friday, Aug. 7, as Marion County 9/10 All-Stars Day. "The Marion County 9/10 Softball All-Stars have made out community and county proud, both on and off the field," the court's proclamation reads. After losing an early game in the double-elimination district tournament, the all-stars rallied to win the district and earn a spot in the state tournament. At state, the Marion County all-stars went undefeated en route to the title.

  • Boys soccer: Knights looking for...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    With three games at the Bluegrass State Games and a few practices under their belts, the Marion County Knights are looking ahead to the upcoming season. Coming off a year in which they compiled an overall record of 3-14-3, Knights Coach Greg Conley said he is expecting much improvement from this year’s squad and has high expectations this year.
    The Knights also had a 2-10-1 regional record, and a 2-3 mark in district play.

  • Boys soccer: Marion County adds...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County High School Knights soccer team has added Chris Howlett to its coaching staff. Howlett will serve as the Knights’ goalie coach, a new position added this year because Coach Greg Conley wanted someone who could “coach the goalies... and work them hard.”
    “I’ve been around soccer and I like being in a place to influence young people,” Howlett said.

  • A new chapter begins

     By Gerard Flanagan

    Sports correspondent

    As we begin once more to go about our daily lives and start a new week, change is around us. Change is bound to hit us all at some point, whether we go back to school from summer break or move into a new house. Or start a new job, like I’m doing.

  • Big weekend for fishing is...

    You’ll want to pay attention here because there’s a real big weekend coming up soon!
    The date is Saturday, Aug. 15, and the locations are Fagan Branch and Sportsman Lake.
    OK, on Fagan Branch, you’re looking at a bass fishing tournament, and the Kid’s Fishing Derby is at Sportsman Lake.

  • SCC names new basketball coach

    St. Catharine College
    Any young aspiring coach that comes up through the ranks dreams of being a head coach at some point during their career. This is no different for Megan Dzikas as she was named the new women’s basketball coach at St. Catharine College.
    Dzikas will take over for Lena Bramblett, who was head of the women’s basketball program for the last 12 years. Bramblett will make the move to the high school game and take over at Washington County High School.