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Today's Sports

  • Doin' it right  

    On Jan. 22, 2016, David Blatt was fired as the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Despite the fact Cleveland led the Eastern Conference with a 30-11 record at the time of his dismissal, Blatt was still fired. Though he led the Cavs to the NBA Finals the season before, he was still shown the door. Blatt, who had an impressive resume consisting of 24 years in the NBA in some capacity as well as tremendous success coaching internationally, was fired midway through a fairly successful season with his team 19 games above .500.   

  • Vaught’s Views: Does Calipari...

    By Larry Vaught

    This year’s NBA draft produced three more lottery picks for Kentucky and coach John Calipari. In eight years at UK, he’s had three No. 1 overall picks, 24 first-round picks and 31 players drafted overall. No other school can match those numbers in the same time period.

  • Marion County 9-11 All-Stars...

    The Marion County All-Stars had a rough outing against Washington County on Saturday, falling 11-1 in the district tournament. 
    Washington County exploded for seven runs in the third inning to turn a 3-1 lead into a 10-1 lead and Marion County could never recover, scoring their only run in the opening inning.
    "Hopefully, we just had first game jitters," Head Coach Billy Spalding said. "I think we will come out ready to play for the next three games."           

  • Marion County 10-12 All Stars...

    The Marion County 10-12 All-Stars and Washington County 10-12 All-Stars battled toe-to-toe for six innings. Washington County got one more break, squeaking past Marion County in a 1-0 pitcher's duel on Saturday in Marion County's first pool play game of the Little League District 5 Tournament in Glasgow. 

  • Making moves

    The Golden State Warriors won their second title in three years last month. With all the confetti swept and all the celebrations complete, now comes the wildest and most interesting period of time in the NBA outside of the regular and postseason: free agency. Over the next several weeks and months, players will leave behind fan bases that cheered them on so loyally, deals will be made that might just give a team a missing piece needed to make a run at the NBA title and moves made will set the stage for next season, which is roughly only four months away. 

  • Lions Club Golf Tournament...

    The Lebanon Lion Club held their annual Business/Celebrity Appreciation Golf Outing at the Lebanon Country Club on May 13.
    The winner was the Hall and Associates team consisting of Eddie Masterson, Scott Spalding, Beno Spalding and Tommy Smith. They were each awarded a gift certificate for FootJoy� shoes and the Corporate Traveling Trophy to hold until next year.
    The second place team was Hendrickson. The team members were Cory Tingle, Geary Leake, Chris Royalty and Mike Yaste. They were each given a dozen Pro-VI golf balls.

  • New coaches are ready to lead...

    A familiar face is gearing up to lead the Marion County Lady Knights softball team to victory next season.
    Erin Benton was recently named the new softball head coach, taking over a program that came one win away from a state tournament berth last season.
    "I'm excited," she said. "I'm looking to build on the success we have had the past two years."

  • Incoming UK Wildcat one of the...

    By Larry Vaught

    Kevin Knox Sr. doesn’t mind talking basketball when it comes to his son, Kevin Knox Jr. He’s one of the top incoming players for Kentucky coach John Calipari.
    But he does a different type of talking with his long-time friend, Kentucky football recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow. He’s giving him Florida football recruiting tips.
    “Vince is one of the best recruiters in the nation, but I can give him some insights and a few names to recruit around where we live (Tampa),” Knox said.

  • Benefit cookout for Knights...

    The Cattleman’s Cookout to benefit the Marion County High School football team and boosters has been rescheduled for Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Farmers National Bank branch parking lot.
    Ribeye meals are $10 each and include a sandwich, chips or snack cake and a drink. A ribeye only is $8.50. Hamburger meals include a sandwich, chips, snack cake and drink for $5. A hamburger only is $3.50.

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