Today's Sports

  • Woods and Waters: Discussing...

    Over the past couple of weeks we’ve talked about the upcoming dove season … traditionally Sept. 1.
    We’ve talked about hunting the birds and safety. So now we’ll talk about something that very few people I hunt with use: Decoys and dove whistles.
    To clarify, most dove hunters go out the first couple of hunts in September, then their season is over. And to be honest, decoys and dove whistles (calls) aren’t really necessary when hunting the young, dumb birds looking for something to eat!

  • Vaught’s Views: Kentucky...

    By Larry Vaught

    No one wanted to talk about any internal problems on the Kentucky football team last year. Never mind that the issues seemed obvious to almost everyone.
    During preseason camp this month, a few players have hinted that this year's team is far more united.
    Quarterback Drew Barker, who started the final two games last season, said there was "no doubt" the team was more united and had more purpose. He credits new offensive coordinator Eddie Gran for much of that on the offensive side.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Lady Knights begin...

    The Marion County Lady Knights began their 2016 campaign at the Roby Dome on Aug. 16 against the Woodford County Lady Yellow Jackets but weren’t able to come away with a win, losing 18-25, 25-20, 22-25.
    "We came out totally flat and played like we were afraid to play volleyball," Lady Knights Head Coach David Hibbard said.

  • MCHS cross country team wants to...

    The Marion County High School Cross Country Team is planning to have fun and improve as a team this season, according to Head Coach Sherbie King.
    "Last season was one of the best seasons in a long time," he said. "I had a girls varsity team that placed second and third at several meets."
    The Knights will have a total of 20 players on this year's team but will have no senior leadership. Of the players on this year's team, King is expecting big things out of two returning runners and also a "bright new runner."

  • Tee Time: ‘You drive for show...

    By Dennis George

    I was playing golf with a gentleman earlier this year and noticed he was using one of the original Ping Anser putters. Of course, that is the iconic flatstick that Karsten Solheim designed in his garage in 1966 that at one time was used by half of the golfers on the PGA tour.
    My golfing partner said he received the club as a gift from his (former) girlfriend and it’s the only putter that he’s ever used.

  • FOOTBALL: Knights play well, but...

    The Marion County High School football team kicked off their 2016 campaign in scrimmage action at the Thomas Nelson Generals on Aug. 12, but fell short 27-20. The Knights and Generals played until halftime before the varsity teams stepped aside to allow the junior varsity teams to play in two 10-play rotations. There were also three rotations of red zone play between the varsity squads.

  • The Game Plan - Aug. 17, 2016

    Aug. 17
    Lady Knights vs. Fort Knox

    Aug. 18
    Lady Knights at Bethlehem

    Aug. 20
    Knights at Nelson County (Bardstown/Nelson County Bowl)

    Knights at Barren County

    Aug. 22
    Lady Knights vs. John Hardin

    Aug. 23
    Knights at Bardstown

    Lady Knights vs. Adair County

    Knights vs. Adair County

  • Into the sunset

    Friday, Aug. 12, was the last game for the Yankees' Alex Rodriguez. He had announced his intention to retire on Aug. 7, and will become a team consultant for the Yankees. Commonly known as "A-Rod," Rodriguez played for 22 seasons in the majors and accumulated 3,114 hits and 696 home runs. In those 22 seasons, he played for the Mariners from 1994-2000, for the Rangers from 2001-2003, and for the Yankees for the remainder of his career.

  • GOLF: Knights split pair of...

    The Marion County Knights hit the green on Aug. 10 against the Campbellsville Eagles and Taylor County Cardinals at the Campbellsville Country Club. In what Knights Head Coach Joey Reed called an “ugly match,” the Knights pulled out the win, posting a 174 team score. The Cardinals posted 176 while the Eagles posted a 204.
    “All of the guys didn’t play the way I wanted them to,” Reed said. “It was ugly, but a win is a win.”
    Houston Raikes led the Knights in the match with a score of 41.

  • Wood and Waters: Dove season is...

    With dove season opening up in a couple of weeks, we need to go over some safety rules.
    First off: Don’t shoot anybody! Sounds simple but that’s what it all comes down to. When you’re in a dove field ya gotta know where everybody else is located. Which is why once everyone gets settled, ya don’t move around. Once you know where everyone else is stationed swing your shotgun (unloaded) so you’ll know your limits … to avoid shooting at anyone.