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High School Sports

  • BOYS SOCCER: Knights look to build off first win

    After finding themselves on the losing end of 10 games and coming up just short in one tie, Marion County finally broke through with a 6-2 win over Fort Knox, the Knights’ first win this season.

    Relieved? Ecstatic? Inspired? After shaking a winless season off their backs, Marion County is probably all three. With postseason under a month away and one final district game on the schedule, the Knights hope to take the build off their first win and start making some noise.

  • CROSS COUNTRY: Coaches see steady improvement out of runners

    Marion County Head Coach Harry VanWhy III has seen steady improvement out of his runners in the first two meets this season.

    In the Knights’ first meet this season at the Weekend Warfare All-Comers meet on Aug. 29 at Thomas Nelson High School, Tanner Butcher posted a 25:04.18 time in the boys’ 5000 meter finals. Harry VanWhy IV posted a 26:58.38 time in the same event.

  • Football: Knights win

    After the most thrilling game for Marion County football in quite some time, the students, all decked out in camouflage, stormed the field to celebrate with their Knights.

    Memories of a 14-game losing streak, at least for one Friday evening, went away. But the memory of two classmates gone too soon won’t go away any time soon.

  • GIRLS SOCCER: Lady Knights, Lady Cards meet in district matchup

    After going 2-1 at the Trojan Classic, Marion County will look to continue a solid season with offensive production coming from many players.

    Madi Hardin has 12 goals, Libby Palagi has 10 goals and Bella Spalding has eight goals. Taylor Richardson has allowed only 1.2 goals per game and has 118 saves.

    Marley Allender has seven assists and Palagi has six.

    In their second district game this season, the Marion County Lady Knights meet the Taylor County Lady Cardinals in a battle of 18th District teams at 7:30 p.m., today, in Lebanon.

  • GOLF: Knights finish third at conference, prepare for regional meet

    Marion County lost a boatload of talent off last year’s squad. But ask Head Coach Joey Reed, and this year’s golf team isn’t slacking off by much.

    Marion County posted a third place finish at the Heartland Conference meet - their second straight third place finish - on Sept. 10 in Green County.

    The Knights shot 349 as a team. Campbellsville shot a 330 and Taylor County ran away with the conference title, shooting a 289.

  • TENNIS: Swencki, Holt resign as tennis coaches

    The Marion County High School tennis team will be searching for new leadership after their head coach and assistant coach both stepped down last month.

    Noah Swencki resigned as head coach after two seasons and Angela Holt resigned as an assistant coach. Swencki’s resignation was effective Aug. 24 and Holt’s resignation was effective Aug. 23

    Swencki, who graduated from Campbellsville University in May with a double major in fitness and wellness and Spanish, said he’s looking to further his education and secure a job.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Lady Knights hold ‘blue out’ for teens killed in car accident

    Sometimes, a game is much, much more than a game.

    With yet another tragedy rocking Marion County, the community will once again rally together to remember two individuals whose lives were cut far too short.

    Marion County’s game against the Boyle County Lady Rebels at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 24, will be a ‘blue out.’ Those who will be attending are encouraged to wear blue or University of Kentucky sports gear.

  • BOYS SOCCER: Winless Knights face district rival Raiders

    Marion County’s boys soccer season hasn’t had an ideal start.

    For Hart County, though, their start to this season is the stuff dreams are made of.

    Two teams, worlds apart in the Fifth Region standings, meet on Elmer J. George Field at 6 p.m., Sept. 18. The district foes will look to grab an important win within the 18th District.

  • FOOTBALL: Juggernauts hand Knights 42-0 defeat

    The Knights’ quest for that elusive win goes on for another week.

    Marion County is still winless on the season after being shut out by the Lloyd Memorial Juggernauts 42-0 on Friday in Erlanger.

  • GIRLS SOCCER: Lady Knights face Falcons, Trojans in Trojan Classic this weekend

    Throughout this season, the Marion County Lady Knights soccer team has benefited from offensive production across the board to go with great defense.

    The Lady Knights have pitched three shutouts this season and they’ve scored three or more goals in all but two games this season.

    Put it all together, and the Lady Knights are off to a solid 6-3 start, a far cry from where they were at this point in previous seasons.