High School Sports

  • ‘One More Time’

    Excitement and anticipation are building around the first-ever Alumni Football Game at Marion County High School, which is set for 8 p.m., Friday evening. Former Marion County football players will return to the field one more time to put on the pads, helmets and toss around the pigskin.
    That “one more time” is special, according to Robert Burch, a 2009 graduate of Marion County. Burch saw action on both sides of the ball during his high school career at tight end, defensive end and linebacker. Burch will be playing on the 90s team.


    Even though the Marion County Knights didn’t find much success in a winless 2017 campaign, there were still a few bright spots on the team, most notably Marcus Yantis.
    In his junior season, Yantis led the team in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. Yantis caught 35 passes for 465 yards and three touchdowns. Yantis also led Marion County in points scored with 20.


    Mary Ann May’s senior season was nothing short of stellar and record-breaking.
    Last season, May finished first on the team with kills (243) and blocks (142). Her play as a senior gave her the school record in both categories in a career. She finished her Lady Knight career with 628 kills and 400 blocks.


    Ethan Spalding had a solid ending to his final season as a golf player at Marion County High School.
    Spalding’s performance last season took him all the way to the state tournament, where he shot a 83 at the Bowling Green Country Club on Oct. 3.
    Spalding’s golfing abilities were also recognized in December when he signed to continue his career at Midway University under coach Otis Smith.


    Sophomore Dailyn Spalding led Marion County in scoring last season at 12.9 PPG. She shot 42.1 percent from the field. She also put work in on the glass, hauling in 3.4 rebounds per game.
    In an 80-15 blowout victory over Fairdale early in the season, Spalding scored 17 points. She went 6-9 from the field.

  • Robinson steps down as cross country coach

    After one season at the helm, Dallas Robinson has stepped down as the head coach for the cross country team at Marion County High School.
    Robinson’s resignation was effective June 13. He could not be reached for comment as of press time.
    Robinson replaced Sherbie King, who stepped down as the cross country team’s coach in May of last year. King said his resignation was due to health issues.

  • BASEBALL: Marion County’s own Travis Wiser plays in East/West All-Star Game

    Travis Wiser can add another accomplishment to an already decorated and successful baseball career at Marion County High School.

    Wiser, who will be entering his senior year at Marion County High School, played in the Junior East/West All-Star Game on June 19 at Pleasure Ridge Park in Louisville. The game was put on by the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association (KHSBCA).

    Wiser played on the West team, which lost in the game. Wiser went 1-2 with a single in the game.

  • TRACK AND FIELD: Johnson resigns as track coach

    There were two head coaches leading Marion County High School’s track and field team. Now there’s one.
    Daniel Johnson has stepped down as track coach after six seasons, officially submitting his resignation on June 4 to school officials at Marion County High School.
    Johnson sent the Enterprise a copy of his resignation letter, citing outside responsibilities as the reason he resigned.

  • TRACK AND FIELD: Lebanon native wins state title in track in Indiana

    Nicholas Ryan would not settle for a third place finish. That simply would not be good enough.
    With one final chance to get the coveted first place finish, Ryan started his run, went into the air and made the landing.
    At first, he wasn’t sure that jump would count. However, once he saw the white flag go up, he knew he had done what he came to do: win a state title.