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High School Sports

  • TENNIS: Cassidy wins singles for third straight year

    Ireland Cassidy has been nearly unstoppable this season, and it was no different in the Heartland Conference meet on May 6-8, as the she won the girls’ singles at the conference meet for the third straight season.

    Cassidy took down Taylor County’s Madison Lyons 6-2, 4-6 (10-6) in the championship match.

    Coach Doug Thomas said that Cassidy struggled in the championship match.

  • TRACK AND FIELD: Knights perform well at Lincoln County track meet

    The Marion County High School track and field team continued an impressive season on Tuesday, May 7, at the Lincoln County All-Comers meet. The Knights racked up 14 top-five finishes. Marion County’s boys finished third with 65 points, and the girls finished sixth with 19 points.

    According to Head Coach Jim O’Hare, several athletes set personal records.

    “We had PRs galore,” he said. “It was excellent.”

    Marion County also put up three first-place finishes — all by the boys.

  • BASEBALL: Knights, Eagles face off again in district

    The Marion County Knights and Campbellsville Eagles are familiar foes, having played each other three times this season as district opponents.

    The two teams have also met in the past three district tournaments, and they will square off once again in the 20th District Tournament at 7:45 p.m., May 20, on Dave Hourigan Field.

    The Knights (15-15) hope to use home field advantage to get the win over a vaunted Campbellsville squad (23-8) that holds the second-best record in the region, tied with Taylor County’s 23-8 record.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Knights face Adair again in district

    If the Marion County Lady Knights come away with another district championship next week on their home turf, Marion County will have won a district championship on every 20th District softball field in just four seasons.

    At Talley Field, the Lady Knights play host to the Adair County Lady Indians to kick off the district tournament at 5:30 p.m., May 20. Taylor County and Campbellsville play at 7:15 p.m., May 20.

  • MCHS boys and girls tennis teams are victorious over Bethlehem

    The Marion County had another light week on the tennis courts, playing in only one match this week. A makeup match against LaRue County on Thursday was rained out.

    Both the boys and girls teams had solid days on the court. The boys won two of three, and the girls took three of four.

    Ireland Cassidy continued a stellar season, defeating Makenna Hinkebein 7-6 (7-4), 6-4.

  • TRACK AND FIELD: Hoppes ties school, personal records at Mercer County meet

    The Marion County track and field team had a successful outing at the Mercer County All-Comers meet on April 30, recording seven top five-finishes.

    The Knights also had two athletes finish in first place. Nate Hoppes finished the pole vault event with a height of 13’, earning him first place.

  • Lee Ann Gordon selected to play on Team USA’s Field Hockey Team
  • SOFTBALL: Senior Night is this Friday

    Only four games remain in the regular season before the district tournament begins, and the Marion County Lady Knights are primed for a run at a fourth straight district tournament.

    By wins and losses, Marion County didn’t have its best week, going 1-2. The Lady Knight took losses to Boyle County, 9-0, and Hart County, 6-4. The Lady Knights’ lone win came against the Thomas Nelson Generals, 20-4.

  • BASEBALL: Knights score big win over Boyle County

    The Marion County Knights wanted to add a signature win to their résumé late in the season. They did just that, holding off the Boyle County Rebels 3-1 on May 1 on Dave Hourigan Field.

    Davis Rafferty led Marion County to the win, surrendering a single earned run on five hits.

    Marion County had one other game this week — a 7-4 loss to Nelson County on April 29. The Knights led in the game before surrendering six runs in the third.

  • Track team does well at Cardinal Classic

    Rain made it a light week for the Marion County High School track and field teams, as MCHS only had one meet last week.

    Marion County traveled to Nelson County for the Cardinal Classic on April 23. The Heartland Conference, scheduled for April 23 at Green County, was rained out.