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High School Sports

  • Lady Knights seek to capture early season wins

    For the next few weeks, the Marion County High School girls soccer team will be hitting the road to get some games in.

    After today’s matchup with Bullitt Central, seven out of the next eight games for Marion County will be on the road. The lone home game between today and Sept. 10 is an afternoon match against Holy Cross (Louisville) on Aug. 25.

    Marion County Head Coach Daniel Johnson isn’t putting as much emphasis on the opponent as he is seeing each game as a chance for his team to grow and improve.

  • The journey of a lifetime

    She was thousands of miles from home. New places. New people. New everything really.

    But to Maddie Wood, she was right at home on the basketball court and surrounded by teammates she grew closer and closer with over the course of 10 days.

    From July 21-30, Wood traveled to Australia along with seven other girls basketball players, playing a total of five games.

    Wood’s team went 3-2 overall. They played one game in Sydney and four in Brisbane.

  • Lady Knights face big test in Taylor County

    The Marion County Lady Knights knew early in the season, they would face some rough times. Their youth would show. So would a lack of experience.

    And with a high-stakes matchup staring them down, the toughest game so far this season might amplify any woes Marion County has as they figure out things early on.

    The first district game for Marion County puts them in Campbellsville against the Taylor County Lady Cardinals at 7 p.m., Aug. 20.

  • BOYS SOCCER: Knights face newcomer Casey County on Aug. 20

    Emotions and intensity will run high when the Marion County Knights head down U.S. 68 to Danville to take on the Boyle County Rebels.
    Greg Conley goes back to a well-known place when the Knights meet up with Boyle County at 11:45 a.m., Saturday. Conley coached the Rebels from 2001-04 and won a regional title in 2003.

  • FOOTBALL: Knights use scrimmage to evaluate, get in valuable playing time

    The Marion County Knights looked to get some valuable preseason action in and get ready for the 2018 regular season when they traveled to Bardstown Friday for a scrimmage against the Thomas Nelson Generals.
    It’s the third season in a row the Knights and Generals have scrimmaged.
    “There were many kids who got opportunities to get some good game action and it allows us to get film to assess where they are as the season gets ready to take off,” Marion County Head Coach Allen Harmon said.

  • GOLF: Knights making steady improvement on green

    The Marion County High School golf team hit the green for a total of three matches last week.
    In a girls-only match, sophomore Ava Spalding shot a 120 at a tournament in Glasgow on Aug. 7.
    “It was a tough day on the course. Very hot and humid,” Marion County Head Coach Joey Reed said. “Made for tough conditions. Ava kept a steady head and never gave up. That’s all a coach can ask for when it’s not your day is just solid effort.”
    Spalding also competed at the Paul Laurence Dunbar Invitational on Aug. 2, posting a 117.

  • GIRLS TRACK ATHLETE OF THE YEAR - ALEXIS HOPPES

    As an eighth-grader last season, Alexis Hoppes was able to earn a berth at the state tournament.

    Hoppes posted a 7’ 6” pole vault height at the state meet. She qualified for the state meet by posting an 8’ pole vault height.

    She also posted an 8’ pole vault height at a meet in Bardstown before the regional meet. At a meet at Thomas Nelson, she placed first in pole vault with a 7’ 6” height. Another meet at Thomas Nelson saw her finish first in the pole vault with a 6’ 6” height.

  • GIRLS TRACK ATHLETE OF THE YEAR - JAYLA COWHERD
  • CROSS COUNTRY ATHLETE OF THE YEAR - TY WHEELER

    At the regional cross country meet back in October, Ty Wheeler posted a time of 20:15.6 in the boys 5000-meter run.

    At the Campbellsville Last Chance Meet, he finished with a 19:40 time in the boys 5000-meter run.

    At the Heartland Conference meet, in the boys 5000-meter run, he finished with a time of 20:49.62. He posted a time of 20:26.5 at a meet at Thomas Nelson in the boys 5000-meter run.

    At the Weekend Welfare XC All-Comers meet in the boys 5000-meter run, Wheeler had a 23:05.62 time.

  • Alumni soccer game