High School Sports

  • The Gameplan - Feb. 20

    Feb. 20
    20th District Tournament
    Lady Knights vs. Campbellsville (at Marion County) 6:30 p.m.

    Feb. 22
    20th District Tournament
    Championship game (at Marion County), 7 p.m.

    Feb. 23

    20th District Tournament
    Championship game (at Marion County), 7 p.m.


  • BASKETBALL: Lady Knights receive coach, player of the year honors

    The Marion County Lady Knights have had a remarkable season, and the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches (KABC) recently named Kelly Wood the girls basketball Fifth Region Coach of the Year, and his daughter, Maddie, was named girls basketball Player of the Year for the Fifth Region. As a Player of the Year, Wood is also a finalist for the Kentucky Miss Basketball award, which will be awarded on March 5 to the most outstanding senior player in Kentucky, and she also earns a tryout for the Kentucky/Indiana All-Star Game.

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: John Hardin Bulldogs hold off Knights to stay unbeaten

    The John Hardin Bulldog’s perfect record remains intact, but keeping it that way turned out to be more difficult than the Bulldogs first thought.

    After racing out to a 16-point lead in the first quarter, John Hardin had to hold off a Marion County Knights rally for a 67-59 victory Friday at the Dawg Pound.

    Relentless defensive pressure gave the Bulldogs a 29-13 lead after one quarter. The Knights finally got settled in in the second quarter, holding John Hardin to only 10 points as Marion County went to the locker room down 39-28.

  • BASKETBALL: Frederick Douglass upsets Lady Knights 55-53

    Marion County’s shooting woes from the previous night continued. Against Frederick Douglass, it was also too much to overcome, as the Lady Knights fell to the Broncos 55-53 Friday in Lexington.

    Marion County hit only 20-66 shots (30.3 percent) and only 4-21 threes (19 percent). Jayla Cowherd led the Lady Knights in scoring with 14 points. Katie Mattingly scored nine. Carrington McKay scored eight while Dailyn Spalding and Tanika Williams both scored seven.

  • BASEBALL: Wiser signs with Transylvania University

    Marion County High School baseball player Daniel Wiser signed to play baseball at Transylvania University on Feb. 8.

  • BASKETBALL: District tournament update
  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Knights roll into district tournament

    The Marion County Lady Knights have had their best season record-wise since the 2013 championship season, where Marion County went a perfect 39-0 and rocketed to No. 4 in the nation.

    The numbers haven’t been flashy for this year’s Lady Knights, but that hasn’t stopped Marion County from compiling a 23-4 record and earning the top seed in the district tournament next week at the Roby Dome.

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Knights look to finally reclaim district title

    Nearly seven long years have passed since the Marion County Knights hoisted the 20th District Championship trophy at Taylor County High School after defeating Taylor County 67-51 on Feb. 25, 2012.

    In the years after that district title, Marion County has endured a long climb to the top. Now, standing with an 19-6 record and within arm’s length of a No. 1 seed, the Knights hope their time has come to reclaim the 20th District title in next week’s district tournament at the Roby Dome.

  • O’Hare named next track head coach

    Jim O’Hare has been coaching for most of his adult life.

    Since 1972, to be exact.

    “I’ve coached something every year,” O’Hare said. “I have not stopped coaching since.”

    After 47 years, it’s safe to say O’Hare has built up quite the coaching résumé, and he brings a wealth of knowledge to Marion County as its next head track and field coach after officially receiving the position back in December.

  • SWIMMING: Aquaknights wrap up season at regional meet

    The Marion County Aquaknights concluded their season at the Region Three swim meet at Russell County High School on Friday and Saturday.

    The preliminary round was held on Friday, and the top 16 swimmers in each event would advance to the finals round on Saturday.

    “Friday didn’t go exactly the way we planned,” Aquaknights Head Coach Alex Meade said. “We had a few good swims, but Saturday is when everyone competed very well.”