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High School Sports

  • FOOTBALL: Knights improve to 2-2 in win over Thomas Nelson

    Winning is always a good feeling.

    For the Marion County Knights, it was a very, very good feeling.

    A week after taking a 43-point shellacking at home to Bardstown, the Knights returned to winning with a 32-22 victory over the Thomas Nelson Generals on Friday at Thomas Nelson High School.

  • BOYS SOCCER: Knights host Campbellsville in district game

    The Marion County Knights have played inconsistent soccer this season, and a lack of focus has also plagued the Knights.

  • GIRLS SOCCER: Lady Knights making steady improvement

    The Marion County Lady Knights recently returned from the Smoky Mountain Cup, finishing with a 2-1 record at the event and finishing as runners-up in their division.

    Marion County defeated Harriman, Tennessee, and Gatlinburg-Tennessee. Marion County fell to Smith County, Tennessee, in the division championship game.

    “We played well all weekend,” senior Libby Palagi said. “It was a long, hot weekend, but I felt we had high intensity for every game.”

  • VOLLEYBALL: Lady Knights beat Taylor

    Oct. 22, 2014, was the last time Marion County beat the Taylor County Lady Cardinals, when the Lady Knights clinched the district title at Roby Dome.

    No player on this season’s team were on the 2014 squad.

    Five seasons and 1,784 days later, at long last, the streak came to an end.

    After 12 straight losses to the Lady Cardinals, Marion County (11-6) pulled off a thrilling five-set win last Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the Roby Dome.

  • GOLF: Marion County girls golf team wins conference

    Joey Reed has said all season his girls golf team is young. Yet, he also said they are growing and getting better.

    Winning conference sure is a sign of that growth.

    The Marion County girls golf team won the Heartland Conference title last Monday, Sept. 9, at The Pines at Lindsey Wilson.

    Ava Spalding led Marion County’s girls with an 89 on the green. Maddie Spalding scored a 126, Maddie Wiser hit a 127 and Aubri Osborne hit a 133.

  • BOYS SOCCER: Knights face Hart County in district action

    After a 8-0 loss to the Taylor County Cardinals on Sept. 5, one thing was clear for Marion County Head Coach Greg Conley: the Knights have to stay more focused in games.
    “Until we figure out how to focus the entire game, we’re going to have these issues,” Marion County’s head coach said.
    The Knights returned from the Boots and Butts Soccer Classic on Saturday and Sunday, finishing 1-2.
    “As in the past, this is going to be a good turning point,” Conley said. “It was a good bonding experience.”

  • GIRLS SOCCER: Lady Knights head to Smoky Mountain Cup

    The Great Smoky Mountains are calling Marion County’s name.
    On Sept. 14-15, the Lady Knights will travel to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, to compete in the Smoky Mountain Cup.
    Marion County will play Gatlinburg-Pittman, Tennessee, at 9 a.m., and Harriman, Tennessee, at 4:15 p.m. On Sept. 15, the Lady Knights play Smith County, Tennessee at 11:15 a.m.
    All of Marion County’s game will be played at Rocky Top Sports World.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Lady Knights win five games

    The Marion County Lady Knights have rallied to get their first two wins this season.
    They did it again to get their third win.
    Relentless play and rallying from behind have highlighted the early season stretch for the Lady Knights (7-3).
    “The team so far this season has shown amazing drive and passion for winning every game,” senior LeeAnn Jones said. “We seem to all put it all out on the court and play our hardest to ensure that we are not letting down our teammates.

  • GOLF: MCHS golf team making improvement on green

    The Marion County High School golf team competed in their first home match against the Bardstown Tigers on Sept. 4.
    Spencer Riggs led Marion County with a 43. Eli Nelson shot a 44, Lucas Ross shot a 50,Harry VanWhy IV shot a 51 and Jacobi Summers shot a 59. As a team, the Marion County boys fell to Bardstown 176-188.
    “I was really proud of how my guys played,” Head Golf Coach Joey Reed said.
    “We are getting a little better by each match. We still have a long way to go mentally but I like where we are headed.”

  • FOOTBALL: Knights blown out in game without Head Coach Reader

    The Marion County Knights took the field, but one Knight was noticeably missing.
    Following an incident with the officials after Marion County’s loss to Garrard County on Aug. 30, Knights Head Coach Rob Reader was handed a two-game suspension.
    His loss was a big blow for the Knights, who fell 49-6 to the Bardstown Tigers on John J. Boswell Field on Friday.
    Reader spoke with the Enterprise on Saturday, and apologized to the Marion County faithful for the incident.