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High School Sports

  • Knights look to extend winning streak

    The Marion County Knights felt good snapping a five-game skid on Thursday in Columbia. They felt really good after two wins in Shepherdsville to get them on a three-game winning streak.

    “They are starting to realize their true potential and if we can maintain that and build upon that, we can be very successful,” Marion County Head Coach Patrick Campbell said.

  • Spalding goes down in opening round at state meet

    It was a quick exit from the top stage in high school tennis for Bryce Spalding.

    Facing the toughest competition for high school tennis in Kentucky, Spalding took a 6-0, 6-0 loss to Campbell County’s Anderson McDowell at the state tennis meet at Shillito Park on May 17.

    The opening round loss ended Spalding’s season.

  • Knights win final home game of season, defeat Trojans 7-2

    After bangs of thunder that bellowed over Dave Hourigan Field forced Marion County’s final home game to be postponed for nearly an hour and 45 minutes, all was quiet for the first three and a half innings when action finally got underway.

    But, bringing back memories of last season’s numerous big innings they compiled, the Knights struck for five runs in the fourth to get a 7-2 victory over the Barren County Trojans on May 16.

  • Boyle County defeats Lady Knights 3-1 in final regular season game

    Boyle County scored all three of their runs in the first inning and it was all they needed to defeat Marion County 3-1 on Thursday in Danville.

    Boyle County (21-10) reached base on an error and then drew a walk. With two runners on base, Keely Bowling launched a three-run home run.

  • Wiser named Fifth Region Spring Student-Athlete of the Year

    If there’s one word that someone could use to describe Travis Wiser, thankful would almost certainly come to mind.

    Thankful for his coaches. Thankful for his parents. Thankful for his teammates. Just thankful to play baseball.

    Now, he’s got something else to be thankful for - being named the Fifth Region Spring Student-Athlete of the Year by Fifth Region Athletic Directors.

  • Knights ends season on high note at state meet

    Marion County’s season ended just like it began: dodging weather.

    Thunderstorms forced the Class 2A State Track Meet to be postponed at 5:29 p.m. on Friday, prior to the 100-meter dash. The meet resumed at 4 p.m., Saturday.

    At the state meet, Stephan Salgado finished 14th in the boys long jump with a 18’ 10” distance. He finished 11th in the boys triple jump with a 40’ 9” distance.

  • BASEBALL: Knights, Eagles battle for spot in championship game

    When Marion County kicked off the 20th District tournament last season, they were 21-6 and riding the most wins in school history since 2002. And they were the No. 1 seed in the district tournament.
    This season, with several key players of last year’s squad gone due to graduation, Marion County has a 12-15 record, enduring a four-game losing streak and two five-game losing streaks.

  • Softball: Memorial ceremony was student-designed, student-led

    Prior to the home softball game on May 7, Marion County High School held a memorial ceremony in honor of Olivia Ford who tragically lost her life earlier this year. The event included students speaking about their memories of Olivia, the unveiling of a commemorative painting, music by the Beatles (her favorite band), and a balloon release.
    For MCHS Principal Thad Elmore, the emotional event was more than just a chance to remember a former student -- it also illustrated the strength and compassion of MCHS students.

  • Riley Wayland to play soccer for Brescia University

    Riley Wayland signed a letter of intent to play girls soccer at Brescia University on May 10. Pictured, front row, from left, are Wayland’s father, Brad Wayland, Wayland and Wayland’s mother, Shelly Wayland; back row from left, are Marion County Athletic Director Michael Holt, Brescia Head Coach David Ralph and Lady Knights Head Coach Daniel Johnson.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Knights look to continue dominance over Adair County

    Over three years have passed since Adair County defeated Marion County.
    That win came all the way back on April 23, 2015 in a 10-6 win.
    Since then, Marion County has won eight straight against Adair County. Wins have been difficult enough but getting a run against the Lady Knights has proven to be even more difficult as Adair County (6-18, 0-6) last scored against the Lady Knights in a 5-1 loss on April 26, 2016.