High School Sports

  • FOOTBALL: A new era?

    John Adams hauled in a fourth-quarter interception Friday evening — his second pick on the night, then raced for a pick-six, extinguishing the last glimmer of hope for the Western Warriors in the Knights’ season opener.

    Later, with the win assured and the seconds ticking away, Mason Sullivan took a knee, unleashing an epic celebration that makes one wonder: Is a new era of Marion County football in the making?

  • BOYS SOCCER: Knights fall in close game to Boyle County, 2-1

    The Marion County Knights were on their heels for most of the first half on Saturday against the Boyle County Rebels. Still, they trailed only 1-0 and were very much in the game.

    Then, Tanner Roeder delivered the tying goal.

    For the Knights, new life. New energy. New game.

    With about a minute left in regulation, Jessy Castillo had his hands on a save, only to see it slip out of his hands and right to a Boyle County player, who punched it in for a 2-1 Rebels victory at Elmer George Field.

  • GIRLS SOCCER: Lady Knights win two in week two

    The first week of the season was not the start Marion County had pictured.

    The second week was a whole different story.

    With wins over Ft. Knox and Holy Cross-Louisville, the Lady Knights are back to .500.

    “We played two great games this week,” said Madi Hardin, who has a team-leading five goals in four games. “We’ve been stressing to play for each other, not just with. I feel that us being able to trust each other more on the field has really gave us the edge we needed.”

  • VOLLEYBALL: Lady Knights go 1-1 in opening week


    David Hibbard said he has been pleased with Marion County’s performance after two games, even though one of those games ended in a loss.

    “After the first week, I am pleased with the energy, toughness and competitive fire we are bringing when we step on the floor,” the veteran coach said.

  • CROSS COUNTRY: Cross country team is young this season

    Cross Country Head Coach Harry VanWhy III said the Marion County cross country team is young this season.

    The Knights opened their season on Aug. 22 at the Green County All-Comers meet, with 12 schools competing.

    “For as small as we are, I think we ran excellent,” VanWhy said. “We have three eighth-graders, two seventh graders and one high school senior. Very young. We’re a very young team, and hopefully, if we can hold on to those athletes and recruit more for next year, I think we’ll be in good shape in the next few years.”

  • VOLLEYBALL: Lady Knights finish 1-2 in Bowling Green Scrimmage Tourney

    The Marion County Lady Knights received one final practice run before their season opener last night, Aug. 20, against Woodford County, as Marion County competed in the Bowling Green Scrimmage Tournament on Saturday.

    In three matches, the Lady Knights finished 1-2. The Lady Knights defeated Webster County and lost to South Warren and Southwestern Pulaski.

    According to Head Coach David Hibbard, Marion County’s performance in the Bowling Green Scrimmage was a significant improvement from a lackluster effort in the Bluegrass State Games earlier this month.

  • BOYS SOCCER: Knights shut out in season opener

    The Marion County Knights were playing well in the first half. The second half? Not so much.

    The Knights were shut out in their season opener, 3-0, against the Thomas Nelson Generals on Aug. 13 in Bardstown.

    While Marion County had only four shots on goal in the first half, Head Coach Greg Conley said the Knights played well in the first half.

    “We played absolutely outstanding in the first half,” he said. “Stringing passes together. Controlled most of the game. We looked good, and we played very well. Played like a unit.”

  • GIRLS SOCCER: Lady Knights drop first 2 games

    The start for the Marion County Lady Knights’ season has been anything but ideal.

    They lost both games. They were outscored 13-1. And, a star defensive player went down with an injury in the season opener.

  • FOOTBALL: Season, home opener is Friday against Western

    On its surface, one would think the Marion County Knights didn’t take many steps forward in their second scrimmage — a 34-6 loss to South Oldham Friday evening at John J. Boswell Field.

    However, the score doesn’t tell the full story.

    While the Knights did make mistakes in their second scrimmage, Head Coach Rob Reader has always insisted the Knights will learn from any mistakes they make.

  • MCHS Alumni Football Game a real hit