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High School Sports

  • 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.

  • TENNIS: Spalding going to state for third straight season

    Bryce Spalding might not have won the region but Spalding’s season survives for at least one more match.
    Spalding advanced to the semifinals of the regional meet at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown last week and, in doing so, qualified for the state meet in boys singles.
    The state begins tomorrow at Shillito Park in Lexington. Play runs through Saturday.

  • TRACK AND FIELD: Knights send 4 to state meet

    The Marion County High School track and field team is sending four team members to the state meet.
    Alexis Hoppes, Nate Hoppes, Stephen Salgado and Jayla Cowherd are all going on state after their respective performances at the regional meet in Bardstown on May 8.
    “All season long we have been strong in the field events and it was no different at region. All of our state qualifiers were in the field,” Head Coach Daniel Johnson said.

  • BASEBALL: Knights look to avenge tough losses

    After a dominating 10-3 win over Green County on April 30, the Knights took two heartbreaking losses to LaRue County, 3-2, and North Hardin 4-2. Marion County’s comeback bid against Meade County on Friday also came up short in an 8-6 loss.
    Getting hits hasn’t been the problem this season; on the season, Marion County has 166 hits, or 7.2 per game. Thomas’ 30 hits lead the team while Travis Wiser’s 28 are second. Luke Abell has 20 hits.

  • SOFTBALL: Senior night on May 11 against Atherton

    Nearly two months after the two teams were supposed to meet in Brandenburg, Marion County and Holy Cross (Louisville) will finally get the chance to play each other.
    Two teams riding stellar records meet up in Louisville when the Lady Knights and Cougars play at 6:30 p.m., May 10. A meeting between the two squads in Brandenburg in late March during the Meade County Mighty March Matchup was cancelled due to poor weather that forced some games in the event to be cancelled.
    With a 22-6 record, Holy Cross will be stout competition for Marion County (14-4).

  • TENNIS: Knights get one more in before regional meet

    The Marion County Knights were able to get one more match in before the regional meet, which began on Monday at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown, against the Taylor County Cardinals last Wednesday at Miller Park in Campbellsville.
    The match was a make-up match from earlier in the season that was cancelled due to poor weather.
    “They played well,” Marion County coach Noah Swencki said. “Bryce got a good win, Ireland got another good win and our second doubles team for the girls got a good win. Colin got a good win too.”