High School Sports

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Knights look for continued success in 2019

    The Marion County Lady Knights Softball Team won their third consecutive district title last season, and a fourth straight district title is well within Marion County’s reach this season.

    With a crop of young players coming up this year, the Lady Knights could be in store for a fun 2019 campaign, which begins in just six days.

  • TRACK AND FIELD: O’Hare sees big things in store for track team

    Jim O’Hare has been the head track and field coach for just over three months, and the Knights have been in practice since the second week in January, preparing for the 2019 season.

    In that time, O’Hare is starting to see the potential for a big season.

    “I have big expectations in the region. We have such good potential,” he said.

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Knights win double OT thriller in region tourney

    Jordan Boggs’ last-second three clanked off the rim, and the marathon was finally over. A battle of the ages had finally come to an end.

    It was the game that would never end, the game with so many ups and downs, the game where both teams left everything out there and then some. One thrilling moment begot another. One crazy sequence led to another.

    With their season hanging in the balance, the Lady Knights summoned all their fight, determination and energy to grit out their hardest — and most important — win this season.

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Bulldogs end the Knights’ season in region semifinals

    The John Hardin Bulldogs remain unbeaten.

    John Hardin ended Marion County’s season in a 74-55 triumph in the Fifth Region Tournament semifinals Friday night at Hart County High School.

    The Bulldogs shot a blistering 59.5 percent for the game. Marion County, on the other hand, was held to 38.2 percent shooting.

    John Hardin (35-0), who defeated Taylor County 62-51 Saturday to win the region and advance to the state tournament at Rupp Arena, opened the game on a 12-1 run. Stars Trevon Harris and Alex Matthews led the early charge.

  • Lady Knights fall 60-42 to E’town in semifinals on Monday evening

    The Marion County Lady Knights fell to Elizabethtown 60-42 on Monday, March 4, in the Fifth Region Tournament semifinals at Green County High School. Marion County finishes this season with a 27-7 record.

    “I’ve always based my coaching, not on the wins and losses, but how much they care at the end, and these kids truly cared about what they were doing,” Head Coach Kelly Wood said.

    Dailyn Spalding led Marion County in scoring with 13 points. Tanika Williams added 11.

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Knights’ comeback falls short, Cards win district title

    The Marion County Knights have trailed in many games this season, only to surge to victory behind rally after rally.

    To win the most important game yet this season, the Knights would need another rally against the Taylor County Cardinals Friday evening at the Roby Dome. They rallied, but it wasn’t enough. For another season, the district title has eluded the Knights.

    The Knights fell behind by 13 after the first quarter, then rallied to make it a five-point game in the third, but the Cardinals took the 20th District Championship 71-58.


    The Lady Knights waited a whole year to avenge last season’s loss in the district championship. They did not let that opportunity slip away Saturday evening, defeating Taylor County 57-41 in the 20th District championship at the Roby Dome.

    “We came up short last year, so we came out with a chip on our shoulders, and I really think that contributed to coming out with the win,” said Dailyn Spalding, who was named the game’s MVP.

    Spalding scored 15 in the game and went 5-7 on free-throws.

  • 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.