High School Sports

  • TENNIS: Swencki hoping for more effort from team

    Noah Swencki said he’s been left frustrated after some of his team’s practices.
    “The talent is there but sometimes the focus and dedication isn’t,” he said. “I’m trying to instill a work ethic and passion for tennis. It’s getting better. Some days it’s good and some days it isn’t. I’m trying to develop them to become tennis players, not just coming out to play tennis just because they want to play a sport. I’m trying to instill a passion in them.”

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Bardstown hands Marion County 72-57 loss at region tourney

    Bardstown doesn’t typically live on the three-point shot.
    However, they let ‘em fly against the Marion County Lady Knights during the first round of the Fifth Region Tournament at Central Hardin on Feb. 27. The Lady Tigers downed four three-pointers in a second quarter run where a 14-13 deficit became a 36-18 halftime lead. It didn’t quite put away the Lady Knights, who splashed home six threes in the second half to get to within seven points. It just wasn’t enough to beat the Lady Tigers.

  • TENNIS: Swencki keeps up high expectations in second season

    Noah Swencki’s inaugural season as Marion County High School’s head tennis coach didn’t end the way he had hoped.
    Year two in the Swencki-era is nearing its beginning and the former Marion County tennis star - who won region in doubles in 2011 and 2012 - has high expectations for his team this year, with the 2018 campaign set to start on March 12 against LaRue County at Graham Memorial Park. All home matches will be at Graham Memorial Park.

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Indians knock Knights out of postseason in district tournament

    CAMPBELLSVILLE — Marion County was fired up heading into its third matchup with Adair County, hoping to finally knock off the Indians and get a berth in the regional tournament at the Roby Dome. Standing in their way was a dynamic freshman, a stealthy veteran and their supporting cast.
    They have struck once again and dashed the Knights’ hope for a run to the regional crown in an 86-76 triumph on Feb. 21 in the 20th District Tournament at Campbellsville High School, knocking Marion County out of postseason play.

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Eagles capture first district title since 2002

    CAMPBELLSVILLE — With a few minutes still left to play, the Campbellsville bench started clapping and jumping up and down in celebration. The moment the final buzzer sounded, the Campbellsville bench and student section spilled onto the court to celebrate.
    Finally, to wrap up a stellar night for the Lady Eagles, Campbellsville Athletic Director Tim Davis presented the district championship trophy to the Lady Eagles after they defeated Marion County 51-41 Friday night, setting off one last celebration before the district champions cut down the nets.

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Knights blow out Beth Haven on senior night

    Grand finale indeed.
    On Senior Night Thursday, Marion County sent its senior out in the best way possible, crushing the Beth Haven Bearcats 83-31.
    Next stop? Adair County in the district tournament. Win and you live. Lose and you’re done.
    Senior Lez Means scored 17 points and hit 3-6 threes. Senior Luke Thomas had 10 points and tied a career-high with five steals and fellow senior Connor Higdon had four points and rebounds.

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Knights defeat Broncos to end regular season

    Dailyn Spalding had 13 points and four Lady Knights pulled down four rebounds to end the regular season with a 52-30 win over the Frederick Douglass Broncos on Thursday at the Roby Dome on Senior Night.
    “We really had balanced scoring and we handled the ball well,” Coach Kelly Wood said. “We kept a lead for most of the game. We didn’t give anything back.”
    Jayla Cowherd, Leah Hazelwood, Carrington McKay and Tanika Williams all hauled in four rebounds. Katie Mattingly and Spalding had three rebounds.

  • History makers

    The 2017 Marion County High School baseball team was recognized during Marion County’s boy/girl doubleheader against Washington County on Feb. 6. The team won the first regional title in program history and advanced to the state tournament’s semifinals. Marion County finished last season with a 28-7 record.

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Marion County squares off against Adair County in first round of district tourney

    Third time is the charm. At least, that’s what the Knights are hoping for.
    With a spot in the district title game and regional tournament on the line, Marion County and Adair County square off for the third time this season in the 20th District Tournament at Campbellsville High School. The two squads play at 7 p.m., Feb. 21.

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Knights to take on Taylor County in district tournament

    The Marion County Lady Knights are hoping their late season momentum will carry over into the postseason.
    Despite a 79-55 loss to Boyle County Friday, which ended the Lady Knights’ six-game win streak, the Lady Knights’ record stood at 14-10 and the team has gone 8-2 since a mid-season losing streak.