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High School Sports

  • 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
  • Former MCHS football player remembered

    Marion County High School Head Football Coach Rob Reader presents a bouquet of flowers to the family of Dion Thompson prior to the MCHS Alumni Football Game on Saturday. Thompson, a well-known figure in the Marion County sports community who played in last year’s alumni game, was found shot to death on July 10. Thompson was also set to play in this year’s alumni game. Right: Fayetta Thompson shows her emotions after being presented with a bouquet of flowers in honor of her son, Dion Thompson, prior to the alumni game.

  • GOLF: Ava Spalding shoots tournament-best in season opener

    The Marion County boys and girls golf teams both opened their 2019 seasons on Saturday. The boys competed at the Hawks Classic at My Old Kentucky Home, and the girls competed at the Paul Laurence Dunbar Invitational in Lexington.

    For the boys, Harry VanWhy IV led the Knights with a 98. Eli Nelson shot a 99. Brady Hutchins shot a 108, Allen May shot a 112 and Lucas Ross shot a 113.

  • MCHS Boys Soccer Team lose final scrimmage

    The Marion County Knights lost their final scrimmage to Rowan County, 4-3, on Saturday at Madison Southern.

    Tanner Roeder scored the first goal in the game to give Marion County a 1-0 lead, but Rowan County scored two goals to take a 2-1 lead at halftime.

    “We played very flat in the first 10-15 minutes of the second half,” Knights Head Coach Greg Conley said. “Gave up two very quick goals, but then, after that, we continued to battle back and scored two more goals in the second half.”

  • GIRLS SOCCER: Lady Knights show mixed performances in scrimmages

    The Marion County Lady Knights tuned up for the regular season with two scrimmages last week.

    The Lady Knights first scrimmaged Grayson County on Aug. 6 in Letchfield. After approximately 30 minutes, the game was called off due to thunderstorms.

    The Lady Knights also hosted Sayre on Friday, Aug. 9, in a scrimmage at Elmer George Field. This time, however, Marion County struggled, falling behind in the first half and never recovering.

    According to senior Anna Kate Hardin, the two outings were a tale of two scrimmages.

  • Reader-era football in full swing at MCHS

    Rob Reader believes a coach-led team can be good. A player-led team, however, can be great.

    In two months as Marion County’s head football coach, he has shown his commitment to that belief.

    A team council, tasked with discussing team issues with Reader, was formed. The council, which the players voted on, wrote a mission statement that will guide the team into a new era after four seasons of struggle: “Rise from the past to change the future.”