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High School Sports

  • 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.”

  • TRACK AND FIELD: Knights compete one last time before regional meet

    The Marion County Knights were able to get one last meet in before the Region 2, Class AA meet in Bardstown that began on Monday at the Bardstown Invitational.
    Marion County was right back in Bardstown for the regional meet.
    Carolina Vellar finished fourth in the girls 100 meter dash with a finals time of 13.74, tying with Alisha Allen and splitting the eight points evenly. Brenda Santos finished seventh in the same event with a 13.98 finals time. Alexis Hoppes finished second in the girls pole vault with an 8’ finals height.

  • BASEBALL: Knights hit road for three games

    After wrapping up play within the 20th District with a 4-5 record, the Marion County Knights now sit at 9-10 with roughly a month to go before the district tournament begins at Campbellsville High School. Marion County, close to getting its record to .500, has games coming up against the North Hardin Trojans, the Meade County Green Wave and the Boyle County Rebels.
    Marion County welcomes North Hardin to Dave Hourigan Field at 6 p.m., May 3. North Hardin grabbed an 11-1 win over John Hardin in district action Thursday and two wins over Madisonville-North Hopkins.

  • MCHS students organize Olivia Ford Memorial event

    Marion County High School will have an Olivia Ford Memorial ceremony at the school's softball field prior to the home softball game May 4 at 6 p.m.
    Ford, who was set to graduate this year, passed away in February in a car accident.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Knights play one for Ford on May 4

    This one’s for Olivia Ford.
    Just over two months after the former Little League softball player was killed in a vehicle accident, the Marion County Lady Knights will honor Ford before their game at Talley Field against the Nelson County Lady Cardinals on Friday.
    The Lady Knights were going to play the Russell County Lakers but Russell County has to make up a district game against Metcalfe County. Lady Knights Head Coach Erin Benton said rescheduling the game is in the works.

  • TENNIS: Cassidy repeats in singles, boys slump at Heartland

    It was a tale of two teams for Marion County at the Heartland Conference meet. The girls? Fantastic, according to their coach. The boys? Struggling and searching for answers.
    Ireland Cassidy repeated as singles champ for the girls, Cara Piekarski and Otoka Ishii both made it to the finals in doubles and Bryce Spalding made the only finals appearance for the boys at the Heartland Conference meet April 16-17.

  • TRACK AND FIELD: Marion County prepare for regional track meet

    Before a pair of meets this week, Marion County had only participated in two meets, having to dodge rain, storms and just about everything in between. The two meets this week - the Danville All-Comers on April 24 and the Blue Raider Rumble at Lindsey Wilson College Friday - gave the Knights some much-needed track action with the regional meet on the horizon.
    At the Blue Raider Rumble, the Marion County girls finished in last place out of 16 teams while the boys placed ninth out of 17 teams.

  • Lady Knights to face Nelson and Casey counties

    Even though Marion County’s 10-game win streak ended on Friday in a 2-1 loss to North Hardin, the Lady Knights are proving they can make some noise within the Fifth Region. Marion County is currently 10-3, giving them the second best win percentage in the region behind Green County (11-3). Hart County (9-3) is third while Central Hardin (14-6) is fourth.

  • BASEBALL: Knights traveling to North Bullitt for 2 games

    Early on in 2018, the Marion County Knights have fallen on some difficult times.
    After starting off 2-0, Marion County has gone 1-7 since then, dropping their record to 3-7. Marion County’s only win in that span was against Taylor County, 5-2, in the opening game of the series against the Cardinals last week. Four of the Knights’ losses this season came against stout competition at Dodgertown in Florida.

  • SOFTBALL: Red hot Lady Knights take 7-game win streak into final district games

    Haley Mattingly had three perfect games last season. This season she’s already got two.
    Mattingly struck out 27 batters last week and didn’t give up a single earned run. She did not pitch against Danville on April 12, getting a day to rest. She notched perfect games against Adair County and Elizabethtown.