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High School Sports

  • BASEBALL: Trojans slip past Knights in region

    The Marion County Knights looked primed to pull off an upset and keep their season alive.

    The North Hardin Trojans, a favorite to win the Fifth Region, thought otherwise.

    Trailing 3-1, the Trojans pushed across three runs in the bottom of the third and held off two Marion County rallies for a 4-3 win on May 27 in the Fifth Region Tournament at Taylor County’s Shaw Field.

  • TRACK AND FIELD: Hoppes wins Class AA pole vault title

    Nate Hoppes ended a spectacular season with the sweetest accomplishment of them all. He won the Class AA pole vault at the state meet on May 31 at the University of Kentucky. Hoppes cleared a height of 13’ 6” to win the title. Hoppes became Marion County’s second track and field champion. Brooks Divine won the Class AA title in pole vault in 2012, also clearing a height of 13’ 6”. Divine repeated as the Class AA pole vault champion in 2013, clearing 14’ 3”.

  • New coaches named at Marion County High School

    Maze Stallworth has been named the news boys basketball head coach at Marion County High School, and Rob Reader is the new football head coach at MCHS.

    Stallworth stepped down as the head coach of the Taylor County High School boys basketball team in November of 2018.

    Reader previously coached at Moore High School. He was named the Courier Journal’s Kentucky High School Football Coach of the Year in 2018.

    Read more in next week’s issue.

  • TENNIS: Spalding, Hardin fall in region semifinals, to compete at state Thursday

    Bryce Spalding and Hank Hardin fell to Central Hardin’s Bybee and Christensen 6-2, 6-3 in boys doubles in the semifinals of the regional tennis meet at Freeman Lake Park on May 20.

    Spalding and Hardin have still earned a berth at the state meet, which begins May 30 at the University of Kentucky tennis complex. The drawing for the state tournament was held over the weekend.

  • TRACK AND FIELD: Four track athletes to compete at state meet

    Four Marion County track and field athletes have qualified for the Class AA state track meet after competing in the regional track meet on May 21 at Elizabethtown High School.

    Brenda Santos, Alexis Hoppes, Nate Hoppes and Ethan Rice have earned a spot in the state meet at the University of Kentucky. Santos advanced in the 100-meter dash, Alexis Hoppes and her brother, Nate Hoppes, both qualified in the pole vault, and Rice qualified in the discus throw.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Knights lose district championship to Taylor County

    Lady Knights’ season ends at regional tournament: The Marion County Lady Knights fell to Green County 9-5 in the Fifth Region Tournament at Central Hardin on Monday, May 27. The loss ended Marion County’s season. The Lady Knights finish the season with a 19-12 record. Read more about this game and the Lady Knights’ season in next week’s edition.
     

    The Taylor County Lady Cardinals have been district runners-up since 2016. But, no more.

  • BASEBALL: Cards defeat Knights in district championship

    Knights’ season ends at regional tournament: The Marion County Knights fell to North Hardin 4-3 in the Fifth Region Tournament at Taylor County Middle School on Monday, May 27. The loss ended Marion County’s season. The Knights finish the season with an 18-19 record. Read more about this game and the Knights’ season in next week’s edition.
     

  • TENNIS: Spalding, Hardin qualify for state

    Bryce Spalding and Hank Hardin have qualified for the state tennis meet in boys doubles by advancing to the semifinals of the regional meet at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown.

    The first round and second round were held on May 16, and the third round was held on May 17.

  • VOLLEYBALL: First-ever alumni tournament to be held July 26

    Alumni game fever has taken over Marion County.

    After the Marion County football and girls basketball teams hosted their first-ever alumni games in, the Marion County volleyball team will be hosting its first-ever alumni tournament at 6 p.m., July 26, at the Roby Dome.

    This season, the Marion County High School volleyball team will play its 20th season, making it the prime time to bring back former volleyball players to the Roby Dome and celebrate the anniversary.

  • TRACK AND FIELD: Bishop, Dauge set multiple PRs in final regular season meet

    Setting one personal record in a meet is a feat in and of itself.

    But, to set two personal records?

    “That’s hard. That’s not an easy thing to do,” Head Coach Jim O’Hare said.

    Baylee Bishop and exchange student Camilla Dauge both set two personal records in the Bardstown Invitational — the Knights’ final regular season meet — on May 16.