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High School Sports

  • TRACK AND FIELD: Knights stellar in first meet at Nelson County

    The Marion County track and field team got its 2019 season started on the right note, and if it’s a sign of things to come, the Knights could be in store for a very successful season. At the Nelson County Icebreaker on March 19, Marion County had 15 top-10 finishes and two first-place finishes.

    To Head Coach Jim O’Hare, Marion County had a great first meet, especially considering the fact his team competed against several schools in the Class AAA, a step above Class AA, the class Marion County is in.

  • Carpenter signs with Wilmington College to play basketball

    Marion County High School girls basketball player Elise Carpenter signed to play basketball at Wilmington College on March 19. Pictured in front, from left, are Carpenter’s father, Dante Carpenter, Carpenter and Carpenter’s mother, Mary Beth Carpenter-Cornish; back row from left, are Marion County basketball announcer Eugene Campbell, Marion County Athletic Director Michael Holt, Assistant Coach Daniel Johnson, Head Coach Kelly Wood, Assistant Coaches Robert Spalding and Stephanie Cissell and MCHS Principal Thad Elmore.

  • BASEBALL: Busy start to Knights’ baseball season

    If Mother Nature cooperates, the Marion County Knights will have a busy stretch to start the season, with four games on the schedule between now and March 26.

    The Knights were set to kick off the season Monday on Dave Hourigan Field against East Jessamine before heading on the road to play Washington County yesterday.

    Marion County returns home tomorrow to begin a quick two-game homestand, beginning at 6 p.m. against the Mercer County Titans.

  • Allender signs with University of Cumberlands

    Marion County High School girls soccer player Marley Allender signed to play soccer at the University of the Cumberlands on March 12. Pictured, front from left, are Allender’s mother, Marlana Allender, Allender, and Allender’s father, Josh Allender; back row from left, are Marion County Athletic Director Michael Holt, Marion County Head Girls Soccer Coach Daniel Johnson and Allender’s brother, Ethan Allender.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Knights play doubleheader in Pulaski County

    After the Lady Knights Softball Team’s season opener last night against Thomas Nelson, the they will head down to Greensburg to face the Green County Lady Dragons at 6 p.m., Eastern, tomorrow.

    Green County should be a tough opponent for Marion County, who split its two games with the Lady Dragons last season. Green County beat the Lady Knights 8-2 in the season opener for both teams last season, but Marion County took a 2-1 win in eight innings later in the season.

  • TENNIS: Thomas, Humphress ready to lead tennis teams

    New leadership is in store for the Marion County tennis teams this season, as Doug Thomas and Steve Humphress will be coaching. Thomas will focus on the girls tennis teams, while Humphress will focus on the boys tennis teams.

    The duo takes over after Noah Swencki and Angela Holt stepped down from coaching tennis in August. Swencki served as head coach for two seasons, while Holt was a coach for around a decade.

  • BASEBALL: Knights hope to improve

    The Marion County Knights Baseball Team took a few steps back last year, and they are looking to put last season behind them as they prepare for the 2019 campaign. The Knights finished with a 14-17 record in 2018, falling to Campbellsville in the opening round of the district tournament.

    Patrick Campbell, who enters his sixth season as Marion County’s head coach, has high expectations for this year’s team, which will feature 23 players, as the season opener draws closer.

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: E’town beats Lady Knights 60-42 in region semifinals

    The magic ran out. The ride is over.

    The deficit was too much to overcome this time.

    Elizabethtown built a big lead early and defeated the Marion County Lady Knights 60-42 on March 4 in the regional tournament semifinals at Green County High School.

    The Lady Knights (27-7) managed only a single point in the first quarter, a free-throw from senior Elise Carpenter with 43.7 seconds remaining in the opening quarter.

    Elizabethtown built a 14-1 lead after one, and the Lady Panthers (30-5) pushed the lead out to 28-7 with 2:41 left in the second.

  • 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.