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High School Sports

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Knights lose on Senior Night to Mercer County

    Mercer County played spoiler to Marion County’s Senior Night.

    Mercer County turned a close game into a rout late, scoring in each of the final three innings to take a 12-3 win over Marion County on Friday.

  • BASEBALL: Wiser sets school record for career hits

    In a 5-4 win over Washington County on May 15, senior Travis Wiser hit a home run in the first inning to record his 177th career hit, which gave him the school record at Marion County for career hits. Wiser finished the game with three hits.

  • Knights drop season finale

    In many games this season, Marion County has struggled with defensive errors. Against Bardstown, they struggled once again.

    The Knights committed six errors on defense, spoiling a solid offensive outing in a 9-7 loss to the Tigers on May 17 in the season finale.

    “Offensively, we swung it well to score several runs and keep pressure on their defense,” Marion County Head Coach Patrick Campbell said. “We just had some defensive miscues with some guys playing out of position than their norm.”

  • TENNIS: Cassidy wins singles for third straight year

    Ireland Cassidy has been nearly unstoppable this season, and it was no different in the Heartland Conference meet on May 6-8, as the she won the girls’ singles at the conference meet for the third straight season.

    Cassidy took down Taylor County’s Madison Lyons 6-2, 4-6 (10-6) in the championship match.

    Coach Doug Thomas said that Cassidy struggled in the championship match.

  • TRACK AND FIELD: Knights perform well at Lincoln County track meet

    The Marion County High School track and field team continued an impressive season on Tuesday, May 7, at the Lincoln County All-Comers meet. The Knights racked up 14 top-five finishes. Marion County’s boys finished third with 65 points, and the girls finished sixth with 19 points.

    According to Head Coach Jim O’Hare, several athletes set personal records.

    “We had PRs galore,” he said. “It was excellent.”

    Marion County also put up three first-place finishes — all by the boys.

  • BASEBALL: Knights, Eagles face off again in district

    The Marion County Knights and Campbellsville Eagles are familiar foes, having played each other three times this season as district opponents.

    The two teams have also met in the past three district tournaments, and they will square off once again in the 20th District Tournament at 7:45 p.m., May 20, on Dave Hourigan Field.

    The Knights (15-15) hope to use home field advantage to get the win over a vaunted Campbellsville squad (23-8) that holds the second-best record in the region, tied with Taylor County’s 23-8 record.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Knights face Adair again in district

    If the Marion County Lady Knights come away with another district championship next week on their home turf, Marion County will have won a district championship on every 20th District softball field in just four seasons.

    At Talley Field, the Lady Knights play host to the Adair County Lady Indians to kick off the district tournament at 5:30 p.m., May 20. Taylor County and Campbellsville play at 7:15 p.m., May 20.

  • MCHS boys and girls tennis teams are victorious over Bethlehem

    The Marion County had another light week on the tennis courts, playing in only one match this week. A makeup match against LaRue County on Thursday was rained out.

    Both the boys and girls teams had solid days on the court. The boys won two of three, and the girls took three of four.

    Ireland Cassidy continued a stellar season, defeating Makenna Hinkebein 7-6 (7-4), 6-4.

  • TRACK AND FIELD: Hoppes ties school, personal records at Mercer County meet

    The Marion County track and field team had a successful outing at the Mercer County All-Comers meet on April 30, recording seven top five-finishes.

    The Knights also had two athletes finish in first place. Nate Hoppes finished the pole vault event with a height of 13’, earning him first place.

  • Lee Ann Gordon selected to play on Team USA’s Field Hockey Team