High School Sports

  • BASEBALL: Knights on the diamond for 4 games in 1 week

    The sequel to Marion County’s historic 2017 campaign is kicking off with a busy slew of games.
    After the season opener in Elizabethtown against North Hardin and the home opener against Green County, the Knights are back at Dave Hourigan Field Thursday evening to take on the Washington County Commanders. First pitch is set for 5:30 p.m.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Knights prepare for tough games against Green County, Holy Cross

    Erin Benton is going back to her high school alma mater.
    Over the weekend, Marion County will travel to Meade County High School for the Meade County Mighty March Matchup. The Lady Knights will play the Assumption Rockets at 8 p.m., Friday. The Lady Knights get the Presentation Toppers at noon, Saturday, and the Holy Cross (Louisville) Cougars at 2 p.m., Saturday.
    “[Holy Cross] was a pretty good challenge for us last season,” Marion County coach Erin Benton said.

  • TENNIS: Knights still waiting to take court for first match

    Marion County has been waiting ever so patiently to get on the court for its first match. After the season opener against LaRue County was cancelled due to snowfall, the Knights had another match cancelled on Friday against the Campbellsville Eagles, who said scheduling conflicts their players had with other events prevented them from competing.

  • TRACK AND FIELD: Track team prepares for 2018 campaign

    The Marion County track team has been practicing for the past few months as they work toward the 2018 season, which was scheduled to kick off yesterday at the Shelby County All-Comers meet.
    “It will be a great, competitive meet and we'll be able to find out where we stand early in the season,” Coach Daniel Johnson said.
    Johnson is leading the team along with Dallas Robinson, with the duo in their second season coaching the track team together.

  • BASEBALL: Knights look for sequel to historic season

    There’s a first time for everything. For Marion County High School baseball, there was a first time for a lot of things last season.
    First 20-win season since 2002. First district title since 1988. First regional title ever. An appearance in the state tournament semifinals.
    Last season was an historic season indeed for Marion County and it’ll be a tough act to follow, especially with eight seniors from last year’s squad gone due to graduation. However, Head Coach Patrick Campbell has the confidence his team can put together a solid season in 2018.

  • SOFTBALL: Benton takes over as Lady Knights head coach in 2018

    Erin Benton has a special appreciation for what her predecessors and supporters have been able to do in making Marion County an accomplished softball program.

  • TENNIS: Swencki hoping for more effort from team

    Noah Swencki said he’s been left frustrated after some of his team’s practices.
    “The talent is there but sometimes the focus and dedication isn’t,” he said. “I’m trying to instill a work ethic and passion for tennis. It’s getting better. Some days it’s good and some days it isn’t. I’m trying to develop them to become tennis players, not just coming out to play tennis just because they want to play a sport. I’m trying to instill a passion in them.”

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Bardstown hands Marion County 72-57 loss at region tourney

    Bardstown doesn’t typically live on the three-point shot.
    However, they let ‘em fly against the Marion County Lady Knights during the first round of the Fifth Region Tournament at Central Hardin on Feb. 27. The Lady Tigers downed four three-pointers in a second quarter run where a 14-13 deficit became a 36-18 halftime lead. It didn’t quite put away the Lady Knights, who splashed home six threes in the second half to get to within seven points. It just wasn’t enough to beat the Lady Tigers.

  • TENNIS: Swencki keeps up high expectations in second season

    Noah Swencki’s inaugural season as Marion County High School’s head tennis coach didn’t end the way he had hoped.
    Year two in the Swencki-era is nearing its beginning and the former Marion County tennis star - who won region in doubles in 2011 and 2012 - has high expectations for his team this year, with the 2018 campaign set to start on March 12 against LaRue County at Graham Memorial Park. All home matches will be at Graham Memorial Park.

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Indians knock Knights out of postseason in district tournament

    CAMPBELLSVILLE — Marion County was fired up heading into its third matchup with Adair County, hoping to finally knock off the Indians and get a berth in the regional tournament at the Roby Dome. Standing in their way was a dynamic freshman, a stealthy veteran and their supporting cast.
    They have struck once again and dashed the Knights’ hope for a run to the regional crown in an 86-76 triumph on Feb. 21 in the 20th District Tournament at Campbellsville High School, knocking Marion County out of postseason play.