High School Sports

  • MCHS Cheerleaders runners up in 5th Region competition

    The Marion County High School Cheerleaders competed in the 5th region championship at Central Hardin on Dec. 2, and finished runners up. They defeated several 5th region teams, including Nelson County.
    Senior Kelsie Edelen was one of only two cheerleaders in the region to win the Libby Burr Leadership and Academic Scholarship.

  • Lady Knights open week with win, two losses

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Lady Knights opened their 2015-16 season by hosting the Bardstown Lady Tigers on Dec. 1.
    "We got off to a slow start against Bardstown," Head Coach Kenny Mills said.
    The Lady Knights trailed 22-12 at the half. But, they came alive in the second half, outscoring the Lady Tigers 39-26 and pulling out a 51-48 victory.
    Halei Howard came alive in the second half, scoring all of her 23 points.

  • Hockey champions

    Lauren Szwarc is carried off the field by her teammate, Audrey Tabor, after winning the 2015 State Field Hockey Championship. The Sacred Heart Academy Valkyries defeated Manual High School by a score of 3-1. Lauren Szwarc is the daughter of Libby Bradshaw Szwarc, and granddaughter of Joe and Millie Bradshaw of Lebanon. Two other teammates also have Lebanon connections. Audrey and Mattie Tabor are daughters of Billy Tabor, formerly of Lebanon.

  • Hoops action

    While many people were enjoying Thanksgiving leftovers or hosting another meal for their families this past Sunday, the Marion County Knights and Lady Knights were busy practicing, preparing for this week’s official start of their 2015-16 basketball season.
    The Knights began their season Monday night at Glasgow. After taking a nine-point lead at the end of the first quarter, the Knights could not keep up with Glasgow’s offense and came up short, 96-88.

  • Boys basketball: Knights drop first two scrimmages

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Knights played two scrimmages on Nov. 14 and Nov. 21 to get ready for the season. They played the Butler Bears on Nov. 14 in the NEXT UP! Recruits Jamboree, but came up short, 49-39.
    "We had a slow start in the game," Head Coach Montrelle Irvin said. "We got better each quarter though."
    The Knights shot 29.5 percent from the floor and committed 21 turnovers.

  • The Game Plan - Nov. 25 edition

    Nov. 30
    Knights at Glasgow, 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

    Dec. 1
    Lady Knights and Knights at home vs. Bardstown

    Dec. 3
    Lady Knights at. John Hardin

    Dec. 4
    Knights at Russell Co., 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
    Lady Knights at home vs. E’town

    Dec. 5
    Knights at North Hardin vs. Meade Co.

  • Girls basketball: Lady Knights preparing for season

    By Gerard Flangan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Lady Knights are ready for the upcoming 2015-16 season despite a recent change at the head coaching position. The Lady Knights will field 27 total players for the junior varsity and varsity.
    This year, the Knights will return two seniors to the team, Katelyn and Samantha Daugherty.

  • Swim team competes in first meet

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Knights swimming team has been hard at practice preparing for their first meet of the season, which was on Nov. 21.
    Swimmers for this year include Andy O'Daniel, Ida Lenort, Chelsie VanWhy, Justin Spalding, Brandon Miles, Eli Nelson, Luc Buckman and Laura Rice.  
    Head Swim Coach Katie Keilen said that coming into the season, there were a few swimming techniques that the team needed to work on, but that the team is always ready to compete in any match.

  • Head coach for Lady Knights basketball team resigns

    The Lady Knights begin their season on Dec. 1, and they’re currently searching for a new head coach after the resignation of Landon Williams, effective Nov. 20.
    Williams declined to comment about his decision to resign.
    Williams replaced Anthony Epps, who accepted a job as an itinerant special education teacher in the Campbellsville Independent Schools.

  • Cheer champs

    Marion County High School and Lebanon Middle School cheerleaders competed in the 2015 Bardstown All Stars Fall Cheer and Dance Classic this past weekend. Both teams received first place in their divisions. MCHS and LMS will compete again on Dec. 2.