High School Sports

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Knights hungry for win against Indians

    Zion Harmon is gone. Corey Melton is gone. Dre Boyd is gone.

    What’s not gone is Marion County’s burning desire to finally grab a win over the Adair County Indians, and the Knights’ first chance to get it comes at 8 p.m., Eastern, Friday, at the Roby Dome.

    Since upsetting Adair County 68-57 in the district tournament on Feb. 25, 2016, Marion County has been blanked by the Indians, losing five straight. That losing streak includes a heartbreaking 79-77 loss in January of this year and an 86-76 loss in last season’s district tournament.

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Knights off to undefeated start

    Defense has been the name of the game for the Marion County Lady Knights. Through three games, Marion County is allowing a mere 29.7 points per game and is off to a perfect 3-0 start.

    “3-0 is pretty important,” Head Coach Kelly Wood said. “You want to start well. I’ve been doing this a long time and I know it’s not a sprint. It’s a marathon. We got to continue to get better and not rest on what we’ve accomplished in one week.”

    Wood complimented his players and the fan support Marion County has received this season.

  • What’s the next step?

    “What direction is this team heading in?”

    That was the question posed by Marion County Football Boosters President John Reed to Marion County High School Principal Thad Elmore at a public forum Monday evening in the high school cafeteria.

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Knights face rival Commanders in home opener

    After the season opener against Bardstown last night, the Marion County Knights play host to rival Washington County in the Border War at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Roby Dome.

    The Commanders finished last season with a 17-13 record and fell to Bethlehem 59-56 in the district tournament. However, they swept the season series against Marion with 74-65 and 65-61 wins.

    Montrelle Irvin and the Knights hope to get a marquee win early this season over a big rival in the Border War.

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Knights play East Jessamine, Washington County back-to-back

    The opening week of the season is a busy one for the Marion County Lady Knights, who play three games in four days. After the season opener against Bardstown last night, the Lady Knights are back on the road tomorrow against the East Jessamine Jaguars in Nicholasville.

    “We’re trying to get better every day,” Head Coach Kelly Wood said on his team. “It’s early in the year and you’re not going to be at your best yet. They’ve come together and they’re working hard.”

    Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

  • SWIMMING: Aquaknights prepared to crack top 5 in region

    New swim head coach Alex Meade has a pretty big goal in mind for this season: be one of the top five teams in the region.
    “The goal coming in, before I was really around the team much, is to be top five in the region this year.” Meade said. “I think Marion County, the last couple years, has landed in sixth pretty consistently. I want to break into the fifth spot and hopefully even higher than that.”

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Coach Irvin is excited about this year’s season


    That’s how Montrelle Irvin is describing how he feels for the upcoming season, and for good reason. Irvin, entering his eighth season as Marion County’s head coach, returns several key players from last year’s squad and he also gains a few additional pieces that could prove very beneficial for the Knights.

    The Knights will dress 11 players on the varsity squad, but Irvin said more could be called up based on their play.

  • Softball team hosting softball workshop

    The Marion County High School softball team is hosting its first ever softball workshop on Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to noon at the indoor facility at Graham Memorial Park. Cost is $50 and $75 total for additional siblings. Forms can be picked up and returned to Head Coach Erin Benton at Marion County High School. Make checks payable to the MCHS Softball Boosters. Contact Benton at erin.benton@marion.kyschools.us with any questions.

  • Public forum about MCHS football program to be held Nov. 26

    A public forum will be held at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 26, in the Marion County High School cafeteria to discuss concerns regarding the high school’s football program.
    Four consecutive losing seasons have left football players and community members frustrated with the direction the high school’s football program is heading in, and many are calling for a shakeup in the coaching staff. Marion County is 4-36 over the past four seasons and 4-26 under Head Coach Allen Harmon.

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Knights look to take next step in 2018

    Kelly Wood said he spent last season figuring out his new team.

    “I did a lot of things last year to find out what we would be best at,” Marion County’s second-year head coach said. “This year is different. I pretty much know what I want right off the bat. I know my team better and they know me better. We had ups and downs like any season is going to have.”

    Now, with a full season and offseason under their belts, Wood and the Lady Knights have high hopes for a successful 2018 campaign.