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High School Sports

  • SOFTBALL: Senior Night is this Friday

    Only four games remain in the regular season before the district tournament begins, and the Marion County Lady Knights are primed for a run at a fourth straight district tournament.

    By wins and losses, Marion County didn’t have its best week, going 1-2. The Lady Knight took losses to Boyle County, 9-0, and Hart County, 6-4. The Lady Knights’ lone win came against the Thomas Nelson Generals, 20-4.

  • BASEBALL: Knights score big win over Boyle County

    The Marion County Knights wanted to add a signature win to their résumé late in the season. They did just that, holding off the Boyle County Rebels 3-1 on May 1 on Dave Hourigan Field.

    Davis Rafferty led Marion County to the win, surrendering a single earned run on five hits.

    Marion County had one other game this week — a 7-4 loss to Nelson County on April 29. The Knights led in the game before surrendering six runs in the third.

  • Track team does well at Cardinal Classic

    Rain made it a light week for the Marion County High School track and field teams, as MCHS only had one meet last week.

    Marion County traveled to Nelson County for the Cardinal Classic on April 23. The Heartland Conference, scheduled for April 23 at Green County, was rained out.

  • MCHS tennis teams down Washington County

    The Heartland Conf-erence meet begins in five days, and Marion County has only one more meet on the schedule before they head over to Miller Park in Campbellsville to compete May 6-8.

    The Knights competed on April 22 against Washington County on the road, defeating the Commanders on both the boys and girls side. The girls won all four of their matches, while the boys won all three of their matches.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Knights get rematch with Green County

    The Green County Lady Dragons thrashed Marion County 12-3 on March 21 in Greensburg.

    The Lady Knights hope to even the score and grab a huge last-season win, when Green County comes to Talley Field at 6 p.m., May 7. The game will also be a Breast Cancer Awareness Event for Marion County.

    Green County’s season has been littered with offensive explosions. The Lady Dragons have pounded out 10 or more runs nine times this season.

  • BASEBALL: Knights win series over Adair County

    Marion County has struggled through difficult losses, blown leads and rough stretches this season.

    After a 7-0 loss to the Adair County Indians on April 22, it looked like that theme would continue. However, bucking the trend, Marion County rattled off two impressive wins to take the season series over their district foes.

    “We were able to get a couple wins with good pitching and swung the bats really well,” junior Davis Rafferty said.

  • 1,000 strikeouts later

    It seems like Haley Mattingly has been playing softball forever.

    That’s because, in a way, she has.

    It also seems like Haley Mattingly has had a pretty good career as the Lady Knights’ pitcher, as well.

    “Pretty good” is an understatement. She’s been flat out dominant, quieting opposing bats and sending opposing batters back to their dugout empty-handed.

  • Anthony Epps named new CHS boys hoops coach

    By Josh Claywell/Landmark News Service

    Tim Davis believes there’s a time for everything to come to an end.

    After 24 seasons as Campbellsville’s boys’ basketball coach — and 36 total after 12 seasons at rival Marion County — Davis announced his retirement in a ceremony Monday morning, April 22, inside Paul J. Coop Gymnasium.

    Davis and his wife of 41 years, Joni, spent a lot of time this year discussing retirement and what that might look like.

  • MCHS tennis teams coast past Bardstown

    The Marion County Knights had a short week this week, as weather canceled a match on Thursday against Hart County and Friday against Ft. Knox.

    Marion County’s lone match was back on Tuesday against Bardstown. The boys and girls tennis teams boast scored easy victories, as the boys won all three while the girls won four of five.

  • TRACK AND FIELD: Knights face difficult competition at Dunbar

    On paper, Marion County’s performance at the Dunbar All-Comers meet on April 16 doesn’t look too impressive, as the Knights managed to score points in only four events.

    However, according to Head Coach Jim O’Hare, there was much improvement all around from the Knights.