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High School Sports

  • BASEBALL: Knights have up and down week

    The Marion County Knights had an up and down week, losing the series to district Taylor County 2-1.

    The Knights stumbled out of the gate, falling 13-2 to Taylor County in the series opener. On their home field, Marion County completely flipped the script and looked like a completely different team, executing to near perfection in a 12-0 win over the Cards on April 16.

  • SOFTBALL: Mattingly reaches 1,000 career strikeouts

    Haley Mattingly recorded yet another achievement in her outstanding pitching career at Marion County.

    In the fifth inning of Marion County’s victory over Taylor County on April 16, Mattingly recorded her 1,000th career strikeout. Mattingly finished the game with four strikeouts in the game, and she has 154 strikeouts on the season, second in the state.

    Mattingly has also been making a name for herself at the plate, hitting .415, second on the team behind Abby Scott’s .533 average.

  • Tennis teams win against John Hardin

    The Marion County Knights began last week with a solid performance against John Hardin on April 9. The girls won four of five matches, while the boys took three of four matches.

    In girls singles, Ireland Cassidy defeated Brooke Graham 8-0, Emily Gordon defeated Erin McGlone 8-4 and Haleigh Crepps defeated Sarah Abdollatif 8-3.

  • BASEBALL: Knights face Adair to wrap up district

    The Marion County Knights finished 2-2 this week, dropping two games to the Campbellsville Eagles while also winning one against the Eagles and DuPont Manual.

    Marion County won the series opener against Campbellsville 9-8 on April 9, but dropped the second game, 12-2, on April 10 and the third game, 12-9, on April 11.

  • TRACK AND FIELD: Knights get 20 top 5 finishes at Thomas Nelson Meet

    The Marion County High School track and field team continued to find success this week, beginning with a meet on April 9 at the Thomas Nelson All-Comers Meet.

    The Knights had 20 top-five finishes in the meet—including seven first or second-places finishes.

  • Lady Knights win first 2 district games

    The Marion County Lady Knights set a goal this season to go undefeated in district play.

    After a 6-1 win over Taylor County on April 9 and a 6-0 win over Adair County on April 10, the Lady Knights have a 2-0 district record.

    “It’s where we want to be right now,” Head Coach Erin Benton said. “We’re going to keep working. We’re not going to settle for anything. Just push to do our best every day.”

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Irvin resigns

    Montrelle Irvin has resigned as Marion County High School’s head boys basketball coach after eight seasons.

    Irvin is returning to his alma mater, Taylor County, as its next boys basketball head coach. Irvin, a 1996 Taylor County graduate, takes over for Jeff Gumm, who served as Taylor County’s interim coach last season.

    Last season, Gumm led Taylor County to a 23-8 record, a district championship and an appearance in the regional final. Taylor County defeated Marion County 71-58 for the district championship in February at the Roby Dome.

  • Tennis team struggles against Taylor County

    The Marion County tennis team faced Taylor County on March 26, with the boys team struggling, losing all four matches.

    In singles, Gabe Hagan lost to Devin Wasson 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (7), and Wyatt Hamilton lost his singles match to Devin Keith 8-4. In doubles, Bryce Spalding and Hank Hardin lost to Ettore Paevepsi and Cooper Parks 6-1-, 6-1 Collin Abell and Bennett Lucas also lost in doubles to Tyler Perkins and Tanner Parks 0-6,6-3,1-0 (6).

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Knights look to build off success in Florida

    The Marion County Lady Knights had a successful week in Florida, winning three of four games in the Sunshine State in the Hit the Beach Classic in Panama City, Florida.

    “We really grew together as a team,” Marion County Head Coach Erin Benton said. “I think we’ve finally found our niche, where we want our lineup to be, where we want our girls to be playing. They grew together, and their bats really came alive.”

  • BASEBALL: Knights get back to winning

    The Marion County Knights were struggling through a five-game skid, but they appear to have taken the first step toward turning their performance — and their season — around.

    The Knights had a successful week in the Panama City Beach Bash in Florida, going 3-1. After their five-game losing streak put them three games below .500, the Knights went into a three-game series against Campbellsville with a 6-7 record.