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High School Sports

  • FOOTBALL: Juggernauts hand Knights 42-0 defeat

    The Knights’ quest for that elusive win goes on for another week.

    Marion County is still winless on the season after being shut out by the Lloyd Memorial Juggernauts 42-0 on Friday in Erlanger.

  • GIRLS SOCCER: Lady Knights face Falcons, Trojans in Trojan Classic this weekend

    Throughout this season, the Marion County Lady Knights soccer team has benefited from offensive production across the board to go with great defense.

    The Lady Knights have pitched three shutouts this season and they’ve scored three or more goals in all but two games this season.

    Put it all together, and the Lady Knights are off to a solid 6-3 start, a far cry from where they were at this point in previous seasons.

  • GOLF: Knights split past two matches

    The Marion County Knights golf team took a win against the Bardstown Tigers on Sept. 4, but fell to the LaRue County Hawks back on Aug. 30.

    The Knights defeated Bardstown by a single point, 168-169.

    “I was proud of my team,” Marion County Head Coach Joey Reed said. “This is our fourth match of the year and we have improved our overall team score in each match breaking 170 for the first time this year.”

    Bryce Spalding shot a team-leading 36 in the match.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Lady Knights host Lady Cards on Sept. 17

    Taylor County hasn’t lost a regular season district game since September of 2014. They haven’t lost a game in the 20th District Tournament since October of 2014.

    The last district foe to hand Taylor County a loss in both the regular season and postseason? That would be Marion County, who hosts the Lady Cards at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 17, at the Roby Dome.

  • Knights, Cards prepare for big showdown

    The two biggest rivals in the 18th District are preparing for another round that is brimming with intensity and passion.

    This latest showdown might also serve as a prelude to the district championship.

    The Taylor County Cardinals come to Elmer J. George Field to face the Knights and their raucous crowd at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 6. The Knights and Cardinals are familiar foes in the postseason, battling the past three seasons for the district title.

  • FOOTBALL: Knights battle hard but take 20-6 loss to Tigers

    After spending the past two weeks getting blown out and playing from behind, Marion County turned all the built-up frustration they had into their best half of football this season, playing to a 0-0 tie at halftime.

    Bardstown, however, strung together some plays and held off a fighting Knights squad 20-6 Friday evening in Lebanon.

  • Lady Knights travel to Woodford County Invitational

    David Hibbard had positive things to say after Marion County won two shutout victories last week against Adair County and Bardstown

    “I was pleased with our level of play in both matches,” he said. “We played with energy and a little grit to us. We seem to be learning very quickly from our mistakes and making more positive plays than negative ones.”

  • GIRLS SOCCER: Lady Knights face LaRue County in first district game

    The stakes don’t get much higher in the regular season. Marion County’s first district game is drawing closer and closer.
    After returning from the Labor Day break, Marion County stares down an important game against district rival LaRue County at 6 p.m., Sept. 10 in Hodgenville. The game is the district opener for Marion County, while LaRue County’s first district was scheduled for today against Taylor County.

  • Bethlehem High School sports’ new home becoming a reality

    By Peter W. Zubaty

    Landmark News Service

    About three and a half years ago, Gilbert Brown joined Robbie Hinkebein in a Jeep to survey a 31-acre parcel of land on the western edge of Bardstown donated by the Monin family to Bethlehem High School for the purpose of a long-hoped-for athletics complex.

  • Golf team defeats Bethlehem Eagles behind Bryce Spalding’s 37

    Bryce Spalding shot a team-low 37 as the Marion County Knights defeated the Bethlehem Eagles 189-197 on Aug. 22 in Bardstown.

    “Bryce continued to play well,” Marion County Head Coach Joey Reed said. “He is starting to believe in the type of player I know he is.”

    Dalton Sallee shot a 47, Ashton Lanham posted a 50, Travis Wiser had a 55, Chris Craig shot a 57, Owen Mattingly had a 60 and Ava Spalding scored a 66.