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High School Sports

  • BASKETBALL: District tournament update
  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Knights roll into district tournament

    The Marion County Lady Knights have had their best season record-wise since the 2013 championship season, where Marion County went a perfect 39-0 and rocketed to No. 4 in the nation.

    The numbers haven’t been flashy for this year’s Lady Knights, but that hasn’t stopped Marion County from compiling a 23-4 record and earning the top seed in the district tournament next week at the Roby Dome.

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Knights look to finally reclaim district title

    Nearly seven long years have passed since the Marion County Knights hoisted the 20th District Championship trophy at Taylor County High School after defeating Taylor County 67-51 on Feb. 25, 2012.

    In the years after that district title, Marion County has endured a long climb to the top. Now, standing with an 19-6 record and within arm’s length of a No. 1 seed, the Knights hope their time has come to reclaim the 20th District title in next week’s district tournament at the Roby Dome.

  • O’Hare named next track head coach

    Jim O’Hare has been coaching for most of his adult life.

    Since 1972, to be exact.

    “I’ve coached something every year,” O’Hare said. “I have not stopped coaching since.”

    After 47 years, it’s safe to say O’Hare has built up quite the coaching résumé, and he brings a wealth of knowledge to Marion County as its next head track and field coach after officially receiving the position back in December.

  • SWIMMING: Aquaknights wrap up season at regional meet

    The Marion County Aquaknights concluded their season at the Region Three swim meet at Russell County High School on Friday and Saturday.

    The preliminary round was held on Friday, and the top 16 swimmers in each event would advance to the finals round on Saturday.

    “Friday didn’t go exactly the way we planned,” Aquaknights Head Coach Alex Meade said. “We had a few good swims, but Saturday is when everyone competed very well.”

  • Coach Wood’s 300th Victory

    Kelly Wood, Marion County head girls basketball coach (center), won his 300th game against Adair County on Jan. 15. Wood was presented with a commemorative game ball before Marion County’s game against North Bullitt on Feb. 5. Wood is pictured with his wife, Paige (left) and daughter, Maddie (right).

  • TRACK AND FIELD: Hoppes wins pole vault event at Wildcat Classic

    While he’s only a junior, Nate Hoppes has had quite a successful track and field career.

    In July of 2017, Hoppes won the decathlon event in the Regional Junior Olympics at Cedarville University in Ohio, advancing to the national competition in Kansas. He and his sister, Alexis Hoppes, competed in the USATF Junior Olympic Championships at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro, North Carolina in July of last year.

  • Cowherd selected to play volleyball in Australia this summer

    Jayla Cowherd has been selected by Down Under Sports to play volleyball in Australia this summer.

    Cowherd, a junior at Marion County High School, will represent Kentucky in the Down Under Sports Volleyball Tournament in Queensland, Australia beginning July 13.

    Cowherd, who is a member of the Marion County High School volleyball team, is asking for donations to fund her trip to Australia. The cost of the trip is $5,000.

    “It’s an honor being selected to play volleyball, to represent Kentucky in Australia,” Cowherd said.

  • BASKETBALL: Homecoming wins - Knights down Taylor County in overtime

    After Taylor County beat Marion County 80-64 on Jan. 18 in Campbellsville, it was the Cardinals in firm control of the 20th District’s No. 1 seed. And, for the first half on Friday night at the Roby Dome, it looked like Taylor County would run away with the No. 1 seed.

    However, thanks to a rally for the ages, it’s now the Knights who have control over the top seed. Marion County (18-6, 4-1) defeated its district rival on a game-winning three-pointer from John Adams with three seconds left in overtime. The shot capped off a 19-point rally.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Knights grab No. 1 seed in district

    With a thrilling 61-58 overtime win over Taylor County, the Marion County Lady Knights clinched the No. 1 seed for the 20th District Tournament, which happens to be at the Roby Dome this season. To get the win, the Lady Knights had to once again battle back and summon all the energy and fight they had in them.