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High School Sports

  • Lady Knights look to get back on track

    Three shutouts losses and inconsistent play aren’t an ideal start to the season.

    But with just under two months of games still to be played, David Hibbard isn’t quite ready to sound the alarm bells for the Marion County Lady Knights (2-3). After a three-set loss to Washington County that put the Lady Knights’ record at 1-3, he said there’s no need to worry about his team’s lackluster start.

  • GIRLS SOCCER: Lady Knights take win streak into game against Lincoln County

    Everything is just flat out clicking for the Marion County Lady Knights.

    The offense is firing on all cylinders, scoring nearly five goals per game. The defense has not allowed more than three goals to an opponent in a game this season.

    After a loss to Louisville-Collegiate in the season opener, Marion County has won five straight - their second straight season with a five-game win streak. The Lady Knights’ record now stands at 5-1, the second-best record in the Fifth Region, behind Elizabethtown’s 6-0 record.

  • SOFTBALL: Wheeler competes in Buckeye Showdown

    The Marion County Lady Knights’ softball season might have ended back in June, but that didn’t mean one of their own was going to hang up her cleats. Travel softball, many tournaments and a high-profile game in Ohio highlighted a busy, yet successful summer for freshman Alex Wheeler.

    Wheeler recently participated in the Buckeye Showdown RecruitFest and All-Star Games in Columbus, Ohio July 5-8 at Lou Berliner Park. The Buckeye Showdown brought together around a thousand softball players from across the United States and even Canada.

  • FOOTBALL: Knights fall to Union County 48-6

    Marion County preparing for home opener against Bardstown

    Marion County struck first. Then Union County struck again. And again. And again as the Braves handed the Knights another blowout loss, 48-6, Friday evening in Morganfield.

    “We just didn’t come out and match the intensity of Union County early,” Head Coach Allen Harmon said. “Had some breakdowns in the secondary and upfront that allowed them to make some good plays on us.”

  • BOYS SOCCER: Knights open district play against Hawks

    After a 3-2 loss to the Casey County Rebels on Aug. 20, several Knights players called a team meeting to discuss the team’s early season troubles and a how best to overcome them.

  • BOYS SOCCER: Knights-Tigers renew rivalry

    For the past two seasons, physicality, chippy play and red cards haven’t been in short supply when the Marion County Knights and Bardstown Tigers have faced off.
    Much of the same might be on the menu when the two foes play in Bardstown at 7:30 p.m., Aug. 28.
    Another tough match against Bardstown might just be what the doctor ordered for Marion County, who needs to play much more physical, says Head Coach Greg Conley.

  • VanWhy begins another chapter as cross country coach

    Harry VanWhy III has been on quite a journey in his life.

    He’s previously taught in three other school systems, coached several other sports and been up and down the beaten path many, many times.

    After living a life on the road, VanWhy hopes he’s finally found his home right here in Marion County. VanWhy begins another chapter in his life as the head coach for the cross country team, officially getting the nod on Aug. 3. VanWhy, who was born in Bradenton, Florida, first moved to Kentucky in 2006, but then went back to Florida in 2011 for one year.

  • FOOTBALL: Knights shutout, blown out by LaRue County

    Marion County Head Coach Allen Harmon said Marion County had several chances to convert and put points on the scoreboard. The Knights failed to capitalize on those chances. LaRue County, meanwhile, took advantage of everything the Knights gave them. It all added up to a runaway victory for a high-flying Hawks squad.
    LaRue County flew away with a 48-0 victory on Friday in Hodgenville, reminiscent of their 49-8 trouncing of the Knights last season in Lebanon.

  • GIRLS SOCCER: Lady Knights look to keep up great start

    The last time Marion County had a winning record at any point in the season was all the way back in 2008 when Neil Payne was the head coach and most of the players on this year’s team were barely in elementary school.

    The season before under Brenda McIlvoy was the last season the Lady Knights ended with a winning record.

    After pitching two shutouts and scoring a combined 18 goals in three games last week, Marion County is off to a 2-1 start and hungry to keep on winning.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Lady Knights set their eyes on district wins this week

    The Marion County Lady Knights have a chance to grab two important wins when they face two district opponents after a tough matchup with Taylor County on Monday.

    Marion County’s second district game this season will put them against the Adair County Lady Indians at 8 p.m., tomorrow.