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High School Sports

  • BOYS SOCCER: Newcomer Broncos host Knights on Oct. 4

    When Marion County plays the Frederick Douglass Broncos at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 4, it will have been nine days since the Knights last stepped onto the field for a game.

    Frederick Douglass, meanwhile, will have played three games in that span.

    “That’s going to be a tall order. They’re a good team,” Marion County Head Coach Greg Conley said of facing Frederick Douglass.

  • Knight football blitzed by Titans, 51-8, in district game

    Throughout this season, Marion County has had opportunities to score on offense that they couldn’t take advantage of.

    It once again came back to haunt the Knights as they were shellacked 51-8 by the Mercer County Titans on Friday in Harrodsburg in the Horns Home Improvement Game.

    The loss put Marion County’s record at 1-5 and gave the Knights a loss in their opening district game this season. Marion County forced an interception and fumble early in the game but couldn’t turn them into points on offense.

  • GIRLS SOCCER: Lady Knights ending season on home turf

    As the postseason draws closer, the Marion County Lady Knights are getting the chance to get into postseason form on their home turf and in front of their cheering fans.

    Marion County’s final four home games are all on the Lady Knights’ home turf, providing Marion County (10-4-1) a great chance to warm up for the 18th District Tournament.

  • GOLF: Knights win all 4 matches last week

    The Marion County Knights had a busy week, playing in four matches, but it was also a successful week, as the Knights won all four matches last week.

    “Overall, it was a great finishing week for us,” Knights Head Coach Joey Reed said. “We gained a lot of momentum heading into our regional tournament. We improved our score each match. We finished on senior night with the lowest score we have posted all year long.”

  • Maddie Wood signs to play basketball at Lourdes University

    Maddie Wood signed to play basketball at Lourdes University on Sept. 17. Pictured, front row from left, are Wood’s sister, Allie Wood, Wood’s mother, Paige Wood, Wood and Lourdes Head Coach John Kenger; back row from left, are Wood’s former middle school and high school assistant coach G.B. Walls, Marion County Assistant Coach Robert Spalding, Marion County Athletic Director Michael Holt, Marion County Head Coach and Wood’s father Kelly Wood and Marion County Assistant Coach Stephanie Cissell.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Lady Knights end busy month at Fall Fling

    Marion County the road for one more tournament this season when they travel to Harrison County High School on Saturday for the Fillies Fall Fling.

    As Marion County heads into their final regular season tournament, Head Coach David Hibbard said the Lady Knights have shown steady improvement. A 20-win season, which hasn’t happened for Marion County since 2014, is not out of reach.

  • BOYS SOCCER: Knights look to build off first win

    After finding themselves on the losing end of 10 games and coming up just short in one tie, Marion County finally broke through with a 6-2 win over Fort Knox, the Knights’ first win this season.

    Relieved? Ecstatic? Inspired? After shaking a winless season off their backs, Marion County is probably all three. With postseason under a month away and one final district game on the schedule, the Knights hope to take the build off their first win and start making some noise.

  • CROSS COUNTRY: Coaches see steady improvement out of runners

    Marion County Head Coach Harry VanWhy III has seen steady improvement out of his runners in the first two meets this season.

    In the Knights’ first meet this season at the Weekend Warfare All-Comers meet on Aug. 29 at Thomas Nelson High School, Tanner Butcher posted a 25:04.18 time in the boys’ 5000 meter finals. Harry VanWhy IV posted a 26:58.38 time in the same event.

  • Football: Knights win

    After the most thrilling game for Marion County football in quite some time, the students, all decked out in camouflage, stormed the field to celebrate with their Knights.

    Memories of a 14-game losing streak, at least for one Friday evening, went away. But the memory of two classmates gone too soon won’t go away any time soon.

  • GIRLS SOCCER: Lady Knights, Lady Cards meet in district matchup

    After going 2-1 at the Trojan Classic, Marion County will look to continue a solid season with offensive production coming from many players.

    Madi Hardin has 12 goals, Libby Palagi has 10 goals and Bella Spalding has eight goals. Taylor Richardson has allowed only 1.2 goals per game and has 118 saves.

    Marley Allender has seven assists and Palagi has six.

    In their second district game this season, the Marion County Lady Knights meet the Taylor County Lady Cardinals in a battle of 18th District teams at 7:30 p.m., today, in Lebanon.