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High School Sports

  • Allender signs with University of Cumberlands

    Marion County High School girls soccer player Marley Allender signed to play soccer at the University of the Cumberlands on March 12. Pictured, front from left, are Allender’s mother, Marlana Allender, Allender, and Allender’s father, Josh Allender; back row from left, are Marion County Athletic Director Michael Holt, Marion County Head Girls Soccer Coach Daniel Johnson and Allender’s brother, Ethan Allender.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Knights play doubleheader in Pulaski County

    After the Lady Knights Softball Team’s season opener last night against Thomas Nelson, the they will head down to Greensburg to face the Green County Lady Dragons at 6 p.m., Eastern, tomorrow.

    Green County should be a tough opponent for Marion County, who split its two games with the Lady Dragons last season. Green County beat the Lady Knights 8-2 in the season opener for both teams last season, but Marion County took a 2-1 win in eight innings later in the season.

  • TENNIS: Thomas, Humphress ready to lead tennis teams

    New leadership is in store for the Marion County tennis teams this season, as Doug Thomas and Steve Humphress will be coaching. Thomas will focus on the girls tennis teams, while Humphress will focus on the boys tennis teams.

    The duo takes over after Noah Swencki and Angela Holt stepped down from coaching tennis in August. Swencki served as head coach for two seasons, while Holt was a coach for around a decade.

  • BASEBALL: Knights hope to improve

    The Marion County Knights Baseball Team took a few steps back last year, and they are looking to put last season behind them as they prepare for the 2019 campaign. The Knights finished with a 14-17 record in 2018, falling to Campbellsville in the opening round of the district tournament.

    Patrick Campbell, who enters his sixth season as Marion County’s head coach, has high expectations for this year’s team, which will feature 23 players, as the season opener draws closer.

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: E’town beats Lady Knights 60-42 in region semifinals

    The magic ran out. The ride is over.

    The deficit was too much to overcome this time.

    Elizabethtown built a big lead early and defeated the Marion County Lady Knights 60-42 on March 4 in the regional tournament semifinals at Green County High School.

    The Lady Knights (27-7) managed only a single point in the first quarter, a free-throw from senior Elise Carpenter with 43.7 seconds remaining in the opening quarter.

    Elizabethtown built a 14-1 lead after one, and the Lady Panthers (30-5) pushed the lead out to 28-7 with 2:41 left in the second.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Knights look for continued success in 2019

    The Marion County Lady Knights Softball Team won their third consecutive district title last season, and a fourth straight district title is well within Marion County’s reach this season.

    With a crop of young players coming up this year, the Lady Knights could be in store for a fun 2019 campaign, which begins in just six days.

  • TRACK AND FIELD: O’Hare sees big things in store for track team

    Jim O’Hare has been the head track and field coach for just over three months, and the Knights have been in practice since the second week in January, preparing for the 2019 season.

    In that time, O’Hare is starting to see the potential for a big season.

    “I have big expectations in the region. We have such good potential,” he said.

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Knights win double OT thriller in region tourney

    Jordan Boggs’ last-second three clanked off the rim, and the marathon was finally over. A battle of the ages had finally come to an end.

    It was the game that would never end, the game with so many ups and downs, the game where both teams left everything out there and then some. One thrilling moment begot another. One crazy sequence led to another.

    With their season hanging in the balance, the Lady Knights summoned all their fight, determination and energy to grit out their hardest — and most important — win this season.

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Bulldogs end the Knights’ season in region semifinals

    The John Hardin Bulldogs remain unbeaten.

    John Hardin ended Marion County’s season in a 74-55 triumph in the Fifth Region Tournament semifinals Friday night at Hart County High School.

    The Bulldogs shot a blistering 59.5 percent for the game. Marion County, on the other hand, was held to 38.2 percent shooting.

    John Hardin (35-0), who defeated Taylor County 62-51 Saturday to win the region and advance to the state tournament at Rupp Arena, opened the game on a 12-1 run. Stars Trevon Harris and Alex Matthews led the early charge.

  • Lady Knights fall 60-42 to E’town in semifinals on Monday evening

    The Marion County Lady Knights fell to Elizabethtown 60-42 on Monday, March 4, in the Fifth Region Tournament semifinals at Green County High School. Marion County finishes this season with a 27-7 record.

    “I’ve always based my coaching, not on the wins and losses, but how much they care at the end, and these kids truly cared about what they were doing,” Head Coach Kelly Wood said.

    Dailyn Spalding led Marion County in scoring with 13 points. Tanika Williams added 11.