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High School Sports

  • Lady Knights win first 2 district games

    The Marion County Lady Knights set a goal this season to go undefeated in district play.

    After a 6-1 win over Taylor County on April 9 and a 6-0 win over Adair County on April 10, the Lady Knights have a 2-0 district record.

    “It’s where we want to be right now,” Head Coach Erin Benton said. “We’re going to keep working. We’re not going to settle for anything. Just push to do our best every day.”

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Irvin resigns

    Montrelle Irvin has resigned as Marion County High School’s head boys basketball coach after eight seasons.

    Irvin is returning to his alma mater, Taylor County, as its next boys basketball head coach. Irvin, a 1996 Taylor County graduate, takes over for Jeff Gumm, who served as Taylor County’s interim coach last season.

    Last season, Gumm led Taylor County to a 23-8 record, a district championship and an appearance in the regional final. Taylor County defeated Marion County 71-58 for the district championship in February at the Roby Dome.

  • Tennis team struggles against Taylor County

    The Marion County tennis team faced Taylor County on March 26, with the boys team struggling, losing all four matches.

    In singles, Gabe Hagan lost to Devin Wasson 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (7), and Wyatt Hamilton lost his singles match to Devin Keith 8-4. In doubles, Bryce Spalding and Hank Hardin lost to Ettore Paevepsi and Cooper Parks 6-1-, 6-1 Collin Abell and Bennett Lucas also lost in doubles to Tyler Perkins and Tanner Parks 0-6,6-3,1-0 (6).

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Knights look to build off success in Florida

    The Marion County Lady Knights had a successful week in Florida, winning three of four games in the Sunshine State in the Hit the Beach Classic in Panama City, Florida.

    “We really grew together as a team,” Marion County Head Coach Erin Benton said. “I think we’ve finally found our niche, where we want our lineup to be, where we want our girls to be playing. They grew together, and their bats really came alive.”

  • BASEBALL: Knights get back to winning

    The Marion County Knights were struggling through a five-game skid, but they appear to have taken the first step toward turning their performance — and their season — around.

    The Knights had a successful week in the Panama City Beach Bash in Florida, going 3-1. After their five-game losing streak put them three games below .500, the Knights went into a three-game series against Campbellsville with a 6-7 record.

  • MCHS track team shows improvement in Mercer County meet

    The Marion County Knights showed improvement in their second meet this season at the Mercer County All-Comers Meet in Harrodsburg on March 26.

    Six athletes improved their times or distances in the meet.

    Brenda Santos finished fourth in the 100-meter dash. Her time was 13.85, an improvement of .11 seconds from her time in Marion County’s first meet this season.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Knights face Adair County in district opener

    The Marion County Lady Knights spent the first five games of the season alternating wins and losses before finally stringing together their first winning streak of the season, winning all three games last week.

    To Marion County, it’s clear they are improving.

    “Our defense has improved a whole lot, and I think if we keep playing like we are, we should do some big things,” catcher Amber Farris said. “I think we improved as the week on, and we’re starting to hit a lot better, and we’re making contact.”

  • BASEBALL: Knights look to rebound from skid

    The Campbellsville Eagles ended Marion County’s season last year with a 5-3 win in the district tournament.

    Now, 10 months after that game, the Knights get another shot at Campbellsville in a regular season district game at 7:30 p.m., April 8, on Dave Hourigan Field. The two teams will also face off at 7:30 p.m., April 9, in Campbellsville and 6 p.m., April 11, at Marion County.

  • Allen Harmon resigns as head football coach

    Rumors have been circulating for weeks, if not months, that Allen Harmon would resign as Marion County High School’s head football coach.

    Last week, that rumor became a fact. After three seasons, Harmon officially resigned as head coach on Friday, March 29. Harmon met with approximately 30 to 35 players Friday afternoon at the MCHS fitness center to break the news.

  • BASEBALL: Knights to compete in Panama City Beach Bash

    For the second straight year, the Marion County Knights will soak up the Florida sunshine over Spring Break, traveling to Panama City to face four talented teams in the Panama City Beach Bash.

    The Knights finished 3-1 in the opening week of the season, pitching a shutout in wins over East Jessamine and Washington County. Ryan Lee Hayes led the way on the mound last week, picking up wins over East Jessamine and Green County. Hayes combined to allow only seven hits and struck out eight batters.