High School Sports

  • 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.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Knights competing in Panama City during Spring Break

    The Marion County Lady Knights head to Panama City, Florida, over Spring Break to play five games in the Hit the Beach Classic, beginning at 1 p.m., April 1, against Raceland High School from Raceland, Kentucky.

    The Lady Knights will play all of their games at Arnold High School.

    Marion County also plays Oldham County at 11 a.m., April 2, Ohio County at 5 p.m., April 3, Arnold High School at 7 p.m., April 3, and Mosley High School at 7 p.m., April 4.

  • TENNIS: Knights perform well in first week of season

    The Marion County tennis teams kicked off their 2019 season this week, performing well in both their matches in the opening week.

    The Knights kicked off the season on March 20 against Washington County at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon. The boys’ team won three of four matches, while the girls’ team had a clean sweep, winning all five of its matches.

  • TRACK AND FIELD: Knights stellar in first meet at Nelson County

    The Marion County track and field team got its 2019 season started on the right note, and if it’s a sign of things to come, the Knights could be in store for a very successful season. At the Nelson County Icebreaker on March 19, Marion County had 15 top-10 finishes and two first-place finishes.

    To Head Coach Jim O’Hare, Marion County had a great first meet, especially considering the fact his team competed against several schools in the Class AAA, a step above Class AA, the class Marion County is in.

  • Carpenter signs with Wilmington College to play basketball

    Marion County High School girls basketball player Elise Carpenter signed to play basketball at Wilmington College on March 19. Pictured in front, from left, are Carpenter’s father, Dante Carpenter, Carpenter and Carpenter’s mother, Mary Beth Carpenter-Cornish; back row from left, are Marion County basketball announcer Eugene Campbell, Marion County Athletic Director Michael Holt, Assistant Coach Daniel Johnson, Head Coach Kelly Wood, Assistant Coaches Robert Spalding and Stephanie Cissell and MCHS Principal Thad Elmore.

  • BASEBALL: Busy start to Knights’ baseball season

    If Mother Nature cooperates, the Marion County Knights will have a busy stretch to start the season, with four games on the schedule between now and March 26.

    The Knights were set to kick off the season Monday on Dave Hourigan Field against East Jessamine before heading on the road to play Washington County yesterday.

    Marion County returns home tomorrow to begin a quick two-game homestand, beginning at 6 p.m. against the Mercer County Titans.