https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sports/rss.xml en The Gameplan - Dec. 5 https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/gameplan-dec-5 <p> <strong>Dec. 7</strong><br /> BASKETBALL<br /> Lady Knights and Knights vs. Adair County (Home)<br /> Girls at 6:30 p.m.<br /> Boys at 8 p.m.<br /> <br /> <strong>Dec. 8</strong><br /> BOYS BASKETBALL<br /> Clem Haskins Classic<br /> Knights vs. Bullitt East (at Taylor County), 5:45 p.m.<br /> <br /> <strong>Dec. 10</strong><br /> BASKETBALL<br /> Lady Knights and Knights vs. Thomas Nelson (Home)<br /> Girls at 6 p.m.<br /> Boys at 7:30 p.m.<br /> <br /> <strong>Dec. 11</strong><br /> BASKETBALL<br /> A fighting chance https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/fighting-chance <img src="https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/12-5_luke_inman_feature.jpg" alt="Luke Inman, 16, signed to compete with USA Boxing last week. Inman is excited to compete with a higher class of boxers. He’s been boxing for approximately three years. Inman is a junior at Marion County High School, and the son of James and Jennifer Inman of Lebanon. " title="Luke Inman, 16, signed to compete with USA Boxing last week. Inman is excited to compete with a higher class of boxers. He’s been boxing for approximately three years. Inman is a junior at Marion County High School, and the son of James and Jennifer Inman of Lebanon. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Luke Inman&rsquo;s boxing career didn&rsquo;t begin in the gym.</p> <p> No, it began much earlier.</p> <p> From the darkest of circumstances, Inman has battled to build a boxing career. Last week, Inman realized one of his biggest dreams, signing with USA Boxing.</p> <p> Inman, 16, began boxing approximately three years ago. He said self-defense first motivated him to step into the boxing ring.</p> Never lose hope https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/never-lose-hope <img src="https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/zzgerard_flanagan_106.jpg" alt="Sports Reporter Gerard Flanagan" title="Sports Reporter Gerard Flanagan" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> He went 26-2 as a starting quarterback. He led his team to two national championship game appearances. He was named the Offensive Player of the Year in the SEC a few seasons ago.</p> <p> Then, in the national championship game against Georgia at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, he was benched after a lackluster first half of play. The quarterback who replaced him led a second-half comeback and won the national title in overtime. Then that quarterback is named the starter for next season and he became the backup.</p> BOYS BASKETBALL: Knights hungry for win against Indians https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/boys-basketball-knights-hungry-win-against-indians <img src="https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/12-5_boys_basketball_1.jpg" alt="Marcus Yantis makes a pass as Cameron Willis defends in Marion County’s 94-72 win over Washington County Friday at the Roby Dome. " title="Marcus Yantis makes a pass as Cameron Willis defends in Marion County’s 94-72 win over Washington County Friday at the Roby Dome. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Zion Harmon is gone. Corey Melton is gone. Dre Boyd is gone.</p> <p> What&rsquo;s not gone is Marion County&rsquo;s burning desire to finally grab a win over the Adair County Indians, and the Knights&rsquo; first chance to get it comes at 8 p.m., Eastern, Friday, at the Roby Dome.</p> <p> Since upsetting Adair County 68-57 in the district tournament on Feb. 25, 2016, Marion County has been blanked by the Indians, losing five straight. That losing streak includes a heartbreaking 79-77 loss in January of this year and an 86-76 loss in last season&rsquo;s district tournament.</p> GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Knights off to undefeated start https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/girls-basketball-lady-knights-undefeated-start <img src="https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/12-5_girls_basketball_2.jpg" alt="Jayla Cowherd converts a layup in Marion County’s 63-15 win over Washington County Friday at the Roby Dome." title="Jayla Cowherd converts a layup in Marion County’s 63-15 win over Washington County Friday at the Roby Dome." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Defense has been the name of the game for the Marion County Lady Knights. Through three games, Marion County is allowing a mere 29.7 points per game and is off to a perfect 3-0 start.</p> <p> &ldquo;3-0 is pretty important,&rdquo; Head Coach Kelly Wood said. &ldquo;You want to start well. I&rsquo;ve been doing this a long time and I know it&rsquo;s not a sprint. It&rsquo;s a marathon. We got to continue to get better and not rest on what we&rsquo;ve accomplished in one week.&rdquo;</p> <p> Wood complimented his players and the fan support Marion County has received this season.</p> Vaught’s Views: Kentucky commit J.J. Weaver impresses with “freakish” ability on field https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/vaught%E2%80%99s-views-kentucky-commit-jj-weaver-impresses-%E2%80%9Cfreakish%E2%80%9D-ability-field <img src="https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/12-5_vaughts_views_1.jpg" alt="Moore defensive end J.J. Weaver could help UK next season because of his explosiveness. " title="Moore defensive end J.J. Weaver could help UK next season because of his explosiveness. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> If you want to know how good Louisville Moore defensive end/linebacker J.J. Weaver is, let Western Hills receiver Wandale Robinson explain.</p> <p> &ldquo;When you want to talk about freak, that is a freakish athlete right there,&rdquo; Robinson, a four-star player and winner of this year&rsquo;s Paul Hornung Award as the state&rsquo;s top football player, said. &ldquo;That is somebody who is 6-6&nbsp;and to be that big and move the way he can with a first step like he has, he can do a lot of different things. I</p> Enjoy your time https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/enjoy-your-time <img src="https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/zzgerard_flanagan_105.jpg" alt="Sports Reporter Gerard Flanagan" title="Sports Reporter Gerard Flanagan" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Texas Rangers third baseman Adri&aacute;n Beltr&eacute; decided to hang it up for good, announcing his retirement from baseball last Tuesday after a 21-year career that began back in 1998.</p> <p> &ldquo;After careful consideration and many sleepless nights, I have made the decision to retire from what I&rsquo;ve been doing my whole life, which is playing baseball, the game I love,&rdquo; Beltr&eacute; said. &ldquo;I have thought about it a lot and although I appreciate all the opportunities and everything that baseball has given me, it&rsquo;s time to call it a career.&rdquo;</p> BOYS BASKETBALL: Knights face rival Commanders in home opener https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/boys-basketball-knights-face-rival-commanders-home-opener <img src="https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/knight_madness_1.jpg" alt="Mason Sullivan throws down a dunk during the dunk competition at Knight Madness on Nov. 20." title="Mason Sullivan throws down a dunk during the dunk competition at Knight Madness on Nov. 20." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> After the season opener against Bardstown last night, the Marion County Knights play host to rival Washington County in the Border War at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Roby Dome.</p> <p> The Commanders finished last season with a 17-13 record and fell to Bethlehem 59-56 in the district tournament. However, they swept the season series against Marion with 74-65 and 65-61 wins.</p> <p> Montrelle Irvin and the Knights hope to get a marquee win early this season over a big rival in the Border War.</p>