https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sports/rss.xml en The Gameplan - April 17 https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/gameplan-april-17 <p> <strong>April 18</strong><br /> BASEBALL<br /> Knights vs. Taylor County (Away), 6 p.m.<br /> <br /> SOFTBALL<br /> Lady Knights vs. Central Hardin (Home), 6 p.m.<br /> <br /> TENNIS<br /> Knights vs. Hart County (Home)<br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>April 19</strong><br /> BASEBALL<br /> Knights vs. North Hardin (Away), 6 p.m.<br /> <br /> TENNIS<br /> Knights vs. Ft. Knox (Home)<br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>April 20</strong><br /> SOFTBALL<br /> Lady Knights vs. East Jessamine (12:30 p.m.) and Butler (2 p.m.), at Rockcastle County<br /> <br /> VAUGHT’S VIEWS: Kentucky fan unexpectedly meets UK football signee during Florida vacation https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/vaught%E2%80%99s-views-kentucky-fan-unexpectedly-meets-uk-football-signee-during-florida-vacation <img src="https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/4-17_zvaughts_views_1.jpg" alt="Former UK point guard Roger Harden knows it will take PJ Washington, Reid Travis and their teammates a long time to get over the Elite Eight loss to Auburn. (Vicky Graff photo)" title="Former UK point guard Roger Harden knows it will take PJ Washington, Reid Travis and their teammates a long time to get over the Elite Eight loss to Auburn. (Vicky Graff photo)" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <em>By Larry Vaught</em><br /> <br /> Kentucky fan Katie Hensley now lives in Boston and was recently in Ft. Lauderdale for vacation with her boyfriend and his family to see the Colorado Rockies open the baseball season. She had lived in Colorado for a couple of years and thought it would be a fun trip in warm weather.<br /> Since the NCAA Tournament was going on, she was looking for somewhere to watch games and the bar was full at the hotel where she was staying. Luckily, there was a hotel next door with a bar and grill.<br /> Marion Middle softball team wins Lakers Invitational https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/marion-middle-softball-team-wins-lakers-invitational <img src="https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/middle_school_softball.jpg" alt="Pictured, front form left, are Gracie Benningfield, McKayla Skaggs, Kendra Gaddie, Maggie Benningfield, Laurel Cochran, Magdelena Miller, Kaylee Reed, Jenna Mullins and Kiera Atkinson; back row from left, are Charleigh Browning, Emily Gardner, Caitlyn Brady, Madison Luckett, Rose Caldwell, Gracyn Mattingly, Brooklyn Gaddie, Reese Caldwell, Ann Taylor Rakes, Chloe Cox and MaryBeth Overstreet. Not pictured are Bella Daugherty, Olivia Wise and Deshailia Newby. The team is coached by head coach Troy Overstreet and assistant coaches Joe Pat Cecil, Jonathan Spalding and Kevin Cochran." title="Pictured, front form left, are Gracie Benningfield, McKayla Skaggs, Kendra Gaddie, Maggie Benningfield, Laurel Cochran, Magdelena Miller, Kaylee Reed, Jenna Mullins and Kiera Atkinson; back row from left, are Charleigh Browning, Emily Gardner, Caitlyn Brady, Madison Luckett, Rose Caldwell, Gracyn Mattingly, Brooklyn Gaddie, Reese Caldwell, Ann Taylor Rakes, Chloe Cox and MaryBeth Overstreet. Not pictured are Bella Daugherty, Olivia Wise and Deshailia Newby. The team is coached by head coach Troy Overstreet and assistant coaches Joe Pat Cecil, Jonathan Spalding and Kevin Cochran." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Marion Middle softball team won the Lakers Invitational tournament in Russell Springs on Saturday. Marion Middle defeated Green County 11-5 in the championship. Eight teams competed in the single elimination tournament.</p> Tennis teams win against John Hardin https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/tennis-teams-win-against-john-hardin <img src="https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/tennis_2.jpg" alt="Bryce Spalding makes a play at the net against John Hardin on April 9." title="Bryce Spalding makes a play at the net against John Hardin on April 9." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Marion County Knights began last week with a solid performance against John Hardin on April 9. The girls won four of five matches, while the boys took three of four matches.</p> <p> In girls singles, Ireland Cassidy defeated Brooke Graham 8-0, Emily Gordon defeated Erin McGlone 8-4 and Haleigh Crepps defeated Sarah Abdollatif 8-3.</p> BASEBALL: Knights face Adair to wrap up district https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/baseball-knights-face-adair-wrap-district <img src="https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/baseball_4_3.jpg" alt="The Marion County Knights huddle up between innings in their 12-9 loss to Campbellsville on Thursday at Dave Hourigan Field." title="The Marion County Knights huddle up between innings in their 12-9 loss to Campbellsville on Thursday at Dave Hourigan Field." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Marion County Knights finished 2-2 this week, dropping two games to the Campbellsville Eagles while also winning one against the Eagles and DuPont Manual.</p> <p> Marion County won the series opener against Campbellsville 9-8 on April 9, but dropped the second game, 12-2, on April 10 and the third game, 12-9, on April 11.</p> Redemption https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/redemption-0 <img src="https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/zzgerard_flanagan_125.jpg" alt="Sports Reporter Gerard Flanagan" title="Sports Reporter Gerard Flanagan" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> On March 16, 2018, a little-known school from Baltimore, Maryland, making its second ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament, pulled off the unthinkable: it became the first 16 seed to beat a No. 1 seed in the NCAA men&rsquo;s basketball tournament.</p> <p> The UMBC Retrievers trounced the Virginia Cavaliers 74-54 in that game, forever etching their name into college basketball lore. They would forever be known as the team that beat Virginia&mdash;the top overall seed in the 2018 tournament.</p> TRACK AND FIELD: Knights get 20 top 5 finishes at Thomas Nelson Meet https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/track-and-field-knights-get-20-top-5-finishes-thomas-nelson-meet <p> The Marion County High School track and field team continued to find success this week, beginning with a meet on April 9 at the Thomas Nelson All-Comers Meet.</p> <p> The Knights had 20 top-five finishes in the meet&mdash;including seven first or second-places finishes.</p> Lady Knights win first 2 district games https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/lady-knights-win-first-2-district-games <img src="https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/softball_3_1.jpg" alt="Emily Helms catches a flyball for an out in Marion County’s 6-0 against Adair County on April 10 at Talley Field." title="Emily Helms catches a flyball for an out in Marion County’s 6-0 against Adair County on April 10 at Talley Field." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Marion County Lady Knights set a goal this season to go undefeated in district play.</p> <p> 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.</p> <p> &ldquo;It&rsquo;s where we want to be right now,&rdquo; Head Coach Erin Benton said. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re going to keep working. We&rsquo;re not going to settle for anything. Just push to do our best every day.&rdquo;</p>