https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sports/rss.xml en The Gameplan - Feb. 13 https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/gameplan-feb-13 <p> <strong>Feb. 14</strong><br /> GIRLS BASKETBALL<br /> Lady Knights vs. Bullitt East (Home), 7:30 p.m.<br /> <br /> <strong>Feb. 15</strong><br /> BOYS BASKETBALL<br /> Knights vs. John Hardin (Away), 7:30 p.m.<br /> <br /> GIRLS BASKETBALL<br /> Lady Knights vs. Frederick Douglass (Away), 7:30 p.m.<br /> <br /> <strong>Feb. 18</strong><br /> BOYS BASKETBALL<br /> 20th District Tournament<br /> No. 1 seed vs. No. 4 seed (at Marion County), 7 p.m.<br /> <br /> <strong>Feb. 19</strong><br /> BOYS BASKETBALL<br /> 20th District Tournament<br /> Making a run https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/making-run <img src="https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/zzgerard_flanagan_116.jpg" alt="Sports Reporter Gerard Flanagan" title="Sports Reporter Gerard Flanagan" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> It&rsquo;s February, and that can only mean one thing: postseason is here.</p> <p> The Marion County boys and girls basketball teams have both had great regular seasons and will look to sustain that success when the 20th District Tournament begins on Monday.</p> GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Knights roll into district tournament https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/girls-basketball-lady-knights-roll-district-tournament <img src="https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/girls_basketball_1_3.jpg" alt="The Marion County Lady Knights huddle up before their game against North Bullitt on Feb. 5 at the Roby Dome. " title="The Marion County Lady Knights huddle up before their game against North Bullitt on Feb. 5 at the Roby Dome. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Marion County Lady Knights have had their best season record-wise since the 2013 championship season, where Marion County went a perfect 39-0 and rocketed to No. 4 in the nation.</p> <p> The numbers haven&rsquo;t been flashy for this year&rsquo;s Lady Knights, but that hasn&rsquo;t stopped Marion County from compiling a 23-4 record and earning the top seed in the district tournament next week at the Roby Dome.</p> BOYS BASKETBALL: Knights look to finally reclaim district title https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/boys-basketball-knights-look-finally-reclaim-district-title <img src="https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/boys_basketball_1_3.jpg" alt="Knights Head Coach Montrelle Irvin speaks with his team during a timeout against North Hardin Friday at the Roby Dome." title="Knights Head Coach Montrelle Irvin speaks with his team during a timeout against North Hardin Friday at the Roby Dome." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Nearly seven long years have passed since the Marion County Knights hoisted the 20th District Championship trophy at Taylor County High School after defeating Taylor County 67-51 on Feb. 25, 2012.</p> <p> In the years after that district title, Marion County has endured a long climb to the top. Now, standing with an 19-6 record and within arm&rsquo;s length of a No. 1 seed, the Knights hope their time has come to reclaim the 20th District title in next week&rsquo;s district tournament at the Roby Dome.</p> O’Hare named next track head coach https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/o%E2%80%99hare-named-next-track-head-coach <img src="https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/jim_ohare.jpg" alt="Jim O’Hare is the next head track and field coach at Marion County." title="Jim O’Hare is the next head track and field coach at Marion County." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Jim O&rsquo;Hare has been coaching for most of his adult life.</p> <p> Since 1972, to be exact.</p> <p> &ldquo;I&rsquo;ve coached something every year,&rdquo; O&rsquo;Hare said. &ldquo;I have not stopped coaching since.&rdquo;</p> <p> After 47 years, it&rsquo;s safe to say O&rsquo;Hare has built up quite the coaching r&eacute;sum&eacute;, and he brings a wealth of knowledge to Marion County as its next head track and field coach after officially receiving the position back in December.</p> SWIMMING: Aquaknights wrap up season at regional meet https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/swimming-aquaknights-wrap-season-regional-meet <p> The Marion County Aquaknights concluded their season at the Region Three swim meet at Russell County High School on Friday and Saturday.</p> <p> The preliminary round was held on Friday, and the top 16 swimmers in each event would advance to the finals round on Saturday.</p> <p> &ldquo;Friday didn&rsquo;t go exactly the way we planned,&rdquo; Aquaknights Head Coach Alex Meade said. &ldquo;We had a few good swims, but Saturday is when everyone competed very well.&rdquo;</p> Coach Wood’s 300th Victory https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/coach-wood%E2%80%99s-300th-victory <img src="https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/kelly_wood_300th_win.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Kelly Wood, Marion County head girls basketball coach (center), won his 300th game against Adair County on Jan. 15. Wood was presented with a commemorative game ball before Marion County&rsquo;s game against North Bullitt on Feb. 5. Wood is pictured with his wife, Paige (left) and daughter, Maddie (right).</p> Vaught's Views: Not competing will be ‘weird’ for UK senior gymnast Alex Hyland  https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/vaughts-views-not-competing-will-be-%E2%80%98weird%E2%80%99-uk-senior-gymnast-alex-hyland%C2%A0 <img src="https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/2-13_vaughts_views.jpg" alt="The University of Kentucky gymnastics team beats Arkansas with a winning score of 195.275 on Excite Night. " title="The University of Kentucky gymnastics team beats Arkansas with a winning score of 195.275 on Excite Night. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <em>By Larry Vaught</em><br /> <br /> She&rsquo;s been competing in gymnastics since age 6, so what will University of Kentucky senior gymnast Alex Hyland do when her All-American career ends in a few months with the Cats hopefully competing in the national championship again?<br />