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Today's Sports

  • Lofty Goals

     

    Jim Reed wants a team full of warriors, and he made such clear during the 10-12 All-Star’s practice on Friday at Graham Memorial Park.

    “Told the kids tonight there’s a difference between being a winner and being a warrior, and I want a team full of warriors. We can’t just be satisfied for our teammates to carry us. We got to be our own keeper, be able to bring it each and every night. Once the going gets tough in a game, you can’t be satisfied to lay down. You got to fight back.”

  • 8-10 All-Stars Look to Repeat...

     

    The Marion County 8-10 All-Stars have had an iron grip on the district title, having been district champions for each of the past nine seasons.

    Jonathan Spalding coached the team in 2013 — the only year in recent memory in which the 9-10 All-Stars were denied a district title. Spalding returns for a second straight season to lead the 9-10 All-Stars, and he will look to bring home yet another district and state title to an already stacked trophy case.

  • Running Up the Score?

    The United States women’s soccer team began its defense of the 2015 World Cup title, and it did so in dominating fashion, thrashing Thailand’s women’s soccer team 13-0 in the Group Stage round on June 11.

  • ATHLETES OF THE YEAR

     

    FOOTBALL ATHLETE OF THE YEAR—MARCUS YANTIS

    While the Marion County Knights went only 2-8 last season, they still had several playmakers on the team, including senior Marcus Yantis. As a senior, Yantis played a big role in the Knights’ offense, leading the team in four categories.

    Yantis led Marion County in pass receptions (53), receiving yards (609), touchdown receptions (4) and points scored (34).

  • SPORTS BRIEFS

    Soccer Teams Hosting Camp This Summer

    The Marion County High School boys and girls soccer teams are hosting a soccer camp this summer. The camp will be from 7-9 p.m., July 29-31 at the high school. Cost to attend is $50 per child, plus $40 for additional siblings. Make checks payable to MCHS Soccer Boosters. For more information, contact Greg Conley at greg.conley@marion.kyschools.us or Daniel Johnson at daniel.johnson@marion.kyschools.us .

  • Keion Brooks Jr. A Beast On The...

    If McDonald’s All-American and Washington signee Isaiah Stewart is right about high school teammate Keion Brooks Jr., Kentucky basketball fans are really going to like what the 6-7 freshman does this season.

  • Girls basketball team hosts...

    The Marion County High School girls basketball team hosted a basketball training camp on June 3-6.

  • Bikers, hikers and runners...

    By Larry Vaught, Sports correspondent

    There are not many races of any length in national parks and that makes the Cades Cove Loop Lope Nov. 3 in the Great Smokies Mountain National Park even more unique.

    The event offers both a 5K (3.1 mile) and 10 mile course through historic Cades Cove, which will be closed to vehicular traffic, like it is every Sunday morning when bikers,  hikers and runners have a chance to travel part of all of the 10-mile loop through the park.

  • The Reds

    Pictured are the members of the Marion County Little League t-ball team The Reds. Pictured, from left, are Coach Josh Thompson, Liam Hardin, Katie Bradshaw, Hagan Evans, Lillian Collopy, Eden Parman, Addison Gribbins, Owen Thompson, Parker Buckman, Beau Smith, Matthew Sapp, Ezra Butts, Evelyn Lucas and Coach Rachael Thompson.

  • VAUGHT'S VIEWS: ‘Explosive...

    Vito Tisdale’s explosiveness is what immediately stands out to high level coaches when they see him play and why he has college scholarship offers from some of the nation’s best programs.

    “His explosiveness just jumps out at you,” said Bowling Green coach Mark Spader. “He’s primarily being recruited as a strong safety and that’s where I would envision him playing in college. Tennessee might want him to run the ball but on defense he covers so much ground and arrives very violently.”