Today's Sports

  • VAUGHT’S VIEWS: Kentucky commit...

    By Larry Vaught

    Recent University of Kentucky commit Cam’Ron Fletcher knows a little bit already about playing in the spotlight.
    He averaged 16.8 points and 3.8 rebounds per game last season when Vashon High School in St. Louis won the Missouri 3A state championship. He averaged 11.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game this summer in the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League.

  • MCHS Alumni Football Game a real...
  • Former MCHS football player...

    Marion County High School Head Football Coach Rob Reader presents a bouquet of flowers to the family of Dion Thompson prior to the MCHS Alumni Football Game on Saturday. Thompson, a well-known figure in the Marion County sports community who played in last year’s alumni game, was found shot to death on July 10. Thompson was also set to play in this year’s alumni game. Right: Fayetta Thompson shows her emotions after being presented with a bouquet of flowers in honor of her son, Dion Thompson, prior to the alumni game.

  • GOLF: Ava Spalding shoots...

    The Marion County boys and girls golf teams both opened their 2019 seasons on Saturday. The boys competed at the Hawks Classic at My Old Kentucky Home, and the girls competed at the Paul Laurence Dunbar Invitational in Lexington.

    For the boys, Harry VanWhy IV led the Knights with a 98. Eli Nelson shot a 99. Brady Hutchins shot a 108, Allen May shot a 112 and Lucas Ross shot a 113.

  • MCHS Boys Soccer Team lose final...

    The Marion County Knights lost their final scrimmage to Rowan County, 4-3, on Saturday at Madison Southern.

    Tanner Roeder scored the first goal in the game to give Marion County a 1-0 lead, but Rowan County scored two goals to take a 2-1 lead at halftime.

    “We played very flat in the first 10-15 minutes of the second half,” Knights Head Coach Greg Conley said. “Gave up two very quick goals, but then, after that, we continued to battle back and scored two more goals in the second half.”

  • GIRLS SOCCER: Lady Knights show...

    The Marion County Lady Knights tuned up for the regular season with two scrimmages last week.

    The Lady Knights first scrimmaged Grayson County on Aug. 6 in Letchfield. After approximately 30 minutes, the game was called off due to thunderstorms.

    The Lady Knights also hosted Sayre on Friday, Aug. 9, in a scrimmage at Elmer George Field. This time, however, Marion County struggled, falling behind in the first half and never recovering.

    According to senior Anna Kate Hardin, the two outings were a tale of two scrimmages.

  • The mysterious Moe Berg

    In 1939, he was an MLB catcher.

    In 1942, he decided to step down as a baseball coach, after two seasons.

    The next year, in 1943, he became an officer in the federal government’s Office of Strategic Services, predecessor to the CIA, during the height of World War Two.

    In 1944, he almost carried out a plot to assassinate German scientist Werner Heisenberg, the head of Nazi Germany’s atom-bomb project.

  • The Gameplan

    Aug. 14
    Lady Knights vs. John Hardin (Away), 7 p.m.

    Aug. 16
    Knights vs. South Oldham (Home), 7:30 p.m.

    Aug. 19
    Lady Knights vs. Louisville Collegiate (Away), 6:30 p.m.

    Aug. 20
    Knights vs. Casey County (Away), 7:30 p.m.

    Aug. 21

    Lady Knights vs. Ft. Knox (Home), 7:30 p.m.

  • Reader-era football in full...

    Rob Reader believes a coach-led team can be good. A player-led team, however, can be great.

    In two months as Marion County’s head football coach, he has shown his commitment to that belief.

    A team council, tasked with discussing team issues with Reader, was formed. The council, which the players voted on, wrote a mission statement that will guide the team into a new era after four seasons of struggle: “Rise from the past to change the future.”

  • VAUGHT’S VIEWS: Kash Daniel...

    By Larry Vaught

    His first two years at Kentucky he played in all 26 games but linebacker Kash Daniel really was not much more than just a special teams player.
    He admits it took some soul-searching to lead to the performance he had last season where he was third on the team with 84 tackles and ranked 24th in the SEC with 6.3 tackles per game.