Today's Sports

  • All Fired Up 5K

    The All Fired Up 5K was held Saturday, March 16. Proceeds from the event benefit the Marion County High School Baseball Team and was sponsored by Kentucky Cooperage.

  • BASEBALL: Busy start to Knights...

    If Mother Nature cooperates, the Marion County Knights will have a busy stretch to start the season, with four games on the schedule between now and March 26.

    The Knights were set to kick off the season Monday on Dave Hourigan Field against East Jessamine before heading on the road to play Washington County yesterday.

    Marion County returns home tomorrow to begin a quick two-game homestand, beginning at 6 p.m. against the Mercer County Titans.

  • Love & basketball: Donnie...

    On a February night in 1974, love and basketball collided for Donnie and Benita Leathers. The stars aligned perfectly, and the first chapter of a 45-year journey was written.

    Throughout their time sitting on the bleachers at the Roby Dome, Donnie and Benita have witnessed nearly every chapter of Marion County basketball history, from state championships, to losing seasons, to everything in between, and they’ve seen it all together.

  • The Gameplan - March 20

    March 20
    Knights vs. Washington County (Home)

    March 21

    Knights vs. Mercer County (Home), 6 p.m.

    Lady Knights vs. Green County (Away), 6 p.m., Eastern

    Knights vs. Thomas Nelson (Away)

    March 22
    Knights vs. Green County (Home), 6 p.m.

    March 23

  • Sparing a kidney

    Armonty Bryant had signed with Oakland Raiders last May when he received an urgent phone call from team doctors, telling him to race to an emergency room.

    No time to spare.

    He went to the ER. Tests discovered elevated potassium levels. Doctors were concerned Bryant was going to have a heart attack. His blood pressure was almost 200.

    That call from team doctors began a series of events that ended Bryant’s career as a football player and began the fight to save his life.

  • Allender signs with University...

    Marion County High School girls soccer player Marley Allender signed to play soccer at the University of the Cumberlands on March 12. Pictured, front from left, are Allender’s mother, Marlana Allender, Allender, and Allender’s father, Josh Allender; back row from left, are Marion County Athletic Director Michael Holt, Marion County Head Girls Soccer Coach Daniel Johnson and Allender’s brother, Ethan Allender.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Knights play...

    After the Lady Knights Softball Team’s season opener last night against Thomas Nelson, the they will head down to Greensburg to face the Green County Lady Dragons at 6 p.m., Eastern, tomorrow.

    Green County should be a tough opponent for Marion County, who split its two games with the Lady Dragons last season. Green County beat the Lady Knights 8-2 in the season opener for both teams last season, but Marion County took a 2-1 win in eight innings later in the season.

  • TENNIS: Thomas, Humphress ready...

    New leadership is in store for the Marion County tennis teams this season, as Doug Thomas and Steve Humphress will be coaching. Thomas will focus on the girls tennis teams, while Humphress will focus on the boys tennis teams.

    The duo takes over after Noah Swencki and Angela Holt stepped down from coaching tennis in August. Swencki served as head coach for two seasons, while Holt was a coach for around a decade.

  • VAUGHT'S VIEWS: No matter...

    By Larry Vaught

    When Kentucky opens NCAA Tournament play in Jacksonville against Abilene Christian Thursday, it is a given that Immanuel Quickley’s aunt, Demetria Caldwell, will be there supporting the Wildcats. Actually, no matter where the Cats would have been playing, she was going to come.

  • The Gameplan - March 13

    March 16
    Knights vs. Pulaski County (Away), 4 p.m.

    March 18
    Knights vs. East Jessamine (Home), 6 p.m.

    March 19
    Knights vs. Washington County (Away), 5:30 p.m.

    Lady Knights vs. Thomas Nelson (Home), 6 p.m.

    Knights at Nelson County Icebreaker (at Nelson Co.)