Today's Sports

  • ‘One More Time’

    Excitement and anticipation are building around the first-ever Alumni Football Game at Marion County High School, which is set for 8 p.m., Friday evening. Former Marion County football players will return to the field one more time to put on the pads, helmets and toss around the pigskin.
    That “one more time” is special, according to Robert Burch, a 2009 graduate of Marion County. Burch saw action on both sides of the ball during his high school career at tight end, defensive end and linebacker. Burch will be playing on the 90s team.


    Even though the Marion County Knights didn’t find much success in a winless 2017 campaign, there were still a few bright spots on the team, most notably Marcus Yantis.
    In his junior season, Yantis led the team in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. Yantis caught 35 passes for 465 yards and three touchdowns. Yantis also led Marion County in points scored with 20.


    Mary Ann May’s senior season was nothing short of stellar and record-breaking.
    Last season, May finished first on the team with kills (243) and blocks (142). Her play as a senior gave her the school record in both categories in a career. She finished her Lady Knight career with 628 kills and 400 blocks.


    Ethan Spalding had a solid ending to his final season as a golf player at Marion County High School.
    Spalding’s performance last season took him all the way to the state tournament, where he shot a 83 at the Bowling Green Country Club on Oct. 3.
    Spalding’s golfing abilities were also recognized in December when he signed to continue his career at Midway University under coach Otis Smith.


    Sophomore Dailyn Spalding led Marion County in scoring last season at 12.9 PPG. She shot 42.1 percent from the field. She also put work in on the glass, hauling in 3.4 rebounds per game.
    In an 80-15 blowout victory over Fairdale early in the season, Spalding scored 17 points. She went 6-9 from the field.

  • BASEBALL: 8-10 All-Stars shutout...

    The Marion County 8-10 All-Stars exploded in the fifth inning for nine runs to race past Glasgow 10-0 in five innings for the District 5 championship on July 11 at Graham Memorial Park.
    Noah Spalding scored Marion County’s first run of the game on the bases. Spalding drove in two runs in the fifth as well on a double.
    In the fifth, eight of Marion County’s nine batters scored. Lead-off hitter Gavin Miles score two runs. He recorded a single in the fifth, as well, to get on base and drive in a run.

  • 11-12 Baseball All-Stars fall 2-...

    Despite a few rough outings in the District 5 Tournament, the Marion County 11-12 All-Stars still made an appearance in the semifinals, with a chance to advance to the district championship and the state tournament.
    Oh so close they were to both.
    Glasgow pushed across the game winning run in the seventh for a 2-1 victory over Marion County on July 12 at Graham Memorial Park in the semifinal round.

  • Conflict

    Conflict is an inevitable part of people’s nature. It is both a blessing and a curse to have conflict. It can be both beneficial and harmful to have a difference of opinion.
    That is the nature of who we are. Different opinions provide opportunities to reach positive and long-lasting outcomes, benefiting not only our own interests, but the interests of other people. We have the potential to use our differences to better the world in which we live, and it’s up to us to determine what course of action we will take.

  • SEC names Lisa Mattingly...

    Marion County native Lisa Mattingly, a 33-year veteran of basketball officiating, has been named coordinator of women’s basketball officials for the Southeastern Conference, Commissioner Greg Sankey announced on July 10.
    “Lisa Mattingly’s experience on the court and respect among her peers make her the ideal person to lead the conference’s support of women’s basketball officiating,” said Sankey. “Her insights and relationships will be valuable in moving our officiating program forward.”

  • State Champs

    Considering the way Marion County was playing in the state tournament, a championship was the most fitting end.
    Getting a spot in the championship game was hard-fought. Getting the championship itself? Well, it wasn’t nearly as difficult.
    The 9-10 All-Stars near-perfect play in the state tournament ended with a 6-2 win over North Laurel for the state championship on July 11 at the University of the Cumberlands.
    The win brought home a second straight state title to the 9-10 All-Stars.