Today's Sports

  • Vaught’s Views: John Pelphrey...

    By Larry Vaught

    John Pelphrey knows he’s led a blessed life – but he does have one major regret that likely will never go away.
    He was Mr. Basketball in 1987 after leading Paintsville to the state tournament. He signed with Kentucky and coach Eddie Sutton before the program was hit by NCAA probation. He became one of “The Unforgettables” for new coach Rick Pitino. He played in 114 games at UK and averaged 11.5 points per game. He was part of that epic overtime loss to Duke in the 1992 NCAA Tournament East Region final.

  • BASEBALL: Knights look to avenge...

    After a dominating 10-3 win over Green County on April 30, the Knights took two heartbreaking losses to LaRue County, 3-2, and North Hardin 4-2. Marion County’s comeback bid against Meade County on Friday also came up short in an 8-6 loss.
    Getting hits hasn’t been the problem this season; on the season, Marion County has 166 hits, or 7.2 per game. Thomas’ 30 hits lead the team while Travis Wiser’s 28 are second. Luke Abell has 20 hits.

  • The Game Plan - May 9, 2018

    May 10
    Knights vs. Washington Co. (Away), 5:30 p.m.

    Lady Knights vs. Holy Cross (Louisville) (Away), 6:30 p.m.
    Regional tennis match (at Freeman Lake Park)
    Regional meet (at Bardstown)
    May 11
    Lady Knights vs. Atherton (Home), 6 p.m.
    Regional meet (at Bardstown)
    May 12

  • The most exciting 2 minutes

    By Gerard Flanagan

    “And they’re off in the Kentucky Derby!”

  • Seeing green on the green

    Jessica Zink Grainger has had an illustrious golf career, holding the Marion County High School record for most trips to the state tournament with six. She began playing high school golf in the seventh grade and kept playing all the way through her college years.

    But even with all her accomplishments, stellar play and years of experience on the green, she admitted she got a little nervous when she participated in the Kentucky Derby Festival Hole in One Contest.

  • PRO BASKETBALL: Makayla Epps...

    Makayla Epps’ run with the Chicago Sky has come to end.
    The team announced on May 2 they had waived Epps, along with forward Amber Harris. Epps’ release from the Sky came after only one season with the team. Epps was taken by Chicago in the 2017 WNBA Draft with the 33rd pick, becoming the first-ever Marion County resident to enlist and be selected into a professional sports draft.
    Epps declined to comment on her release from the team.

  • SOFTBALL: Senior night on May 11...

    Nearly two months after the two teams were supposed to meet in Brandenburg, Marion County and Holy Cross (Louisville) will finally get the chance to play each other.
    Two teams riding stellar records meet up in Louisville when the Lady Knights and Cougars play at 6:30 p.m., May 10. A meeting between the two squads in Brandenburg in late March during the Meade County Mighty March Matchup was cancelled due to poor weather that forced some games in the event to be cancelled.
    With a 22-6 record, Holy Cross will be stout competition for Marion County (14-4).


    Girls soccer meeting tomorrow
    There will be a meeting for anyone interested in playing girls soccer next season at Marion County. The meeting is for anyone entering seventh grade or above for the 2018-19 school year. The meeting is at 6 p.m., May 10, at the Marion County High School library. For more information, contact Daniel Johnson at 270-692-6066.

    Girls basketball camp June 4-7

  • TENNIS: Knights get one more in...

    The Marion County Knights were able to get one more match in before the regional meet, which began on Monday at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown, against the Taylor County Cardinals last Wednesday at Miller Park in Campbellsville.
    The match was a make-up match from earlier in the season that was cancelled due to poor weather.
    “They played well,” Marion County coach Noah Swencki said. “Bryce got a good win, Ireland got another good win and our second doubles team for the girls got a good win. Colin got a good win too.”

  • TRACK AND FIELD: Knights compete...

    The Marion County Knights were able to get one last meet in before the Region 2, Class AA meet in Bardstown that began on Monday at the Bardstown Invitational.
    Marion County was right back in Bardstown for the regional meet.
    Carolina Vellar finished fourth in the girls 100 meter dash with a finals time of 13.74, tying with Alisha Allen and splitting the eight points evenly. Brenda Santos finished seventh in the same event with a 13.98 finals time. Alexis Hoppes finished second in the girls pole vault with an 8’ finals height.