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Today's Sports

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Knights...

    Marion County had scrapped and clawed out a lead against a tough Anderson County squad. The Lady Bearcats eventually became too much for the Lady Knights to handle, using a second-half surge to defeat Marion County 59-39 on Dec. 20 in the Bardstown Holiday Classic.

  • Vaught’s Views: How do media...

    By Larry Vaught

    Friday could be the best day, worst day or somewhere in between for University of Kentucky fans.
    If the Cats beat Louisville in basketball in Rupp Arena — something coach John Calipari’s team is expected to — then UK fans are going to be happy. If the Cats beat Northwestern in Nashville in the Music City Bowl — something coach Mark Stoops’ team is not expected to do — then UK fans will be giddy.
    But what if UK wins just one game — or none? That won’t make for a happy day.

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Knights build...

    Marion County walked into Thomas Nelson High School on Dec. 11, and proceeded to begin its game against the Generals with a 16-2 run. After Thomas Nelson closed in within nine, the Knights turned up the heat and thanks to some key performances, got over the .500 mark.
    Marcus Yantis came off the bench to score 12 - a career best for the junior forward. Lez Means put up 15, and the Knights defeated the Generals 80-54. Means scored seven in the first quarter.

  • Spalding signs with Midway...

    Ethan Spalding signed a letter of intent to play golf at Midway University on Dec. 11.

  • The Game Plan - Dec. 20, 2017

    Dec. 20-22
    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Twin Lakes Classic (at Clinton County)

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Bardstown Holiday Classic (at Bardstown)

    Dec. 27-29
    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Nelson County Classic (at Nelson County)

    Dec. 28-30
    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Bankers Hardwood Classic (at Russell County)

  • Striving for greatness

    Complacency is to success as snow is to summer. They don’t go hand in hand. One can’t exist with the other present.
    I discussed the value a mentor can have on individuals in my column last week. Just as having guidance and counsel is important, it is also important to remain dedicated to bettering oneself even when they have found much success and to not fall victim to becoming stagnant.

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Spalding...

    The Lady Knights had to wait a little longer to take the court, playing in the second game of the boy/girl doubleheader as opposed to the first.
    Things were business as usual for Marion County when they did hit the court, defeating the Generals 76-50 and improving to a 4-1 mark on the season.
    “Our pressure caused them some problems,” Marion County Head Coach Kelly Wood said. “We shot better and moved the ball better.”

  • Makayla Epps: Just a kid from...

    Makayla Epps added another honor to an already long list of basketball accomplishments Saturday at Marion County High School. Epps came back to the Roby Dome to have her jersey retired during a ceremony during the boy/girl doubleheader against the Campbellsville Eagles.
    “It’s a crazy feeling,” she said. “Growing up, I never thought much about it. Growing up, I never really knew the impact I would have on the game of basketball or the impact I would have on my city. It’s just an amazing night for me.”

  • Register for the St. Augustine...

    St. Augustine Grade School will be having a 5K at 1 p.m., Monday, Jan. 1, at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon.
    There will be a $10 entry fee for each participant.
    Registration will take place at noon in the batting cages.
    Each participant will receive a pair of gloves and ear warmers while supplies last.
    All proceeds go to St. Augustine School Athletic Fund. Please make checks payable to St. Augustine and mail your check and entry form to 236 South Spalding Avenue in Lebanon. Or, you can register that day.

  • Vaught’s Views: Unique nickname...

    By Larry Vaught

    Once the student section started calling him “Terry Touchdown” in high school, quarterback Terry Wilson was all-in with the nickname.
    “I was balling out and the name just stuck. I thought it was a good nickname, too. So did my teammates. They called me that and teased me about it. It jus stuck,” said Wilson.