Today's Sports

  • Taking the Field

    The Marion County 8-and-under softball all-stars competed in the Bluegrass State Games on Saturday, July 11. The team went 1-2, picking up an 11-6 win over the Jessamine County All-Stars and losing to the Central Kentucky Sidewinders, 6-4, and the Bowling Green Beast, 7-5. “We played defense as good as any team up there,” Coach Mark Caldwell said. “ We just didn’t hit as good as we could have.”

  • Consider taking kids on their...

    One of my grandkids called me the other day to tell me about a recent hunting trip they’d gone on.
    Hunting trip? Not possible! One, there’s no season open to hunt most anything, and two, they all know I don’t have any use for poachers.
    Maybe it was coyotes, or possibly groundhogs! There’s no season on either of those.
    Probably the smart thing to do would be to ask what they’d shot. Of course, I have to give consideration to the possibility that the old guy was getting pranked!

  • Cowherd signs with college in...

    Anton Cowherd signed to play basketball for Motlow State University in Tennessee on July 8. Cowherd was accompanied by family and coaches at Marion County High School.

  • Youth football sign-ups

    Youth football sign-ups will be held at Walmart from 9 a.m. to noon on July 18 and 25.  Applications are available online at marioncountyyouthsports.com and during sign-ups.

  • Epps resigns as Lady Knights...
  • UPDATE: All-stars game...

    The Marion County 9-10 all-star softball team opened the 2015 Kentucky Little League State Softball tournament by defeating Russell-Flatwoods, 3-2, on Saturday at Zane Collins Community Park in Morehead.

    Marion County will play North Laurel in its next game. That game has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, July 16. The loser of that game will play Russell-Flatwoods at 8 p.m. 

  • Ladies leading the way

    By Casey Sowers

    Sports correspondent


    If I ever had the chance to interview any player from the US Women’s National Soccer team I would probably freak all the way out because look how far they’ve gotten in the World Cup!
    They get to play for the title, OUR women’s team is playing for the World Cup title. Yes, I purposely repeated myself because that is so exciting, and as a soccer fan, of course I’m going to be excited.

  • All-stars prepare for state...

    Marion County’s 9-10 softball all-stars are heading to Morehead this weekend for the 2015 Kentucky Little League State Softball Tournament.
    This year’s tournament will begin July 11 at Zane Collins Community Park, 2230 Flemingsburg Road in Morehead. The ballfields are located directly across from a Wal-mart.
    Marion County is one of four teams competing in this year’s state tournament. They are scheduled to open the tournament at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 11, against District 6 champions, Russell-Flatwoods.

  • Try shooting trap, skeet, and...

    As we plunge into full blown summer when there’s very little to hunt, we sometimes get bored … unless we fish.
    I don’t understand it but not everybody fishes!
    Anyway, you’ve got guns, ammo and everything you need to shoot, but nothing to shoot at! That’s not exactly right. You just have to do a little research.
    No birds to shoot at? Why not try trap skeet or maybe sporting clays? The little clay birds fly out of traps (launchers) like little Frisbies. The angles and distances vary to give you a more realistic hunting scenario.

  • In the hoop

    Marion County High School hosted a basketball camp June 15-17 for elementary and middle school students. Campers worked on ball handling and shooting skills during the camp.