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Today's Sports

  • Mostly good weekend for the...

     This past weekend was good and bad. Bad in that I missed going to the outdoor expo in Adair County. Good in that I got to attend the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet/Fundraiser in Centre Square.

    The report I received indicated that the expo was a huge success … aside from the fact that I didn’t win the four-wheeler they gave away!

    What I heard was simply “if it had anything to do with outdoors, it was there.”

  • Georgia pitcher has roots in...

    In July, Marion County’s 11-12-year-old all-star softball team lost in the finals of the state championship. 

    While their season may be over, a little piece of Marion County will still get in on the action at the Little League Softball World Series on Aug. 8. 

    Raelee Weaver, 12, who lives in Columbus, Georgia, will be pitching for the Pioneers (11-2) in the World Series.

  • Dirt Bowl

     The fifth annual Dirt Bowl was hosted at Cleaver Court on Aug. 2-3. The first day of the tournament saw the smallest turn out yet, according to Jackie Moffit Thurmon, the event organizer. She said she was appreciative of the ones who helped her this year but added they’re losing support.

    On top of this, Thurmon said people had been practicing all week for the contest but by the end of the week, many did not want to play. 

  • Co-ed softball league sign-ups

     Co-ed softball sign-ups will be at the pavilion by the Lebanon Aquatic Center from 6-7 p.m.  Aug. 18. The registration fee of $300 per team covers the cost of umpires, balls, scorekeepers and other expenses.

    Games will be played on Monday nights starting Aug. 25. Each team will be guaranteed at least seven games during the season along with a post-season tournament (weather permitting).

    Teams are required to play at least four females each game.

  • Knight Time 5K early...

    The Marion County Marching Knights are hosting the Knight Time 5K at 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at Marion County High School.

    This will be a glow run/walk that will be held on the high school campus. This is not a race, and it will not be timed, but every member of the family is welcome to participate.

    Participants who register by Aug. 8 will need to pay $15. Anyone who registers on the day of the race will pay $20.

  • MCHS season passes are for sale

     Knights and Lady Knights fans can purchase season passes for the fall sports at Marion County High School.

    A pass for football is $20. A soccer pass (which includes boys and girls matches) is $25, and a volleyball pass is $20.

    A pass for all fall sports is $75. 

    Passes are not valid at district and regional tournament contests.

  • Beat the heat!

    With summer in full force, being outdoors means warm weather, fun and exercise. 

    But getting outside and breaking a sweat also means those dedicated to exercise should be extra cautious in the heat. Not only can warmer temperatures be uncomfortable, they can also be downright dangerous. 

  • Back Tutu School

    Nearly 300 men, women, children and pets stormed Spalding Avenue wearing tutus for the Back Tutu School 2.2-mile Family Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, July 26.

    This was the second year for the event, and it raised $4,000 for Marion County’s Girls on the Run program.

    Unlike last year’s inaugural event, the weather was more than cooperative this year. According to  Stevie Lowery, coordinator of Marion County’s Girls on the Run program, the event went very well.

  • What’s in a name?

     “Don’t kill the camera man!”

    That’s a quote I’m taking from an anonymous volleyball player.

    Last week, I went to one of Marion County High School’s volleyball practices. Going there allowed me to get some photos and a sneak peek of the team. It also allowed me get back into the rhythm of the game.  

  • Knights split soccer scrimmages

     The Marion County Knights soccer team swung back into action over the weekend to scrimmage in the Bluegrass State Games. 

    The Knights played in two games on July 26. After falling 2-0 against the Grant County Braves, the Knights dusted themselves off and went on to defeat the University Heights Blazers, 2-0. 

    Freshman Colby Hood fired in the Knights’ first goal while sophomore Alan Guzman knocked in their second on an assist from senior Ryker Cassidy.