Today's Sports

  • A culture of complicity

    Urban Meyer is a coach determined to win, no matter what it takes.
    So much so, he’s brought in some questionable figures to his teams over the years and looked over many, many transgressions that happened under his watch.
    Consider his tenure at Florida, where he went 65-15 from 2005-2010, including two BCS Championships. Meyer’s Florida Gators were winning and having wild success, but under the surface, there was a great decay in ethics, morals and accountability and a culture where that was tolerated was fostered and cultivated.

  • GIRLS SOCCER: Lady Knights tie 0...

    The Marion County Lady Knights hit the soccer field for their first scrimmage on Thursday against Sayre in Lexington.
    Marion County and Sayre played to a 0-0 tie.
    Lady Knights Head Coach Daniel Johnson used the scrimmage as a chance to see his team in game action and use it as a chance to try out different looks and lineup combinations.

  • TRACK AND FIELD: Hoppes siblings...

    Siblings Nate Hoppes and Alexis Hoppes recently competed at the USATF Junior Olympic Championships at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro, North Carolina July 23-29. The two both competed in the pole vault event.
    Nate finished seventh out of 41 pole vaulters in his age group, posting a height of 4.15 meters (13’ 7 5/8”). Alexis did not have a successful jump at the national meet. They both were in the 15-16-year-old age group.

  • Vaught’s Views: Dontaie Allen...

    By Larry Vaught

    Dan McDonald got to see Pendleton County senior Dontaie Allen play three times at the Under Armour Challenge in Georgia in July and liked what he saw from the 6-6 wing player.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Lady Knights,...

    If the last two meetings are any indicator, Marion County and Woodford County are on a fairly even playing field.
    For the third straight season, the Marion County Lady Knights and Woodford County Yellowjackets square off early in the season at the Roby Dome at 7:30 p.m., Aug. 14.
    In last season’s game, Marion County defeated the Yellowjackets in four sets in Versailles. The season before, Woodford County took the win in Lebanon.

  • Queen of the Hill champions

    The Marion County 8U All-Stars were the 2018 Queen of the Hill Champions recently. Pictured, first row from left, are Leah Hartley, Kendall Thompson, Maci Hutchins, Gracie Shaver, Addison Garrett and Addi Mattingly; middle row from left, are Kaylee Tucker, Chazity Farris, Bridgette Farris, Maci Mattingly and Olivia Spalding; back row from left, are coaches Brad Hutchins, Tom Farris, Doodle Garrett and Eric Thompson. Not pictured is Marley Stout.

  • Lebanon Lions Club 16th Annual...
  • Summer Slam Camp

    Libby Palagi was by and large the offensive leader for the Marion County Lady Knights last season.

    Palagi scored 11 goals last season, accounting for nearly half of Marion County’s goals last season - 47.8 percent to be exact.


    Bryce Spalding’s junior season ended with another trip to the state tournament. It was his third straight appearance at the state tournament. Spalding was Marion County’s lone player at the state meet last season.

    Spalding qualified for the state meet with a 6-2,6-4 win over Dallen Rodenberg from Taylor County in the quarterfinals of the regional meet in Elizabethtown. By advancing to the semifinals, Spalding qualified for the state meet. In the semifinal round, Spalding fell to Elizabethtown’s Matthew Smith, 4-6, 7-5 (10-3).