Today's Sports

  • Marion County soccer girls...

    Marion County improved to 2-1 in the district with a 4-2 win over the Taylor County Lady Cardinals on Sept. 23.
    That was also the Lady Knights’ fourth win in their last six matches. The girls are 4-10-1 on the season.
    Marion County Coach Devin Johnson said his team has progressively improved in recent weeks.

  • Golf Knights defeat Green County

    The Marion County golf team picked up a win over Green County on Sept. 25 at Rosewood Country Club.
    The Knights won the match, 166-171.
    Evan Dye led Marion County with a 40. Logan Medley (41), Trevor Burchell (42) and Mason Gadberry (43) rounded out the scoring.
    Keaton Thompon shot a 40 for Green County’s low score.
    On Sept. 19, Marion County finished second in a match with Taylor County and Campbellsville at the Campbellsville Country Club.

  • Linescores, Oct. 2

    SCMS vs North Washington away
    6th grade won 29-4

    McKenzie Bagwell 8 pts, 8 rebounds 2 steals, Jenny Mattingly 7 pts, 1 assist, 3 steals, Katie Mattingly 3 pts, 3 reb, 1 assist, Emily Helms 2 pts, Lee Ann Jones 2 pts, Kristi Martin 2 pts

    7th grade won 32-27
    Mariella Curtis 11 pts, 16 rebounds, 6 assist, 3 steals, Elise Carpenter 7 pts, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, Cassidy Logsdon 4 pts, 5 rebounds, 2 assist, 6 steals, Abby Scott 4 points, Lauren Ferriell 2 pts, Katie Mattingly 2 pts, Jenny Mattingly 2 pts

  • Another successful weekend...

    They waited! They waited till I was set, then they moved in.
    I’d seen it before but was still amazed. There were some that were full grown and some very young. The male/female ratio was about as expected. What I didn’t expect was the absence of bachelor groups.
    Usually, early in the season the males run together until Mother Nature tells them it’s time to find a mate. Then, they’re on their own, often with the most assertive moving to the head of the line.

  • Ham Days truck pull a success

    The first Ham Days Truck and Tractor Pull, sanctioned by the Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series was a huge success this past Saturday at the Marion County Fairgrounds.  
    “The grandstands were full, as were the pits, with over 70 pullers competing for the bragging rights to be the first Ham Day’s Champion,” BOB Series CEO Tom McConnell said. “We can’t wait to do this again next year”.
    The pull featured some of the biggest pulling names in the region, with pullers coming from several states to participate.  

  • Avritts' horse keeps winning

    Jimmy and LeVerne Avritt’s homebred 2-year-old filly, Precocious Beauty, continued her winning ways on Sept. 27 by taking first place in the Bluegrass Stakes at The Red Mile in Lexington. She won the race in 1:51. The race had an $85,900 purse. With her fifth straight win, Precocious Beauty has earned $402,792 this year. Her next race is the International Stallion Stake, Oct. 4 at The Red Mile.

  • Game Plan, Sept. 25

    Thursday, Sept. 26

    Thomas Nelson at Lady Knights, 5:30 p.m.
    Lady Knights at Danville, 6 p.m.
    Bullitt East at Knights, 7:30 p.m.
    Cross Country
    Marion County at Green County All-Comers

    Saturday, Sept. 28

  • Play & pay

    College sports are big business — at least football and basketball are.
    That’s why networks outbid one another for the rights to broadcast games. It’s why you can buy video games with characters that are based on the current players for hundreds of college teams.
    It’s also why college coaches are often the highest-paid public employees in many states.

  • Lady Knights keep on winning,...

    The Marion County Lady Knights won five of their six matches last week. The winning ended in the semifinals of a tournament in Bath County on Saturday, when the Lady Knights fell to the Nelson County Lady Cardinals.

    Marion County at Adair County
    The Lady Knights jumped out to a fast start and never looked back in a three-set win on Sept. 17 over the Adair County Lady Indians, 25-9, 25-13, 25-8.

  • Patriots topple Knights

    If it could go wrong, then it did go wrong for the Marion County Knights on Friday night.
    Penalties, four turnovers and two kicks that hit the crossbar were all part of the Knights’ 36-13 loss to the host Allen County-Scottsville Patriots (2-3).
    Big plays hurt as well. In the second half, Patriots senior running back Charlie Trapp scored on 77- and 71-yard runs, and sophomore quarterback Jessie Bow added a 59-yard touchdown run to lift Allen County-Scottsville to the win.