Today's Sports

  • Heads up

    The Marion County Knights scored four of their five first half goals on headers en route to a 9-0 win over the visiting Bullitt East Chargers.
    “That’s a first for us in a long time,” Knights Assistant Coach Phillip Chatigny said after the Sept. 26 match.
    Coach Greg Conley was not at the game as he was serving the second game of a three-game suspension due to a red card he received in the Sept. 21 match against Elizabethtown.
    But his influence was still being felt.

  • Lady Knights top Thomas Nelson

    Marion County didn’t waste any time defeating the Thomas Nelson Generals on the Thursday.
    The teams had agreed to play two out of three (instead of three out of five), and the Lady Knights won, 25-11, 25-20, at home.
    Marion County Coach David Hibbard had a simple assessment of the first set of the match.
    “We were really good, and they were really bad,” he said.
    In the second set, the Lady Knights defense wasn’t as good, Hibbard said, but it was still good enough to win.

  • More than 900 run Pokey Pig

    Saturday morning, 912 runners from 14 states participated in this year’s Farmers National Bank Pokey Pig 5K.
    Melissa Knight of Farmers National Bank remembers when they took over the race and it had around 75 runners.
    “We’ve tried to improve it every year,” she said.
    She said the race attracted 541 runners in 2012, and they expected participation to level off once it reached that point.
    “It was a surprise,” Knight said.

  • 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