Today's Sports

  • Game Plan, Oct. 2

    Oct. 2

    North Bullitt at Lady Knights (senior night)

    Oct. 3
    Lady Knights at Elizabethtown
    Knights at Bardstown

    Oct. 4

  • Back of the net

    Something has gotten into the Marion County boys soccer team and into the back of their opponents nets.
    In their past four games, Marion County has outscored its opponents 30-4. The Knights have scored nine goals or more three times in that stretch.
    It’s the kind of offensive outburst that should be a concern for future opponents.
    I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve only seen a little of the Knights in person, but what I saw Thursday (in a 9-1 win over Bullitt East) was a team that was focused, confident and aggressive.

  • District play begins Friday for...

    The Marion County Knights stood at 2-3 heading into last week’s bye week. At 7:30 p.m. Friday, the Knights open district play by hosting the Taylor County Cardinals.
    While the season has already been tough, Knights Coach Jeff Robbins is expecting it to get even tougher this month.
    “We definitely have an uphill battle coming at us the next few weeks,” he said.

  • 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.