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Today's Sports

  • Spring practice begins this week

    The Marion County High School football team began spring practice on Monday and will conduct 10 practices between then and March 27.

    Head Coach Jeff Robbins said the team has 15 days to conduct 10 practices. The practice schedule will depend largely upon the weather.

    "If we have 10 good days in a row then we'll be done in two weeks," Robbins said.

    Robbins is boasting big numbers for this year's spring practice. He said 44 players who will be sophomores through seniors next year will dress out for practice.

  • Q & A with former athlete...

    Jennifer Tom is a 2008 graduate from Marion County High School who is currently playing soccer at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia.

    What sports did you play while you were at MCHS? What positions? At MCHS, my sophomore year when I first moved here I played soccer, basketball, and softball.

    In soccer I mainly played in the midfield area but there were instances where I played sweeper as well as striker. I even had the unfortunate opportunity of playing keeper for two games when our usual keeper, Courtney Leake, was injured when we played John Hardin.

  • Lady Knights fall short on going...

    These Lady Knights are young.

    Two eighth-graders. A freshman. A sophomore. One senior. Sounds young, right? That's the starting lineup for this year's Marion County High School girls basketball team.

    Someone forgot to tell the Lady Knights how young they were heading into last week's Fifth Region tournament because they almost outplayed a senior led squad that is ranked as the best in the state.

  • In training

    Sophomore Jordan Bell tosses to a teammate during the first day of spring practice for the Marion County High School football team. Bell and freshman Ryan Peterson are competing for the starting quarterback spot next season, the only skill position battle going on due to the return of so many members of last year's team.

    More photos can be seen at www.MCSports.org

     

  • Milby will take over as softball...

    Trent Milby is entering a new but familiar situation.

    Milby takes over this season as the Marion County High School softball head coach, replacing Brenda McIlvoy. Like the girls basketball team he coaches, the Marion County softball team lacks an elder stateswoman on the practice field.

    This year's Lady Knights round ball squad featured one senior, Dee Johnson. This year's Lady Knights hit squad has no seniors and only two juniors.

  • Track team hopes to build on...

    Last season the Marion County High School track team sent a few individuals to the state meet. This year, those athletes hope to build on their accomplishments.

    Jermaine Porter, Chris Means and Erin Ballard, freshmen Shaina Litsey, sophomore Natavia Young and junior Roya Headley will vie for a spot in the state meet this season are seniors, according to track coach Robby Peterson.

  • Knights baseball looks to...

    After graduating over half of its key players, the Marion County High School Knights baseball team will try to fill those shoes with many returnees that have little or no varsity experience. The team does return some players that have significant varsity experience and those guys will have to make the biggest impact for the team this season.  

  • Girls tennis team features no...

    Marion County High School girls tennis coach Angela Holt is bringing back a very young squad this season that features no seniors and only two juniors.  

    What experience the Lady Knights does have matters.

    "Probably at the top of our varsity players are (juniors) Kameron Simmons and Leanna Begley. Leanna's strength is her power. Kameron has a never say die attitude. I expect her to play in long matches and wear her opponents down," Holt said. "They'll both probably play singles but it may change as the season goes along."

  • Marion County girls win district...

     The Lady Knights improved to 25-6 with at win over host Adair County in the district finals Friday, 63-45.

    "In the first half, we came out and executed better than we've executed probably in two or three years," Marion County girls basketball coach Trent Milby said.

    In the second half, the Lady Knight kept Adair County from staging a comeback to clinch the district title.

    "It really was a good win," Milby said.

    Look for more in the March 4 print edition of the Enterprise.

  • Q & A with former athlete...

    Max Manning is a 2008 graduate from Marion County High School who is currently playing golf at Centre College in Danville.

    What sports did you play while you were at MCHS? What positions? At MCHS I played golf all four years and always played the number one spot. I also played tennis my freshman, junior and senior years. I played number two doubles the whole time with Jay Keupers, Joseph George and Alex Mayo, respectively.