Today's Sports

  • Former UK walk-on impresses NFL...

    He came to Kentucky with a huge chip on his shoulder. He was a three-sports standout at Louisville St. Xavier but the only way he got on the UK football team was to accept a walk-on offer from then offensive coordinator Neal Brown.

    “I thought I deserved to have (scholarship) offers, but not getting them kept me working really hard,” said senior receiver Charles Walker. “I got to play special teams. Then I got in the game at receiver. I realized I was pretty good at football.”

  • BASEBALL: Knights retreat to...

    Sunny weather. Beautiful beaches. Warm temperatures. Sounds like the picture perfect vacation. For Marion County baseball, it will be the weather they’ll hit the diamond under.
    After Spring turned right back to Winter last week, canceling several games and matches for Marion County sports, the Knights will head south to not just soak up the warm weather, but play four games at Historic Dodgertown at Vero Beach.

  • New lights up at Graham Memorial...

    When Little League Baseball teams convene from across Kentucky to play at Graham Memorial Park over the summer, they will be playing under some new and bright lights.
    City of Lebanon employees have been busy putting up new LED lights on two fields at Graham Memorial Park along with Jason Tatum, who is wiring up the new lights, and Larry Smith, who brought cranes to lift old poles out of the ground.
    Matthew “Moo Moo” Mattingly, the park activities director, cited the age of the poles as the predominant reason for the installation of the new lights.

  • The Game Plan - March 28, 2018

    March 29
    Lady Knights vs. Mercer County (Home), 6 p.m.
    Knights vs. Taylor County and Campbellsville (Home)
    Knights at Bardstown All-Comers Meet
    March 30
    Knights vs. LaRue County (Home), 6 p.m.
    Lady Knights vs. Nelson County (Home), 6 p.m.
    March 31
    Knights vs. East Jessamine (Home), 12 p.m.

  • Bracket busters

    Filling out an NCAA tournament bracket has become something of a yearly tradition.
    Over 60 million Americans fill out a bracket each year, despite the odds of filling out the perfect bracket stacked high against them (the odds are one in 9.4 quintillion to be exact). Sports fans and non-sports fans alike will fill out a bracket and join bracket contests with family, friends or co-workers, with prizes, cash and bragging rights on the line. Research will be done, numbers will be crunched and fans will seek to gain an edge to get a perfect- or darn close to- bracket.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Knights face...

    It will be home cooking for Marion County before Spring Break kicks off. The Lady Knights will hope the weather will finally cooperate to get games in against the Mercer County Titans and Nelson County Lady Cardinals, with both games set to be played on Talley Field.
    The Lady Knights will play Mercer County at 6 p.m., tomorrow, while the Lady Cards will play Marion County at 6 p.m., Friday.

  • BASKETBALL: 1993 State...
  • TENNIS: Swencki encouraged by...

    After dodging the snow and rain that had wreaked havoc on Marion County sports schedules, the Marion County tennis team finally hit the tennis court on Thursday to play the Bardstown Tigers.
    Knights coach Noah Swencki was pleased with his team’s performance to open the season.
    “It was a good start, especially for the girls,” he said.

  • Vaught’s Views: Justin Lewis...

    By Larry Vaught

    His season has not gone exactly the way he hoped so far, but junior pitcher Justin Lewis does like the way one thing is going — the perception of Kentucky baseball.
    “I can tell a big difference. It used to be if somebody asked me I played ball at UK, I knew they meant basketball,” said Lewis, a Georgia native. “Now they let me know that they know I play baseball. That’s really good.

  • BASEBALL: Knights on the diamond...

    The sequel to Marion County’s historic 2017 campaign is kicking off with a busy slew of games.
    After the season opener in Elizabethtown against North Hardin and the home opener against Green County, the Knights are back at Dave Hourigan Field Thursday evening to take on the Washington County Commanders. First pitch is set for 5:30 p.m.