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Today's Sports

  • SOFTBALL: All-Stars slip past...

    Jim Reed said Boyd County would throw some early punches.

    They did.

    He knew a win would not come easy.

    It didn’t.

    Yet, he always knew his team would rise to the occasion.

    They sure did.

    Marion County gritted out a 9-6 win over Boyd County Saturday in the state tournament in Columbia.

  • Softball 8-10 All-Stars fall in...

    The Marion County 8-10 All-Stars will not have a chance to defend their state title. They’ve also been denied a sixth straight district title.

    The All-Stars fell to Russell County 6-2 in the district championship last Tuesday, June 25, in Columbia. The loss was Marion County’s first in the district championship since 2013.

  • 10-12 Baseball All-Stars go 0-2...

    The Marion County 10-12 baseball All-Stars struggled in their first two games over the weekend in the district tournament at Idle Hour Park, being outscored by opponents 24-2.

    “We just haven’t played good fundamental baseball,” Head Coach Neil Lanham said.

    Marion County fell to Glasgow 14-1 on Saturday. Glasgow jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first inning and increased their lead to 5-1 after three innings. Glasgow turned the game into a rout in the fourth, taking a 9-1 lead.

  • 8-10 All-Stars win district...

    In their first game of the district tournament, the Marion County 8-10 All-Stars used a steady stream of runs to defeat Adair County 10-0 on Sunday at Idle Hour Park in Springfield.

    “We played a pretty good game overall,” Head Coach B.J. Mattingly said. “We pitched good, we hit good. Pitching was pretty solid. We threw two kids. They both pitched good. We hit the ball pretty much from top to bottom. Subs, starters, everybody hit the ball.”

    The All-Stars closed the deal on the win in the fourth, scoring six runs.

  • Sports briefs

    Soccer teams hosting camp this summer

    The Marion County High School boys and girls soccer teams are hosting a soccer camp this summer. The camp will be from 7-9 p.m., July 29-31, at the high school. Cost to attend is $50 per child, plus $40 for additional siblings. Make checks payable to MCHS Soccer Boosters. For more information, contact Greg Conley at greg.conley@marion.kyschools.us or Daniel Johnson at daniel.johnson@marion.kyschools.us.

    MCHS to offer sports physicals

  • Summer Slam Volleyball Camp

    Summer Slam Volleyball Camp was held June 10-14 at Lebanon Elementary School.

  • VAUGHT'S VIEWS: UK fans...

    By Larry Vaught

    Kentucky natives Krystal and Chip Dittus often plan vacations to watch Kentucky basketball postseason games even though they now live in Key West, Fla. This year, however, they two UK fans did something a little different for their special trip — they went to Nepal and hiked to the Mt. Everest base camp in May.
    It was no surprise that the trip included UK gear to show their loyalty to the Cats.

  • Fourth of July

    The United States of America will turn 243 years old tomorrow. On July 4, 1776, at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence decided break away from Great Britain and establish the United States of America.

  • 10-12 All-Stars take district...

    Marion County’s bat came alive at the perfect time.

    The Marion County 10-12 All-Stars have claimed yet another district title, defeating Russell County 14-4 in four innings on June 25 in Columbia.

    “We came out with a lot of energy for this game,” Head Coach Jim Reed said. “So much different than the prior night against Adair County.”

  • Makayla Epps takes coaching...

    Makayla Epps has always kept an open mind when it comes to her future, yet she’s always wanted to move up the ranks.

    So, when a chance to coach at the high school level came along, she knew she had to take it.

    Epps, a former standout player at Marion County and the University of Kentucky, has moved up to the high school ranks as an assistant coach for the Woodford County High School girls basketball team, taking the position last week.