Today's Sports

  • SOFTBALL: Benton takes over as...

    Erin Benton has a special appreciation for what her predecessors and supporters have been able to do in making Marion County an accomplished softball program.

  • TENNIS: Swencki hoping for more...

    Noah Swencki said he’s been left frustrated after some of his team’s practices.
    “The talent is there but sometimes the focus and dedication isn’t,” he said. “I’m trying to instill a work ethic and passion for tennis. It’s getting better. Some days it’s good and some days it isn’t. I’m trying to develop them to become tennis players, not just coming out to play tennis just because they want to play a sport. I’m trying to instill a passion in them.”

  • Vaught’s Views: Kentucky signee...

    By Larry Vaught

    Athletics director Steve Teter says it’s easy to explain what impresses him the most about Kentucky signee Immanuel Quickley off the basketball court.
    “Without a doubt, his work ethic. There are better pure athletes out there, but there isn’t a harder worker,” said Teter about the John Carroll (Md.) School point guard who signed with UK in November.

  • The Marion County Youth League...
  • The Game Plan - March 7, 2018

    March 10
    Knights vs. Pulaski Co. (Home), 5:30 p.m.

    March 12
    Knights vs. LaRue Co. (Home)

    March 17
    Knights vs. Mercer Co. (Away), 5:30 p.m.

    Lady Knights vs. Garrard Co. (Home), 12 p.m.

    March 19
    Knights vs. North Hardin (Away), 6 p.m.


  • The Olympics

    Seven years after the host city was announced, the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang wrapped up back on Feb. 25, with 307 medals handed out to participants from 29 countries.
    Norway took home the most medals with 39 (14 gold and silver and 11 bronze). The U.S finished fourth in the medal count, claiming 23 medals. America won nine gold, eight silver and six bronze.

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Bardstown...

    Bardstown doesn’t typically live on the three-point shot.
    However, they let ‘em fly against the Marion County Lady Knights during the first round of the Fifth Region Tournament at Central Hardin on Feb. 27. The Lady Tigers downed four three-pointers in a second quarter run where a 14-13 deficit became a 36-18 halftime lead. It didn’t quite put away the Lady Knights, who splashed home six threes in the second half to get to within seven points. It just wasn’t enough to beat the Lady Tigers.

  • Local radio announcer inducted...

    By Zack Peñalva
    Landmark News Service

    After acting as the radio voice of Washington and Marion counties sports for nearly three decades, Hal B. Goode still has a special appreciation for what youth sports can do.
    “You get to meet all kinds of people and see some of these players that excel [academically] and are able to come through high school and get a scholarship and go on to college,” said Goode. “That’s always exciting. How [sports] change their lives.”

  • TENNIS: Swencki keeps up high...

    Noah Swencki’s inaugural season as Marion County High School’s head tennis coach didn’t end the way he had hoped.
    Year two in the Swencki-era is nearing its beginning and the former Marion County tennis star - who won region in doubles in 2011 and 2012 - has high expectations for his team this year, with the 2018 campaign set to start on March 12 against LaRue County at Graham Memorial Park. All home matches will be at Graham Memorial Park.

  • Vaught’s Views: 'Blonde...

    By Larry Vaught

    He came to Kentucky known as the “Blonde Bomber” because of his bleach blonde hair and long-range shooting ability.
    Jay Shidler laughs at the thought of the nickname now 40 years after he was part of Kentucky’s 1978 national championship basketball team.