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Marshall County officials announced they will hold their annual HoopFest in mid-February. The basketball spectacular will run form Feb. 18-20 with teams from across Kentucky, with Graves County’s boys and girls teams playing the opening day.

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While there is undoubtedly some terrific talent on the rosters of Mayfield, Graves County, Calloway County and Paducah Tilghman, it is perhaps fitting how this year’s Paducah Sun All-Purchase boys soccer team — the second-ever in Paducah Sun history — is a direct reflection of the DNA compos…

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It seems that basketball has taken yet another hit in 2020. Marshall County’s girls basketball team was the first to experience the sting of COVID-19 with the suspension of the 2020 KHSAA Sweet Sixteen Tournament in March. Basketball has now received a second penalty in its matchup up with t…

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Poised with one of her deepest, but unproven, rosters since taking the job at Murray State, Racer women’s basketball coach Rechelle Turner doesn’t want to live with consistently being picked to finish eighth in the Ohio Valley Conference.

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Dressed for the occasion with a school hat, a maroon-tinted tie, maroon khakis and a leather belt branded with the school’s logo, Marshall County’s Jay Nimmo confirmed the inevitable on Wednesday morning, when he inked his national letter of intent with the Mississippi State Bulldogs men’s g…

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Basketball, football — alongside more recent additions with baseball, softball and soccer — have long culminated into Paducah Sun “All-Purchase” teams. These are coveted spots by local coaches and players, who understandably don’t want their hard work of season preparation and success to fad…

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Girls soccer coaches from across the First Region have spoken and put together what the 2020 Paducah Sun All-Purchase team would look like. Amid reduced schedules and restricted spectators, soccer was permitted to take the field with Marshall County grabbing its fourth consecutive Second Dis…

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Christian Fellowship set new standards for basketball last season as the Lady Eagles added 15 wins and the Eagles 18 with a seven-game winning streak. With restrictions and guidelines still yet to be determined for the 2020-2021 basketball season, CFS is in pursuit of another exciting season.

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MAYFIELD — Marshall County took the field under a full moon Friday night as a team that has used the past eight weeks in an unprecedented season to come together under a new coach.

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Marshall County headed to Bourbon County Park for the 2020 KHSAA State Cross Country Meet. The Marshals prepared for their fifth run in a row at the state cross country meet while the Lady Marshals lined up for their second consecutive year.

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MAYFIELD - Graves County quarterback John Ben Brown and wide receiver Race Richards had quite the Friday night.

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PADUCAH -- Two of the state’s top volleyball attackers, Marshall County’s Halle Langhi and Graves County’s Audrey Dowdy, went face-to-face on Tuesday night at Strawberry Hills Pharmacy Arena in Paducah...elimination on the line in the First Region quarterfinals.

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Miscommunication and immaturity were at the forefront of the Graves County Lady Eagles’ struggles on Tuesday night as they fell to the Marshall County Lady Marshals in four sets, (25-11, 25-15, 20-25, 25-18), in the first round of the First Region tournament at McCracken County High School.

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ELKTON — In a meeting that was over 40 years in the making, the Marshals faced the Rebels of Todd County Central for only the third time in both programs’ histories. The first was a Marshall County loss in 1977 then a win in 1978.

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On the heels of last season’s loss in the Fourth District championship game, the Lady Marshal volleyball team got to claim the title this year, but it was not without some of 2020’s unusual events.

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The inaugural Cullen Brown Invitational, to remember the Lyon County and University of Kentucky golfer, will tee off Saturday at Paxton Park in Paducah then conclude on Sunday at Calvert City Country Club and features several Marshall County golfers.

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GREENVILLE — A drizzly Saturday First Region cross country meet resulted in Marshall County’s return trip to the state meet. State qualifiers will gather this weekend, Oct. 30-31, to compete at the Bourbon County Cross Country Course in Paris, Kentucky.

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DRAFFENVILLE — Win or lose on Thursday night against Marshall County, McCracken County boys soccer was probably headed to the Paducah Steak & Shake for a post-game meal; its 14 seniors in tow.

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PADUCAH – The Lady Marshals are heading to the soccer Sweet Sixteen for the fourth consecutive year thanks to a 3-2 win over Murray in the First Region championship game at McCracken County Thursday night.

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Marshall County's soccer teams took 3-0 wins over St. Mary in Paducah and Draffenville Tuesday. The Lady Marshals faced the Lady Vikings in round one at McCracken County High, which is hosting the 2020 KHSAA First Region girls' soccer tournament, while the Marshals took on the Vikings at hom…

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MURRAY — The Lady Marshals entered the 2020 KHSAA Second District girls soccer tournament at 9-2-2 (5-1 district) and left the field Thursday evening with the championship title.

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MURRAY — As Second District boys soccer champions, Marshall County will be hosting this year’s First Region boys tournament. The Marshals took wins over Mayfield and Murray last week to claim their third consecutive district title.

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After claiming 930 All-State points during the 2020 golf season, Marshall County’s Trinity Beth (Class of 2026) has been named the Kentucky Golf Coaches Association “Ms. Golf” for this year.

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OWENSBORO — Marshall County needs one more district win to avoid a matchup with top-ranked Louisville Trinity in postseason action. Last Friday night’s game at Apollo narrowed the remaining opportunity to Henderson County, the final game of the season.

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Volleyball for the two local teams has looked different this season. Despite the guidelines and restrictions of COVID-19, the Lady Marshals of Marshall County High School and the Lady Eagles of Christian Fellowship have been able to maintain their seasons.

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MURRAY — With trips to the First Region soccer tournaments secured for all four teams tonight, the battle came down to which two would leave with championship titles.

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Marshall County ended its 2020 regular girls soccer season on a 3-1 win over Madisonville-North Hopkins last Thursday and will take the field in postseason action Wednesday against Calloway County in round two of the Second District tournament.

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Marshall County’s boys soccer team is heading to Murray tonight (Tuesday) for Second District playoffs after ending their season in Hopkinsville on a 5-0 shutout win over University Heights.

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After two days, a double bogey, and a playoff as dark closed in, Jay Nimmo can never say that he gives up. The only thing between Nimmo and his second state championship title was a playoff hole with Rylan Wotherspoon of Coopers High School.

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Volleyball is heading into its last week of regular season action. But before that, Marshall County took three wins and a loss last week, falling only to undefeated Ballard Memorial in a hard-fought match.

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CADIZ — Friday night, Marshall County showed up and showed out at Trigg County. Coach Steve Etheridge had asked the team to stick with him during the process, a process that would take as long as needed to produce a fundamentally strong high school football team.

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For the first time in the school’s history, Marshall County’s girls golf team returned home as state golf champions. The ladies swept the 2020 KHSAA State Golf Championship by nearly 40 strokes.

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Marshall County’s volleyball team went 2-2 last week, splitting the difference with two wins at home and two losses on the road.

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With one game left in the regular season for Marshall County boys’ and girls’ soccer, the stage is set with the Marshals and the Lady Marshals taking the top seeds in Second District soccer.

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MURRAY — Marshall County senior and reigning state golf champion Jay Nimmo struggled to secure the lead last Monday at the boys regional golf tournament. Nimmo was paired with St. Mary’s Rocco Zakutney and the two traded the lead through the first 15 holes.

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The Lady Marshals did it again, winning their fourth straight First Region girls’ golf championship. The Lady Marshals teed off at Calvert City Country Club on a crisp, sunny Tuesday morning last week and took the title by 47 strokes over runner-up Murray.

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“That’s how it needs to look, guys,” said Coach Etheridge after Thursday night’s win over Ballard Memorial. The Marshall County football team tasted victory, focused in, “clean it up,” and took a shutout win over the Bombers, their biggest win since 1998. The Marshals stretched five touchdow…

The Marshall County Invitational may have looked different this year, but the Marshals failed to disappoint. With a shorter course and rolling clocks, 28 teams shuffled through to keep contact to a minimum.

Volleyball is well-represented in Marshall County and doing just that last week were the two Marshall County volleyball teams. The 2019 district four championship game teams met last Tuesday for the first time since last October. 2019 champion Christian Fellowship hosted runner-up Marshall C…

Marshall County played back-to-back District 2 double-headers last week taking all the wins. Both the girls and boys soccer teams took wins over Mayfield and Calloway County in the third week of the shortened 2020 season.

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With cross country meets cancelled throughout the state due to COVID-19 restrictions and a shortened scheduled, opportunities to run are few. Marshall County, however, hopes to host another successful Marshall County Invitational next weekend with 30 teams pre-registered.

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Marshall County’s volleyball team started their 2020 season on the road where they ended week one taking a loss at Ballard Memorial and a win at Webster County.

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Dressed for the occasion with a school hat, a maroon-tinted tie, maroon khakis and a leather belt branded with the school’s logo, Marshall County’s Jay Nimmo confirmed the inevitable on Wednesday morning, when he inked his national letter of intent with the Mississippi State Bulldogs men’s g…

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Basketball, football — alongside more recent additions with baseball, softball and soccer — have long culminated into Paducah Sun “All-Purchase” teams. These are coveted spots by local coaches and players, who understandably don’t want their hard work of season preparation and success to fad…

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Girls soccer coaches from across the First Region have spoken and put together what the 2020 Paducah Sun All-Purchase team would look like. Amid reduced schedules and restricted spectators, soccer was permitted to take the field with Marshall County grabbing its fourth consecutive Second Dis…