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Lady Rebels step up to the plate

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By Brian Blair

The Owen County High School softball team showed a great deal of promise in 2013. They are hoping to turn that promise into results in 2014.
The Lady Rebels finished 11-17 last season. That can be somewhat deceiving when you dig a little deeper.
Owen County scored 10 or more runs in five games last year and played competitively against one of the best teams in the Eighth Region.
Owen County won its opening round game of the 31st District tournament over Eminence High School before falling 8-7 to Gallatin County High School in the semifinals.
Earlier in the season, the Lady Rebels lost 3-2 to the Lady Wildcats in Warsaw.
Gallatin County lost only one game during the regular season before winning the 31st District tournament and reaching the championship game of the Eighth Region tournament before falling to Oldham County. They finished the season 20-2.
As for the rest of the 31st District, Carroll County ended the season 13-2 while Eminence was 8-4. Henry County finished 12-16. The Lady Wildcats lost to Gallatin County in the 31st District finals and went on to drop their first round game in the Eighth Region tournament to Oldham County.
The Lady Rebels will be under the tutelage of first year head coach Greg Wilhoite. The team will have the services of two seniors in Allison Dempsey and Krissy Swiggert. The Lady Rebels will also have six experienced juniors on the roster.
Owen County was scheduled to open the season earlier this week at Franklin County on Tuesday and Trimble County on Wednesday. They will play their home opener March 25 against Frankfort High School.
Owen County knocked off Trimble County twice last season. They did not play either Franklin County or Frankfort high schools.
The Lady Rebels would hope for a repeat of last season when they opened the season 3-0.