Owen County teams prepare for upcoming seasons

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By Brian Blair

While most are enjoying summer, players and coaches at Owen County High School are starting to practice for the fall.

Fall sports teams are allowed to begin practice today in preparation for the upcoming seasons.

Football, volleyball, soccer, cross country and golf will begin practice over the next few days as they looking forward to their first games or matches in August.

The football team will open the season Aug. 29 at Grant County.

The Rebels and second-year coach Adam Fowler will be looking to improve on the 2008 season that saw them win a pair of games. They will play their first district game Oct. 16 at home against Carroll County.

The volleyball team, once again under the direction of Amanda Borchers, will begin the 2009 campaign Aug. 10 against Trimble County. The Lady Rebels are hoping this will be the year when they pick up their first varsity win and compete for a district title.

Jerry Doolin and the boys’ soccer team kicks off the season Aug. 25 against Sayre while the girls and head coach  Mike Haines will face off against Woodford County Aug. 17.

The boys won eight games last season and will be looking to advance to the regional tournament while the girls will be looking to improve on their five wins from a season ago.

While the boy’s golf team is young, they have experience and are looking to have a successful year.

The girls are also an experienced team and hope to make noise in the district. The boys will be coached by Kevin Webster and the girls will be led by David Wainscott.

The cross county teams have a solid mix of youth and experience as well. Head coach Jeff Sutton hopes this is the year when the girls can compete both at regional and also the state meet.