Prep Sports


    Every hero has a nemesis. For the Owen County football team that nemesis wears black, red and white and hails from Covington.
    For the third time in five seasons, Holy Cross came into Owenton and knocked the Rebels out of the Class 2A State Playoffs. The Indians left Patterson Field with a 54-28 win on Friday night to advance and play Newport Central Catholic in the second round.

  • Taking care of business

    The Owen County football team had a job to do on Friday night.
    The Rebels traveled to Eminence with two numbers in their heads. The first was six. A win would be their sixth of the season and would clinch a winning record. At the end of the evening with the clock reading all zeroes, Owen County had won the game 40-8.
    With the win they finished the regular season 6-4 marking the third time in the last five years the team had secured a winning record.

  • Lady Rebels finish second at regional competition

    The Owen County Lady Rebels traveled to Lexington on Saturday for the Region 5A Cross Country Meet with the goal of a finishing third. They did one better.
    The Lady Rebels finished second in the meet at Masterson Station Park hosted by Tates Creek.

  • Rebels earn home field advantage by defeating Gallatin

    There is no place like home for the Owen County Rebels.
    Patterson Field will be the site of a first round playoff game for the Owen County football team. The Rebels earned the right to host the game by defeating Gallatin County 8-6 on Friday night in Warsaw. The win clinched second place in the district.
    The Wildcats got on the board first when Jeffrey Bowling scored on a two-yard run with 6:51 left in the first quarter. The two-point conversion failed leaving the score 6-0.

  • Soccer team kicked from tournament by Simon Kenton

    The Owen County soccer team headed to the 8th Region Tournament for the first time since 2012 last week. Their stay did not last long.
    The boys traveled to Independence last Monday night to take on Simon Kenton in the first round. The Pioneers defeated the Rebels 9-1 to end their season. Owen County’s Rhyan Hatchett was named to the 8th Region All-Tournament Team.

  • Volleyball advances to semifinals

    The volleyball season for the Owen County Lady Rebels came to a close last week.
    The team took part in the 31st District tournament last week at Henry County. Owen County opened up play in the tournament by taking on Eminence. The team had played three times this season with the Lady Rebels winning two of the three. On this night, it would once again be Owen County who would earn the 3-0 match win. After winning the first game 25-13, the Lady Rebels took game two 28-26 and then closed out the match with a 25-14 victory in the third and final game.


    Everything was working for the Owen County Rebels on Friday night against Trimble County. The Rebels scored touchdowns on offense, defense and special teams as they rolled past the Raiders 44-0 to pick up their third win in their last four games.
    Things began well for the home team as Ross Ford intercepted a Trimble County pass on the first play of the game. The Rebels would however turn the ball back over to the Raiders on their opening drive as well.

  • Boys soccer goes scoreless against Villa Madonna

    The Owen County boys wrapped up their regular season last week.
    The team honored seven seniors playing their final home game last Tuesday night. Michael Bruener, Blake Epperson, Preston Forsee, Rhyan Hatchett, Alex Hernandez, Mateo Perez and Quinn Cole were each recognized before the team hosted Villa Madonna. Unfortunately, it would not be a happy send off as they fell 4-0.
    The day before the team traveled to Spencer County where they also were defeated 4-0.

  • Lady Rebels win on senior night

    The Owen County Lady Rebels played their final home game of the season on Thursday night. The team was looking for some momentum heading into the 31st District Tournament and they got it in a big way.
    Before the game with Fleming County, the team recognized its four seniors; Amber Gover, Shelby Sawyer, Shyan Stivers and Reagan Sutton.

  • Boys elementary cross country team brings home second

    The Owen County cross country team took part in the St. Henry Invitational on Saturday at Idlewide Park in Florence.
    It was a good day for the elementary boys who finished in second place overall in their race. Isaac Cockrell was the highest finisher for the boys in the one-mile race as he placed seventh. Noah Hunter was 11th, Salin Holbert 18th, Anthony Martin 19th and Bailey Carrier 24th.