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Prep Sports

  • Effort led by Chappell, Epperson not enough to defeat Henry Co.

    The season for the Owen County Lady Rebels ended in heartbreaking fashion last week in the opening round of the 31st District Tournament.
    The girls traveled to Carrollton on Wednesday night to take on Henry County. Hailey Chappell and Destinee Epperson would each score goals and the game would go to overtime tied at 2-2. The Lady Wildcats would, however scored in extra time to win the game 3-2 and end the season for the Lady Rebels.

  • Cross country competes at Woodford Co.

    It was a Saturday spent in Versailles for the Owen County cross country teams as the boys and the girls took part in the Woodford County Invitational.
    The best performance of the day was put in by freshman Lucinda Beach who won the junior varsity girls race. Morrissa McPherson also placed in the top 10 as she finished eighth. Caylin Trenary was 13th, Kailey Cram 14th, Julie Herrmann 16th, Autumn Hunter 21st, Samantha Tamplin 29th, Alexia Keeton 30th, Nicole Jacobs 31st and Jessica Herrmann 33rd.

  • Rebels victorious at Senior Night

    For the Owen County seniors, they are hoping Friday night was not their final home game.
    The Rebels used an excellent running game and good defense to defeat Carroll County 30-18 at Patterson Field. The win improves Owen County to 4-4 overall and 2-1 in district play, setting up a showdown this week in Warsaw against Gallatin County. A win by the Rebels clinches a second place finish in the district and a home playoff game the first Friday night in November.

  • Lady Rebels are back on the links for 2016 season play

    The 2016 golf season has teed off for the Owen County Lady Rebels.

    The team has already played in five tournaments this season. They began the year at the Pendleton County Tournament on July 29 where they finished second as a team. Senior Lydia Merrifield was third overall as an individual. The next day the team took part in the Lady Rockets Golf Classic at Shelby County where they finished eighth out of 17 teams.

  • Wesselman to coach Rebels football

    The Owen County Rebels have a new football coach and it is a familiar face.

    T.J. Wesselman will lead the Rebels next season as Adam Fowler stepped down after the 2015 season. Fowler had been on the sidelines the previous eight seasons.

    As for his new job, Wesselman said the program is in good place thanks to Fowler.

    “I’ve got big shoes to fill thanks to coach Fowler who did a tremendous job with our kids over the past eight years,” Wesselman said.

  • Softball shuts out Gallatin

    The Owen County Lady Rebels reached the championship game of the 31st District Tournament a season ago. In doing so they defeated Gallatin County in the semifinals and two more times during the regular season.

    The Lady Rebels picked up in 2016 where they left off last year against 31st District rivals when they hosted the Lady Wildcats last Wednesday. Owen County got on the board first in the bottom of the third and went on to win the game 5-0. Megan Wilhoite picked up the win on the mound as she held Gallatin County to four hits.

  • Baseball wins against Lloyd

    The Owen County baseball team picked up a conference victory last week against the newest member of the NCKC.

    The Rebels welcomed the Lloyd Juggernauts to Dunavent Field last Tuesday. It was the first meeting between the two schools on the diamond since the Juggernauts joined the North Central Kentucky Conference.

  • Track teams earn gold medals at Owen County meet Thursday

    The track team hosted the Owen County Gold Medal Meet on Thursday night. Both the girls and the boys came out on top when the night was complete. The two teams bested Grant County, Frankfort and Carroll County.

    In the girl’s meet, Owen County finished with 118 points. Grant County was second with 59, Frankfort third with 26 and Carroll County fourth with 17. The Lady Rebels finished first in a total of twelve events.

  • Rebels go 3-1 on spring break tournament in Madisonville

    It was a spring break trip to the lovely city of Madisonville for the Owen County baseball team. The Rebels enjoyed their stay, winning three of the four games they played.

    Last Tuesday, the team had no problems with Webster County as the Rebels dismantled the Trojans 13-0 in five innings. Michael Dunaway picked up the win on the mound allowing just three hits while striking out nine batters. Austin Fitzgerald drove in four runs while Grant Cobb scored three times.

  • Lady Rebels begin 31st District play

    After a tough weekend in Cynthiana the Owen County softball team is getting ready to open up play in the 31st District this week.

    The Lady Rebels will get started today as they host Gallatin County. Owen County defeated the Lady Wildcats three times last season. The third win came in the semifinals of the 31st District Tournament. Overall the Lady Rebels were 7-3 against district competition in 2015.