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Prep Sports

  • Rebels two timing

    It was a week of streaks for the Owen County High School Boys Basketball team. Two streaks to be exact, and both involve the number two.
    On Jan. 4, the Rebels defeated Gallatin County for the second time this season. The 54-50 victory marked the first time since 2005 Owen County has won two straight over their rivals from Warsaw.
    “It’s the first time in a long time,” said Justin Shelton of the two-game winning streak.

  • Girls’ 8th Region All ‘A’ Classic preview

    Where: Walton-Verona High School
    When: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights
    What is at stake: A trip to Richmond for the State All ‘A’ Classic Feb. 2-6

    Last year in Warsaw it was Walton-Verona who cut down the nets as they defeated Carroll County, Owen County and Gallatin County on their way to the championship.
    The Lady Bearcats’ win last year was their first trip to Richmond since 2000 when they won the tournament at Trimble County.

  • Ripy named player of the week

    For the second-consecutive week, a Runnin’ Rebel has been named NCKC Player of the Week.
    Sophomore guard  Zach Ripy scored 27 points in two conference wins over Trimble  County and Carroll County
    Ripy shot over 50 percent from the floor while handing out seven assists  with six steals.
     

  • Model champions

    If the Owen County Rebels fell asleep before midnight on New Year’s Eve, it would be hard to blame them.
    The team had just finished four games in three days that led to their winning the Shirley Kearns Invitational at Model Laboratory High School in Richmond.
    Owen County opened up pool play Dec. 28 against Clinton County.
    The Rebels got off to a good start before allowing the Bulldogs to get back in the game. In the end, the Rebels prevailed with a 65-56 win.

  • Lady Rebels catch a good break

    While most were returning unwanted sweaters at the mall last week, the Owen County Lady Rebels were playing some of their best basketball of the season.
    Last week, the team spent three days in Shelby County taking part in the Max Performance Invitational.
    After falling in their opener against Male High School, the Lady Rebels cruised to a pair of victories over Shelby County and Bishop Brossart.
    Owen County began the week with a match-up against the Lady Bulldogs from Male. The game was tight for three quarters.

  • Owen County girls shake off Trimble County

    Owen County High School Head Girls Basketball Coach Bob Osborne still doesn’t think the Lady Rebels are where they can be.
    Don’t tell that to Trimble County.
    Owen County closed out the pre-Christmas portion of its schedule Dec. 21 with another double-digit win over Trimble County.
    The Lady Rebels defeated the Lady Raiders 54-38 to improve their record to 6-1.
    In their six victories this season, Owen County has won by an average of 21 points.
    Osborne said the squad has room for improvement.

  • Rebels run to overtime victory

    The Owen County Rebels were disappointed after their loss to Henry County Dec. 17.
    And at halftime of their game against Walton-Verona Dec. 20, it seemed like they were going to have a blue Christmas.
    Walton-Verona came to Owenton and after 16 minutes of basketball the Bearcats held a 30-20 lead.
    After intermission, the Rebels began chipping away at the Bearcats’ lead.

  • Rebels grab big road win

    What started out as a promising week for Owen County ended in disappointment.
    The Rebels began last week with a tough, hard-fought win at Gallatin County before closing out the week with a loss at Henry County Friday.
    The team headed into the game at Gallatin County looking to erase a pair of losing streaks. The Wildcats were riding a three-game winning streak over the Rebels and Owen County had not won in Warsaw since December 2006.
    Owen County ended both streaks with a 57-53 victory.