en Volleyball team scores first district title <img src="" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Owen County volleyball team earned their first ever victory on Aug. 11, 2009, in Owenton. Their opponent that night was Eminence. Last Thursday night, in the same building the Lady Rebels again defeated the Lady Warriors. This time it was for their first ever 31st District championship.<br /> Owen County defeated Eminence 3-0 on Thursday night to capture the title. It was a match they almost did not get to play.<br /> Wildcats edge Rebels to earn home field <p> The Owen County Rebels entered Friday night&rsquo;s game looking to secure a home game in the first round of the Class 2A State Playoffs. They would fall just short.<br /> Gallatin County came to Owenton and spoiled their chances of playing at home the first week of November. The Wildcats defeated the Rebels 14-13 to finish second in the district and earn a home game for themselves.<br /> Rebel Ramblings <p> The Rebels defeated the Warriors 40-8 last season.<br /> Eminence is 4-5 on the season. They have lost three straight.<br /> After scoring 236 in their first six games, the Warriors have scored just 18 points in the last three games.<br /> Eminence is coached by Tye Lawson who is in his first season.<br /> Other games this week involving district teams includes Carroll County travelling to Dayton while Gallatin County hosts Middletown Christian from Ohio. Walton-Verona and Trimble County are each off.<br /> &nbsp;</p> A showdown for home field advantage <img src="" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="142" height="85" /><p> Whenever Owen County and Gallatin County meet on the field of competition, it is a big game. Friday night&rsquo;s game at Patterson Field will have a little something extra on the line. The Rebels defeated Carroll County 14-12 Oct. 14 in Carrollton to improve to 4-4 overall and 2-1 in the district. Gallatin County, who did not play last week, is 5-3 overall and also 2-1 in district play. The winner this week will earn home field advantage in the opening round of the Class 2A State Playoffs which begin Nov. 5.<br /> Volleyball Looking for First District Title <img src="" alt="Alli Gill serves during the Heritage match." title="Alli Gill serves during the Heritage match." align="left" hspace="6" width="51" height="85" /><p> With two wins last week, the Owen County volleyball team tied the school record for most wins in a single season. They are hoping the historic season isn&rsquo;t over yet.<br /> After dropping a match to Anderson County to begin last week, the Lady Rebels bounced back and knocked off Woodford County and Heritage Academy to close out the regular season with 21 wins. The only other time the team won at least 21 matches was in 2011 when they finished 21-14.<br /> Head coach&nbsp; Amy Fecke, said her team&rsquo;s hard work has paid off this year in a big way.<br /> Lady Rebels soccer team runners-up in 31st district tournament <img src="" alt="Ashley Willis chats with a Gallatin County player during the match" title="Ashley Willis chats with a Gallatin County player during the match" align="left" hspace="6" width="92" height="85" /><p> The Owen County girls&rsquo; soccer team entered the 31st District Soccer Tournament last week looking to go where they had not been since 2012. The championship game.<br /> With their 3-0 win last Tuesday night at home over Henry County the Lady Rebels accomplished that feat. Hailey Chappell had a pair of goals and Megan Bruener added another to avenge a 3-2 loss to Henry County in the semifinals last season at Carroll County. Hailey Chamberlin and Haliee Gordon each had assists in the game while Kendrah Ashby earned the shutout in goal.<br /> Rebel Ramblings <p> The Rebels defeated the Wildcats 8-6 last year in Warsaw.<br /> Last year&rsquo;s win snapped a two-game losing streak against Gallatin County.<br /> The Wildcats finished 4-7 last season.<br /> Gallatin County is coached by Tim Browning who is in his 11th season.<br /> Owen County gave Gallatin County their first loss in school history on Aug. 25, 2006.<br /> In other games this week involving district teams, Trimble County host Carroll County and Walton-Verona travels to play at New Richmond, Ohio.<br /> &nbsp;</p> Sports Shorts | Oct. 19, 2016 <p> &bull;&nbsp; The boys&rsquo; soccer team concluded the 2016 season on Monday in the semifinals of the 31st District Tournament. The Rebels fell 8-0 to Carroll County. The Panthers would go on to win the championship game on Thursday night. Braden New and Josh Juarez were named to the All-Tournament Team. New finished the season tied for the team lead in goals with Christian Trejo. Both players had four goals. Richardo Perez and Wade Cammack each ended the year with three assists.</p>