http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sports/rss.xml en Keselowski earns third Ky. NASCAR Sprint Cup victory http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/keselowski-earns-third-ky-nascar-sprint-cup-victory <img src="http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/finish.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="65" height="85" /><p> <strong>BY DAVE TAYLOR</strong><br /> Landmark News Service</p> <p> SPARTA, Ky. &mdash; Brad Keselowski squeezed enough fuel out of his Team Penske Miller Lite Ford to hold off hard-charging Carl Edwards to win Saturday&rsquo;s sixth annual Quaker State 400 Presented by Advance Auto Parts. The win was &ldquo;Bad Brad&rsquo;s&rdquo; third to go along with two other top five finishes in the six Sprint Cup races held at Kentucky Speedway.</p> Williams, seniors cruise to victory in Ky. All-Star Classic http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/williams-seniors-cruise-victory-ky-all-star-classic <img src="http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/carson1_0.jpg" alt="Carson Williams goes for a dunk against the junior team during the first half of the Kentucky All-Star Classic. " title="Carson Williams goes for a dunk against the junior team during the first half of the Kentucky All-Star Classic. " align="left" hspace="6" width="118" height="85" /><p> Even though the basketball season for the Runnin&rsquo; Rebels came to a close in early March, Carson Williams still had one more performance on his home court for Owen County basketball fans Thursday night.</p> <p> Williams led the scoring effort by the senior team at the Kentucky All-Star Classic with a game-high 23 points. The seniors, who had a commanding 18-point lead at the half, defeated the junior team 121-87 when the final buzzer sounded.</p> MBMS track teams participate at state meet http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/mbms-track-teams-participate-state-meet <img src="http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/boystrack.jpg" alt="Pictured left to right are Cameron Morgan, Westley Johnson, Brandon Lewis and Connor Jacobs." title="Pictured left to right are Cameron Morgan, Westley Johnson, Brandon Lewis and Connor Jacobs." align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> The Maurice Bowling Middle School track team took part in the Middle School State Track Meet on Saturday at the University of Louisville.</p> Walton-Verona ends Rebels quest for Eighth Region championship http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/walton-verona-ends-rebels-quest-eighth-region-championship <p> The Owen County baseball team saw their season come to an end last Monday in Carrollton.</p> <p> The Rebels took on Walton-Verona in the opening round of the Eighth Region Tournament. The two teams had split a pair of meetings during the regular season. The Bearcats would get the best of the Rebels defeating them 7-2 on Monday to advance to the semifinals and end Owen County&rsquo;s season. The game was the final contest for seniors, Michael Dunaway, Jacob Harris, Trevor Smith and Michael Stewart.</p> Walk this way for a district championship http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/walk-way-district-championship <p> The Owen County baseball team captured the 31st District Championship on Thursday night in the bottom of the ninth inning and they did not have to swing the bat.</p> <p> Nolan Tackett worked a two-out, bases loaded walk to score Cameron McAnally from third base to give the Rebels a 2-1 win over Henry County at Dunavent Field late Thursday evening. The win earned Owen County their first 31st District title since 2013.</p> Williams jumps to state championship http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/williams-jumps-state-championship <img src="http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/unified-meet.jpg" alt="James Fields, left, and Josh Renfro, right, pose for a photo at the Class A state track meet in Lexington. Fields and Renfro earned first place in shot put during the unified meet." title="James Fields, left, and Josh Renfro, right, pose for a photo at the Class A state track meet in Lexington. Fields and Renfro earned first place in shot put during the unified meet." align="left" hspace="6" width="85" height="85" /><p> Adding to his list of basketball accolades this season, Carson Williams is a state champion high jumper.</p> <p> The senior set a personal best on Saturday at the KHSAA Class A State Track Meet in Lexington. Williams&rsquo; mark of 6 feet 2 inches was better than that of Fulton County&rsquo;s Devonte Harper who was unable to clear the height.</p> <p> Head coach Sean Cockrell said he and Williams had worked hard in practice all week leading up to Saturday&rsquo;s competition.</p> Gambrell earns All-HCAC honors at Transylvania http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/gambrell-earns-all-hcac-honors-transylvania <img src="http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gambrell.jpg" alt="&lt;b&gt;&lt;center&gt;Shelby Gambrell&lt;/center&gt;&lt;/b&gt;" title="&lt;b&gt;&lt;center&gt;Shelby Gambrell&lt;/center&gt;&lt;/b&gt;" align="left" hspace="6" width="61" height="85" /><p> LEXINGTON &mdash;Shelby Gambrell, a first-year outfielder and graduate of Owen County High School, was named to the All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Second Team as part of the champion Transylvania University Pioneers.</p> <p> The Pioneers (26-13, 14-2 HCAC) defeated Anderson University 9-5 in the final game of the season to wrap up a 14-2 conference slate and earn the regular season title in a year when the team was picked to finish second to last by a preseason coaches poll.</p> Spaulding earns award at Asbury http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/spaulding-earns-award-asbury <img src="http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_7003.jpg" alt="Julie Spaulding was recently named a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete and earned All-Conference honors after finishing third at the KIAC tournament. " title="Julie Spaulding was recently named a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete and earned All-Conference honors after finishing third at the KIAC tournament. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Former Owen County Lady Rebel golfer Julie Spaulding was recently honored for her accomplishments both on and off the golf course at Asbury University.</p> <p> The junior finished her season in April with a third-place finish at the KIAC Tournament at Cherry Blossom Golf Club in Georgetown. The finish earned her All-Conference honors for the second straight year.</p>