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Today's Sports

  • Big return home for Rebels

    The Owen County High School Rebels finally played two games last week that did not require them to ride a bus.
    After playing their first four games on the road, the team played their first two home games of the season against a pair of 31st District rivals.
    The Rebels began the week by welcoming Gallatin County High School to Owenton. The Wildcats were looking for their first district win after falling to Henry County High School.

  • Rebels represent Owen County in...

    Two members of the Maurice Bowling Middle School football team were selected to represent the school in the annual Kentucky East-West All Star Football games.
    Seventh grader Jason Gray and eighth grader David Gray both played in their respective games on Dec. 1 at Kentucky State University in Frankfort.
    Jason Gray played on the offensive line for the seventh-grade East squad that beat the West team 27-6.
    David Gray played center for the eighth-grade East team that rallied from a 14-0 deficit in the second half to beat the West 20-14.

  • Owen County girls drop home...

    If this season for the Owen County High School Lady Rebels will be a learning process then their first lesson was a tough one.
    The team began the season Dec. 3 as they hosted Shelby County High School.
    The Lady Rockets got off to a quick start and never looked back as they defeated the Lady Rebels 58-30.
    Owen County trailed 25-15 at halftime and was able to trim the deficit to 7 points in the third quarter but would not be able to get any closer.
    Freshman Alex Clifton led Owen County with 9 points. Another freshman, Morgan Ellis added 8 points.

  • Runnin’ Rebels get off to fast...

    The Owen County High School boys basketball team has started the season with the same opponent for the past six years.
    The Rebels began their series with the Western Hills Wolverines by dropping the first three meetings only to come back and win the next two.
    On Dec. 3 in Frankfort, Owen County made it three straight in convincing fashion.

  • Owen County girls drop home...

    If this season for the Owen County High School Lady Rebels will be a learning process then their first lesson was a tough one.
    The team began the season Dec. 3 as they hosted Shelby County High School.
    The Lady Rockets got off to a quick start and never looked back as they defeated the Lady Rebels 58-30.
    Owen County trailed 25-15 at halftime and was able to trim the deficit to 7 points in the third quarter but would not be able to get any closer.
    Freshman Alex Clifton led Owen County with 9 points. Another freshman, Morgan Ellis added 8 points.

  • Hoop runs at NAIA nationals

    Former Owen County runner does not let anything get in the way of running - not even surgery.
    After having surgery a little over a month ago, Hoop, a sophomore at the University of the Cumberlands, traveled to Lawrence, Kansas to compete in the NAIA National Cross Country Championships Nov. 23. She earned her place in the event by finishing second earlier in November at the Mid-South Conference Championship in Rio Grande, Ohio. It was the second year in a row she had finished second.

  • Forsee honored for efforts

    Owen County High School’s Preston Forsee was honored Nov. 25 by the NKHSSAA. He was named Goalie of the Year (Honorable Mention). He is joined in the picture with other outstanding soccer players from the northern Kentucky region.

  • Ellis shines in Louisville

    Laken Ellis, a fifth grader at Peaks Mill Elementary in Franklin County, ran in the Cross Country 
Coaches Youth National Championships held at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park in Louisville on Nov. 23. Ellis placed 24th in her age division and set a new personal record of 12:24.92 in the 3K race. Ellis ran her first cross-country season this year with the Elkhorn Middle School team.  She is the daughter of Paul and Jo Carole Ellis, and the granddaughter of Joe and Betsy Peters of Monterey and Don Ellis and Donna Wainscott of Monterey.

  • IN SEASON: Lue Ree Ball

    Lue Ree Ball, 83 1/2 years old, recently harvested this 10-point buck on her farm on Ball Ridge Road.

  • IN SEASON: Kailtyn Parker

    Kailtyn Parker, the 13-year-old daughter of Rodney and Deborah Parker, shot and killed this eight-point buck while hunting with her uncle Brad Dunavent during deer season in Owen County.