Today's Sports

  • OCHS basketball players named...

    Three members of both the boys and girls’ basketball teams have been named to the NCKC All-Conference Team.
    For the Lady Rebels, Rianna Gayheart, Hannah Neeley and Samantha Toole were each named to the team. Gayheart, a junior, is averaging 16 points and three rebounds a game. Neeley, a sophomore, is averaging 12 points and three rebounds a contest. Toole, a senior, is contributing with seven points and six boards a game.

  • Hannah Neeley named Player of...

    Another week means another Lady Rebel has been named NCKC Player of the week.
    Hannah Neeley received the honor last week for her effort in the Lady Rebels’ two wins over Collins and Oldham County. In the two victories, Neeley poured in 31 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out seven assists.
    It was the third straight week a member of the Owen County Lady Rebels was named Player of the Week. The previous two winners were Samantha Toole and Rianna Gayheart.

  • Lady Rebels ready for postseason

    The 2010-2011 regular season will be one to remember for the Lady Rebels.
    The team won 20 games for the first time since 2003-2004. Three separate players were named NCKC Player of the Week. Rianna Gayheart was named Eighth Region Player of the Year, and Head Coach Bob Osborne was named Eighth Region Coach of the Year.
    This team, however, does not want to only be known for what they accomplished in the regular season. They want to have people remember them for what they do in the postseason.

  • Ladies looking ahead

    It seems to all be coming together.
    The Owen County Lady Rebels kept right on rolling last week as they defeated two more opponents. In fact, they made it look easy.
    The Lady Rebels started last week against Walton-Verona. The Lady Bearcats came into Owenton fresh off an appearance in the All “A” State Tournament where they lost in the first round, 55-54, to Danville.

  • Rebels hope to get on roll

    A week that began well for the Owen County Rebels quickly went “South.”
    The Rebels opened up last week by traveling to North Oldham. After falling behind early to the Mustangs, the team rallied to pick up the 57-51 victory. Owen County trailed 16-7 after the first quarter but turned things around in the second to cut the deficit to 23-21 at halftime.

  • A legend is lost

    Who knew that the final lap would be his last lap?
    As Michael Waltrip crossed the finish line of the Daytona 500 Feb. 21, 2001, his brother Darrell in the broadcasting booth became both emotional and concerned all at the same time.
    The emotion came from watching his little brother claim the checkered flag. The concern was for his racing brother who just seconds earlier had slammed into the wall on Turn 4.

  • Youth Basketball League Results

    K/1 League
    Colonels:  Goodrich 6, Traylor 3, S. Edmondson 6.
    Bearcats:  Johnson 7, Blair 4, Wash 6.
    Cardinals:  C. Estepp 2, Hensley 16, Anderson 4, Myers 2, Wright 2.
    Hilltoppers:  Fitzgerald 1, Jimino 3, Dial 1.
    Thoroughbreds:  Little 1.
    Wildcats:  H. New 8, Ogden 7, Prather 5, Perry 2.
    Hilltoppers:  Dial 2, Kemper 1, Whobrey 2.
    Wildcats:  K. New 10, H. New 6, Ogden 10, Perry 4.
    Cardinals:  Hensley 11, Anderson 3, House 1.

  • Rebels knock off North Oldham

    The  Runnin’ Rebels (14-5) traveled to North Oldham (13-12) Tuesday night and picked up a road victory 57-51.
     Junior Sawyer Williams led the Rebels with 23 points, seven rebounds and three  steals.
    Junior Stone Osborne and sophomore Zach Ripy each contributed 11 points in the win.
    Freshman Jarrod Ball went 8-11 from the foul line in the fourth quarter to seal the victory.
    Thursday, Owen County will travel north to face the Highlands Bluebirds.

    For a full report on the game, check out the next edition of the News-Herald.

  • Youth basketball league results

    Despite all of the inclement weather, the Owen County Parks & Recreation youth basketball season has begun. The following are results from the first two weeks of action.

    K/1 League
    Cardinals: Hensley 12, Anderson 4.
    Wildcats: H. New 4, Ogden 9, Perry 1.
    Bearcats: Johnson 6, Blair 6, Wash 11, Varner 2.
    Colonels: Goodrich 11, S. Edmondson 4, K. Edmondson 4, Dunn 1.
    Thoroughbreds: Lindsey 3, Little 3, Barnes 2, Wilson 2.
    Junior Boys and Girls
    Lakers 12, Sparks 8.

  • Owen outlasts Grant

    The rivalry may not be what it once was, but don’t tell that to members of the Owen County or Grant County boys’ basketball teams. The two schools — that for years played heated contests in equally hot and cramped gymnasiums — played another close game Saturday in Dry Ridge.
    The gyms may now be bigger but the game Saturday was equally good. On Saturday night, Owen County held off Grant County for a 73-67 win.
    It was the second win this season over Grant County.