Today's Sports

  • Young Runnin’ Rebels...

    The question did not take long to answer.

    When asked about the upcoming basketball season and the outlook for his Rebels, Owen County High School Head Basketball Coach Devin Duvall had a quick response.

    “We’re young,” he said.

    Owen County High School lost several key players to graduation at the end of last year.

    Blake Lewis, Kyle Kelly, Jordan Shelton and Michael Colligan graduated, taking with them a huge chunk of scoring and rebounding from a year ago.

  • Winners at UT judo competition

    Experienced players from the Owen County Judo Team competed Nov. 20 at the University of Tennessee.

    From Owen County High School,  James Thompson’s performance was unsurpassed in the junior heavyweight division and the senior men’s novice 185 and under division.

  • Lady Rebels looking to add...

    The Owen County Lady Rebels have won three straight 31st district championships. They hope they are not done yet.


    The Lady Rebels get set to open another basketball season Monday night at home against Grant County.


    Owen County finished last season 17-10. The team again captured the 31st district title by knocking off Carroll County 49-37 in the finals. They lost to Simon Kenton in the first round in the eigth-region tournament.


  • Crossing the finish line

    A brilliant high school career is over.

    Owen County High School senior Danielle Hoop ran the final race of her high school career Saturday. It was only fitting her final race came at the Class A State Cross Country Meet. In her fifth all-time appearance at the state meet, Hoop ran to a sixth-place finish.

    For the second year in a row, Maddox Patterson from Sayre School in Lexington won the race. She was followed by Kaitlin Snapp from Danville High School and Ann Eason, who is also a student at Sayre.

  • Power announces college choice

    The 2010 golf season was a big one for OCHS senior Krista Power (center). After winning the sixth regional golf competition and then heading to state — where she won the sportsmanship award — she finished off the season by signing a letter of intent to Morehead State University Friday. She was joined by Randy Bishop, who served as athletic director during Power’s season, current athletic directors Jeff Sutton and T.J. Wesselman, sister Shelby Power, mother Jennifer Power and father Shawn Power.


  • Chainsaw can’t stop...

    Some people just love to prove doctors wrong and one Owen County man is doing so in a record-setting fashion.

    After nearly losing an arm in a chainsaw accident almost 20 years ago, David W. Mears of Owenton recently set several new state records in weightlifting.

    Although he already owned every record in his 308 lbs. weight division, Mears established new marks in bench lifting, squats, dead lift and overall weight in the state of Kentucky for the Natural Athletic Strength Association.

    “It was by far the best meet of my life,” Mears said.

  • Youth Rebels come up short in...

    The Owen County Youth Football Mighty Pro and Power House football teams recently played in the North Central Kentucky Youth Football League Super Bowls.

    Both teams came up short in their quest for a championship. The Mighty Pro team fell to Walton while the Power House team lost to Grant County Gold.

    Mighty Pro Division

  • A final run

    Danielle Hoop has one more race to run. The senior runner will be taking part in the Class A State Cross County Meet Saturday in Lexington. Hoop qualified for the meet by finishing in fourth place at the regional meet last week at Trimble County.

    She will be taking some momentum from the Trimble meet into the statewide competition.

    “I ran a 19:50 and that is the fastest I have ever run on Trimble County’s course,” Hoop said.

  • Under 12 soccer team captures...

    The Owen County Youth Soccer League hosted a U12 mixed tournament Oct. 31. 

    Owen County welcomed Nicholas County, Carroll County and Clark County for a day of soccer.

    Owen County and Nicholas County started the day with a match at 9 a.m.

    Owen County came out on top with a 7-1 victory. 

    Game two followed at 10:30 a.m. with Carroll County taking on Clark County in a match that proved to be an exciting game to watch. 

    At the end of the game, the score was a 2-2 tie.

  • Rebels bumped from playoffs in...

    Another Owen County football season is in the books.

    The Rebels finished the season Friday night in the first round of the Class A Playoffs with a 70-20 loss to Newport Central Catholic.

    Despite the loss, Owen County’s Adam Hazelett threw three touchdown passes.

    Friday’s performance gave Hazlett over 1,000 passing yards for the season.

    The Thoroughbreds scored first but the Rebels responded with a Hazelett touchdown pass to Sawyer Williams to tie the game at 7-7.