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Today's Sports

  • Owen falls to Western Hills, but...

    The Owen County Rebels lifted the lid on the 2008-2009 season Dec. 9 in Owenton against Western Hills.

    Given the outcome, they may have wished for a do-over.

    The Wolverines got the best of the Rebels in a 64-56 win.

    Western Hills led 14-12 late in the first quarter before going on an 11-0 run to stretch the lead to 25-12 two minutes into the second quarter.

    The Rebels managed to keep the score close by going on a 7-0 run of their own to cut the deficit to 25-19.

    Western Hills righted the ship and maintained the lead at intermission.

  • Alice Lloyd’s...

    She is not someone you would want to challenge in a game of horse. Kaylan Richardson can shoot the ball from the outside,  and Nov. 24,  she proved it to the University of Cincinnati-Clermont.

    Richardson, a senior shooting guard for Alice Lloyd College, almost single-handedly beat the Cougars that night by connecting on nine 3-pointers,  scoring a game-high 29 points.

    The Lady Eagles won the game 77-58.

    Trailing 31-29 entering the second half, Richardson proceeded to make seven of her nine 3s, bringing her team back for the win.

  • Owen’ County Hoop runs...

    It was not a typical Saturday after Thanksgiving for Danielle Hoop.

    Instead of staying home and eating leftovers or hitting the mall for all the best deals, the sophomore was in Charlotte, N.C., running.

    Hoop took part in the Foot Locker South Regional at the McAlpine Greenway Park in Charlotte.

    She was running against some of the best runners throughout the South. Competing against more than 300 runners, Hoop finished in the top 50.

    The race wrapped up another successful season for the sophomore.

  • Gayheart named NCKC Player of...

    Owen County Lady Rebel Rianna Gayheart has been named the NCKC Player of the Week. The freshman took home the honor after a week where she averaged 25 points in two games. Gayheart totaled 15  points, and five rebounds against Grant County in the season opener. She then dropped 35 points on Williamstown in leading Owen County to their first win of the season. She connected on five 3-pointers as well as pulling down eight rebounds against the Lady Demons. This is the first time Gayheart has won the award.

     

  • Lady Rebels go 2-1 in first week

    The roads between Owenton and Dry Ridge were busy last week.

    On Dec. 1, Owen County opened the season with a home game with Grant County.

    Friday night, the Lady Rebels made the trip Williamstown to play the Lady Demons.

    In both cases it would be the team that made the bus ride that would leave the gym satisfied.

    In the home opener, Grant County scored with less than four seconds remaining to pick up the 46-45 win.

    Owen County battled back from a 12-point deficit in the fourth quarter to force the Lady Braves into needing last-second heroics.

  • Football teams wrap up season

    The Owen County Parks & Recreation Competitive Football teams finished their season with their annual trip to the King of the Hill tournament in Owensboro. All the teams and players once again gained valuable experience on the trip. The U9 team came away with a third-place finish to complete their outstanding season at 20-1.

    U8 Division

    Owensboro 25

    Owen County 0

  • Time for Tip-Off

    At first glance, two things will jump out at fans when they watch the Rebels on the basketball court. The first thing they will say is “My, these guys are quick,” followed by “and they are big.”

    The 2008-09 version of Coach Devin Duvall’s Rebels will first attempt to run opponents into the ground.

    “I want to push the basketball,” Duvall said,

    If pushing the ball up and down the floor does not work, the Rebels will then look to pound the opposition into submission by throwing the ball into the paint.

  • Lady Rebels look for repeat...

    Last season was one to remember for the Owen County Lady Rebels. The team captured the 31st District Title en route to a 19-win season and a trip to the 8th Region Tournament. The team also won the Gallatin Steel Invitational just after Christmas last season. The girls won the first three games of the tournament handily before defeating Meade County 39-38 in the championship game.

    Heading into the 2008-09 season, the team is looking to continue its successful ways. It will not be easy but the team and their coach believe they have what it takes.

  • Williams adjusts to college life

    When one spends a Saturday afternoon watching college football, he or she might believe that being a college athlete is full of glitz and glamour.

    Don’t be fooled.

    Most of the athletes who play a sport on the college level never fly on an airplane, stay in a five-star hotel or play in front of millions of people on television.

    That does not mean, however, they enjoy their experience any less.

  • Owen County’s season...

    To anyone who just saw the final score, it may have looked like a first-round playoff blowout .

    And while the outcome of Friday night’s game might have been a loss, it was not due to a lack of effort.

    The Owen County Rebels traveled north to take on Newport Central Catholic in the first round of the Class 2A State Playoffs. The Thoroughbreds came into the game as one of the favorites to win the state championship. That fact did not seem to intimidate the Rebels.

    It looked like the Rebels’ worst fears might come true early in the game.