Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Rebels advance to Super Bowl

    The Owen County Parks and Recreation youth traveling football teams all qualified and participated in the NCKYFL Playoffs last week at Gallatin County. Two of the three teams will be playing for the Super Bowl Championship. The Mighty Pro and Power House teams both advanced to the Super Bowl with victories at Gallatin County. The following is an account of the playoff games:

    Midget Division

  • Rebel Ramblings

    Next game: Playoffs at Newport Catholic, Friday at 7:30 p.m.

    • Newport Central Catholic finished the season 8-2. They wrapped up the regular season with a 40-39 loss to Beechwood in double-overtime Saturday night.

    • The Thoroughbreds earned the top seed in the district by going 3-0 against Holy Cross, Newport and Lloyd.

    • Owen County and NCC met two years ago in the first round of the playoffs. The Rebels lost that night, 50-14. Newport Catholic would go on and lose 26-23 to Fort Campbell in the Class 2A championship game.

  • Rebels drop regular season finale

    The regular season has come to a close for the Owen County High School football team. Now they must get ready for the playoffs.

    The Rebels ended the regular season by traveling to play South Oldham Friday night. Owen County fell behind early and eventually lost the game, 55-13. The loss dropped the team’s overall record to 3-7 for the season.

    The Dragons jumped out to a 27-0 lead in the first quarter and extended the advantage to 48-6 by halftime.