Today's Sports

  • Rebels enjoy reversal of fortune

    The week before Christmas, Owen County hosted Gallatin County and Henry County. The Rebels defeated the visitors from Warsaw and then lost to the Wildcats from New Castle. The teams squared off again last week.

    First, the Rebels traveled to take on Gallatin County. Owen County defeated Gallatin County 77-56 in Owenton. That night, it was the Rebels who wore down the Wildcats with their dominating play in the paint.

  • Boys All “A&rdquo...

    Where: Walton-Verona High School

    When: Jan. 18-23

    • The Rebels take on Gallatin County in the first round Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. The winner will advance to play Trimble County at 7 p.m. Jan. 21. The championship game is scheduled for 7 p.m. Jan. 23.

    • The other first round games pair Eminence with Williamstown and Walton-Verona versus Carroll County. The winner will square off in the semifinals at 7 p.m. Jan. 22.

  • Lady Rebels avenge earlier losses

    The last time Owen County played Gallatin County and Henry County in the same week the results were not what the Lady Rebels had hoped for, dropping both games to their rivals.

    Last week, the game sites changed and so did the results.

    Owen County first traveled to Gallatin County Jan. 5. The Lady Rebels were looking for some revenge after Gallatin County defeated Owen County 54-50 in December. Freshman Hannah Neeley poured in 17 points to lead the Lady Rebels to a 51-36 win. 

    The Lady Rebels held a six-point halftime lead and never looked back.

  • Girls All “A&rdquo...

    Where: Gallatin County High School

    When: Tuesday-Saturday

    • Owen County begins play in the tournament tonight against Trimble County. Tip-off is slated for 6 p.m. The Lady Rebels defeated the Lady Raiders 56-36 Dec. 8 at Trimble County. Jensen Wainscott and Rianna Gayheart each had 11 points while Samantha Toole tossed in 10.

    • Gallatin County is hosting the event after they claimed the championship last year in Owenton. The Lady Wildcats then lost in the quarterfinals in Richmond.

  • Owen Co. girls squad wrap up...

    The Lady Rebels spent the week after Christmas traveling back and forth between Owenton and Frankfort. The team took part in the Wolverine Classic at Western Hills High School.

    Owen County played three games in the tournament going 2-1. The girls opened the tournament by taking on East Jessamine. Rianna Gayheart had 21 points but it was not enough as the Lady Rebels fell, 43-38.

    Owen County squared off against 8th Region foe South Oldham on day two.

  • Boys back from Florida; grab...

    After a week of planes, hotels  and Walt Disney World, the Owen County Rebels returned home from Florida Thursday.

    After making it through security and a bumpy flight, the Rebels played three games while in Orlando and went 2-1.

    In the first game, they defeated a team from Ranney, N.J., 81-17. They then squeaked past a team from Ambridge, Penn., 51-50, before finally losing to a squad from Westtown, Penn., 63-35.

    When they were not playing games, the team enjoyed time at Disneyworld and Universal Studios.

  • Lady Rebels drop two at Lady...

    The days leading up to Christmas provided the Owen County High School girl’s basketball team one nice gift and two lumps of coal.

    The Lady Rebels played in the Max Performance Lady Rocket Invitational at Shelby County last week. The team went 1-2 for the event, defeating Owensboro and losing to Shelby County and Anderson County.

    The week began with a game against the Lady Rockets from Shelby County. The game was a measuring stick for the Lady Rebels since Carroll County had defeated Shelby County earlier in the season.

  • Year in Review: Several familiar...

    The more things change the more they stay the same.

    That was the case in 2009 when it came to sports. Look back at the teams and players that won championships and I think you will agree.

    Start in February at the Super Bowl XLIV when the Pittsburgh Steelers won yet another title after it appeared the upstart Arizona Cardinals and their “old man” quarterback, Kurt Warner, were going to win their first – that is before Ben Rothlisberger found Santanio Holmes for the winning score with just seconds remaining.

  • Lady Rebels drop pair at home

    The road had been kind to the Lady Rebels during the first two weeks of the season. Owen County Coach Bob Osborne’s team had played four games away from Owenton and had won all four. Most people expected the success to continue when the team played its first two home games last week.

    The Lady Rebels hosted a pair of 31st District rivals in Gallatin County and Henry County. The first game came against the Lady Wildcats from Warsaw.

    The Lady Rebels got off to a slow start as they trailed 11-8 at the end of the first quarter.

  • Rebels win one, lose one

    What started out as a promising week fell flat for the Owen County Rebels.

    The Rebels entered last week riding a four-game winning streak as they welcomed Gallatin County to town for a 31st District showdown.

    The game began with both teams running up and down the court at a frenetic pace. The Wildcats took a 19-17 lead after one quarter.

    The beginning of the second quarter was much the same until Blake Lewis connected from 3-point range to give the Rebels their first lead at 27-24 with 4:20 left in the half.