Today's Sports

  • Rebels come up short in region...

    For most of Thursday night’s Eighth Region quarterfinal game between Owen County and South Oldham high schools, it couldn’t have been much closer.
    But in the end, it would be the Dragons who would come away with the 84-77 victory to end  the season for the Rebels.
    Owen County took the early 2-0 before South Oldham would tie the score and then go in front 3-2 in the very early stages.
    This wouldn’t be the only time the game would be tied or the lead would switch hands.

  • 3peat: Buzzer beater gives...

    The Owen County High School Rebels got their third-straight 31st District title the old-fashioned way - they earned it.
    The last time Owen County faced Henry County High School, the game went to overtime before the final outcome was decided.
    It appeared Friday night’s game in Carrollton was headed for the same fate. That is until the Rebels got the final shot.
    Facing a double digit fourth-quarter deficit, Henry County scratched and clawed its way all the way back and tied the game with 15 seconds to play.

  • Eight facts about the Boy’s...

    • The tournament will once again be played at Henry County High School. It has been played in New Castle every year since 1962. The last school to host besides Henry County was Shelby County in 1961.
    • The last time Owen County hosted the Eighth Region tournament was back in 1958.
    • South Oldham will enter the tournament as the defending champion. The Dragons defeated Oldham County 58-48 in last year’s championship game.
    • The last team to repeat as champions was Oldham County who won in both 2011 and 2012.

  • Lady Rebels keep streak alive as...

    The season ended for the Owen County High School Lady Rebels but not before they kept an impressive streak alive.
    Owen County opened up play last week in the 31st District tournament.
    The Lady Rebels hadn’t lost their first game of the event since they joined the 31st District in 2005-2006.
    The last time they did not win their opening round contest was back on March 3, 2005, when they lost to Scott County in the 32nd District tournament at Williamstown.

  • Young Rebels turn in strong...

    The fourth-grade Rebels participated in the NCKC Tournament on Feb. 22 at Gallatin County. The team finished second overall. The Rebels defeated Carroll County and Grant County to reach the finals before falling to Walton-Verona.

  • Rebels clinch No. 1 tourney seed

    The week began with a close win and then ended with a close defeat but in between, the Owen County High School boys basketball team was part of a meaningful blowout.
    The Runnin’ Rebels began last week with a pair of home games. The first was an NCKC contest with Williamstown High School on Senior Night.
    The second was a district showdown with the top seed in the upcoming 31st District tournament on the line.
    Before warming up for the Feb. 18 contest with the Demons, Owen County fans had a chance to say thank you to five Rebel seniors.

  • Boys’ 31st District Tournament...

    • The tournament began Monday night when Carroll County High School took on Eminence in the opening round game. The winner will play Owen County tonight (Wednesday) at 6 p.m. at Carroll County.
    • The championship game will be on Friday night in Carrollton at 7 p.m.
    • Owen County is the two-time defending champion and has won three of the last five titles.
    • Gallatin County is the last team to win three-straight district titles between 2006 and 2008.

  • Girls’ 31st District Tournament...

    • Owen County opened the tournament Monday night as they took on Eminence. The winner played Gallatin County Tuesday night.
    • The championship game will be played on Thursday night at 7 p.m.
    • Gallatin County is the defending champion. They knocked off Owen County 43-36 in last year’s championship game.
    • Before last year, Owen County had won five-straight district titles.

  • Lady Rebels close out tough...

    The regular season wrapped up for the Owen County Lady Rebels. The team played three games last week to prepare for the 31st District Tournament.
    The girls began the week by hitting the road to taken on Walton-Verona High School on Feb. 17.
    The Lady Bearcats raced out to an 18-3 lead at the end of the first quarter and never looked back as they cruised to the 65-20 win.
    A.J. Gravely led the Lady Rebels by scoring 9 points. Kaylee Miller tossed in 4; Molly Gamble, 3; and Debbie Farrar and Kendrah Ashby each finished with 2 points.

  • Rebels drop two of three in...

    Owen County High School Head Boys Basketball Coach Devin Duvall likes to spend the last few games of the season to get his team tournament ready.
    The last three game stretch was that preparation.
    Owen County hosted North Oldham High School last week before playing both Anderson County and South Oldham high schools on the road.
    South Oldham is the defending Eighth Region champion while Anderson County High School reached the semifinals of the Eighth Region tournament. The Bearcats advanced by defeating the Rebels 50-47 in the quarterfinals.