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Today's Sports

  • Rebels to depend on youth

    If the coaching staff wanted to put a sign on the door leading into the Owen County High School football locker room, it might read “no experience necessary.”
    As the Rebels get ready to kickoff the season on Friday night at Western Hills, they will be doing it with an almost completely revamped lineup.
    Owen County High School Head Football Coach Adam Fowler will have to figure out how to replace almost all of his starters on both offense and defense from a team that has gone 17-6 over the past two seasons.

  • Rebel Ramblings: At Western...

    • Owen County High School football team is 3-2 in season openers under Adam Fowler.
    • Fowler is entering his sixth season at the helm. His career record through his first five years is 22-31.
    • Owen County is 2-0 against Western Hills. The Rebels won games against the Wolverines in both 2011 and 49-20 in 2012.
    • Western Hills finished 1-9 last season.
    • The Wolverines are coached by Don Miller who is entering his eighth season as head coach.

  • Fall season to get going

    The fall sports season will be getting under way in earnest over the next two weeks.
    Several teams will get things started later this week.
    The volleyball team will be action Aug. 20 as they begin the season at Trimble County. The Lady Raiders defeated the Lady Rebels both times the two teams met last season.

  • Boys’ golf team finishes second...

    The Owen County High School boys’ golf team teed off the 2013 season last week.
    The Rebels traveled to take part in the Beechwood Invitational.
    They would finish second overall with a team score of 330, behind only Newport Central Catholic, which shot 319 as a squad.
    OCHS Sophomore Cole Hamilton had the low round for the Rebels by shooting an 80. Rebel freshman Jordan Prather shot 81; junior Justin Trusty fired 83; senior Matt Atkins shot 86; and freshman Austin Fitzgerald posted an 89.

  • Lady Rebels golf team gets back...

    The Owen County High School girls’ golf team is off and running on the 2013 season.
    The team has already played in three events away from home and hosted another to begin the year.
    The Lady Rebels, once again under the direction of David Wainscott, are looking to defend the Eighth Region All ‘A’ championship from last year as well as their Sixth Region title.
    They will have to do it at least for a while without the services of  junior Kennedi Dermon, who is unable to play due to an injury at this time.

  • Getting Ready with the middle...

    The Maurice Bowling Middle School Rebels football team hit the practice field this week.

  • Kentucky Panthers take World...

    The Kentucky Panthers 15U baseball team recently won the Greater Midwest Baseball wood bat World Series played July 19-21 in St. Louis, Mo. The team consists of kids from Walton Verona, Trimble County, Owen County, Gallatin County and Carroll County. Pictured are front row (from left to right):  Boo Donahue, Zakk Hicks, Michael Stewart, Justin Ray, Mason Wilson and Cameron McAnally. Back row, left to right: Coach Jeff Lehkamp, Garrett Lehkamp, Nolan Tackett, Michael Dunaway, Austin Dunn, Coach Mike Dunaway and Head Coach Jimmy Ray. Not pictured Daniel West.

  • Fall ahead: School sports gear...

    With temperatures feeling more like September and less like the final weekend in July, Owen County sports fans can take heart that the fall sports season is coming.
    Practice has begun for the fall sports seasons. The football, volleyball, golf, cross country and soccer teams are getting ready for the 2013 campaigns. With practice comes expectations of another successful season for each team.
    The football team will be looking for a third-straight winning season and another trip to the playoffs.

  • Young rebels take title
  • Runnin’ Rebels to host golf...

    The defending 31st District champion Owen County High School Runnin’ Rebels basketball team will be hosting a fund-raising golf scramble Sept. 28 at the Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley.
    The proceeds from this event will help support the Rebels as they travel to Orlando, Fla. this upcoming season for a holiday basketball tournament at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports.
    The event will include a longest drive contest, a closest to the pin contest and other prizes.
    Mulligans will be available.