Today's Sports

  • Rebels hoping for banner season

    The Owen County boys begin the basketball season on Dec. 1 in Frankfort. They hope to finish the season in March at Rupp Arena.

  • Lady Rebels look to rebound from...

    After winning just a single game two years ago, the Owen County Lady Rebels finished 11-17 last year. They are hoping for a continued turn around this season.
    Don’t let the youth of the Lady Rebels fool you. While not having a single senior on the roster, the team has plenty of experience. Despite the loss of seniors Kennedi Dermon and Ashton Marcum, Owen County returns nine players from last year’s squad who played in at least 14 of the team’s 28 games.

  • Fowler steps down as head coach

    The Owen County Football team will have a new head coach on the sidelines in 2016.
    After their first round playoff loss to Holy Cross, head coach Adam Fowler resigned. Fowler leaves the job after eight seasons at the helm. During his tenure, the Rebels posted three winning seasons and won the district once.
    “The last eight years have been wonderful,” Fowler said of his time at Owen County. “The kids there are great kids.”

  • Rebels prepare for basketball...

    With the start of basketball season getting close, fans will have a chance to come out and get a look at the Rebels and Lady Rebels.
    Everyone is invited to come out for Maroon Madness, which begins at 6 p.m., Thursday night in the Floyd Gritton Gymnasium. The event includes player introductions, inter-squad scrimmages and a 3-point shooting contest between the boys and girls.
    Between the scrimmages, Carson Williams will be signing a National Letter of Intent to play college basketball next season at Northern Kentucky University.

  • Girls finish 13th in cross...

    It may not have been the performance they were hoping for but the Owen County girls cross country team has nothing to be ashamed of following the Class 1A State Cross Country Meet on Saturday.
    The team traveled to the Kentucky Horse Park on Saturday for the meet and finished 13th overall. Head coach Heidi Williams was still impressed with how her team had improved since the start of the season.


    Every hero has a nemesis. For the Owen County football team that nemesis wears black, red and white and hails from Covington.
    For the third time in five seasons, Holy Cross came into Owenton and knocked the Rebels out of the Class 2A State Playoffs. The Indians left Patterson Field with a 54-28 win on Friday night to advance and play Newport Central Catholic in the second round.

  • Taking care of business

    The Owen County football team had a job to do on Friday night.
    The Rebels traveled to Eminence with two numbers in their heads. The first was six. A win would be their sixth of the season and would clinch a winning record. At the end of the evening with the clock reading all zeroes, Owen County had won the game 40-8.
    With the win they finished the regular season 6-4 marking the third time in the last five years the team had secured a winning record.

  • Lady Rebels finish second at...

    The Owen County Lady Rebels traveled to Lexington on Saturday for the Region 5A Cross Country Meet with the goal of a finishing third. They did one better.
    The Lady Rebels finished second in the meet at Masterson Station Park hosted by Tates Creek.

  • Little league hosts 'Super...

    They might not be NFL players yet, but some of Owen County’s youngest athletes will be playing in a Super Bowl on Sunday.
    A team of 24 third- and fourth-graders from Owen County will take on a team from Pendleton County.
    Chris Dempsey, head coach of Owen’s mighty pros team, said the team is part of a league consisting of Bracken, Gallatin, Grant, Owen and Pendleton counties and is organized locally through the county’s Parks and Recreation.

  • Rebels earn home field advantage...

    There is no place like home for the Owen County Rebels.
    Patterson Field will be the site of a first round playoff game for the Owen County football team. The Rebels earned the right to host the game by defeating Gallatin County 8-6 on Friday night in Warsaw. The win clinched second place in the district.
    The Wildcats got on the board first when Jeffrey Bowling scored on a two-yard run with 6:51 left in the first quarter. The two-point conversion failed leaving the score 6-0.