Today's Sports

  • Rebels snap losing streak with...

    After a sluggish start to the season, the Owen County offense roared to life last week.

    In their first five games of the season the Rebels managed just 14 runs. Last Tuesday against Gallatin County at Dunavent Field they scored ten in the bottom of the first.

  • Former Rebels standouts wrap up...

    With the college basketball season winding down two former Owen County standouts have wrapped up their 2015-2016 campaigns.

  • Baseball off to rough start...

    It has not been a good start for the Owen County baseball team.

    The team began the season last week with five games outside of Owenton. They would lose each of them.

    The Rebels dropped a tough one-run contest at Carroll County last Tuesday as they fell 8-7 to the Panthers. It was the team’s seventh straight loss to Carroll County. The last time the Rebels knocked off the Panthers was back on May 22, 2012, when Owen County won 8-7 in the semifinals of the 31st District Tournament.

  • Fast start to season for track

    Both the girls’ and boys’ track teams have gotten out of the starting blocks well.

    The teams took part in two meets this past week. The first was last Tuesday at the Shelby County All-Comers and the second was Friday night at the Boone County Invitational.

    Both teams performed well in Shelbyville with the girls finishing first as team and the boys second overall. The girls finished the evening ten points better than the host school, Shelby County, while the boys fell just short, also to the Rockets.

  • Lady Rebels begin softball...

    The Owen County Lady Rebels picked up two more wins on softball field.

    After winning their opener at Frankfort, the Lady Rebels played a pair of home games against Grant County and Lloyd Memorial last week.

    On Monday, the team hosted the Lady Braves. Owen County proved to be a very ungracious host as they sent Grant County back to Dry Ridge with a 6-1 loss. Megan Wilhoite pitched five strong innings, striking out five before Katelyn Parker came in to close things out. Reagan Sutton provided some pop at the plate collecting three hits.


    Carson Williams has won plenty of awards throughout his career. None bigger than the one he brought back to Owenton last Tuesday night.

    The OCHS senior was named Mr. Kentucky High School Basketball at the annual Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball Awards Ceremony, held March 15 at the Lexington Center’s Bluegrass Ballroom.

    Williams is the first Rebel to ever win the state’s most prestigious award for basketball players.

    Joining him was Erin Boley, from Elizabethtown High School who captured the title of Miss Basketball.

  • Lady Rebels open season with win...

    Sometimes life and sports intersect. That was the case last week for the Owen County softball team.

    The Lady Rebels opened their season on Thursday in Frankfort amidst an emotional week for many of the Owen County players.

    Following the death last Monday of classmate Ellie Stout, the team gathered on Wednesday night.

    “It was really good to get most all of us in the dugout and just be together,” said head coach Greg Wilhoite. “It’s a tough time to be a coach and try to find the right words for them.”

  • Returning players chasing...

    The Owen County Rebels return to the baseball diamond next week.

    The team begins the 2016 season on Tuesday when they travel to Carrollton to take on the Panthers. The Rebels finished 11-15 overall last season and were 6-4 against teams from the 31st District. They were 0-2 against Carroll County.

  • Lady Rebels softball returns to...

    It is back to action for the Owen County Lady Rebels softball team.

    The Lady Rebels will begin the 2016 campaign tomorrow when they travel to take on Frankfort. Owen County finished the 2015 with a 14-11 record. The 14 wins were an improvement over 2014 when the team won just eight games.


    The season was not supposed to end like this.

    The Owen County Rebels entered the Eighth Region tournament last week with expectations at an all-time high. Instead of the dream ending they were hoping for, the Rebels suffered a nightmarish loss in the first round to South Oldham.

    Trailing 56-52 early in the fourth quarter, the Dragons went on a 21-5 run to take a 73-61 lead. They would hold on down the stretch to claim the game and advance to the semifinals with an 81-76 win.