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Today's Sports

  • Rebels go 3-1 on spring break...

    It was a spring break trip to the lovely city of Madisonville for the Owen County baseball team. The Rebels enjoyed their stay, winning three of the four games they played.

    Last Tuesday, the team had no problems with Webster County as the Rebels dismantled the Trojans 13-0 in five innings. Michael Dunaway picked up the win on the mound allowing just three hits while striking out nine batters. Austin Fitzgerald drove in four runs while Grant Cobb scored three times.

  • Lady Rebels begin 31st District...

    After a tough weekend in Cynthiana the Owen County softball team is getting ready to open up play in the 31st District this week.

    The Lady Rebels will get started today as they host Gallatin County. Owen County defeated the Lady Wildcats three times last season. The third win came in the semifinals of the 31st District Tournament. Overall the Lady Rebels were 7-3 against district competition in 2015.

  • Osborne enjoying senior baseball...

    The University of the Cumberlands is enjoying success this season thanks to a pair of Owen County alums.

    Their head coach, Brad Shelton, just became the school’s all-time winningest coach while senior Stone Osborne is finding success both in the field and at the plate.

  • Softball ends regular season...

    The Owen County softball season wrapped up the regular season last week.

    The team finished the year with a pair of home games against Grant County and Williamstown. The Lady Rebels would win both of them.

    The team hosted Grant County last Monday. Owen County got a complete game on the mound from Megan Wilhoite winning 4-2 over the Lady Braves. Blair Harris knocked in two runs and scored one while Kaitlyn Parker scored one and drove in a run. Baileigh Young also scored a pair of runs in the victory.

  • Rebels baseball gears up for...

    The Owen County baseball team has finished the regular season and is ready for the 31st District Tournament and beyond.

    The team played their final two regular season home games of the season last week before wrapping up the year on the road on Saturday in Lexington.

  • Boys take second, girls third at...

    Saturday was a good day for the Owen County track teams at the Region 5A Meet in Lexington. The boys finished second overall and the girls finished third overall. Several members of each team qualified for the KHSAA State Track and Field Championships to be held Saturday morning at the University of Kentucky.

  • Dunaway, McDonald sign letters...

    The Owen County Rebels and the community celebrated an outstanding season on Thursday night at Floyd Gritton Gymnasium. Part of the festivities included two more members of this year’s squad signing national letters of intent to play basketball next season in college.

  • Pesky raindrops keep falling on...

    Rain has played havoc with the Owen County baseball and softball teams this spring. While the Lady Rebels were not able to get on the field last week, the baseball team was able to play Saturday in Frankfort.

    The Rebels traveled to Frankfort where they played games against Franklin County and Scott County. Against the Flyers, Michael Dunaway tossed six strong innings, striking out nine as the Rebels won 8-3. Dunaway also helped his own cause with a pair of hits in the game. His first hit drove in two runs during the first inning.

  • Owen roots still strong with...

    The University of the Cumberlands swept a double-header last Tuesday against Montreat College. In doing so, their manager, Owen County native Brad Shelton, became the winningest coach in school history.

    The two victories gave Shelton 503 wins at the school, breaking the old mark of 502 held by Terry Stigall who coached at the Cumberlands for 19 seasons. Shelton breaks the record while in his 16th season.

    While Shelton gets credits for the wins in the history book the coach was quick to acknowledge all of those who helped him reach the special milestone.

  • Shelton finishes sophomore...

    Former Rebel Justin Shelton has wrapped up his sophomore season playing college basketball.

    Shelton plays at Erskine College in South Carolina. The Flying Fleet is a member of the Conference Carolinas and a NCAA Division II school.

    Shelton averaged 1.8 points and 4.5 rebounds a contest in his sophomore season. He was also second on the team averaging just under a blocked shot every game. Coach Mark Peeler said Shelton is constantly improving on the defensive end of the floor.