Today's Sports

  • Golf teams earn 'A'...

    The Owen County boys and girls entered the 8th Region All ‘A’ Golf Tournament last Thursday at Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley as the defending champs. When play finished for the day, nothing had changed.
    The Lady Rebels captured the title for the eighth straight year. Lydia Merrifield had a career day as she shot her best 18-hole score ever with a 75 to claim the individual title. Debbie Farrar was second with a 78.

  • Volleyball team playing well

    After dropping two of their first three matches to begin the season, the Owen County volleyball team has turned things around.
    The Lady Rebels have won five of their last six games including two over the weekend at the Boyle County Invitational. In the five wins, they have dropped just a single set.

  • Lady Rebels win opening match of...

    The Lady Rebels began the season last week at home against Calvary Christian.
    The Lady Cougars defeated Owen County last season in Taylor Mill. The Lady Rebels dominated the first two sets winning 25-7 and 25-9. The third and decisive set was closer with Owen County winning 25-23. The win marked the first time since 2011 the team has won the opening match of the season.


    The Owen County football season gets started Friday night in Dry Ridge.
    The Rebels will begin the new year by taking on Grant County at 7 p.m. The Braves won the matchup last season 47-14.
    Friday night begins a new era for Owen County football as T.J. Wesselman coaches his first game for the Rebels.
    “I can’t explain how excited and honored I am to have the opportunity to coach my alma mater,” the new coach said.

  • Rebel Ramblings - Aug. 24, 2016

    Grant County won last year’s matchup 47-14 in Dry Ridge.
    The Rebels will be looking for their first win over the Braves since 2012 when they won 44-14.
    The two teams have played every year since 2005. Grant County has eight of the last eleven minutes.
    The game will feature a pair of first year head coaches. T.J. Wesselman will be coaching his first game for the Rebels while Jamey Dalzell will be coaching his second game with Grant County.
    Grant County is 1-0 on the season after beating Carroll County 28-12 on Friday night.

  • Rebels looking to improve on the...

    The Owen County Rebels are beginning the 2016 soccer season this week.
    As they enter the new season, the team will be looking to improve upon the 2015 campaign that saw them win just four games. First-year head coach JR Herdman says the process is something that will happen one game at a time.
    “My expectations of this team is to be competitive and improve every time we step on the field,” Herdman said.

  • Girls' golf beats Henry...

    The Lady Rebels enjoyed a home match last week at Fairway Golf Course.
    The team hosted Henry County and dominated the Lady Wildcats. Lydia Merrifield fired the low round of the day with a nine-hole total of 39. Debbie Farrar posted a 40 while Grace Chilton shot a 45. Morgan Woodyard shot 50 and Laura Duke 53.
    The team will be back on the course Thursday as they host the 8th Region All ‘A’ Classic at Fairway Golf Course. Owen County will be looking to win their eighth straight title. On Tuesday, the team will host Walton-Verona.

  • Boy's golf team off to 2-1...

    The Owen County boy’s golf team is off to a 2-1 start to begin the season.
    The Rebels lost their second match of the season to Richmond Model at Gibson Bay Golf Course.
    Austin Fitzgerald was the medalist as he finished with a nine-hole total of 38.
    Jordan Fitzgerald posted a 41 while Jordan Wilhoite shot 44. The Rebels lost the match by just four strokes.
    The boys followed up the loss by defeating Western Hills at Juniper Hills.
    Prather was the medalist with a 37 while Fitzgerald shot 39, Wilhoite 44 and Braden Howard 46.

  • Lady Rebels win season opener...

    It was a winning weekend for the Owen County girls’ soccer team. The team opened the season on Saturday at home against South Laurel. The Lady Rebels got a pair of goals from Hailey Chappell as they defeated the Lady Cardinals 5-4. It was the first time since 2005 the team has won their opening match. They had tied in 2007 and 2011.
    Hyper Chamberlin, Meagan Bruener, and Hailey Gordon also had goals in the win.

  • Sports Shorts - Aug. 24, 2016

    Aug. 24

    The boys’ soccer team was in action three times last week.
    They fell 5-1 to Villa Madonna, 6-2 against Walton-Verona and 7-2 to South Laurel. They will be back in action Monday at Grant County. The Braves defeated the Rebels 3-1 last season.