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Today's Sports

  • Two wins in Tenn. for Lady Rebels

    The Owen County Lady Rebels went shopping in Gatlinburg last week and came away with two wins in the bag.
    The team took part in the Smoky Mountain Classic at Gatlinburg-Pittman High School where they played three games. After dropping their first game, they came back strong and won the next two and finished the tournament in fifth place.

  • Strong fall season for judo team
  • Rebels welcome climate change

    The Owen County Rebels are hoping a change of scenery will be just what the team needs to turn things around after a rough last week.
    The Rebels, who are in Florida for the KSA Events Holiday Tournament, suffered a pair of setbacks last week. Both defeats came at the hand of 31st District opponents.

  • ‘Coach Osborne’ hangs up his...

    On the night of March 3, 2017, Bob Osborne coached his final game of basketball for Owen County.
    That night Grant County defeated Owen County in the semifinals of the 8th Region Tournament ending his 12-year stint as head coach of the Lady Rebels. As the final seconds ticked away Osborne said his thoughts were not about himself.
    “I really felt bad for the girls,” he said. “We didn’t bring our ‘A’ game, and they did.”  
    This year’s seniors have been especially fun to coach, Osborne said.

  • Former star athletes return for...

     The Owen County Athletics Hall of Fame inducted its third class on Saturday night at Floyd Gritton Gymnasium. Rebel football standout C.W. Ware was enshrined, as was 1920 Olympian Admiral Willis A. Lee and track star Danielle Hoop. 

  • Lady Rebels win in New Castle

    After suffering their first loss of the season last Monday night the Lady Rebels bounced back nicely on Friday night at Henry County.
    Owen County began last week at Bellevue on Monday. The Lady Rebels entered the game with a 5-0 record. They got off to a good start as they jumped out to an 11-3 lead midway through the first quarter. The Lady Tigers would respond as they finished the quarter strong to cut the deficit to 16-12 after eight minutes.

  • A happy holiday for two long-...

    The weather in Cleveland and Chicago may be frightful but knowing your teams won championships this year is so delightful.
    2016 was a good year for the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Chicago Cubs, and their fans.
    In June the Cavaliers, led by their homegrown hero, LeBron James rallied to defeat the Golden State Warriors to claim the team’s first NBA Championship. The team that was founded in 1970 had reached the finals twice before but came up short each time.

  • Rebels pull out two tough wins

    After dropping two straight games last week, the Rebels entered this week hoping for better results. Owen County would win two of the three games they played last week. They were, however, not easy as the Rebels would defeat Trimble County on Tuesday night and Williamstown on Saturday by a combined five points.
    On Tuesday night, the Rebels got a career-high 30 points from Nolan Tackett and 14 points from Cameron McAnally to get past Trimble County 69-65. The victory extended the Owen County winning streak to 21 straight wins over the Raiders.

  • Lady Rebels cruise to pair of...

    The Owen County Lady Rebels welcomed a pair of teams to Owenton last week and sent them both back home with decisive defeats.
    The Lady Rebels began the week by hosting Switzerland County last Monday night. After leading by just seven points at halftime, Owen County outscored their opponent 44-9 in the second half to win the game 61-19.
    Defensively the Lady Rebels held the Lady Pacers to just two points in the second quarter and one point in the fourth quarter.

  • Rebels win season opener against...

    The Owen County Rebels opened up the season at home on Tuesday night the same way they have opened up the five previous seasons. They played and defeated Western Hills.
    The Rebels welcomed the Wolverines to Owenton and proved to be ungracious hosts as they sent them back to Frankfort with a 68-48 loss. An Austin Fitzgerald three-pointer just ahead of the halftime buzzer gave Owen County a 24-21 lead heading into the locker room.