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Today's Sports

  • ‘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 running back to...

    The Owen County Lady Rebels are running back to the Class A State Cross Country Meet.
    The team finished second on Saturday at the Region 5A Meet in Danville earning a trip to the Kentucky Horse Park on Saturday morning. It is the second straight year the team has finished as the regional runner-up.
    Three members of the team finished in the top-ten. Allison Bourne was fifth, Autumn Hunter ninth and Julie Herrmann tenth. For Hunter, the only senior, this will be her third and final time to run in the State Meet.

  • Rebels finish regular season...

    Friday night was the final regular season game for the Owen County football team. It was also the last time to play at home for six seniors. They went out with a bang.
    After falling behind in the first half, the Rebels ran past Eminence in the second half to win 40-16.
    The victory allowed, Hailey Chappell, Ross Ford, Alex Gomez, Josh Payton, Austin Riggs, J.J. Smith and the rest of the Rebels to finish the season at 5-5 overall.

  • Rebel Ramblings

    The Indians are coached by Bruce Kozerski who is in his 13th season.
    Covington Holy Cross won the 2011 Class 2A State Championship.
    Thursday night will mark the fifth time the two schools have faced off in the playoffs since 2009 with the Indians winning all four of the previous games.
    In the four playoff losses, Owen County has been outscored 189-70.

  • Touchdown Challenge check...
  • Volleyball team scores first...

    The Owen County volleyball team earned their first ever victory on Aug. 11, 2009, in Owenton. Their opponent that night was Eminence. Last Thursday night, in the same building the Lady Rebels again defeated the Lady Warriors. This time it was for their first ever 31st District championship.
    Owen County defeated Eminence 3-0 on Thursday night to capture the title. It was a match they almost did not get to play.

  • Wildcats edge Rebels to earn...

    The Owen County Rebels entered Friday night’s game looking to secure a home game in the first round of the Class 2A State Playoffs. They would fall just short.
    Gallatin County came to Owenton and spoiled their chances of playing at home the first week of November. The Wildcats defeated the Rebels 14-13 to finish second in the district and earn a home game for themselves.

  • Rebel Ramblings

    The Rebels defeated the Warriors 40-8 last season.
    Eminence is 4-5 on the season. They have lost three straight.
    After scoring 236 in their first six games, the Warriors have scored just 18 points in the last three games.
    Eminence is coached by Tye Lawson who is in his first season.
    Other games this week involving district teams includes Carroll County travelling to Dayton while Gallatin County hosts Middletown Christian from Ohio. Walton-Verona and Trimble County are each off.
     

  • A showdown for home field...

    Whenever Owen County and Gallatin County meet on the field of competition, it is a big game. Friday night’s game at Patterson Field will have a little something extra on the line. The Rebels defeated Carroll County 14-12 Oct. 14 in Carrollton to improve to 4-4 overall and 2-1 in the district. Gallatin County, who did not play last week, is 5-3 overall and also 2-1 in district play. The winner this week will earn home field advantage in the opening round of the Class 2A State Playoffs which begin Nov. 5.