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Today's Sports

  • HEARTBREAK IN FRANKFORT

    The Owen County Rebels headed to Frankfort on Thursday with high expectations. Students and faculty lined the road wishing the team luck as they headed out of town. The return trip on Saturday night was not as jubilant.

    Murray’s James Boone took only one 3-point shot on Saturday night during the semifinals of the Kentucky All “A” Classic. It was a big one. As the shot fell through the net the Tigers rushed onto the floor in celebration and the Rebels were left wondering what had just happened.

  • Lady Rebels win one, lose one in...

    The Owen County Lady Rebels played a pair of games last week. In both cases, the outcomes of each were determined by the second half.

    The team hosted Lexington Christian on Monday night. The first half was closely contested with Owen County holding a 29-25 lead over the Lady Eagles at halftime. The second half was a much different story as the Lady Rebels grabbed the momentum and ran with it. They outscored Lexington Christian 38-32 and won 67-47.

  • Williams scores 2,500th point in...

    There was not much drama in Tuesday night’s home game with Carroll County. Owen County won its 22nd straight 31st District contest 77-29 over the Panthers. A highlight, however, came when senior Carson Williams reached another milestone in his career. Williams, who is the all-time leading scorer in Owen County history, scored his 2,500th point.

    Williams led the Rebels with 21 points overall. Vince Toftness added 20 points. The Rebels shot a blistering 59 percent from field for the game including nine 3-pointers of which Toftness connected on four and Williams two.

  • Cold start but hot finish for...

    Owen County has only lost one game against 31st District competition this season. That loss came back in December in Carrollton. The Lady Rebels got their revenge last Tuesday in Owenton.

    Much like the weather outside, Owen County started off cold from the field in the first half. Carroll County was also unable to get things going offensively leading to an 18-18 tie at halftime.

    The second half was a different story. Owen County would outscore Carroll County 43-16 during the final two quarters on their way to a 61-34 victory.

  • REBELS WIN EIGHTH REGION ALL...

    In an outstanding development for the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce, the Owen County Rebels are headed back to the Kentucky All “A” Classic.

    The Rebels punched their ticket by defeating Walton-Verona 61-39 in the Eighth Region All “A” Classic championship game on Saturday night in Carrollton. They will take on the winner from the Seventh Region in their first game at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28 at the Frankfort Convention Center. The Seventh Region championship game will be played Friday night.

  • Lady Rebels ousted from All ‘A’...

    The host school was not around long in this year’s Eighth Region All “A” Classic.

    Just as they did in 2009, the last time Owen County hosted the event, the Lady Rebels began play last Monday night against Trimble County. Unlike that season when Owen County won 50-32, the Lady Raiders insured the Lady Rebels would not be around for the semifinals this time.

    Trimble County capitalized on poor shooting and turnovers to defeat Owen County 51-33.

  • Rebels win three, prepare for...

    BY BRIAN BLAIR
    N-H Sports Reporter

    On Saturday night, the Owen County Rebels won a Cup. This coming Saturday night, they want to cut down the nets.

    The Rebels traveled to Frankfort on Saturday night to take part in the Kentucky-Indiana Challenge Cup where they took on Indianapolis Forest Park. The game was the fifth of the day pitting schools from Kentucky and Indiana against each other with the two states splitting the first four.

  • Lady Rebels rally for two wins...

    BY BRIAN BLAIR
    N-H Sports Reporter

    The Owen County Lady Rebels readied themselves for this week’s 8th Region All ‘A’ Classic by winning two of three games last week.

  • Owen honors former athletes next...

    BY BRIAN BLAIR
    N-H Sports Reporter

    It will be a weekend to remember on Jan. 22 and 23 at the Owen County High School.

    On Friday night the Owen County Athletic Department will be inducting its second class into the Athletic Hall of Fame. This year’s class includes Jim Glass, Guy Patterson, Curt Cochran, C.W. Ware and Dustin Downey.

    The evening begins with the Lady Rebels taking on Gallatin County at 6 p.m. The induction ceremony will take place following the girls game before the Rebels take on the Wildcats.

  • 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.