Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Lady Rebels winning streak comes...

    The Owen County softball team suffered its first setback of the young season last week.

    The team traveled to Williamstown Tuesday to take on the Lady Demons. Both teams entered the contest having won three games in a row. When the game ended it was Owen County who had seen their streak come to an end falling 6-4. Freshman, Baileigh Young had three hits on the night including two triples.

  • Rebels snap losing streak with...

    After a sluggish start to the season, the Owen County offense roared to life last week.

    In their first five games of the season the Rebels managed just 14 runs. Last Tuesday against Gallatin County at Dunavent Field they scored ten in the bottom of the first.

  • Former Rebels standouts wrap up...

    With the college basketball season winding down two former Owen County standouts have wrapped up their 2015-2016 campaigns.

  • Baseball off to rough start...

    It has not been a good start for the Owen County baseball team.

    The team began the season last week with five games outside of Owenton. They would lose each of them.

    The Rebels dropped a tough one-run contest at Carroll County last Tuesday as they fell 8-7 to the Panthers. It was the team’s seventh straight loss to Carroll County. The last time the Rebels knocked off the Panthers was back on May 22, 2012, when Owen County won 8-7 in the semifinals of the 31st District Tournament.

  • Fast start to season for track

    Both the girls’ and boys’ track teams have gotten out of the starting blocks well.

    The teams took part in two meets this past week. The first was last Tuesday at the Shelby County All-Comers and the second was Friday night at the Boone County Invitational.

    Both teams performed well in Shelbyville with the girls finishing first as team and the boys second overall. The girls finished the evening ten points better than the host school, Shelby County, while the boys fell just short, also to the Rockets.

  • Lady Rebels begin softball...

    The Owen County Lady Rebels picked up two more wins on softball field.

    After winning their opener at Frankfort, the Lady Rebels played a pair of home games against Grant County and Lloyd Memorial last week.

    On Monday, the team hosted the Lady Braves. Owen County proved to be a very ungracious host as they sent Grant County back to Dry Ridge with a 6-1 loss. Megan Wilhoite pitched five strong innings, striking out five before Katelyn Parker came in to close things out. Reagan Sutton provided some pop at the plate collecting three hits.


    Carson Williams has won plenty of awards throughout his career. None bigger than the one he brought back to Owenton last Tuesday night.

    The OCHS senior was named Mr. Kentucky High School Basketball at the annual Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball Awards Ceremony, held March 15 at the Lexington Center’s Bluegrass Ballroom.

    Williams is the first Rebel to ever win the state’s most prestigious award for basketball players.

    Joining him was Erin Boley, from Elizabethtown High School who captured the title of Miss Basketball.