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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • MR. BASKETBALL

    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.

  • Upcoming judo tournaments hosted...

    The 2016 Rebel Judo Invitational will be from 12:30 p.m. until 6 p.m., Saturday, March 12 at the Owen County High School.

    Most Owen County students will compete between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

    The 2016 O.J. Helvey Kentucky State Judo Championship will be from 12:30 p.m. until 5 p.m.

    Most Owen County students will compete between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

  • Revels rebound after All 'A...

    The magic carpet ride continues for the Owen County Rebels.

    The Rebels recovered nicely after their heartbreaking loss last week at the All “A” Classic. The team bounced back nicely picking up three quality wins over three tough opponents.

  • THE BUZZER GIVETH AND THE BUZZER...

    Two Lady Rebel games last week came down to a final shot. The first went in favor of Owen County while the second one did not.

    On Monday, the Lady Rebels hosted Woodford County. The Lady Yellow Jackets enjoyed the first half momentum as they jumped out to a 32-20 halftime advantage. The second half was a different story.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.