Today's Sports

  • Ladies dominate court

    Any fears of a letdown were greatly exaggerated.
    After a big win over Walton-Verona to begin last week. some people may have wondered if the Owen County High School Lady Rebels would have the same focus at Carroll County on Friday night.
    They did.
    Owen County allowed just two first-half points to the Lady Panthers and cruised to a 55-10 win.
    The Lady Rebels were led by Rianna Gayheart and Kennedi Dermon who each tossed in 13 points. Gayheart also added eight assists.

  • Lady Rebels win early showdown

    It was an early season test and the Lady Rebels passed.
    After an easy win to begin the season last week at Williamstown, Owen County returned home Monday night to take on Walton-Verona. The Lady Bearcats came to Owenton as the defending Eighth Region All ‘A’ champions and the Eighth Region champions.
    Both teams got off to fast starts with Owen County taking a 18-15 lead after the first quarter.
    Both squads would pick up the defensive intensity in the second quarter.

  • Rebels off to strong start

    The fourth time is the charm.
    For the fourth-straight season, Owen County High School began the basketball season by playing Western Hills.
    For the first time in those meetings the Rebels won. They defeated the Wolverines Nov. 28 by a score of 63-55 for their first win of the season.
    The Rebels jumped out to a 37-24 lead at halftime and then held on down the stretch.
    Owen County junior Justin Shelton had a career night in the win.
    He led the Rebels with 19 points and nine rebounds.

  • Rebels honored for football...

    The 2011 football season was a historic one for the Owen County High School Rebels. For their efforts, a pair of Rebels has been honored by the Kentucky Football Coaches Association.
    Owen County High School Head Football Coach Adam Fowler was named Class 2A District 5 coach of the year and Sawyer Williams was named Player of the Year in the District.
    Fowler guided the Rebels to their first ever undefeated regular season and their first district championship since 1981.

  • Gayheart will continue...

    As she enters her senior season at Owen County High School, Rianna Gayheart already knows where she will be playing basketball next fall.
    Gayheart has signed a national letter of intent to play college basketball at Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights. The senior shared the moment with her family, coaches, teammates and fans on Thursday night during Maroon Madness at Owen County High School.

  • Maroon Madness: Boys ready to run

    The overall record may have indicated last year was a winning season but the Owen County Rebels may not agree.
    The team finished the season 15-9 but a first-round home loss in the 8th Region All ‘A’ Classic and a first-round loss in the 31st District tournament left a bad taste in some people’s mouth. The loss in the district tournament kept Owen County from reaching the 8th Region Tournament for the first time since 2007.
    Owen County High School Head Boys Basketball Coach Devin Duvall will have his three top scorers back from last season.

  • Maroon Madness: Girls strive for...

    Of the past four seasons the Owen County Lady Rebels have accumulated a very impressive collection.
    The Lady Rebels enter the 2011-2012 season in a familiar situation. They are the four-time defending 31st District champions.
    Over the past four seasons they have cut down the nets at all four district schools after claiming the title. They hope to do it again.
    Owen County High School Head Girls Basketball Coach Bob Osborne returns his top three scorers from last year’s team that finished the season 23-6.

  • Brian Blair’s 2011 Golden Gobble...

    As you sit down tomorrow for Thanksgiving you should at least have one thing to be thankful for. You could be the turkey.
    Several people have been “turkeys” this season in the world of sports.
    As I have done for the past three years now I have revealed some of the poor souls to you in my annual Golden Gobble Awards. Here are my, um, winners for this year.

  • Trenary runs to eighth-place...

    Owen County’s Hunter Trenary is proof hard work pays off.
    The freshman capped off a great cross-country season on Saturday by finishing eighth in the Class A State Cross Country Meet.
    Trenary accomplished this despite getting a late start on the season.
    “I got a late start this year training but I trained much harder than in years past,” Trenary said.

  • Owen alum named MSC freshman...

    The Mid-South Conference recently released its annual awards to honor  cross-country athletes who earned MSC honors when participating in this year’s season. The honors included an all-conference team, freshman runner of the year, and academic all Mid-South conference. 
    Former Owen County High School standout and University of the Cumberlands freshman Danielle Hoop was selected as the MSC freshman runner of the year. This is a great honor and only one freshman is selected out of the entire Mid-South Conference.