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Today's Sports

  • Beverly continues strong showing

    The 2011 Junior U.S. Open Judo Championship was held July 17 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and the 2011 USA Judo Junior Olympic National Championship was held July 22 in Irving, Texas. Both events are points tournaments that determine national ranking for junior judo athletes.  
    More than 600 international competitors showed up in Fort Lauderdale for the Junior U.S. Open.
    Owen County Judo team member and high-school senior Robert Beverly placed third in the under-100 kg division.

  • Ready for the kickoff

    Football season is fast approaching.
    As the Owen County High School Rebels prepare for the 2011 season, plans are in the works for fans to get a look at the teams who will be taking the field.
    The first-ever Rebel Football Kickoff will be held Aug. 14 at Patterson Field. Festivities get under way at 1 p.m. and run until 5 p.m.
    The event provides a chance for fans to meet the players and coaches and get previews of the upcoming season. This year’s seniors will also be recognized.
    Fans can also enjoy concessions, dance contests and inflatables.

  • OCYSL takes on state at...

    The Owen County Youth Soccer League sent two teams to the Bluegrass State Games. Here are the results:
    July 16
    United as One – 4 vs. O.C. Galaxy – 0
    Titans – 3
    vs. O.C. Galaxy – 2
     
    The U10 Galaxy entered the Bluegrass State Games with a 5-4 record. Members of Galaxy were Katie Hensley, Emma Herdman, Isabella Herdman, Cody Dempsey, Courtney Dempsey, Mason Marlette, Jonah O’Banion and Cody Brummley. Galaxy lost 4-0 to United as One.

  • A day at the races

    The Owen County High School girls golf team volunteered in a merchandise booth in the plaza level of the Kentucky Tower during Saturday’s Sprint Cup race. Pictured are Shawn Power, Shelby Power, Jennifer Power and David Wainscott.
     

  • Wait is over

    When Kentucky Speedway opened in 2000, the goal was to host a NASCAR Sprint Cup race. On Saturday night the dream will be realized.
    The inaugural Quaker State 400 will take place Saturday to a sold-out crowd of 107,000 racing fans in the grandstands.
    Other fans will take in the race from the extended exterior and interior campgrounds.

  • Track team announces winners

    The Owen County track team has handed out its awards for the 2011 season.
    This year’s MVPs were Danielle Hoop and Collin Trammel.
    The Rookies of the Year awards went to Paul Banks, Collin Trammel, Andi Wash and Andrea Burford. Bobbie Mingie and Kaylynn Workman were each chosen for the 110 Percent Award.
    The Most Improved Award went to Darian Polley and Rachel Dauwe. Hoop and Burford, along with Ben Allen and Ashley Byers, were recognized for their work in the classroom with the 4.0 Award.

  • Don’t take it so personally

    Whatever happened to the phrase, it’s just a game?
    My son and I watched Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals the other night. Now I realize we may have been part of a small group of people from Owen County watching the game, but I don’t want to talk about the action on the ice but rather what took place following the game.

  • Rebels helping Rebels

    The summer started off right for dozens of young basketball hopefuls as Owen County High School Boys Basketball Head Coach Devin Duvall hosted his annual camp with the help of his staff and players from the boys and girls squad. The week-long camp focused on fundamentals and skill enhancement.

  • Baseball at its finest

    It is one of my favorite scenes from a movie. Terrance Mann played by James Earl Jones is talking to an Iowa farmer who plowed under his corn field to build a baseball field. His words give me goose bumps every time.
    “The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It’s been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game is a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good and it could be again.”

  • State champions AGAIN

    The Owen County Judo Team took first place at the O.J. Helvey Kentucky State Judo Championship May 21 in Berea. This is the third time in the last five years the judo team has won the state championship. 
    Several players competed in more than one division. Their individual awards are as follows:
    OCPS — Merideth David, first and first places; Carsyn Inman, first and second places.
    OCES — Frankie Brown, second and third places; Noah Malcomb, first place.
    MBMS — Madison Lubbe, first and second places; Chelsae Smith, first, first and second places; Jaimie Souders, third place.