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Today's Sports

  • Osborne signs with University of...

    Owen County High School standout Stone Osborne, center, was joined by his parents as he signed a letter of intent to play baseball at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg. Patriots baseball head coach Brad Shelton is an Owen County High School graduate.

  • In my opinion: Time to shut it...

    It is time for the Penn State football program, much like their former defensive coordinator, to go away.
    It has been a very unhappy year in a place called Happy Valley and Penn State staff has no one to blame but themselves.

  • Hannah Neely shines as all star

    It may be July but Hannah Neeley was in midseason form Saturday night in Louisville.
    The Owen County senior-to-be played in the Kentucky High School Coaches Association Junior All-Star Game at St. Xavier High School. The game matches up the top players from the West (fifth and sixth regions) versus the East (regions seven and eight).
    Neeley scored 14 points, dished out six assists and pulled down five rebounds as her East squad dominated the West 107-60.

  • Fall sports start practice

    The weather may be hot but fall is in the air.
    Practice begins this week for the fall sports team at Owen County.
    The seasons get underway in August for the football, volleyball, soccer and golf teams. The cross-country team begins its season in September.
    The football team will be looking to recapture the magic after an 11-1 season a year ago.
    The volleyball team will be looking for a second straight trip to the eighth region tournament while the soccer teams are hoping realignment will mean a fresh start.

  • Yount chasing Olympic dreams

    Owen County’s Kendall Yount took part in the USA Taekwondo’s Junior and Senior Nationals in Dallas, Texas, the first week of July. Yount competed in the 14-17 age group, middle-weight division and won her division. The win earned her a spot on the USA National Taekwondo team.  She will also have an opportunity to train with the Olympic Taekwondo coaches.
    This win, when coupled with her February win at the US Open, also earns her the distinction of being named a USAT All American.

  • Angels take title

    The Angels were named the Owen County Parks and Rec League U8 softball champions last Friday. Coached by Kathy Stamper, James Goodrich, Roy Ferguson and Dana Justis, the 12-member team finished the season with an 8-4 record. Pictured, front row (L to R): Kaileigh Grider, Kailey Varner, Ashley Hudson, Kallista Ogden, Brooklyn Doss Back row (L to R): Gracie Justis, Destiny Goodrich, Miranda Stremme, Ellie Perkins, Gracie Ferguson, Emma Miller Not pictured: Katelynn Morgan.

  • Special recognition: Collin...

    The Kentucky Track and Cross Country Coaches Association has congratulated Collin Trammel as the 2012 recipient for being named to the first team all-state track team.

  • James Buescher gets second win

    James Buescher came to Kentucky last week with one win under his belt. He would leave Kentucky Speedway with two.
    Buescher drove his #31 Chevrolet to the lead after a restart on lap 114 and never looked back to pick up the win Thursday night in the UNOH 225. His was his second win this season after taking first place in April at Kansas.
    In all, Buescher led 119 of the 150 laps.
    After the win, Buescher praised his crew for all of their hard work.

  • Dillon laps field in Feed the...

    Two storms blew through Kentucky Speedway Friday night.
    The first came during qualifying for the Quaker State 400. The second was during the Feed the Children 300 in the name of Austin Dillon.
    Dillon dominated the day in Sparta. He first captured the pole position and then won the Feed the Children 300 by leading 192 of 200 laps.  
    The victory was the first for Dillon in the Nationwide Series. His seemingly easy victory also propelled the North Carolina native to top spot in the points standings ahead of Elliot Sadler.

  • Keselowski overcomes obstacles...

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner

    “Bad Brad” Keselowski celebrated his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 win at Kentucky Speedway Saturday by “Tebowing” in victory lane. The driver of Roger Penske’s No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge    ffected the kneel-down gesture made famous by famed NFL quarterback Tim Tebow after sealing a weekend of diversity with a 4.399-second victory over second-place Kasey Kahne in the No. 5 Quaker State Chevrolet owned by Hendrick Motorsports.