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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Wash returns to all-star game

    While most kids are just beginning to enjoy summer break from school, one outstanding Owen County football player will be hitting the gridiron.
    For the second-straight year, Michael Wash will be taking part in the Kentucky versus Tennessee All-Star Football Game. The game features the top middle-school players from both states in a game for bragging rights.
    Wash tried out for the team in April, and once again was placed on the 42-man roster. He will be playing linebacker and wide receiver.

  • Hoosier heroics

    On May 21, three Owen County Judo Team members competed in the 2011 Indiana Open State Judo Championship, which was held at Jay County High School in Portland, Ind. Chelsae Smith, left, brought home second place in the 13-14 girls middle-weight division and second place in the 13-14 girls heavyweight division. Madison Lubbe, right, brought home the first-place award in the 13-14 girls heavyweight division. Doug Tyler (not pictured) captured third place in the senior men brown/black belt division.

  • Sanchez signs

    Owen County High School Runnin’ Rebel standout Luis Sanchez signs a “letter of intent” to continue his education and playing career by attending Pikeville Community College. Pictured are (standing, left to right): Owen County High School Athletic Co-director Jeff Sutton, Head Football Coach Adam Fowler, and friend Randy Bishop. Seated with Sanchez are friends and family: Tony Curtis, Susanne Wright and Jeremy Wright.