Today's Sports

  • Division champions

    Owen County third grade girls teamed with Walton-Verona in an AAU basketball  
    league over the summer. On Saturday, the girls won the division championship  defeating a fourth-grade team. Pictured are (left to right, back row) Sarah Hicks (WV); Cheyenne Coppola (OC);  Coach Roy Neeley (OC); Abby Colligan (OC); Paige Heuser (OC); Josie Isom   (WV). Front row: Caitlin Sizemore (OC); Natalie Smith (OC); Haylee Neeley  (OC); Madison Brown (OC). Not shown: Meg Gamm (OC); Kylie Lay (WV).

    Photo by Michelle Heuser

  • Owen fall sports season begins

    The 2012 fall sports season is getting underway this week for the Owen County High School.
    The Lady Rebels will begin the volleyball season on Monday at Trimble County. Owen County is hoping for better results against the Lady Raiders than they had in 2011. The two teams met three times last season with Trimble County winning all three matches.
    At the Eighth Region All ‘A’ Classic, it was Trimble County who ended the longest winning streak in Owen County’s short volleyball history at seven matches in a row.

  • Owen Co. boys squad hits the...

    The Owen County High School boy’s golf team began the 2012 campaign last week.
    The team was on the course July 30 at Sugar Bay where they took on Walton-Verona High School. The match was a good early season test against the team that captured the NCKC and All ‘A” championships a year ago.
    The Bearcats would get the better of the Rebels on this day as they won the match by 10 strokes.
    Zach Ripy led Owen County with a nine-hole total of 40 while Cole Hamilton fired a 42.

  • Owen girls golf team taking on...

    The Owen County High School girl’s golf team has begun the 2012 season by taking on all challengers.
    In three of their first four matches, the team has competed against six of the teams that finished in the top 10 in the 2011 State Golf Tournament.
    In the Lady Rebels’ opening match of the year on July 28 at the Green County Invitational, the team competed against Henry Clay High School which finished eighth; Glasgow High School which finished tied for sixth; and Green County High School which  was the runner-up.

  • Beverly shines on international...

    The 2012 Junior Olympics National Championships for judo drew 663 competitors from across the United States to the Irving Convention Center, Irving, Texas, July 19-21.
    The 2012 International Junior Olympics were held at the same venue the following day for 249 competitors from around the world.  Competitors earn points from both events toward national ranking.
    Owen County High School students Robert Beverly, James Thompson, and Zac Widener competed in both events.
    Competition was at its toughest this year with as many as 23 athletes in some divisions.

  • Alexander takes top honors at...

    Ethan Alexander won first place in the 50 target competition and also won high overall score for the for the 50 target shoot with a score of 47 out of 50 at the 4-H District 4 Shooting Sports Trap Shoot Invitational in Berea July 14.

  • 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.