Today's Sports

  • 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...

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    “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.

  • 10 things to watch for this week...

    Here are some things to be looking for this week at Kentucky Speedway as the track prepares to host the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on Thursday, the NASCAR Nationwide Series on Friday and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on Saturday.

    10. Weather
    The early forecast for the weekend shows a slight chance for showers and thunderstorms on Friday and Saturday. Temperatures are expected to be in the 90’s all three days.

  • A week at the races

    A year after heavy traffic forced several thousand fans from reaching Kentucky Speedway the track gets a second chance to host the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The opportunity comes this week as the track hosts three races in three days culminating in the Quaker State 400 on Saturday night.

  • Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Is...

    You bait a rod with a large minnow and let the offering dangle off the back of the boat as you enjoy a day of lazy floating on a canvas raft on your favorite reservoir, basking in the summer sun.
    You hear the sound of movement coming from the boat and flick your head around to see the rod bent over double, straining to hold the weight. You quickly board the boat and release the rod from its holder. You apply gentle pressure to embed the circle hook in the fish’s mouth.

  • Happy campers

    Owen County Head Boys Basketball Coach Devin Duvall and Owen County High School Head Girls Basketball Coach Bob Osborne offered their coaching insight and experience to boys and girls entering grades 3-8 as part of the annual basketball camp.  The emphasis of this year’s camp was on shooting, passing, ball handling, rebounding, fundamentals of defense and team play.