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Today's Sports

  • Wild weekend at Western Hills

    The Owen County High School softball team spent the weekend in Frankfort. The team took part in the Western Hills Tournament Friday and Saturday. The Lady Rebels dropped a pair of games while picking up one win.
    The team began the tournament Friday night when they took on the top-ranked team from the 10th Region, George Rogers Clark.
    After jumping out to a 2-0 lead, the Lady Rebels’ defense let them down, putting them in a 5-2 hole. The Lady Rebels got a run in the seventh, but it was not enough as they lost, 5-3.

  • Track team still busting records

    The sun came out Saturday and the Owen County track teams took advantage.
    The boys and the girls competed at the Grant County Invitational and both teams came home with third-place finishes. Owen County set six new school records Saturday. Five were set by the boys and one by the girls.
    The girls’ record was set by Kaylynn Workman who finished sixth overall in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 57.67. Haley Decandia finished eighth.

  • Rebels string together three...

    The Owen County Rebels took advantage of the sunshine Friday and Saturday. The team hosted the Owen County Invitational that included Lloyd, Frankfort and Williamstown.
    The Rebels opened the weekend Friday by taking on the Juggernauts from Lloyd.
    Owen County won the game, 6-5.
    The win avenged a 5-2 loss to Lloyd back in March.
    Also Friday, Frankfort slipped by Williamstown, 7-6.
    Saturday, Owen County won another one-run contest as they defeated Williamstown, 4-3, and they pounded Frankfort, 12-2, in five innings.

  • Owen relay teams smashing school...

    The Owen County High School boys’ relay teams have been having a great season so far in 2011.
    At a recent meet in Grant County, they were not just good, they were record breaking.
    Paul Banks, Collin Trammel, Bobby Mingie and Darian Polley make up both the 4x100 meter and the 4x200-meter teams.
    Both teams finished first at Grant County.
    Their time of 46.45 in the 4x100-meter was good for a new school record as was their time of 1:37 in the 4x200-meter relay.

  • More honors for Rianna Gayheart

    The post-season honors continue to pile up for Owen County High School junior Rianna Gayheart.
    The Lady Rebel guard had already been named Eighth Region Player of the Year.
    Last week, she received more recognition.
    She was named honorable mention All State by the Lexington Herald-Leader.
    Gayheart was also selected to play for the Kentucky Junior All Stars.
    Her team will be taking on the Kentucky Senior All-Star team the week before the seniors play the Indiana Senior All Stars.

  • Lady Pioneers slip past Lady...

    Like everyone else, the Owen County High School softball team has been dealing with weather issues for the past week. The team was only able to get in one game last week.
    The Lady Rebels traveled to Independence last week to take on the Lady Pioneers of Simon Kenton.
    Despite a home run from Hannah Neeley and a 3 for 4 day from Courtney Waldrop, the Lady Rebels fell 7-3.
    Even with the good days from Neeley and Waldrop, the Lady Rebels struck out 11 times in the game.

  • Tournament champions

    The Owen County Judo Team hosted the 2011 Rebel Judo Invitational April 16.  Approximately 161 competitors from 23 teams gathered at Owen County High School.  In the overall team competition, Owen County took first with 43 points. See the caption for more information about the results.

  • Rebels grab first district win...

    The Owen County High School baseball team did something last week they did not do all of last year.
    The Rebels knocked off the Wildcats of Henry County to pick up their first win in district play this season.
    Things did not get off to a great start April 25.
    Henry County scored three times in the top of the first inning.
    The score remained 3-0 until the bottom of the third when Stone Osborne belted a home run to right-center field to cut the deficit to 3-1. It was the fifth long ball of the season for Osborne.

  • Shooting stars

  • Foul weather disrupts youth...

    Due to bad weather, most of last week’s Owen Youth Soccer League games were postponed. Only one game was played.
    U-10 Mixed
    Green Machines vs.   Scott County Fire
    Taking the field on a cold, windy and wet Saturday morning, Owen County’s Green Machine, gave an extraordinary effort making great passes and forming a strong defense.  
    An outstanding player of the game was Ben Lilly, who played goalie for the first time.
    Lilly blocked more than five goal-attempts by the Fire.