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Today's Sports

  • Roller coaster week for Rebels

    The Owen County High School Rebels had a roller coaster kind of week. It was a span in which they endured the agony of defeat followed by the thrill of victory.
    The Rebels began last week with a contest with Grant County in Dry Ridge. The game was tight throughout but it was the Braves who made the final big play to claim the victory.
    The Rebels led 19-15 at the end of the first quarter before the Braves battled back in the second to take a 31-29 at half time.

  • Showdown in Williamstown

    It was the matchup everyone expected.
    The Owen County High School Lady Rebels met the Walton-Verona High School Lady Bearcats in the championship game of the eighth-region All ‘A’ Classic Saturday night in Williamstown.
    Neither team had any trouble advancing to the finals. The Lady Bearcats dispatched of Williamstown in the first round and then embarrassed Eminence in the semifinals.

  • Lady Rebels take care of two...

    So far this season the Owen County Lady Rebels have gotten very little resistance from 31st district opposition. Last week would be no exception although one would make it a little more interesting.
    The girls traveled to take on Gallatin County and Henry County.
    Like the Owen County boys, the Lady Rebels entered the week following a loss and were looking to get back on a roll.
    They would do just that.

  • Playing Perfect

    This year’s 31st district tournament is in Owenton. The Rebels would like nothing more than to be the #1 seed when the tournament begins.
    Owen County moved two steps closer to its goal last week as they took on a pair of 31st district opponents. Both were road games and as it turned out both wins.
    The week began with a trip to Warsaw to take on Gallatin County Jan. 2.

  • 2011: Just about perfect

    When people look back at 2011 in Owen County sports history there will be one word that comes to mind – perfect.
    The year began with the Owen County High School Lady Rebels winning their fourth-straight 31st District championship.
    The win over Gallatin County propelled the team into the Eighth Region Tournament where they knocked off Simon Kenton in the opening round before falling to Anderson County in the semifinals.

  • How will sports fans remember...

    What will be the lasting legacy of 2011 when it comes to sports?
    Many great things happened this past year that will long be remembered.
    The Green Bay Packers brought the Lombardi Trophy back to Title Town. The Packers fine quarterback Aaron Rodgers made everyone in Wisconsin say “Brett who” as he led the Pack over the Steelers in the Super Bowl.
    Auburn and Cam Newton took the college football world by storm and defeated Oregon to claim the BCS National Championship.

  • Gayheart sets new scoring mark

    Rianna Gayheart rang in the new year by setting a new record.
    Against Paducah Tilghman, the senior scored her 1,588th point to become the school’s all-time leading score. She broke the mark previously held by Katie Smith.
    A grateful Gayheart said she is honored to hold such a significant record.
    “It’s an honor to be among some of the elite players in the school’s history,” Gayheart said.

  • Rebels drop three straight over...

    The Owen County Rebels are hoping the beginning of 2012 will be better than the end of 2011.
    The team spent some of their holiday break at the Gateway Holiday Tournament at Montgomery County.
    The Rebels began the week Dec, 28 by taking on the host Indians. Montgomery County is considered one of the top teams in the 10th Region.

  • No growing pains

    Many kids play basketball but not all of them are basketball players.
    The Maurice Bowling Middle School eighth-grade Rebels are basketball players and they are good.
    The team finished the season with a perfect record and it is not the first time. In fact, the team that has been playing together since they were in the third grade was also perfect last year as seventh graders.
    In fact, the last time they lost a regular season game was in the fourth grade.

  • Perfect ladies

    It’s hard to find much wrong with the Owen County High School Lady Rebels at this point in the season.
    They are 7-0 and have won those games by an average margin of 33 points. That is why when they win by just 18 points against a district rival, it seems strange.
    Owen County defeated Henry County 45-27 Friday night in Owenton but when the game ended everyone seemed a little flat.
    After jumping out to an early lead in the first quarter, the Lady Wildcats were able to get back into the game and close the gap to 11-10 in the second quarter.