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Today's Sports

  • Owen County Lady Rebels shoot...

    The mark of a good team is often seen in how it handles adversity. For the Owen County High School Lady Rebels that test came Thursday night in Owenton.
    After falling in the finals of the 8th Region All ‘A’ Classic Jan. 14, the team was back on the court the following Monday at Franklin County.
    Things got off to a good start as Owen County raced out to a 10-0 lead in the first quarter.
    The Lady Flyers would eventually score late in the first quarter and once they did they would go on a 17-2 run to take the lead. Owen County would bounce back and cut the deficit to 29-28 at halftime.

  • What you need to know about Boys...

    • This year’s tournament is being held at Trimble County High School. The opening round began Tuesday night with Owen County playing Gallatin County. The action continues tonight as Eminence takes on Trimble County and Walton-Verona plays Williamstown. The semifinals will be played Friday night and the championship game on Saturday.
    • The eighth-region champion will advance to the All ‘A’ State Tournament to be held at the Frankfort Convention Center Jan. 25-29.

  • 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.

  • 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.