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    Carson Williams has won plenty of awards throughout his career. None bigger than the one he brought back to Owenton last Tuesday night.

    The OCHS senior was named Mr. Kentucky High School Basketball at the annual Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball Awards Ceremony, held March 15 at the Lexington Center’s Bluegrass Ballroom.

    Williams is the first Rebel to ever win the state’s most prestigious award for basketball players.

    Joining him was Erin Boley, from Elizabethtown High School who captured the title of Miss Basketball.

  • Lady Rebels open season with win...

    Sometimes life and sports intersect. That was the case last week for the Owen County softball team.

    The Lady Rebels opened their season on Thursday in Frankfort amidst an emotional week for many of the Owen County players.

    Following the death last Monday of classmate Ellie Stout, the team gathered on Wednesday night.

    “It was really good to get most all of us in the dugout and just be together,” said head coach Greg Wilhoite. “It’s a tough time to be a coach and try to find the right words for them.”

  • Returning players chasing...

    The Owen County Rebels return to the baseball diamond next week.

    The team begins the 2016 season on Tuesday when they travel to Carrollton to take on the Panthers. The Rebels finished 11-15 overall last season and were 6-4 against teams from the 31st District. They were 0-2 against Carroll County.

  • Lady Rebels softball returns to...

    It is back to action for the Owen County Lady Rebels softball team.

    The Lady Rebels will begin the 2016 campaign tomorrow when they travel to take on Frankfort. Owen County finished the 2015 with a 14-11 record. The 14 wins were an improvement over 2014 when the team won just eight games.


    The season was not supposed to end like this.

    The Owen County Rebels entered the Eighth Region tournament last week with expectations at an all-time high. Instead of the dream ending they were hoping for, the Rebels suffered a nightmarish loss in the first round to South Oldham.

    Trailing 56-52 early in the fourth quarter, the Dragons went on a 21-5 run to take a 73-61 lead. They would hold on down the stretch to claim the game and advance to the semifinals with an 81-76 win.

  • Lady Rebels bow out in 8th...

    The season ended for the Owen County Lady Rebels on Friday night.

    After defeating Oldham County 62-46 in the opening round last Tuesday night in Shelbyville, the Lady Rebels faced a daunting task on Friday night in the semifinals against Simon Kenton.

    The Lady Pioneers entered the Eighth Region tournament as the favorites to repeat as champions and they began the contest playing like it.

  • Rebels earn fifth straight...

    To say the Owen County Rebels have dominated the 31st District over the past five seasons would be an understatement.

    Just look at the numbers. In the last five seasons the Rebels are now 42-5 against teams from the 31st District, including a 25 game winning streak against district foes.

    Their dominance was on full display this week at the 31st District Tournament in Warsaw as they captured their fifth straight 31st District crown. Owen County claimed the title with a 66-54 win over Henry County on Saturday night in front of a packed crowd of Rebel supporters.

  • Momentum carries Lady Rebels to...

    It seems like a distant memory now but two years ago the Lady Rebels won just a single game. On Friday night in Warsaw, the team returned to the summit of the 31st District with a 46-43 win over Gallatin County.

    “We’re back,” said a smiling Molly Gamble, holding her piece of the net she had just cut down. “We’ve had a rough couple of years so this means a lot.”

  • Rebel Ramblings: 31st District...

    Boys Tournament

    Semifinals: Feb. 24
    Finals: Feb. 27

  • Lady Rebels rally for victory...

    The Owen County Lady Rebels were in need of some positive momentum on Friday night as they hosted Grant County in the regular season finale.

    A 56-31 win over the Lady Braves was just what they needed.

    Earlier this season the team traveled to Dry Ridge where they were looking to snap a five-game losing streak. They did so with a 64-58 win. The return engagement would not be as close as the Lady Rebels jumped to an 8-0 lead and never let off the gas pedal in rolling to the easy win. This time around the victory stopped a three-game losing streak.