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Today's Sports

  • A legend is lost

    Who knew that the final lap would be his last lap?
    As Michael Waltrip crossed the finish line of the Daytona 500 Feb. 21, 2001, his brother Darrell in the broadcasting booth became both emotional and concerned all at the same time.
    The emotion came from watching his little brother claim the checkered flag. The concern was for his racing brother who just seconds earlier had slammed into the wall on Turn 4.

  • Youth Basketball League Results

    K/1 League
    Colonels:  Goodrich 6, Traylor 3, S. Edmondson 6.
    Bearcats:  Johnson 7, Blair 4, Wash 6.
    Cardinals:  C. Estepp 2, Hensley 16, Anderson 4, Myers 2, Wright 2.
    Hilltoppers:  Fitzgerald 1, Jimino 3, Dial 1.
    Thoroughbreds:  Little 1.
    Wildcats:  H. New 8, Ogden 7, Prather 5, Perry 2.
    Hilltoppers:  Dial 2, Kemper 1, Whobrey 2.
    Wildcats:  K. New 10, H. New 6, Ogden 10, Perry 4.
    Cardinals:  Hensley 11, Anderson 3, House 1.

  • Rebels knock off North Oldham

    The  Runnin’ Rebels (14-5) traveled to North Oldham (13-12) Tuesday night and picked up a road victory 57-51.
     Junior Sawyer Williams led the Rebels with 23 points, seven rebounds and three  steals.
    Junior Stone Osborne and sophomore Zach Ripy each contributed 11 points in the win.
    Freshman Jarrod Ball went 8-11 from the foul line in the fourth quarter to seal the victory.
    Thursday, Owen County will travel north to face the Highlands Bluebirds.

    For a full report on the game, check out the next edition of the News-Herald.

  • Youth basketball league results

    Despite all of the inclement weather, the Owen County Parks & Recreation youth basketball season has begun. The following are results from the first two weeks of action.

    K/1 League
    Cardinals: Hensley 12, Anderson 4.
    Wildcats: H. New 4, Ogden 9, Perry 1.
    Bearcats: Johnson 6, Blair 6, Wash 11, Varner 2.
    Colonels: Goodrich 11, S. Edmondson 4, K. Edmondson 4, Dunn 1.
    Thoroughbreds: Lindsey 3, Little 3, Barnes 2, Wilson 2.
    Junior Boys and Girls
    Lakers 12, Sparks 8.

  • Owen outlasts Grant

    The rivalry may not be what it once was, but don’t tell that to members of the Owen County or Grant County boys’ basketball teams. The two schools — that for years played heated contests in equally hot and cramped gymnasiums — played another close game Saturday in Dry Ridge.
    The gyms may now be bigger but the game Saturday was equally good. On Saturday night, Owen County held off Grant County for a 73-67 win.
    It was the second win this season over Grant County.

  • Owen outlasts Grant

    The rivalry may not be what it once was, but don’t tell that to members of the Owen County or Grant County boys’ basketball teams. The two schools — that for years played heated contests in equally hot and cramped gymnasiums — played another close game Saturday in Dry Ridge.
    The gyms may now be bigger but the game Saturday was equally good. On Saturday night, Owen County held off Grant County for a 73-67 win.
    It was the second win this season over Grant County.

  • Gayheart named player of the week

    Another Lady Rebel has been named NCKC Player of the Week.
    Junior Rianna Gayheart was given the honor for her efforts during the week of Jan. 23-29.
    In games versus South Oldham, Williamstown and Carroll County, Gayheart scored a total of 45 points, dished out 12 assists and had 12 steals.
    Owen County won two of the three games as they defeated Williamstown and Carroll County.

     

  • A Milestone Victory

    His first win came Dec. 2, 2005. That night, Owen County won at Williamstown, 48-40.
    Friday night, Owen County High School Head Girls Basketball Coach Bob Osborne picked up win number 100 as Owen County defeated Oldham County, 81-70, in Owenton.
    “It’s a nice milestone to accomplish in six years,” Osborne said.
    The Lady Rebels played their best game of the year Friday night as four players reached double figures.

  • Leading the way

  • Wildcats spoil the Rebels’ plan

    When Owen County played in Richmond following Christmas, they were hoping it would be a precursor of bigger things to come. The Rebels, however, saw their hopes of a return trip dashed Jan. 25 in the semifinals of the 8th Region All ‘A’ Classic.
    The team that ended their hopes was their old nemesis in this tournament, Gallatin County. The Wildcats knocked the Rebels out in the first round last year and defeated them in the finals in 2007.