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Today's Sports

  • Rebels advance to Super Bowl

    The Owen County Parks and Recreation youth traveling football teams all qualified and participated in the NCKYFL Playoffs last week at Gallatin County. Two of the three teams will be playing for the Super Bowl Championship. The Mighty Pro and Power House teams both advanced to the Super Bowl with victories at Gallatin County. The following is an account of the playoff games:

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  • Rebel Ramblings

    Next game: Playoffs at Newport Catholic, Friday at 7:30 p.m.

    • Newport Central Catholic finished the season 8-2. They wrapped up the regular season with a 40-39 loss to Beechwood in double-overtime Saturday night.

    • The Thoroughbreds earned the top seed in the district by going 3-0 against Holy Cross, Newport and Lloyd.

    • Owen County and NCC met two years ago in the first round of the playoffs. The Rebels lost that night, 50-14. Newport Catholic would go on and lose 26-23 to Fort Campbell in the Class 2A championship game.

  • Rebels drop regular season finale

    The regular season has come to a close for the Owen County High School football team. Now they must get ready for the playoffs.

    The Rebels ended the regular season by traveling to play South Oldham Friday night. Owen County fell behind early and eventually lost the game, 55-13. The loss dropped the team’s overall record to 3-7 for the season.

    The Dragons jumped out to a 27-0 lead in the first quarter and extended the advantage to 48-6 by halftime.

  • From the Sidelines: Blowing the...

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

    This means that plenty of people have been seeing pink this month. The show of support for those who have suffered from or are suffering from this dreaded disease has carried over to high-school football fields all over the country.

    Even Maurice Bowling Middle School got into the act a couple of weeks ago during its playoff game. The BMS cheerleading squad wore pink socks and used pink pom-poms during the game.

  • Rebel Ramblings

    Next game: Friday at South Oldham, 7:30 p.m.

    • South Oldham will enter Friday night’s contest after dropping a 38-37 decision to Anderson County two weeks ago at home. The loss dropped their overall record to 6-3. The Dragons had a bye last week.

  • Centurians overpower Rebels

    It was not how the Owen County seniors had hoped things would go.

    The Rebels played their final home game of the 2010 season Friday night against Christian Academy-Louisville.

    After one quarter, Owen County found themselves in a 7-0 hole.

    The Centurions then scored 32 unanswered points in the second quarter to break the game open.

    They would not look back as they went home to Louisville with a 60-6 win.

    From what they saw on tape, the Owen County coaching staff said they knew the Centurions were a good football team.

  • Hoop sets record for Rebel...

    For the rest of the North Central Kentucky Conference, Oct. 12 was a bittersweet day. Although everyone in the conference respects Owen County senior Danielle Hoop, they also may be happy to see her graduate. Why? Then one of their runners might have a chance to win the NCKC Championship.

    Hoop won her fourth straight conference championship last week and the fifth in the last six years. The senior finished the race 29 seconds ahead of Madison Peace from Walton-Verona.

  • Young Rebels fall in playoffs

    Bowling Middle School Football Coach Tommy Tackett knew his team needed to play the perfect game for his team to win their opening game in the Kentucky Middle School State Playoffs.

    Even though they played well, it was not enough. The Wildcats of Henry County knocked off the Rebels 26-6 Saturday evening at Patterson Field.

    Following the game, Tackett told the team how proud he was of them. The coach reminded them of how far they had come during the regular season and told them to hold their heads high as they walked off the field.

  • Rebels drop fourth straight

    Owen County headed to Carrollton Friday night with their hopes set high on returning with their fourth win of the season. They came home shaking their heads wondering how they lost their fourth-straight game.

    Things began well enough as Joey Wood took a toss sweep and went 10 yards for a score to cap off the Rebels’ second drive of the night. The extra point gave Owen County an early 7-0 lead.

    The Panthers answered right back as they scored to tie the game at 7-7.

  • Playoff bound

    After beginning the season with back-to-back losses, the playoffs may not have been on the minds of the Bowling Middle School Rebels.

    After six-straight wins to finish the season, they can think about them now.

    The Rebels will host Henry County at 5  p.m. Saturday at Patterson Field in the first round of the middle school playoffs.

    The game will be a rematch of the second game of the season when the Wildcats defeated the Rebels 44-8. The boys from Bowling Middle School are looking forward to the rematch.