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Today's Sports

  • VICTORY: Bodine and Castroneves...

    Todd Bodine is no stranger to the victory lane at Kentucky Speedway. He had, however, never driven a truck there until this past weekend.

    Bodine – who captured the checkered flag in the Nationwide Series race in 2002 – won his second victory at the track Friday by taking the Built Ford Tough 225 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

  • Rebels bring home opening-night...

    Saturday night’s bus ride home from Grant County was much better than the same one they took last year.

    Last year, the Rebels lost a heartbreaker 17-10 to the Braves in the Rebels’ first game of the 2009 season.

    This season, Owen County held on to a 14-13 victory to claim game one of the 2010 campaign.

  • The countdown concludes

    Through interviews and recommendations from the community, News-Herald Sports Reporter Brian Blair has completed a list of the top 10 male and female athletes Owen County has produced. The countdown to No. 1 concludes this week.

    Here is the complete list:

    Male No. 10 - Billy Whitney

    Male No. 9 - David Wainscott

    Male No. 8 - Clark Shelton

    Male No. 7 - Ed Godby

    Male No. 6 - C.W. Ware

    Male No. 5 - Dustin Downey

    Male No. 4 - Bobby Young

    Male No. 3 - Curt Cochran

    Male No. 2 - Bobby Nix

  • Lady Rebels win region...

    For two years they didn’t win a match. Saturday afternoon in Warsaw they won a championship. The Owen County Lady Rebels volleyball team claimed the 8th Region All “A” Classic earning a berth in the State Tournament.

    “I still can’t believe it,” said head coach T.J. Wesselman. “It shows how much this group of girls has worked.”

    The hard work began to pay in the first round of the tournament when Owen County defeated Gallatin County 21-18 and 25-9.

  • No. 2 (Female) - Karen Porter

    In the mid-1970s, a newly recognized girls' sport was coming of age in Kentucky. So was a new star in Owen County.

    Karen Porter began running in 1974 as a seventh-grader. That same year, the KHSAA recognized the mile run as an official sport for girls. It did not take long for Porter to make a name for herself, as she was the Class A State runner-up that season. It was the beginning of an outstanding career in both track and cross county for Porter.

    Between 1974 and 1979, Porter was the winner of 16 major invitational races.

  • Kick-off coming

    This time, the hits are for real.

    The Owen County Rebels have spent the last two weekends playing scrimmages against Walton-Verona and Pendleton County.

    On Saturday night in Dry Ridge, the game and the final score will count.

    For the second straight season, the Rebels open the season against Grant County on the road. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m.

    Last season, the Braves scored a touchdown in the closing minutes to win the game and send the Rebels home with a bad taste in their mouth. Owen County is hoping for a better outcome this time around.

  • No. 1 for Wesselman

    It was a new experience for Owen County’s volleyball coach.  The Lady Rebels defeated the defending 30th District champ Walton-Verona Aug. 17 in Owenton. Owen County won the match 25-17 and 25-20 to pick up its first win of the season. The victory was also the first win for T.J. Wesselman as coach of the Owen County volleyball team. “It feels good,” Wesselman said after the match. “That’s a big win. They are top notch.” The Lady Rebels jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the opening game.

  • No. 2 (Male) - Bobby Nix

    He is the only person from Owen County to have played in a NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament.

    From 1966 through 1969, Bobby Nix had an outstanding career at Owen County High School. As a basketball player, he may be the best shooter to have ever come through the school. He was so good that as a senior in 1969 he led all of Kentucky with his 30 points per game average.

  • No. 3 (Female) Kaylan Richardson

    She is the only female basketball player in Owen County history to accomplish such an impressive feat.

    Kaylan Richardson scored 1,122 points as a Lady Rebel. That is good for fifth on the all-time scoring list. She then when to Alice Lloyd College where she scored 1,097 points making her the first, and to this point only, player in Lady Rebels’ history to score over 1,000 points in her college career.

  • No. 3 (Male) Curt Cochran

    He is one of the best players to ever play football at Owen County High School, and he did it while playing for his father.

    Curt Cochran graduated from OCHS in 1981. During his time as a Rebel, he lettered four years in football, three years in basketball and baseball and one year in track.

    While a member of the football team, the Rebels compiled a record of 33-11 including a regional championship in 1980. That season, the team lost just one game during the regular season before falling to Russellville in the state semifinals.