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Today's Sports

  • Owen County all-stars fall short...

    The Owen County 10U baseball All-Stars recently competed in the District 6 Cal Ripken Tournament.

    The team fell short of reaching the state tournament, losing to Grant County in a best of three series. The Rebels lost by a score of 7 to 4 in the first match-up. Owen County was led on the mound by Austin Towles and Jason Gray. At the plate the Rebels were led by Grant Cobb with two hits. Kirby Young, Logan Harrod, Austin Brown and Towles also had hits.

  • An award-winning summer for Owen...

    Many kids have relaxing summers where they sit by the pool or stay inside and enjoy the air conditioning. This is not the case for Krista Power. She spent her summer on the golf course playing on the Pepsi Junior Golf Tour.

    Power, who will be a senior this year at Owen County High School, played in the Gatorade Power division of the tour. She said the goal of the division is to prepare her and other golfers to play at the college level.

  • Get your popcorn ready

    If the air in Georgetown seems a little thinner this summer there may be a simple explanation. Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco are both there practicing with the Cincinnati Bengals.

    That’s right, T.O. and Chad on the same team. Forget if there will be enough balls to go around on the field. Will there be enough oxygen to go around the locker room for the post game news conferences? Not only that, but can you imagine the touchdown celebrations. The NFL has to love the fact that it could make a lot of money on fines between the two of them this year.

  • No. 4 (Female) Chastity Clark

    If you saw Chastity Clark these days, you might not recognize her.

    After a stellar four-year career at Owen County High School and then at Georgetown College, Clark has a new passion. She is now a successful bodybuilder.

    While at OCHS, Clark helped lead the Lady Rebels to the 1991 8th Region All “A” Championship. In fact, the 1991 team is the only Lady Rebels team to win both the district championship and 8th Region All “A” Championship in the same season.

  • No. 4 (Male) Bobby Young

    He is in the Hall of Fame.

    Bobby Young is one of the best baseball players to come out of Owen County. He had a tremendous career as a Rebel that continued in college at Thomas More College. For his exploits, Young was inducted in the Thomas More Hall of Fame in 2008.

    He began playing baseball in 1977 as an eighth-grader. Before he graduated from Owen County in 1981, he helped lead the Rebels to a Regional Title and an appearance in the State Tournament in 1978. Young played second base while a member of the team.

  • No. 5 (Male) - Dustin Downey

    The Owen County Rebels have seen several talented players come through the program. One of them seems to stand out from the rest.

  • No. 5 (Female) - Leah Patterson

    In the opinion of some who follow Owen County sports, she may have been the best all-around player to ever play basketball for the Lady Rebels.

    During her four years as a member of the team, Leah Patterson scored 1,244 points. In the final game of her high school career against Scott County, Patterson overtook Ellie Petzinger as the all-time leading scorer in Owen County history. She would hold on to that distinction until Katie Smith broke her record and finished her career with 1,572 points.

  • No. 6 (Female) Katie Smith

    It may have been the best four years in Lady Rebels’ basketball history. During the span of 2001 to 2004, Owen County won 96 games. They captured the 8th Region All “A” Classic title four straight times. They reached the quarterfinals of the All “A” Classic State Tournament in 2001 and the 8th Region Finals in 2002.

    The person running the point during those four seasons was Katie Smith.

    Smith actually began her basketball career as an eighth-grader and was a starter during all five of her years as a member of the team.

  • No. 6 (Male) - C.W. Ware

    It is one of the greatest plays in National Football League history. Joe Montana finds Dwight Clark in the back of the end zone in the 1982 NFC Championship Game to propel the 49ers over the Dallas Cowboys and earn a trip to the Super Bowl. It is a pass that should not have been caught. The play has come to be known as the “The Catch.”

    Nine years prior to that play, Owen County had its own version of “the catch.”

  • Long-suffering Reds fans may...

    A funny thing happened on the way to October

    Friday night in Cincinnati, the Reds will honor the World Series Champion 1990 Cincinnati Reds.

    The Reds began that famous season by defeating the Houston Astros on Opening Day for first place in the then National League Western Division. They did not relinquish their grip on first place and won the Division and ventured into the National League Championship Series for the first time since 1979.