The Kentucky Speedway is gearing up for the final weekend of the 2011 season.
The weekend will get under way Saturday with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series running of the Kentucky 225. The race is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.
On Sunday, fans will be treated to a pair of races. The first will be at 12:30 p.m. with the Kentucky 100 as part of the Firestone INDY Lights Series. The day will conclude with the IZOD IndyCar Series Kentucky 300. The 300-mile race is slated for a 2:50 p.m. start.
• The win Friday night left Owen County as one of just five teams in Class 2A that is still unbeaten.
• The Rebels’ 38-12 win was their largest margin of victory this season. Going into the game, the team had been outscoring opponents by an average of nine points a game.
• The game with the Bearcats will be the first regular season meeting between the two schools.
The Owen County High School Rebels headed to Bellevue High School Friday night with a chance to make some history.
The team had not won five games since 2002 and had not started 5-0 since back in 1981.
The team gave a lot of high fives Friday night after collecting win number five, thanks to six touchdown passes from junior quarterback Adam Hazelett.
The Wildcats and Frogs were both looking for their first win of the season when they took the field Saturday. The Wildcats dominated the game offensively in the first quarter with Macie Chappell having several shots-on-goal, but they were stopped by Frogs’ goalie Brooke Ogden. Frogs’ striker Allison Byers had several shots as well.
The Owen County volleyball team played two weeks worth of matches in two days.
The Lady Rebels traveled Friday and Saturday to take part in the Woodford County Invitational. In two days, the team played six matches. They won three and lost three.
They began Friday night with matches against Woodford County and Campbell County. The girls won their match over the host Lady Yellowjackets, 2-1, and they dropped their contest with the Lady Camels.
The Maurice Bowling Middle School played its final home game of the season at Patterson Field. The team honored 19 eighth-graders and their parents before the team’s game with Carroll County.
The team is enjoying another great season. They have five wins on the season. They defeated Jennings, Ind., 36-0 in the Carroll Bowl. They knocked off Henry County 12-8, Walton-Verona 30-6 and Grant County 24-14. Maybe the most exciting win of the season came back on Sept. 6 at Frankfort when the Rebels pulled out a 42-36 win in overtime.
The 10th Annual Owen County High School Baseball Golf Scramble will be held Sunday at Fairway Golf Course
Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. shotgun start.
The entry fee is $50 a person; and at least one player on each foursome must be 21 or older.
The price includes entry fee, green fees, one mulligan per player and food.
Bring your own team or organizers will try to match you up if you can’t find a team.
Prizes will be awarded for first and second place, closest to pins and long drives.
• While Owen County was enjoying a night off, Bellevue was in action against Carroll County. The Bellevue Tigers lost to the Panthers (5-0), 7-2.
• Bellevue is now 2-1 on the season against teams in Owen County’s district. The Tigers defeated both Walton-Verona and Gallatin County before falling to Carroll County Friday night.
• Bellevue finished 2010 with a record of 5-7.
• The Rebels will be looking for their fifth win of the season. Owen County has not won five games in a season since 2002, when they finished 5-5.
Still basking in the glow of a 4-0 start, the Owen County High School Rebels enjoyed a night off Friday.
The team used the bye week to get healthy and to prepare for Bellevue. The Rebels will travel north to take on the Tigers at 7:30 p.m. Friday night.
Owen County High School Head Football Coach Adam Fowler said his team is ready to go.
“Practice was good. I am proud of our focus,” Folwer said.
The coach said the team is healthy as they get ready for their final game before district play begins next week.