.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's Sports

  • Rebels roll over rival

    It took them a few minutes to get it together, but when they did they dominated.

    By the time the Rebels closed out their 45-23 win over Gallatin County Friday night, Owen County had totaled 363 yards of total offense. Joey Wood rushed 12 times for 124 yards and two scores, and Adam Hazlett completed three of five passes for 74 yards and two touchdowns. As a team, the Rebels rushed for 266 yards and passed for 97 yards.

    “It feels good to be 2-0,” said head coach Adam Fowler, who didn’t know when the Rebels last opened with two straight wins.

  • No. 1 (Female) Christina Brown

    Christina Brown ran her first competitive race as a sixth-grader. She has not stopped running since.

    For Brown, running was in her in genes. Her father, Ernest, was a runner for Eastern Kentucky University. As for her, she said she loved sports but had just one problem.

     “I had no coordination,” Brown, whose married name is Christina Wells, said.  Despite her lack of coordination, she does believe she was blessed with a distinct advantage.

  • No. 1 (Male) Jason Sharp

    Two words best describe Jason Sharp – talented and classy.

    In fact, one might argue that as much athletic talent as he had, he may have had even more class. 

    Sharp was a three-sport star at Owen County High School. He played golf, basketball and baseball. He was great at all three.

    Sharp played four seasons of golf while at OCHS. He played in the state golf tournament his sophomore season and won the NCKC two seasons in a row.

  • 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.