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Today's Sports

  • Owen track teams have final tune...

    The Owen County track team will be heading to Lexington Saturday for the Regional Track Meet. The ultimate goal is to send as many athletes as possible to the Kentucky State Track Meet June 4 in Louisville.

    The Rebels had a pair of meets last week to get ready.

    The first came May 18 when the team headed to Carrollton for the Carroll County Tri-Meet.

  • Owen track team shows off skills...

    The Owen County track teams went north on I-71 Saturday to take part in the Walton-Verona Class “A” Meet. The Rebels were part of 17 teams that took part in the event.

    The team had several top-10 finishes on the day.

    On the girls’ side, Haley Decandia finished 10th in the 300-meter hurdles and seventh in the high jump.

    Kristiana Johnson placed ninth in the long jump while the 4x100-meter relay team came across the line in 10th place.

  • An Owen County All Star

    Several weeks ago, Bruce Wash received an e-mail and he’s glad he opened it.

    The e-mail was from family friend Jenna Gray and told Wash about a chance for his son Michael to tryout for a football team.

    But this wasn’t just any team. It would be a group of outstanding seventh-graders who would represent Kentucky on the gridiron.

     “What do we have to lose?” Bruce Wash said.

    He took his son to Manual High School in Louisville for tryouts.

  • Lady Rebels lose one, win one

    Last week, the Owen County Lady Rebels softball team and the stock market had something in common. They were both down one day and up the next. After opening the week with a loss to Grant County, the team finished the week on a positive note with an easy win over Pendleton County.

    Owen County welcomed Grant County to town. The Lady Rebels scored runs in the second and third innings to open up a 2-0 lead over the Lady Braves. Jensen Wainscott reached base on an error and came around to score on another miscue in the second before Courtney Waldrop homered in the third.

  • Lady Rebels softball team wins...

    Last week proved to be another busy time for the Owen County softball team. The team played a pair of home games before taking part in the Woodford County Invitational over the weekend.

    The Lady Rebels opened up the week with a 5-3 win over Trimble County. The two teams had split the first two meetings of the season. Courtney Waldrop homered and Miranda Owens pitched well in relief to help the team pick up the victory.

  • Owen track team pays a visit to...

    The Owen County track team spent May 7 in Carrollton at the Carroll County Invitational.

    The boys had several good performances including a second- and third-place finish in the discus by Dillon Mears and Daniel Cummins. Cory Cannon placed sixth in the 200-meter dash and ninth in the 100-meter dash. Also in the 100-meter dash, Taz Adams ran to a 12th-place finish.

  • Owen Co. athletes excel off the...

    So many times in basketball, fans get obsessed with the statistic PPG or points per game. There is another number important to basketball coaches everywhere. It is GPA or grade point average.

    Several members from both basketball teams in Owen County have been named to the 2010 Kentucky Academic All-State team.

  • Owen track team competes at...

    The Owen County track team spent last Tuesday in Verona taking part in the Walton-Verona All-Comers Meet. The team had some top notch performances from both the boys and the girls.

    First-place finishes were earned by the girls’ 4x200-meter relay team and by Haley Decandia in the high jump. For the boys, Dillon Mears claimed first place in the discus.

  • Softball team suffers setbacks

    Before heading to Bullitt County April 23, the Owen County Lady Rebels had won eight of the previous nine games including four wins in a row. At the High Five Bullitt County Invitational, however, the Lady Rebels lost three straight games.

    The team entered last week hoping to begin another winning streak. Those hopes were put on hold when the team lost two tough games to Trimble County and Walton-Verona. 

  • Lady Rebels bust out bats

    For the Owen County softball team, last week began where the previous week ended.

    After falling to Walton-Verona in the championship game of the 8th Region All “A” Classic, the Lady Rebels welcomed the Lady Bearcats to Owenton April 19 for the rematch.

    It was all Owen County as the Lady Rebels scored 11 runs on 11 hits in defeating in the Lady Bearcats 11-1 in five innings.

    Lady Rebel Miranda Owens allowed one run on just three hits while driving in three runs at the plate. Lyndsey Slayback also had three runs batted in.