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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • 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.