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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Mr. Baseball has ties to Owen...

    Joshua “J.T.” Riddle, a 2010 graduate of Western Hills High School in Frankfort, has been named 2010 Kentucky Mr. Baseball, the first player from WHHS to earn that honor. A four-year starter for the Wolverines as a pitcher and shortstop, Riddle received a multitude of awards throughout his high school career including a member of the State-Journal All-County Baseball team with two of the four years being named as Most Valuable Player. Riddle was also named as the KHSAA Most Outstanding Senior Baseball for 2010.

  • No. 8 (Female) - Kelsey Williams

    This young lady did something at Owen County High School that no one else has ever done. Not even her mom.

    Kelsey Williams played both soccer and basketball while in school. Her role on those two different teams might be a case study in opposites.

  • T-ball season ends

    The Owen County Parks and Recreation Department wrapped up its T-Ball season.  Pictured are the Raptors after receiving their trophies. Pictured are (Front row, left to right):  Hannah Howard, Dylan Wainscott, Landen Perkins, Jacob Dial, and Rachel Howard.  Back row: Coach Troy Bramblett, Gavin Hill, Evan Bramblett, Emma Miller, Ellie Blair, Luke Vinal and Coach Stephanie Howard. Not pictured were Meleah Beatty and Nash Cammack.

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  • No. 9 (Male) - David Wainscott

    His teammates called him the “Old Man.”

    Why? They thought he was wise beyond his years.

    David Wainscott was a three-sport star at Owen County High School. He played football, basketball and baseball before he graduated in 1978. He was good at all three, but baseball may have been his best sport.

    Wainscott was a centerfielder who, according to his coach Ronnie Dunavent, was a smart player who could hit any pitcher he faced.

  • Golden anniversary on the green

    Before 1960 it was just a farm. There was a tobacco field, a corn field and livestock roaming the grounds.

    Fifty years later it has become a place much like the 1980’s sitcom “Cheers” where everyone knows your name.

  • No. 9 (Female) - Danielle Hoop

    The best may still be yet to come.

    It may be argued that someone still in high school does not belong on a list like this. When you look at what Danielle Hoop has accomplished, however, it is hard to not include her.

  • No. 10 (Male) - Billy Whitney

    Sometimes statistics do not matter.  

    The late 1950s and early 1960s was a time when things were changing in America. Technology was improving, people were moving from the country to the city, and a young man named John F. Kennedy was making a name for himself in politics.

    Something else was changing as well. African-Americans were moving from the back of the bus to the baseball diamond and the basketball court. Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in baseball in 1947 and Red Aurebach drafted the first African-American in the NBA in 1950.