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Today's Sports

  • 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. 

  • No. 10 (Female) - Jensen...

    Her accomplishments are much bigger than she is.

    She began her varsity career as an eighth-grader when she played left field for the Lady Rebels in the spring of 2006. Later that year she enrolled as a freshman at Owen County High School and began a high-school career that included playing golf, basketball and softball.

    About five feet tall, she was often the smallest person on the court or the field, but don’t let her size fool you. Jensen Wainscott gave everything she had while playing sports, and in the process enjoyed both individual and team success.

  • Three is a magic number

    Joey Logano may want to take up permanent residence in Kentucky. The state has been good to him for the past three years. Three times he has raced at Kentucky Speedway and three times he has driven straight to the victory lane following the race.  Logano made history Saturday night in Sparta. He again captured the Meijer 300.

  • Track team celebrates wonderful...

    The Owen County Track Team recently held its banquet and awards program to honor athletes, reflect on the recent season and to look ahead.

    Dillon Mears said the devotional prayer before a potluck dinner.

    Mears and fellow senior Justin Davis spoke to their soon-to-be former teammates, leaving them with inspiring messages and reminding them to keep grades up, work hard, keep working together as a team, and to continue to keep God first.

  • Owen track season comes to a...

    The 2010 track season wrapped up for Owen County Saturday when two Rebels competed at the Class A State Track Meet in Louisville.

    Bobby Mingie took part in the 300-meter hurdles and Dillon Mears participated in the discus.

    Mingie finished 22nd and Mears 19th in their respective events.

    For the season, the Rebels set six team records.

    Darian Polley took over the top spot in school history with a time of 19.32 in the 110-meter hurdles at the NCTKC Meet.

  • Looking for three wins at Sparta

    The NASCAR Nationwide Series is back in Sparta.

    The stars will be out Saturday night as the Meier 300 will be run at the Kentucky Speedway. The green flag is schedule to drop at 8:10 p.m. with all the action to be seen on ESPN.

    Joey Logano will be looking for his third-straight win at the track. He will have plenty of competition from current points leader Brad Keselowski and Carl Edwards.

  • Judo team brings back bronze

    Owen County Judo team took third in the O.J. Helvey Kentucky State Judo Championship held May 22 at Trimble County Middle School.

    Two Owen County players received outstanding awards.

    Robert Beverly received the Erroyl Cheatham Presidential Award for competing at junior nationals in two divisions and fighting in the Junior U.S. Open – an international tournament.

    Noah Malcomb received the most outstanding junior judo competitor award.  

    Teammates James Thompson and Brandon Tyler battled it out for first and second place.