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Today's Sports

  • Sports Briefs

    OCHS Volleyball

    • The Lady Rebels volleyball team dropped its only match last week. Grant County defeated Owen County 25-16 and 25-22. The team will be back in action Thursday in Owenton against Heritage Academy. They will play at Williamstown Tuesday.

    OCHS Boys Soccer

    • The boys’ soccer team defeated the Kentucky School for the Deaf, 3-1, Sept. 13 in Owenton. They dropped contests to Danville, Mason County and Woodford County. The team will play at Henry County Thursday.

  • Lady Rebel golfer smacks rare...

    If the chances of getting struck by lightning are greater than that of making a hole-in-one, then Shelby Power may want to stay inside during the next thunderstorm.

    While playing golf earlier this month  at Fairway Golf Course, Power, using a seven-wood, aced the fifth hole.

     “I couldn’t believe it at first,” Power said. “When I realized I had just made a hole-in-one I was excited.”

    Power is a member of the Owen County girls’ golf team.

  • Rebels spoil one homecoming and...

    Friday night was a good example of how things generally happen in threes. To prove the point, here are three examples.

    The first quarter saw the Owen County Rebels have three possessions. They ended in a punt, a fumble and a turnover on downs.

    In contrast, the second quarter saw the Rebels score three touchdowns.

    In the end, the team headed back home with win number three.

    Owen County traveled to Bedford Friday to take on Trimble County on Trimble County High School‘s Homecoming.

  • 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.