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Today's Sports

  • Teams wrap up strong seasons

    The 2009-2010 basketball season has come to and end. Both the boys and the girls again had a successful year.

    The Lady Rebels finished the season with a record of 17-10 and captured their third straight 31st District Championship.

    Overall, it was the fifth-straight appearance for Owen County in the championship game. It was also the fourth year in a row Owen County Head Girls Basketball Coach Robert Osborne’s team won 15 games or more. The Lady Rebels had a six-game winning streak starting Dec. 29 and running through Jan. 13.

  • It’s bracket time

    I wonder how many times you have heard this question since Monday, “Have you filled out your brackets yet?” What am I talking about? You know, your NCAA tournament bracket. The madness is officially here.

    This weekend may be one of the best weekends of the year. Starting Thursday at noon and ending sometime Sunday evening, it will be nothing but wall-to-wall hoops. There will be blowouts, upsets, drama and plenty of nail biting as the NCAA Tournament tips off.

    Who do you like to reach the Final Four?

  • Shelby County knocks off Owen in...

    The game plan was perfect.

    And for one half the Rebels ran it to perfection.

    The only problem was, a game has two halves.

    For the second straight year, the Owen County Rebels reached the semifinals of the Eighth Region Tournament.

    Their Tuesday night opponent in New Castle – the Shelby County Rockets – came into the game having won 22 games on the season including an 83-70 win over North Oldham in the first round.

    The Rebels advanced to the semifinals with an opening round 61-59 win over Simon Kenton.

  • Owen County girls bumped from...

    Two streaks continued on the night of March 1, 2010 in Independence.

    The Owen County Lady Rebels entered the eighth region tournament having not won a first-round game since 2002.

    The Simon Kenton Lady Pioneers went into the game having never lost a first-round game since playing in their first eighth region tournament in 2006. 

    Simon Kenton, having the luxury of playing the tournament on its home court, jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the first three minutes.

    The Lady Pioneers were having success getting the ball into the paint and scoring.

  • Castle enters hall of fame

    The Owen County Lady Rebels were not on the floor for Saturday night’s eighth-region championship game, but their former coach was. 

    Delmas Castle was inducted into the Eighth Region Hall of Fame Saturday night. 

    Castle, who began his teaching career at Owen County High School in 1972, became the girls’ varsity coach in 1978.

    During his tenure, Castle’s teams won 433 games.

    Under his tutelage, the Lady Rebels captured three 32nd district titles.

  • Win over Gallatin slips away in...

    The Owen County Rebels in one week felt both the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. Unfortunately, the latter came Saturday night in the 31st District Championship game.

    On Wednesday night, the Rebels needed a pair of Blake Lewis free throws to take a 34-32 lead with just under five seconds remaining. Then they had to watch as a Henry County three-pointer just missed in order  to advance to the championship game.

  • Lady Rebels bring home third-...

    If you like the number three, then Gallatin County High School was the place to be Friday night.

    The Owen County Lady Rebels used three-point shooting to beat Carroll County for the third time this season en route to capturing their third straight 31st District Championship.

    For everyone involved, it was the perfect trifecta.

    “Three-peat, baby,” Owen County freshman Hannah Neeley said after the game.

  • Senior boys play final home game

    It was a strange week for the senior boy’s basketball players.

    Due to bad weather, the game with Walton-Verona scheduled for earlier in the week had to be postponed until Saturday afternoon. That meant that Senior Night on Thursday night against Trimble County would not be the boy’s last home game.

    Six Rebels were recognized before the start of Thursday night’s game. Blake Lewis, Kyle Kelly, Jordan Shelton, Lucas Shelton, Michael Colligan and Ethan Lloyd were honored for their accomplishments both on and off the court.

  • All smiles for Lady Rebel seniors

    Owen County High School Head Girls Basketball Coach Bob Osborne would like to bottle up the first quarter of Friday night’s game with Grant County and take it with him into next week’s 31st District Tournament. He also might want to find a way to leave the second quarter in Owenton.

    The Lady Rebels began the night by honoring three seniors. Emilie Davis, Eko Kemper and Jensen Wainscott were each recognized before taking the court for the final time at home.

  • 31st District Tournament preview

    Tournament time has arrived for high school basketball in the Bluegrass. Teams from all across the state begin play this week with one goal in mind. For the boys, they want to earn a trip to Rupp Arena while the girls are hoping to reach Diddle Arena in Bowling Green.

    For the Rebels and Lady Rebels, their journey begins in Gallatin County at the 31st District Tournament.

    The girls opened up play Tuesday against Henry County while the boys will tip things off Wednesday against Henry County.