The Owen County High School boys’ basketball team entered last week needing to get a bad taste out of their mouths. The Rebels were coming off their first loss of the season after a loss in overtime at home to Carroll County.
The first chance to get back on the winning path came Dec. 11 against Walton-Verona.
After falling behind 14-9 at the end of the first quarter, the Rebels came back in the second quarter to take a 28-27 lead into the locker room at halftime.
The second half belonged to Owen County as they pulled away for the 63-52 win.
The Lady Rebels continue to be the dominant team in the 31st District.
Owen County picked up two more wins last week over district competition as well as a victory over a visitor from the Hoosier state.
The team began last week by traveling to Warsaw to take on Gallatin County. The Lady Wildcats are considered to be the biggest competition for Owen County in its quest for six-straight district titles.
The Lady Rebels eighth-grade basketball team won the Class A Tournament that was held Saturday at Bowling Middle School. They beat Henry County 32-20 to advance to the final game against Trimble County. The Lady Rebels knocked off Henry County for the title 33-23.
Heading into Friday night’s 31st District opener, the Owen County High School Lady Rebels were looking for something positive.
The team was coming off its first defeat of the season Dec. 3 to Walton-Verona.
Owen County was hosting Carroll County, which was looking for its first win of the season.
They would leave Owenton disappointed as the Lady Rebels defeated the Lady Panthers 62-20.
Owen County jumped out to a 32-12 lead at halftime and cruised to its fourth win.
The Owen County High School Rebels went in Thursday night’s game with Carroll County riding a four-game winning streak. It was the first time since 2006 the team had begun the season 4-0.
The streak would come to an end as the Panthers defeated the Rebels 53-51 in overtime in a game that had a definite tournament atmosphere.
Things began well for the Rebels as they jumped out to an early 8-2 lead.
The Panthers would eventually get their legs under them and cut the lead to 8-7 at the end of the first quarter.
This 14-point buck was given the name Old Lucky four years ago by Colton Iles when he shot and missed him. On the hunt for him ever since, Colton finally got his chance the afternoon of opening day while hunting with his dad and cousin Derek.
It is their best start since 2007.
The Owen County High School Runnin’ Rebels are off to a 3-0 start thanks to three solid wins last week. It is the first time the team has started 3-0 since head coach Devin Duvall’s first season.
The Rebels opened up the season at home Nov. 27 as they hosted Western Hills. Things could not have begun better as their first basket of the season came on a dunk from Carson Williams. The dunk came thanks in part to a nice feed from Hunter Trenary, who tossed up to the rim and allowed Williams to do the rest.
I have a diploma hanging in my office at my full-time job in Erlanger. It is from Northern Kentucky University.
Despite not walking through graduation ceremonies (sorry Mom), I am very proud of that framed piece of paper. I was made even prouder last week when the school picked up its first-ever basketball victory as a Division I member. The Lady Norse defeated Youngstown State on a last second shot, 66-64.