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Today's Sports

  • Learning from an Olynpian

    The Owen County Judo Team and the Kentucky Judo Council will be hosting a workshop featuring instruction by four-time Olympian Brian Olsen Oct. 23 at the Owen County High School.

    Olsen is well known in the international Judo community. He was a member of the U.S. Judo Olympic team in 2004 and 2008. He also served on the world championship teams in 1995, 1997 (earning a bronze medal), 1999, 2001 and 2003.

    He earned a gold medal at the Pan American Games in 1999 and 2003 and a bronze in 1995 as well as several other medals as part of the Pan American Games team.

  • Rebel Ramblings

    Next Game: Home against DeSales.

    Kick off: 7:30 p.m.

    Last year in Louisville, the Rebels dropped a 0-53 decision to DeSales. That night, Andrew Beeler rushed the ball for 77 yards and two touchdowns. Ryan Johnson completed three passes - all for touchdowns.

  • Sports Briefs: Hoop signs with...

    Sept. 21 was a big night for Danille Hoop. The evening began with a win in a home meet against Walton-Verona and Trimble County. It ended with her signing a letter of intent to run track next year at the University of the Cumberlands. The signing took place in the library at Owen County High School and was attended by family and friends as well as several of her fellow competitors.

  • Rebels fall short

    Friday night’s loss to Bourbon County was not due to a lack of chances.

    Three times in the second half the Rebels had the ball first and goal and failed to cash in. The result was Bourbon County leaving Owenton and heading back to Paris with a 10-6 win on Owen County High School Homecoming night.

    The Colonels entered the game still looking to taste victory for the first time this season. They were 0-4 and coming off a 52-7 loss the week before to Holmes.

  • Rebel Ramblings

    Next Game: Away at East Jessamine.

    Kick off: 7:30 p.m.

    • The Jaguars defeated the Rebels 22-0 last year in Owenton. The visitors scored just one offensive touchdown but returned a pair of interceptions for touchdowns to send them home with the win. One was a 79-yard pick six and the other went for 46 yards.

    • East Jessamine finished last season 4-7 last season and are off to a 4-1 record this year after defeating Western Hills 21-14 in Frankfort Friday night.

  • 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.