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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Lady Rebels stumble in 8th...

    When the pairings came out for the 8th Region Softball Tournament, Owen County Head Softball Coach David Wainscott had to like his chances of advancing out of the first round.

    Owen County’s first round opponent on Memorial Day was Walton-Verona. The Lady Rebels knew what it was like to defeat the 32nd district champs when they beat them 11-1 at home in April.

    The two teams also played a close game two days prior to that in the All “A” Classic Championship Game. The Lady Bearcats won that day 10-9.

  • Rebels’ baseball...

    The Owen County Rebels entered the 31st District Tournament May 24 with nothing to lose. The Rebels were hoping to carry the momentum gained from the win over Grant County into the contest with Carroll County.

    The Panthers had defeated Owen County twice during the season and were looking to advance to the championship game. The Rebels’ plans also included taking a trip to the title game and capping off a disappointing season with a trip to the 8th Region Tournament.

  • Lady Rebels fall short in tourney

    Before taking the field May 24, the Owen County Lady Rebels were sure of one thing. If they were going to win the 31st District Tournament, they would have to go through a pair of nemeses.

    The first was Gallatin County. The two teams split four games during the regular season. No team won any of the four by more than three runs, and Gallatin County won its two games in the final at-bat. As a result, it was assumed that the first round district match-up would be similar. It was.

  • Owen judo squad shines in...

    On May 22, the Owen County Judo Team competed in Portland, Ind., at the  Indiana State Judo Invitational and placed seventh out of 29 teams.

    The Owen County Judo Team returned with four first-place medals, three second-place medals, three third-place medals and one fourth-place. award

    Team players placed as follows:  Chelsae Smith, second; Jamie Sourders, third; Robert Beverly, first; Zac Widener, second; Noah Malcomb, first; Laura Lubbe, third; Madison Lubbe, third; John Thompson, second; James Thompson, first; Douglas Tyler, first; and Brandon Tyler, fourth.

  • State bound

    When the class A state track meet begins Saturday, a pair of Owen County Rebels will be there. Dillon Mears and Bobby Mingie qualified for the meet that will be held at the University of Louisville.

    In order to qualify, a participant must finish first or second in the regional meet or have one of the remaining 10 best performances throughout each of the regions.

    The pair qualified for the state meet based on their performances at last weekend’s region 5A meet held at Tates Creek High School.

  • Rebels win last regular season...

    t has not been the sort of season a senior would want to go out on. For example, Owen County travelled to Franklin County May 19 to endure a 1-11 defeat.

    But the Rebels’ three seniors – Kyle Kelly, Brody Layton and Byron Robertson – decided recently they were going to finish strong.

    The trio helped lead their team to a 3-2 extra inning win May 20 over Grant County in the final regular season home game.

  • A near-perfect week for Lady...

    Things could not have gone much better for the Owen County softball team lately. The team played four games. They “mercy-ruled” three opponents, defeated a district foe and won a tournament for the second time in four years.

    In capturing four wins, the Lady Rebels outscored their opponents 43-4 and out-hit them 40-8.

    With the 31st district tournament this week in Owenton, it appears the team is peaking at the right time.

  • Owen track teams have final tune...

    The Owen County track team will be heading to Lexington Saturday for the Regional Track Meet. The ultimate goal is to send as many athletes as possible to the Kentucky State Track Meet June 4 in Louisville.

    The Rebels had a pair of meets last week to get ready.

    The first came May 18 when the team headed to Carrollton for the Carroll County Tri-Meet.

  • Owen track team shows off skills...

    The Owen County track teams went north on I-71 Saturday to take part in the Walton-Verona Class “A” Meet. The Rebels were part of 17 teams that took part in the event.

    The team had several top-10 finishes on the day.

    On the girls’ side, Haley Decandia finished 10th in the 300-meter hurdles and seventh in the high jump.

    Kristiana Johnson placed ninth in the long jump while the 4x100-meter relay team came across the line in 10th place.