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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Freshman, JV squads bring home...

    While the varsity teams decide district superiority this week at Gallatin County, it is clear who reigns supreme when it comes to the freshman and junior varsity teams. The Owen County Lady Rebels won both championships.

    The freshman team brought home the 31st District trophy by defeating Carroll County in the semifinals and Gallatin County in the finals.

    Against the home team Lady Panthers, the Lady Rebels were led by Madison Gamble’s 14 points as they won the game 32-21.

  • Three Rebels named to all-region...

    A trio of Owen County basketball players has been named to their respective All 8th Region Teams.

    Rianna Gayheart was named to the girls’ team. The sophomore averaged 12.5 points and 3.8 rebounds during the regular season. She shot 72 percent from the free-throw line and led the team in three-pointers with 36. This is the second-straight year Gayheart has been given this honor.

  • Eastern signs Pruitt

    A member of the Owen County football team will be continuing his career next year when he heads to college.

    Senior Tyler Pruitt signed last week to play football at Eastern Kentucky University.

    Pruitt was an integral part of the Owen County football program over the last four years. The senior played both offense and defense for the Rebels and was known for always being where the ball was.

    Owen County High School Head Coach Adam Fowler, who coached Pruitt the last two years, had high praise for his player.

  • Snowy week ends with win for...

    The Owen County Lady Rebels were not in class much last week due to inclement weather. On Friday night, however, they did give Trimble County a lesson on domination.

    The Lady Rebels won the opening tip and never looked back against the Lady Raiders. Hannah Neeley hit a 3-pointer as the buzzer sounded on the first quarter to give Owen County a 16-2 lead. The Lady Rebels were not finished as they went on to win the game 51-33.

  • Rebels drop pair of road games

    It had been a while since the Owen County Rebels had been on the basketball court against an opponent. The Rebels last game prior to last week was Feb. 2 at Williamstown.

    On Thursday night, road crews got enough of the snow removed to enable the Rebels to make their way to Walton-Verona. The Bearcats came into the game still riding high after winning the 8th Region All “A” Classic and advancing to the quarterfinals in Richmond.

  • Runnin’ Rebels chase...

    The Owen County Rebels were scheduled to make two trips to Grant County last week. The team was supposed to play both Williamstown and Grant County. Old Man Winter had other plans.

    Before the flakes began flying, the Rebels were able to get to Williamstown Feb. 2. They were glad they did, for they defeated the Demons, 62-46.

  • Owen County’s John...

    Most people think of playing pool as something they do in their spare time just for fun. For one Owen County resident, it has turned into something much more.

    John Brumback takes pool very seriously and it is paying off.

    Brumback went to the 12th Annual Derby City Classic at the Horseshoe Casino as the defending Bank 9-Ball Champion as well as the All-Around Champion.

  • Saints marching back with a...

    The New Orleans Saints marched into Miami as the underdog in Super Bowl XLIV. They marched out taking football’s biggest prize with them.

    I must admit, I was rooting for the Colts, but after watching the game on Sunday night how can you not root for the Saints?

    For the last few years, the most memorable images coming out of New Orleans have been ones of devastation and despair. People wondered how long and even if the city would be able to recover.

  • Up and down week for Lady Rebs

    The past week for the Owen County Lady Rebels was one of contrasts.

    The week began with a trip to South Oldham to play one of the better teams in the 8th region. The week ended with a home game against Williamstown, a team that is not as highly regarded.

    While the Lady Rebels dropped a 49-45 decision to the Lady Dragons, they played better in defeat than they did in a 34-28 win over the Lady Demons.