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Today's Sports

  • Lady Rebels ready to defend title

    The Owen County High School girls soccer team will put its 31st district title on the line next week.
    But before the team turns its attention toward the district tournament, they will have to finish the regular season.
    Owen County played two games last week.
    They began the week by taking on Henry County High School at home. The Lady Wildcats would return to New Castle with a 2-0 victory.
    On Wednesday, the Owen County squad traveled to Dayton to take on the Lady Devils. Again, it would be the Lady Rebels dropping a 2-0 decision.

  • Rebels look toward district...

    With just one game remaining in the regular season, the Owen County High School boys soccer team is getting ready for the 31st District Tournament.
    Part of the preparation involved two games last week against two district opponents.
    The first came Sept. 30 when the Rebels traveled to Warsaw to take on Gallatin County High School. It was the fourth meeting between the two rivals this season. The Wildcats won two of the first three games.
    This time, Owen County came away with the 2-0 victory.

  • Volleyball team plays weekend...

    The Owen County High School Lady Rebels volleyball team spent a busy weekend at Western Hills High School. The team was taking part in the Fight Like a Girl Tournament.
    Before they headed to Frankfort, the Owen girls took on Shelby County on Oct. 1 in Owenton. The Lady Rockets defeated the Lady Rebels 2-0 to win the match.
    On Friday night, the team began play in the Fight Like a Girl Tournament by taking on Franklin County High School. Owen County would lose a tough match 2-1.

  • Bad night in Bellevue

    The Owen County High School football team went to Bellevue High School Friday night and hoped to take with them some momentum generated by their victory last week.
    It was not to be.
    The Tigers raced out to a 38-0 lead after the first quarter and never looked back. They would eventually win the game 61-0.
    The win was the second straight for Bellevue over a Class 2A District 5 team. The Tigers defeated Carroll County High School last week.
    Bellevue used a balanced offensive attack from a pair of seniors to win the game.

  • Rebel Ramblings: At Walton-...

    • Walton-Verona is 5-1 overall and 1-0 in the district after posting a 48-21 victory over Carroll County on Friday night.
    • The Bearcats are coached by Jeff Barth, who is in his fifth season at the helm. In those five years, Barth is 33-19 overall.
    • Owen County lost 21-14 to Walton-Verona last season in Owenton.
    • The Bearcats reached the third round of the Class 2A State Playoffs last season before falling 49-14 to Newport Central Catholic.
    • Walton-Verona has won a playoff game in two of the last three seasons.

  • Lady Rebels claim NCKC title

    To say the Lady Rebels have had success in the NCKC Tournament would be an understatement. On Sept. 24 at Fairway Golf Course, the team won its fourth NCKC title in the last five years.
    The win wasn’t easy as the Lady Rebels finished just two shots ahead of Henry County.
    Shelby Power finished second overall by shooting a 74.
    Mackenzi Peyton from Henry County won the individual title by carding a 73.
    Owen County’s Lydia Merrified and Debbie Farrar each shot 97 while Grace Chilton fired a 112. Morgan Woodyard shot 113.

  • OCHS boys come in second at...

    The Owen County High School boys golf team hosted the NCKC Tournament last week. The Rebels would fall two shots shy of claiming the title.
    As a team, the Rebels posted a 326 while Walton-Verona was just a little better as they fired a 324 to win.
    Owen County had three golfers finish in the top five. Justin Trusty was second with a 78; Austin Fitzgerald was third with a 79; and Jordan Prather was fifth with an 81. Matt Atkins and Cole Hamilton tied for 15th as they each shot 88.

  • Rebels run well at Trimble

    The Owen County High School cross-country team spent Saturday in Bedford taking part in the Trimble County Invitational. It was a good day.
    Hunter Trenary won the boys varsity race finishing 38-seconds ahead of Christian Apel from Trimble County High School.
    Cory Hudnall was fifth while Keith Stout was eighth. Logan Bitler placed 11th and Kyle Flood was 16th.  
    The team finished second overall.
    In the girls varsity race, it was Autumn Hunter finishing fourth.

  • Different issues lead to Owen Co...

    The Owen County High School boys and girls soccer teams each had their struggles last week. The reasons were quite the opposite.
    The Rebels played three times last week as they took on Henry County High School once and Carroll County High School twice. In the first two contests, the problem was the same - they couldn’t score.
    Henry County defeated the Rebels 1-0 on Sept. 28 before Carroll County defeated Owen County 3-0 on Thursday. It was the fifth-straight game the Rebels had failed to put the ball in the net.

  • Rebels drop fourth-straight on...

    The Owen County High School Rebels’ home opener on Friday night got off to a good start.
    Unfortunately, it didn’t end so well for the Rebels.
    Owen County High School Head Football Coach Adam Fowler pulled out all the stops for the first play of the game against Lloyd Memorial High School.
    “I was tired of waiting on things to happen,” Fowler said.