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Today's Sports

  • Coach optimistic as girls soccer...

    The soccer season kicked off Monday for the Owen County Lady Rebels.

    As the season begins, Owen County Girls Head Coach Mike Haines has to replace four of his top six scorers from a season ago. Three players graduated and last year’s leading scorer, Devin Jouett who scored 12 goals, moved out of the county.

    The next leading scorer was Alexis Ellis, who is returning. The sophomore scored two goals last season as a freshman. Sophomore Katie Haines scored one goal last year.

  • Lady Rebels golf team hits the...

    The Owen County girl’s golf team is back on the course for the 2009 season.

    Coach David Wainscott returns a solid team of golfers that include sisters Krista and Shelby Power and Jensen Wainscott. Other returning members of the team include Lynsey Farrar, Aly Minch, Kennedi Dermon and Shelby Gambrell.

  • Kemper plays in all-star game

    A member of the Owen County Lady Rebels was recently honored by being named to Kentucky High School Coaches Association Junior All-Star Team.

    Eko Kemper was named to the team and played in the KSCA East/West Junior All-Star Game. The game was played at Bellarmine College July 18. The West team, made up of players from the Fifth and Sixth Regions, defeated the East team of players from the Seventh and Eighth Regions 71-51.

  • The journey starts on first day

    It’s back.

    Today is a day dreaded by some and looked forward to by others. That’s right. Today is the first day of school in Owen County.

    It is hard to believe, but school is in session. The buses hit the roads this morning to pick up the kids, the cafeteria fired up the ovens to prepare lunch and somewhere parents silently breathed a huge sigh of relief.

    Summer vacation ...  we barely knew you.

  • Looking for a victory

    In the game of football, it often takes three years before a wide receiver has a breakout season.

    The Owen County volleyball team is hoping the same holds true for them.

    Owen County High School Volleyball Coach Amanda Borchers and the rest of the team are entering year number three looking for win number one. If you ask some of those around the program, they will tell you that all of that is about to change.

    The Lady Rebels opened the season Monday night at home against Trimble County. But victory once again eluded Owen County as the Lady Rebels fell, 0-2.

  • Briscoe takes checkered flag at...

    It could not have been much closer.

    Ryan Briscoe nosed out Scott Carpenter Saturday night to win the Meijer Indy 300 at Kentucky Speedway.

    The two battled each other over the last few laps before Briscoe beat Carpenter to the checkered flag by .0162 seconds. The finish was the closest in the race’s 10-year history.

    Scott Dixon was awarded the pole based on points after heavy rain Thursday caused the Friday qualifying sessions for both the Indy Car Series and the Firestone Indy Lights Series to be cancelled.

  • Season wraps up this weekend at...

    The curtain will come down on the 2009 racing season at Kentucky Speedway this weekend.

    The season concludes with the “Meijer Indy 300 Presented by Red Baron and Edy’s” taking to the track at 8:30 Saturday night.

    Helio Castroneves, Danica Patrick, Scott Dixon, Dario Franchitti and Tony Kanaan are all expected to take part in the race.

  • Hornaday credits crew for...

    Two drivers came into Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway looking to extend winning streaks. Both were successful.

    Ron Hornaday Jr. held off Mike Skinner on the final lap to claim the checkered flag in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. For Hornaday, it was his third-consecutive win. With the win, he became the first repeat winner of the race at the track.

    The second race of the night saw Parker Kligerman finish first in the ARCA RE/MAX Series. For the 18-year-old rookie, it was his fourth straight victory and his fifth of the season.

  • Owen County teams prepare for...

    While most are enjoying summer, players and coaches at Owen County High School are starting to practice for the fall.

    Fall sports teams are allowed to begin practice today in preparation for the upcoming seasons.

    Football, volleyball, soccer, cross country and golf will begin practice over the next few days as they looking forward to their first games or matches in August.

    The football team will open the season Aug. 29 at Grant County.

  • NASCAR Camping World Truck...

    Kentucky Speedway is gearing up for another busy weekend of racing. The track will host the “Built Ford Tough 225 Presented by the Greater Cincinnati Ford Dealers” and the “Click it or Ticket. Buckle Up! Kentucky 150” Saturday night in Sparta.

    The first race is part of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series while the second is part of the ARCA RE/MAX Series. Both series have been racing at the Speedway since 2000.