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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Martial arts star

    Owen County resident Kendall Yount, 11, recently competed in the ATA TaeKwonDo World Championships held in Little Rock, Ark.She took a silver medal in sparring for her age division.

    Yount will be entering the sixth grade at The Frankfort Christian Academy. She trains at Moberly’s Black Belt Academy in Frankfort under instructor Katrina Nimmo.

  • Owen County High School track...

    The 2009 Owen County High School track team banquet was held June 19. The following awards were given:

    • Girls most  points and academic award - Danielle Hoop

    • Boys most points and most improved award – Keith Arutoff

    • Tied for most points – Josh Alford.

    • Academic and rookie of the year award for his events  – Clayton Cook

    • Academic award – Jared Fitzgerald

    • Coaches award and 110 percent award – Tyler Williams

  • Shooting stars

    George Gayle from Pleasant Home won second place in the “E” class of the main event held at Elk Creek Hunt Club last week.

    The main event consisted of 200 clay-bird targets.

    Gayle had a strong performance Friday, leading his class at the end of the day.

    Saturday,  he was just one bird out of first place; and Sunday, he was six birds from the lead to take the second-place trophy.

  • Owen County teams bring home...

    Owen County Parks and Recreation sent four teams to the North Central Kentucky Baseball Alliance League Tournament Saturday. The four teams competed in three separate divisions. The Owen County Mudcats and Owen County Sidewinders played in the Cal Ripken 10-and-under division. The Owen County Rebels played in the Cal Ripken 12-and-under division while a second team called the Owen County Rebels played in the Babe Ruth Division for kids between 13 and 15.

    The teams competed against other teams from Carroll, Gallatin, Trimble and Grant counties.