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Today's Sports

  • Bearcats derail Rebels&rsquo...

    Heading into Monday night’s game with Anderson County the Owen County Rebels had already done something no other team since 1996 had done. They had won a first round game in the 8th Region Tournament. If Owen County could beat the region’s top team they would equal the feat of that ’96 team by reaching the 8th Region Finals.

    The Rebels almost did not reach Monday night. They had to overcome themselves and hang on in overtime to beat Grant County last Wednesday night in the first round.

  • Road to the Region - 8th Region...

    The girls’ 8th Region Tournament gets under way this week.

    The girls began play Monday and Tuesday at South Oldham High School. The semifinals will be Friday night and the championship game will be played Saturday at 7 p.m.

    The winner will advance to the KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen Championship to be played March 11-14 at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green.

    Simon Kenton is the defending 8th Region champ and appears to be the favorite to repeat this season.

  • Road to the Region - 8th Region...

    It is once again time for basketball fans to make their yearly pilgrimage to Henry County for the Boy’s 8th Region Tournament. The tournament has been held in their gym every year since 1963.

    This year’s version is sure to be exciting as it is hard to pick a clear-cut favorite to win. Most in the know would say Anderson County is the pick to advance to Rupp Arena and the KHSAA Boys Sweet Sixteen Championship to be held March 18-21.

  • Rebels take title

    Going into the final week of the regular season, the Rebels had two goals.

    The first was to get some momentum heading into the 31st District Tournament and the other was to finish with the best record in the North Central Kentucky Conference. After a resounding win Thursday night at Trimble County, the Rebels had done both.

  • Rebels continue to rack up...

    One is wrapping up a high-school career while the other is just beginning one. Both were named to the All Eight-Region Team.

    Owen County Senior Collin Gamble was named to the team for the second time while freshman Rianna Gayheart was named to her first. 

    Gamble was also selected to the team last season. The teams are selected by the coaches from throughout the region and the coaches are not allowed to vote for his or her own players.

  • Teams set to dive into districts

    Win or go home.

    That is what both the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams face this week as they enter the 31st District Tournament at Carroll County.

    The girls tipped things off Feb. 17. Owen County entered the tournament as the defending 31st District Champs as they played Gallatin County in the second game of the night. Carroll County and Henry County played the opening game.

  • Lady Rebels bid farewell to...

    Three seniors had one more chance to play on their home floor Feb. 16.

    Dani Hutchinson, Jerusha Toole and Morgan Green were recognized before the game against Spencer County and all three got to start against the Lady Bears.

    While the other four starters struggled to score early, senior Green took advantage of the opportunity. She made two of four shots including a 3-pointer in scoring five of the Lady Rebels’ seven first-quarter points. 

    From there it was a pair of juniors who did most of the damage.

  • Owen JV girls shine at district...

    The JV Lady Rebels, on Saturday accomplished what the freshman team did the week before - they won the 31st District Tournament at Gallatin County.

    The Lady Rebels opened the day with a 24-20 win over Henry County in the first round. Mariah Fitzgerald led the team with 12 points and eight rebounds. Eighth-grader Hannah Neeley scored seven points.

    In the championship game, Owen County captured the title by defeating Gallatin County 38-19. Fitzgerald again led way by scoring 15 points and pulling down 10 boards. Emilie Davis added 13 points.

  • One-girl show

    She is one a kind.

    Owen County High School senior Evyn White is the lone member of the school’s swimming team. She recently wrapped up her season and career at the Region 4 meet Feb. 6-7 at Scott County High School. White swam in the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard breaststroke.

    She posted one of the top 12 times in the preliminaries to reach the finals in both events. In the finals, the senior finished ninth in the 50-yard freestyle and 10th in the 100-yard breaststroke.

  • A senior moment

    The Owen County Rebels have played its fair share of close games this season. Last week would prove to be no exception.

    The Walton-Verona Bearcats paid a visit to Owenton Feb. 9. After eight minutes, it looked like the Rebels might have an easy time of it. The home used a barrage of 3-pointers in the first quarter to jump out to a 25-13 lead. The Bearcats, however, would rebound and cut the lead to 35-28 at halftime.