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Today's Sports

  • Time for Tip-Off

    At first glance, two things will jump out at fans when they watch the Rebels on the basketball court. The first thing they will say is “My, these guys are quick,” followed by “and they are big.”

    The 2008-09 version of Coach Devin Duvall’s Rebels will first attempt to run opponents into the ground.

    “I want to push the basketball,” Duvall said,

    If pushing the ball up and down the floor does not work, the Rebels will then look to pound the opposition into submission by throwing the ball into the paint.

  • Lady Rebels look for repeat...

    Last season was one to remember for the Owen County Lady Rebels. The team captured the 31st District Title en route to a 19-win season and a trip to the 8th Region Tournament. The team also won the Gallatin Steel Invitational just after Christmas last season. The girls won the first three games of the tournament handily before defeating Meade County 39-38 in the championship game.

    Heading into the 2008-09 season, the team is looking to continue its successful ways. It will not be easy but the team and their coach believe they have what it takes.

  • Williams adjusts to college life

    When one spends a Saturday afternoon watching college football, he or she might believe that being a college athlete is full of glitz and glamour.

    Don’t be fooled.

    Most of the athletes who play a sport on the college level never fly on an airplane, stay in a five-star hotel or play in front of millions of people on television.

    That does not mean, however, they enjoy their experience any less.

  • Owen County’s season...

    To anyone who just saw the final score, it may have looked like a first-round playoff blowout .

    And while the outcome of Friday night’s game might have been a loss, it was not due to a lack of effort.

    The Owen County Rebels traveled north to take on Newport Central Catholic in the first round of the Class 2A State Playoffs. The Thoroughbreds came into the game as one of the favorites to win the state championship. That fact did not seem to intimidate the Rebels.

    It looked like the Rebels’ worst fears might come true early in the game.

  • Record breaker:Hoop makes...

    She did everything but win.

    Danielle Hoop ran the fourth-fastest race in state history Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park.

    She finished second.

    Danville’s Kaitlin Snapp won the Class A State Championship because she ran the second-fastest time.

    Snapp finished four seconds better than Hoop to claim her third consecutive state title.

    “I feel so bad for this kid,” Owen County Cross Country Coach Jeff Sutton said.

  • Youth football continues to shine

    The Owen County youth football team continues to make history and completed its regular season with a perfect season and a super bowl championship against surrounding teams such as Gallatin, Grant, Walton-Verona and Pendleton County.

    The squad traveled to Jessamine County to play in a 9-and-under tournament. They fought through the tough, cold conditions to continue their winning streak. Their record stands at 19-0.

    Saturday, they won their pool against Larue County (18-0) and a close game in overtime against Jessamine County (12-6) making them the No. 1 seed.

  • Young Rebels grab super bowl wins

    The Owen County Parks & Recreation Competitive Football teams completed their North Central Kentucky Youth Football season with a bang.

    The Mighty Pro and Power House teams finished as NKYFL Super Bowl champions.

    Mighty Pro Division

    Owen County 19

    Gallatin County 0

  • Playoff time is here

    Owen County will compete in the first round of the Class 2A state playoffs Friday.

    The Rebels will travel back to Newport Stadium to take on the Newport Central Catholic Thoroughbreds. It will be the second time this season the Rebels have played at Newport Stadium. They opened up the year by taking on Bishop Brossart High School in August.

    The task of leaving Newport with a win this time will be distinctly tougher.

  • Owen Co. Middle School runners...

    More than 300 runners representing 37 teams gathered at the starting line Saturday in Lexington. Included in the sea of runners were members of the Owen County Middle School cross-county team.

    Haley DeCandia, Amber Gover, Morgan Walker, Megan Barnes and Maggie Barnes took part in the race. The best finish of the day for the Rebels came from eighth-grader Julie Spaulding, who finished the race in 95th place.

    Cody Downey ran in the boys’ race and finished the course in 17:47.69.

  • Rebels fall to Raiders

    The Patterson Field lights were turned off for the final time this season Friday night.

    The Rebels closed out the home portion of the schedule by dropping a 24-6 decision to Trimble County on Senior Night.

    The game began with the recognition of the seniors from the cheerleading squad, marching band and football team.