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Today's Sports

  • Pool party pals

    To say John Brumback likes billiards would be an understatement.

    He began playing the game when he was 11 years old. He began to get serious about it around the age of 15. He spent the last two years practicing 10 to 12 hours a day.

    Saturday, all of his hard work and dedication paid off.

    Brumback walked away with the All-Around Title from the Derby City Classic. The tournament took place at the Horseshoe Casino near New Albany, Ind. It began Jan. 23 and ended Saturday night.

  • Snow, ice and bad roads beat...

    It’s a shame Owen County High School doesn’t have a hockey team.

    It would have had a better chance of playing last week than the basketball teams did.

    With several inches of snow and ice hitting the area, both teams were shutout of playing any games last week.

    In fact, the teams were even limited to how much practice time they got. The only basketball being played in Owen County last week was on a video game system. That is, if you had power.

  • Reeling in a Rebel victory

     

    Duke has the Cameron Crazies, Cleveland has the Dawg Pound and Kentucky has the Eruption Zone. Having a home field or home court advantage can be an important factor to a home team winning the game. 

  • Lady Rebels drop district game...

    The Owen County Lady Rebels may not want to go back to Carroll County for a while.

    For the second time in 12 days, the team headed to Carrollton to square off against their district foes.

    During their last meeting Dec. 23, the Lady Panthers pulled away late to get a 46-39 win in the championship game of the North American Stainless Classic.

    Saturday, the home team raced out to a 17-7 lead after the first quarter and never looked back in picking up the 51-38 win.

  • Lady Rebel runners receive...

    The Owen County cross country team enjoyed a great deal of success in 2008.

    The middle school team captured the NCKC Team Title with Julie Spaulding claiming the individual title.

    Danielle Hoop had another solid season as she captured the NCKC title and finished second in both the regional and state meets.

    In light of their achievements, Hoop and Spaulding received postseason accolades.

  • Rebels grab big district victory

    There is no place like home.

    That is what the Owen County Rebels are saying following two weeks of games away from Owen County. The Rebels’ world tour began Dec. 18 with a game at Henry County. They then hit the road for Bourbon County to play in the Kentucky Bank Shootout before traveling to Lloyd for a pre-Christmas game with the Juggernauts. It was then three days in Campbellsville for the Coca-Cola/Campbellsville University Shootout.

    After returning home for a couple of days of practice, the Rebels got on one more bus for a trip to Carrollton Saturday night.

  • Lady Rebels reach tourney finals

    For the second year in a row, the Owen County Lady Rebels reached the finals of a holiday basketball tournament.

    Last year, the team reached the championship game of the Gallatin Steel Invitational where they defeated Meade County. This year, the Lady Rebels made it to the finals of the North American Stainless Classic where they took on Carroll County.

    Along the way to the championship game, the Lady Rebels defeated North Bullitt (41-32) on Dec. 20 in the first round; and on Dec. 22, they took on the Lady Bears of Spencer County in round two.

  • District title victory named top...

    There were many big moments in sports throughout 2008. The New York Giants were the improbable winners of the Super Bowl over the previously unbeaten New England Patriots. Tiger Woods won the U.S. Open on one leg. Michael Phelps won eight Gold Medals at the Olympics in Beijing. The Tampa Bays Rays made it to the World Series before falling to the Philadelphia Phillies. It was a good year.

    Owen County also had its share of sports memories over the past year. I have chosen five memorable moments of 2008. 

    #5

  • Rebels' comeback falls short

    The hole was too deep and one the Rebels could not climb out of.

    On Dec. 22, Owen County headed to Erlanger to take on the Lloyd Juggernauts. The teams met a season ago with Owen County coming away with the 65-53 win in Owenton. The Rebels also played in the Lloyd Memorial Invitational last December.

    This year, the result was different.

  • Owen County girls soccer team...

    The Lady Rebels’ soccer team handed out its team awards for the 2008 season.

    Owen County Girls Soccer Head Coach Mike Haines said  he would have liked to have seen more wins but thought the season was a success.

    Haines said he did not lose a single minute of practice or playing time to academic eligibility issues.