Prep Sports

  • Lady Rebels continue to struggle with back-to-back road losses

    N-H Sports Reporter

    After an easy win to open the season the Owen County Lady Rebels have experienced four straight close losses. The latest two came last week at Switzerland County and Carroll County.

    The team crossed Markland Dam into the Hoosier State on their way to Vevay to take on Switzerland County last Tuesday night. This is the fifth straight season the two teams have faced each other early in the year. Heading into last week’s contest the two teams had split the previous four match ups.

  • Rebels remain unbeaten with six victories this year

    N-H Sports Reporter

    All wins are good. Some wins are great. The Rebels enjoyed both last week.

    Owen County opened play last week against Trimble County in Bedford. It proved to be not much of a contest as the Rebels shot 55 percent from the field and drained 13 3-pointers in a dominating 82-41 win over the Raiders.

  • Lady Rebels win one, lose two to start season

    N-H Sports Reporter

    The Owen County Lady Rebels got off to a fast start last week in their season opener.

    The team raced out to a 49-5 halftime lead on the road at Eminence last Monday night. The Lady Rebels would limit the Lady Warriors to just eight second-half points and win the game 69-13. It is the second straight year the team has begun the season at Eminence with a convincing win. Last year, Owen County won 50-8.


    N-H Sports Reporter

    Each of the Rebels first two games of this young season were decided well before the final buzzer. In their third, however they needed all 32 minutes and then some to reach an outcome.

    The Rebels opened the season last Tuesday night on the road in Frankfort against Western Hills. This year marked the eighth straight season the Rebels have faced the Wolverines in the season opener. After losing the first three, Owen County has reeled off four straight victories in the series.

  • Rebels hoping for banner season

    The Owen County boys begin the basketball season on Dec. 1 in Frankfort. They hope to finish the season in March at Rupp Arena.

  • Lady Rebels look to rebound from last season

    After winning just a single game two years ago, the Owen County Lady Rebels finished 11-17 last year. They are hoping for a continued turn around this season.
    Don’t let the youth of the Lady Rebels fool you. While not having a single senior on the roster, the team has plenty of experience. Despite the loss of seniors Kennedi Dermon and Ashton Marcum, Owen County returns nine players from last year’s squad who played in at least 14 of the team’s 28 games.

  • Fowler steps down as head coach

    The Owen County Football team will have a new head coach on the sidelines in 2016.
    After their first round playoff loss to Holy Cross, head coach Adam Fowler resigned. Fowler leaves the job after eight seasons at the helm. During his tenure, the Rebels posted three winning seasons and won the district once.
    “The last eight years have been wonderful,” Fowler said of his time at Owen County. “The kids there are great kids.”

  • Rebels prepare for basketball season

    With the start of basketball season getting close, fans will have a chance to come out and get a look at the Rebels and Lady Rebels.
    Everyone is invited to come out for Maroon Madness, which begins at 6 p.m., Thursday night in the Floyd Gritton Gymnasium. The event includes player introductions, inter-squad scrimmages and a 3-point shooting contest between the boys and girls.
    Between the scrimmages, Carson Williams will be signing a National Letter of Intent to play college basketball next season at Northern Kentucky University.

  • Girls finish 13th in cross country meet

    It may not have been the performance they were hoping for but the Owen County girls cross country team has nothing to be ashamed of following the Class 1A State Cross Country Meet on Saturday.
    The team traveled to the Kentucky Horse Park on Saturday for the meet and finished 13th overall. Head coach Heidi Williams was still impressed with how her team had improved since the start of the season.


    Every hero has a nemesis. For the Owen County football team that nemesis wears black, red and white and hails from Covington.
    For the third time in five seasons, Holy Cross came into Owenton and knocked the Rebels out of the Class 2A State Playoffs. The Indians left Patterson Field with a 54-28 win on Friday night to advance and play Newport Central Catholic in the second round.