Prep Sports


    Everything was working for the Owen County Rebels on Friday night against Trimble County. The Rebels scored touchdowns on offense, defense and special teams as they rolled past the Raiders 44-0 to pick up their third win in their last four games.
    Things began well for the home team as Ross Ford intercepted a Trimble County pass on the first play of the game. The Rebels would however turn the ball back over to the Raiders on their opening drive as well.

  • Boys soccer goes scoreless against Villa Madonna

    The Owen County boys wrapped up their regular season last week.
    The team honored seven seniors playing their final home game last Tuesday night. Michael Bruener, Blake Epperson, Preston Forsee, Rhyan Hatchett, Alex Hernandez, Mateo Perez and Quinn Cole were each recognized before the team hosted Villa Madonna. Unfortunately, it would not be a happy send off as they fell 4-0.
    The day before the team traveled to Spencer County where they also were defeated 4-0.

  • Lady Rebels win on senior night

    The Owen County Lady Rebels played their final home game of the season on Thursday night. The team was looking for some momentum heading into the 31st District Tournament and they got it in a big way.
    Before the game with Fleming County, the team recognized its four seniors; Amber Gover, Shelby Sawyer, Shyan Stivers and Reagan Sutton.

  • Boys elementary cross country team brings home second

    The Owen County cross country team took part in the St. Henry Invitational on Saturday at Idlewide Park in Florence.
    It was a good day for the elementary boys who finished in second place overall in their race. Isaac Cockrell was the highest finisher for the boys in the one-mile race as he placed seventh. Noah Hunter was 11th, Salin Holbert 18th, Anthony Martin 19th and Bailey Carrier 24th.

  • Volleyball team honors breast cancer survivors

    On Thursday night the Owen County volleyball team did their part to bring awareness to the breast cancer. The team hosted Williamstown on Volley for the Cure night. The team wore special pink jerseys and the match was played with a pink volleyball.
    Before the varsity match, members of the team honored survivors and also those who tragically lost their struggle with the disease. Pink flowers were given to those honored while white flowers were placed in a vase in memory. A moment of silence was observed before the Owen County High School Chorus sang the National Anthem.

  • Lady Rebels weather storm to win a pair

    The Owen County Lady Rebels took part in the “Where’s the Beach Classic” over the weekend in Rockcastle County. Maybe the event should have been named the “Where’s the Basement Classic?”
    After playing Friday night and losing 2-1 to Clay County in extra innings, the Lady Rebels were facing two more games Saturday. They did not know they would be taking on the weather as well.

  • Rebel bats come alive

    The results may not have been what they wanted, but there were positive signs last week for the Owen County baseball team. The Rebels played five games last week and won two, but the team scored double-digit runs in three of the contests.
    Owen County began the week with a 19-10 win over Frankfort.
    They then dropped a 5-2 decision to Lloyd. The Rebels then produced another offensive outburst as they defeated Eminence, 13-2.
    The team then closed out the week with a pair of games at Pendleton County. The Rebels dropped the first 12-10 and the second 9-6.

  • Softball team earns some early revenge

     It was a week that offered mixed results for the Owen County softball team. The Lady Rebels played a pair of games against 31st District rivals picking up a win and a loss.
    The week began with a game in New Castle against Henry County. The Lady Wildcats got the best of the Lady Rebels with a 6-1 win.
    Owen County then remained on the road as they travelled to Warsaw to take on Gallatin County. It was the second meeting between the two schools in nine days.

  • Owen outlasts Grant

    The rivalry may not be what it once was, but don’t tell that to members of the Owen County or Grant County boys’ basketball teams. The two schools — that for years played heated contests in equally hot and cramped gymnasiums — played another close game Saturday in Dry Ridge.
    The gyms may now be bigger but the game Saturday was equally good. On Saturday night, Owen County held off Grant County for a 73-67 win.
    It was the second win this season over Grant County.

  • Williams honored for gridiron efforts

    Owen County High School junior Sawyer Williams may be busy on the hardwood these days, but he was recently honored for his efforts last fall on the gridiron.
    Williams was named as an honorable mention to the Kentucky All-State High School Football Team.
    For the season, Williams led the Rebels in tackles with 62 and fumble recoveries with three.
    Owen County High School Head Football Coach Adam Fowler said Sawyer is nearly unblockable on the defensive line when he gets after the quarterback.