Today's Sports

  • Lady Rebel golfers tee off...

    The Owen County High School girls’ golf team began its season Aug. 1. The team played in three events and performed well in each.
    The team began by teeing it up Aug. 1 at the Henry County Tournament. The girls finished second, behind one of the best teams in the state — Sacred Heart.
    Shelby Power led the way for the Lady Rebels by firing an 87. Kennedi Dermon shot an 88. Julie Spaulding and Lynsey Farrar each shot 90, while Ali Minch added a 94.

  • What did we really miss?

    The Cincinnati Bengals will take the field Friday night for their first preseason game. While one could argue whether it is good or not to have the Bengals back, it is good to have football back.
    The NFL ended its lockout a couple of weeks ago allowing the 2011 season to begin on time. I do not claim to be an expert on what the deal means or who ultimately won or lost. Honestly, I don’t care. I am sure I am not alone.

  • Famed NFL skills competition...

    Young pro football fans will have the opportunity to exhibit their football skills when the Rebels host an NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition from 1 to 5 pm. Aug. 14.
    The competition is free and open to boys and girls, ages 6-15.
    For competition information, call Eric Gray at 514-1380.
    Entry forms are available online at NFLyouthfootball.com or onsite at the football kickoff.
    The NFL Punt, Pass and Kick football competition allows youngsters to showcase their talents in punting, passing, and kicking with scores based on distance and accuracy.

  • State offering bowhunting...

    Bowhunter education is not mandatory here, but it’s likely that more Kentuckians who hunt with archery equipment will want to take the course in the future.
    “Our focus is on offering more opportunities for certification,” said Bobby McKee, state bowhunting education coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

  • Beverly continues strong showing

    The 2011 Junior U.S. Open Judo Championship was held July 17 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and the 2011 USA Judo Junior Olympic National Championship was held July 22 in Irving, Texas. Both events are points tournaments that determine national ranking for junior judo athletes.  
    More than 600 international competitors showed up in Fort Lauderdale for the Junior U.S. Open.
    Owen County Judo team member and high-school senior Robert Beverly placed third in the under-100 kg division.

  • Ready for the kickoff

    Football season is fast approaching.
    As the Owen County High School Rebels prepare for the 2011 season, plans are in the works for fans to get a look at the teams who will be taking the field.
    The first-ever Rebel Football Kickoff will be held Aug. 14 at Patterson Field. Festivities get under way at 1 p.m. and run until 5 p.m.
    The event provides a chance for fans to meet the players and coaches and get previews of the upcoming season. This year’s seniors will also be recognized.
    Fans can also enjoy concessions, dance contests and inflatables.

  • OCYSL takes on state at...

    The Owen County Youth Soccer League sent two teams to the Bluegrass State Games. Here are the results:
    July 16
    United as One – 4 vs. O.C. Galaxy – 0
    Titans – 3
    vs. O.C. Galaxy – 2
    The U10 Galaxy entered the Bluegrass State Games with a 5-4 record. Members of Galaxy were Katie Hensley, Emma Herdman, Isabella Herdman, Cody Dempsey, Courtney Dempsey, Mason Marlette, Jonah O’Banion and Cody Brummley. Galaxy lost 4-0 to United as One.

  • A day at the races

    The Owen County High School girls golf team volunteered in a merchandise booth in the plaza level of the Kentucky Tower during Saturday’s Sprint Cup race. Pictured are Shawn Power, Shelby Power, Jennifer Power and David Wainscott.

  • Wait is over

    When Kentucky Speedway opened in 2000, the goal was to host a NASCAR Sprint Cup race. On Saturday night the dream will be realized.
    The inaugural Quaker State 400 will take place Saturday to a sold-out crowd of 107,000 racing fans in the grandstands.
    Other fans will take in the race from the extended exterior and interior campgrounds.

  • Track team announces winners

    The Owen County track team has handed out its awards for the 2011 season.
    This year’s MVPs were Danielle Hoop and Collin Trammel.
    The Rookies of the Year awards went to Paul Banks, Collin Trammel, Andi Wash and Andrea Burford. Bobbie Mingie and Kaylynn Workman were each chosen for the 110 Percent Award.
    The Most Improved Award went to Darian Polley and Rachel Dauwe. Hoop and Burford, along with Ben Allen and Ashley Byers, were recognized for their work in the classroom with the 4.0 Award.