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Today's News

  • Legends last forever: Legends take Cooperstown, N.Y. by storm

    Distance from Grant County to Cooperstown, N.Y.? 700 miles.

    Number of home runs in one game? Eight.

    Finishing with five wins and in the top 10 of a national baseball tournament? Priceless.

    That is exactly the type of commercial and ending that Legends baseball coach Greg Carr can envision after watching his team, comprised of 12 and 13 year olds from Grant County and surrounding counties, earn not only victories, but respect at the 24-team National Cooperstown Tournament of Champions in in Cooperstown, June 21-26.

  • Help Wanted: Coaches Need Apply

    Athletic directors at both Grant County High School and Williamstown High School are spending their summer months trying to attract coaches to their respective schools. With practice looming, the time is running out on athletic directors to cement their staffs.

    GCHS has several voids to fill

    With a month until school starts, Grant County High School athletic director Scott Shipp is desperate.

    "I have a lot of positions to hire for," said Shipp, who has served as the Braves athletic director for five years.

  • Where Are They Now: Webb continues to give back to his native Williamstown

    A life-long resident of Williamstown, Bobby Webb has taken a strong stance in giving back to his community, whether it be through athletics or law enforcement.

    While a student at Williamstown High School, Webb participated both in flag football and boys' basketball, playing basketball for coach Gary Dennison.

    "We won a few games. Grant County was always our top team to play," said Webb, a self-described "average player."

  • Do the Cincinnati Reds have a new battle cry?

    The time has come to admit the obvious—the Cincinnati Reds' season is officially over.

    I know the All-Star Break is this weekend, but there is no doubt that you can stick a fork in the Reds, as they are on their way to their eighth straight losing season.

  • Coach not surprised with team's results in Cooperstown, N.Y.

    One has to excuse Greg Carr for feeling giddy when he discusses baseball.

    The reason?

    Ever since his Legends baseball team, a team comprised of 12 and 13 year-olds from Grant, Boone, Gallatin and Owen counties, placed in the top 10 at the National Cooperstown Tournament of Champions, Carr has been "walking on air."

  • GC Tigers roar past foes, claim second place in Cal Ripken Tournament

    In a season that featured both highs and lows, the Grant County Tigers, a team in the Cal Ripken League, finished its season on a high note, placing second in the Cal Ripken League Tournament held June 27-28 at Gallatin County High School.

    "The kids played really well. It was a total team effort this year, and every kid did their job. It was a great year for us," coach Dwayne Smith said.

    The tournament capped a season which saw the Tigers twice open the season 0-3.

  • GCHS' Strevels prepares for college football

    Eric Strevels has been busy.

    A month after graduating from Grant County High School, the former Braves football player has been getting accustomed to being a member of the Heidelberg College (OH) football team, traveling four hours every Sunday to take part in practice with his future teammates. During these periods, Strevels snaps the football and tries to familiarize himself with the college game.

    "Everything is good, and it has been fun. The biggest difference is trying to learn all the terminology, but I am learning," Strevels said.

  • GCHS Braves hope football schedule holds keys to undefeated season

    A season ago, the Grant County High School football team did something that had never been done in school history—they posted a winning record.

    The Braves finished the season with a 6-4 mark and will enter practice this month with the hopes of improving on that record against the same opponents.

    "We have a schedule where we can be 10-0 or 0-10 depending on how we play," coach Mike Davis said.

  • Grant County Braves win Babe Ruth Youth Baseball Championship

    There is a saying in baseball that solid pitching beats solid hitting.

    The Grant County Braves, a member of the Babe Ruth League, proved that adage to be correct. The team was comprised of players from Pendleton County, Grant County and Williamstown.

    Riding the arms of three pitchers—Colton Partin, Brandon Holder and Aaron Goethe Braves defeated Gallatin County and Trimble County en route to earning the Babe Ruth League tournament title on June 29 at Gallatin County High School.

  • Into the Canadian wilderness

    Prior to loading my van with empty aluminum cans, I squeezed in a greenhorn Grant Countian for their first unique adventure into the isolated Canadian wilderness. The greenhorn had me stop at an ATM machine to pick up cash for the trip. My son and I had to snicker about the incident.

    We crossed the border at Port Huron, breezed through Sarnia, Ontario, and made our first stop deep into the northland. The greenhorn ordered a horseburger and fries. (When in the Canadian wilderness, never ask what kind of meat you are eating unless you really want to know.)