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Today's News

  • 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.)

  • University of Cincinnati needs to sack Alex Daniels and his career

    As a college football fan, I admire the job that University of Cincinnati head coach Brian Kelly did last season, taking a basketball school and turning them into a football contender in the Big East by winning 10 games.

    However, I begin to question why the University of Cincinnati, a school that has been riddled in the past with character issues and black eyes, would be interested in Alex Daniels, a linebacker from the University of Minnesota.

    You haven't heard of Daniels?

  • 'The Wright Stuff'—GCHS' Zach Wright is quickly making a name for himself on the links

    Despite the fact Grant County High School boys' golfer Zach Wright is entering his sophomore season on the links, he has already made a name for himself.

    As a freshman, Wright was a member of the Braves state-qualifying team, shooting a round of 80 in their lone day in the state tournament; however, it is his work and play during the summer that has garnered attention.

    Last month, Wright won the Northern Kentucky Junior Amateur championship for golfers ages 13-14. Wright, who fired rounds of 76 and 74, defeated Phoenix Ramsey in a playoff to claim the championship.

  • Demons hit the hardwood looking for victories

    It would be easy for the Williamstown High School boys' basketball team to relax after posting a 4-20 record last year after going a combined 5-48 the previous two years.

    However, second-year coach Stacey May is refusing to let his team take the easy way out, instead introducing a new mantra to the program—the more you do it, the better you'll be.

  • WHS Lady Demons seek fifth starter during summer months

    With memories of last season's near victory in the All "A" Classic final, the Williamstown High School girls' basketball team has hit the hardwood this month with the goal of not only improving on last year's 8-19 season, but also with winning the All "A" Classic.

    During the week of June 9, the Lady Demons and head coach Mark Wilhoit attended camp at Georgetown College, playing 11 games and winning four of them.

    "We played against some bigger schools and some good competition. I was pretty satisfied with how we did," Wilhoit said.

  • Lady Braves look to build team unity on hardwood during summer

    At this time a year ago, Darrell Guffey was getting his feet wet as Grant County High School's girls' basketball coach, having accepted the job just prior to entering the summer months.

    A year later, Guffey is again getting his feet wet during the summer, as his team features a different look following the graduation of starters Salena McIntosh, Sarah Johnson and Bethany Hopperton, along with the loss of junior guard Candace Gorby to a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).

  • Volleyball camp teaches fundamentals, raises interest

    As a high school volleyball player, Kelli Lee attended her fair share of camps.

    In her first-year as coach at Grant County High School, Lee gave the same opportunity she enjoyed to 80 girls last week during her summer camp with the hopes of building up the program's feeder system.

    "I want the program to be proactive in developing fundamental skills at a younger age for our volleyball program," said Lee.

  • Martin wins Kentucky Jr. Amateur Championship

    Every now and then, Jeremy Martin finds a way of surprising himself on the golf course.

    As a sophomore member of the Grant County High School boys' golf team, Martin finished third at the 9th Region Tournament. He followed that performance up with a runner-up spot as a junior and this past season, Martin broke through and won the title, firing a one-over 72 and becoming the first Grant County High School regional medalist since 1995.

  • GCMS football locker room cleared to reopen

    The Grant County Middle School football team can return to its locker room following an inspection and approval by the Northern Kentucky Health Department on June 17, according to Emily Gresham Wherle, public information manager for the Northern Kentucky Health Department.

    The facility had been closed for a week after a control fuse in the pump station blew, causing the sewer to back up into the locker room. This is the second incident within the last five years.