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Today's News

  • 'This win is for Josh'

    While it would have been easy for the Grant County High School baseball team to go through the motions upon hearing the news of the death of a classmate on May 23, the senior members of the baseball team would not let that happen.

    Rather than suffer a defeat at the hands of Simon Kenton, the Braves dedicated their game and ensuing victory to fellow classmate Josh Lilly.

  • Grant County ends Williamstown's baseball season with 9-1 victory

    For a month, the Grant County High School baseball team listened to its coaching staff about their 15-5 loss to 32nd District and county rival Williamstown.

    On May 21, the Braves put an end to all the talk, thumping out nine hits en route to a 9-1 victory over Williamstown in the first round of the 32nd District Tournament. The loss ended the season for the Demons (15-14).

    "This is a pretty good win. We wanted to come out and beat them after the last time we played them. We wanted to show them that we were here to win," GCHS second baseman Aaron Goe said.

  • District Champs: Grant County Braves hold off Simon Kenton en route to winning 32nd District championship

    All season long, the Grant County High School team had heard about how they could not win a district championship, questioned why they were not ranked despite defeating top-ranked teams and held onto a dream.

    On May 23, the Braves quieted their detractors and watched a dream become a reality, defeating Simon Kenton 5-4 in the finals of the 32nd District Tournament at Williamstown High School.

    "This is an amazing feeling," senior short stop Josh Cummins said.

    Senior third baseman Colton Perry echoed Cummins' sentiments.

  • District Champs: Grant County baseball team holds off Simon Kenton, 5-4

    All season long, the Grant County High School team had heard about how they could not win a district championship, questioned why they were not ranked despite defeating top-ranked teams and held onto a dream.

    On May 23, the Braves quieted their detractors and watched a dream become a reality, defeating Simon Kenton 5-4 in the finals of the 32nd District Tournament at Williamstown High School.

    With the win, Grant County earned its first district title since 2002 and advance to the region tournament, which will be held at Henry County.

  • Grant County Braves end Williamstown's season 9-1 in 32nd District Baseball Tournament

    For a month, the Grant County High School baseball team listened to its coaching staff about their 15-5 loss to 32nd District and county rival Williamstown.

  • Gregg resigns as Grant County High School softball coach

    After 18 seasons coaching on various levels and various schools, including both Williamstown and Grant County high schools, Marlin Gregg is officially hanging up his cleats, resigning at the end of the Grant County High School softball season.

    Gregg, who is also the assistant principal at Grant County High School, plans to pursue other opportunities. He was named the softball coach following the resignation of Ott Reed last season.

  • Walters overcomes injuries, ready to shine at Cumberlands

    Lacy Walters knows how it feels to have something you love taken away.

    As a freshman member of the University of the Cumberlands softball team, Walter underwent surgery to repair two tears in her labrum, putting her career on hold for a season. The labrum is a lip-like projection of cartilage on the shoulder blade.

  • Gridiron Gang—GCMS football team shakes off rust

    A season removed from an unprecedented undefeated record, the Grant County Middle School football team picked up right where it left off with a strong showing in its spring game on May 16.

    Tyler Robinson, who rushed for approximately 2,200 yards and 38 touchdowns last season, showed no signs of rust, rushing for over 100 yards and three touchdowns. In two spring games, Robinson has rushed for nine touchdowns.

    Also playing well offensively was Dustin Haar, who played tight end and halfback and rushed for a 75-yard touchdown.

  • GCHS' Cummins headed to Asbury

    For four seasons, Josh Cummins has played the game of baseball with one goal in mind—to attract the interest of a college baseball coach.

    In addition to helping the Grant County High School baseball team win games, Cummins accomplished his goal, earning the attention of Asbury College, Hanover College, Spalding College and Brescia University.

    "I always wanted to play college baseball and go as far as I can in the sport. This is a dream come true," Cummins said.

  • Florence Freedom ready for season

    The last time anyone saw the Florence Freedom, they had lost 6-1 to the Chillicothe Paints in the regular season finale on their way to a disappointing 42-54 season.

    "We battled injuries from spring training and it steam rolled last season. Our offense was not as productive early in the season. We started playing good midseason and we were happy with how we were playing at the time," Florence manager Jamie Keefe said of last year.

    This year, Keefe is hopeful the Freedom will contend for the Frontier League championship, however, he knows the team will have its hands full.