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Today's News

  • Braves seek 20 wins on the diamond

    While there are those surprised with how the Grant County High School baseball team has fared this season, Van Duncan is not one of them.

    Duncan, who is in his first season as coach, inherited a team that won 12 games last season. However, he did not let previous seasons dictate his expectationssetting goals of 20 wins and contending for a district championship this season.

  • Martin eyes success on the links at Northern Kentucky University

    As a child, Jeremy Martin would often play golf, dreaming of the day when the sport he loved would pay for his education.

    That dream became a reality on May 12 as Martin, a senior golfer at Grant County High School, signed a National Letter of Intent to play at Northern Kentucky University.

    "It's exciting. I knew for a while I was going to Northern Kentucky University, but it's good to make it official," said Martin, the son of Todd and Elizabeth Martin.

  • GCMS boys' soccer team rebuilds

    When the boys' soccer season began, Grant County Middle School coach Anna Day knew her team would undergo several changes as a result of losing many eighth graders.

    Despite the losses in personnel, the Braves have a full roster of 23 players, many of whom have played little or no soccer, according to Day.

    "However, many players have made great strides. The players have really improved their skills since the beginning of the season, and it is great to see the transition of skills as the season progresses," Day said.

  • Grant County, Williamstown eye district softball title

    The last two seasons, Williamstown and Grant County have faced each other in the 32nd District softball championship game, and the same could happen again this season.

    However, the two will have to pull off upsets in their first round games in order for the trend to continue as the 32nd District Tournament begins May 19 at Simon Kenton High School.

  • Demons, Braves set to square off for a third time in 32nd District Tournament

    When the clock strikes 7:30 p.m. on May 19, the exchange of line-up cards between Grant County High School baseball coach Van Duncan and Williamstown High School baseball coach Buck Walter will only be a formality as the two teams know each other well.

  • GCMS Lady Braves off to a strong start

    A season removed from winning two games, the Grant County Middle School girls' soccer team is off to a strong start, which includes winning their first four games of the season.

    The Lady Braves opened the season with a 2-1 win over Owen County with seventh grader Gwen MacAdams scoring both goals. From there, GCMS defeated Gray Middle School 1-0, Owen County 1-0 and Bondurant 1-0.

  • Softball teams endure mixed results

    This was to have been the season the Williamstown High School softball team was to have enjoyed.

    Heading into his third season at the helm, Mark Wilhoit had high hopes for the Lady Demons, as he returned numerous upperclassmen and several talented underclassmen from a team that had finished second in the 32nd District the last two years.

    Instead, the Lady Demons enter the final week of the regular season with a 9-20 record following a 4-1 loss at Owen County on May 12. Amanda Goodrich, a junior, was tagged with the loss.

  • Coach hopes Demons are peaking

    The Williamstown High School baseball team and coach Buck Walter know at times the numbers do not tell the whole story.

    Such is the case with not only the Demons' current 14-12 record (at press time) but also their 6-4 win over Heritage Academy on May 12.

    "Heritage Academy's record is not indicative of how good they are. They have some good players, and our kids played a good game," Walter said.

    Williamstown held a 6-2 lead heading into the seventh inning as Devon Hurley got the victory.

  • CMZ students introduced to art through initiative

    Art students at Crittenden-Mount Zion Elementary have been able to gain knowledge on how European art influenced Colonial American art, along with an appreciation for art history as Judith Lamb, the school's art teacher, was selected as a pilot recipient of Picturing America, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

  • Dr. Seuss comes to GCHS

    "Seussical, the Musical," performed by students at Grant County High School, will be presented at 7 p.m. May 9 and 10 and at 3 p.m. on May 11. The production includes 15 Dr. Seuss stories assembled and centered around Horton the elephant, who hears a Who while having a baby sit on an egg.

    The musical is directed by GCHS choir director Faith Clifton and promises to be fun for all ages.

    "The play is a lot of fun and we have worked hard to make it good," Hannah Hampton, who is cast as Mrs. Mayor, said.