High School Sports

  • Lady Braves fall to Walton

    The cards weren’t on the table for the Grant County Lady Braves soccer team, as they lost the 23rd district tournament championship game to Walton-Verona 1-0 on Oct. 12 in Maysville.
    For senior defender Emily Tillman it was disappointing to see her last district tournament ending with a loss to a team Grant County beat 4-1 in the regular season.
    “It hit me before our game against Walton-Verona that this is my last time playing in the postseason for Grant County,” she said.

  • Lady Demons' regional dreams dashed by W-V

    One point is all that kept Williamstown from going to their third consecutive regional volleyball tournament appearance, as they lost in three sets to Walton-Verona, Oct. 12 at Grant County High School.
    It was a match that most would have picked the Lady Bearcats as the favorites to win, but the Lady Demons gave them a game, challenging them by winning the first set 25-20, forcing Walton-Verona to win the next two sets or becoming the upset win Williamstown needed to get back to regionals.

  • Butler finishes running career

    For five of the past six years, Williamstown senior Katie Butler has been a member of the cross country team.
    On Oct. 8, she experienced her last race on the course she called home, as she placed 42nd in the race with a time of 26:15.14, a time she wasn’t necessarily pleased with.
    “It’s bittersweet,” she said. “I am happy that I am getting older and that I am still running, but this is my last year and not having a good season, but I am still enjoying my time.”

  • Lady Demons set sights on regional return

    It will be an uphill battle for Williamstown, but the Lady Demons will prepare for a chance at a third consecutive regional appearance, as they defeated Gallatin County in the first round of the 8th Region 32nd District tournament Oct. 11.

    With the tournament just down the road at Grant County High School, Williamstown will not have to worry about a long bus ride to the tournament, however they do have a long road ahead if they want to go back to the regional tournament.

  • Girl’s soccer wants district title

    The Lady Braves accomplished their first goal in getting to the regional tournament.

    The Lady Braves defeated Mason County 4-0 in the first round of the 23rd District Tournament Oct. 10 at St. Patrick’s in Maysville.

    For senior Kristin Keeton the opportunity to go back in her final season will be heartfelt. Her mother has been battling lymphoma and has only been to a couple of games.

    Keeton would like to see the Lady Braves not only make it to regional, but come away as district champs.

  • Boy’s soccer has tough road at districts

    The season hasn’t been the easiest for the Braves Boy’s soccer team this season.

    Grant County lost 11 seniors and eight starters from last year’s team and their coach.

    This season now goes from playing with a 1-14 record, to facing Pendleton County, after they defeated Walton-Verona Oct. 10, 2-0, in the 12th Region District 23 tournament.

  • Braves tweak fundamentals

    Over the past two weeks, Grant County Braves football has been outscored 137-32, a devastating number that coach David Arvin was upset with the performance.

    Arvin addressed the team after their 63-6 loss to Scott Oct. 7. He said he told each and every one of them to look inside and ask themselves if they don’t feel they can beat Conner not to come to practice this week.

    “We have to have 11 guys on offense, defense and special teams that believe in that for us to move forward,” Arvin said.

  • Lady Braves prep for tourney

    The Lady Braves will get ready to play in the 8th Region 32nd District Tournament on their home floor as they will have a second round match up with Owen County at 7 p.m. Oct. 12.

    No travel time makes coach Kelli Lee happy because the girls will not have time to relax on a school bus while heading to another school.

  • GCHS soccer seniors celebrate season together

    The original plan was to have the boys and girl’s soccer teams celebrate senior night on separate nights, but Mother Nature had other plans.

    During the ceremony as the Braves were walking onto the field, a voice recording of themselves talking about their favorite moments rang through the speakers at the stadium, coordinated by Denise Schork of Vintage Clover Photography.

  • Braves look to rebound against Scott

    The Braves’ 74-26 loss Sept. 30 does not tell the whole story, says coach David Arvin.

    “The bright spot, the kids played and fought hard for four quarters,” he said.

    Arvin said at half time, he challenged the Braves to never give up and to play for pride.

    “We might not be able to come away with a win, but people wouldn’t be able to say the boys gave up that night,” he said.