High School Sports

  • 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.

  • 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.

    “I think it was pretty cool, but at the same it was sad, because it is going to be the last time I step on that field as a member of the Grant County boys soccer team,” Brian Chapman said.

  • Moreland, Livingood tee off at state meet

    Grant County is being represented in the 2011 Leachman  Buick-GMC-Cadillac/KHSAA Boys State Golf Tournament, by Williamstown senior Sean Moreland and Grant County senior Tim Livingood. The tournament was played Oct. 4-5 at the Bowling Green Country Club.

    Moreland, who edged out Livingood by a stroke in the regional tournament in Maysville, Sept. 28, said he was impressed with his performance, especially after they way he started.


    After winning the Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference tournament for the second straight season, Grant County High School junior Sarah Kellam pushed that momentum to a four-stroke win at the 8th Region Golf Tournament at Twin Oaks in Covington Sept. 28.

    Kellam said that at the beginning of the season she was worried about the team’s youth, but with the team missing the cut by just eight strokes at the regional tournament, tthose worries only disappeared.

  • Moreland, Livingood qualify for state

    Williamstown senior Sean Moreland and Grant County senior Tim Livingood will represent their schools at the Leachman Buick Cadillac/KHSAA state golf tournament Oct. 3-5 at the Bowling Green Country Club.

    Moreland shot a 77, placing him third overall at the regional meet at Maysville Country Club.

    Livingood qualified with a score of 78 and the Grant County Braves golf team placed fourth as a team. Only the top two schools from each region qualify and only three individuals can qualify for the state tournament.

  • McDaniel plays through blood, sweat, tears

    Grant County High School senior soccer player Terry McDaniel doesn’t have the height or build of many soccer players, but one thing he has is heart.

    The effort he puts out in the games is something that Braves soccer coach David Schmitt would like to transfer to the rest of the team.

    “It’s really satisfying and I wish I could bottle that energy and fire of Terry and give that to everyone else,” he said.

  • Lady Bearcats spoils W’town senior night

    Considered by some of the Williamstown volleyball players to be their primary rival, the Walton-Verona Lady Bearcats spoiled senior night Sept. 22, winning in two sets.

    For Williamstown’s three seniors, Tiffany Foley, Carlie Fossitt and Sara Strickland, it was a night to remember their playing careers at Williamstown.

  • Boy’s soccer takes baby steps to improve

    Braves senior Brian Chapman had a goal not to finish last in the third annual Dry Ridge Toyota Classic soccer tournament.

    The team didn’t reach that goal, as they lost both of their matches, 3-2 to Villa Madonna and 3-0 to Dixie Heights, finishing in fourth place out of four teams.

    “I was disappointed. I tried to do what I can to help my team,” he said. “I do think the fatigue got to us in the second game.”

  • Lady Braves bid farewell to five seniors

    The Grant County High School Lady Braves volleyball team gave their farewells to five seniors, Sept. 15 against Walton-Verona.

    Tonya Canafax, Chelsea Cason, Paige Elliott, Hannah Simmons and Michelle Willoughby were honored on the court with their family members before playing the Lady Bearcats.

    The Lady Braves lost in three sets to Walton-Verona, but for the first time this season, they forced the Lady Bearcats to three games.

  • Girls soccer falls short of title

    After some tough competition the past couple of weeks and seeing their record go from 5-0-0 to 5-2-1, the Lady Braves finished second in the third annual Dry Ridge Toyota Classic Sept. 17 at Grant County Middle School.

    “Being a first time coach, my expectations were that we play to our level and play well as a team. My hope was to make a good run at being tournament champions,” Lady Braves coach Sarah Boone said.

    In the first game, the Lady Braves defeated Carroll County 4-1, to secure a spot in the championship game against Bishop Brossart.