High School Sports

  • 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.

  • Braves gallop over Greenup

    As the homecoming festivities began on Sept. 15 with the parade from the Dry Ridge Outlet mall to Grant County High School, the big game was still another day away.

    The Braves didn’t disappoint as they scored 45 points in a 30-point win over Greenup County Sept. 16.

  • ON THE RUN: Braves finish 11th at home invitational

    Unlike in 2010, when the cross country teams ran in pouring rain, the sky was blue and the sun was shining down on Sherman Elementary for the 38th annual Grant County Invitational Sept. 10.

    “I do better in heat so it helped me out a lot,” Braves senior Tyler Edmondson said.

    Edmondson ran a personal best 17:17 in route to a 19th place finish individually.

    “Out of 200 runners, to finish in the top 20, it felt really good to get a medal,” he said. “I set a personal record by about nine seconds.”

  • Soccer teams prep for tournament

    The Grant County soccer teams will be getting ready for the Dry Ridge Toyota Classic Sept. 17 at Grant County Middle School.

    But, for both the Lady Braves and Braves, the past week has seen some struggles.

    On Sept. 9, the girls traveled to Covington to face Calvary Christian and for the first time this season, the Lady Braves left a game without a win.

  • Braves want win on Homecoming night

    Now that the Braves have a win under the belt, their coach David Arvin said the team will be preparing to learn how to win more games as they get ready for their homecoming game against Greenup County at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16.

    “These guys were so excited and to get that first win, you had to be proud for the work they have put in to get that win and with that win other things will snowball in for us and we can get some more wins,” he said. “Hopefully we took the first step to learning how to win more games.”