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High School Sports

  • Grant County golfers represented in NKY 7-UP tour

    Five golfers from Grant County competed in the Northern Kentucky Junior Golf 7-UP tour, which concluded with a two-round championship tournament, July 25-26 at Lassing Pointe and Boone County Links Golf Course.

    Zach Wright, who graduated in June and is attending NKU this fall on a golf scholarship, placed third in his age group, shooting a two-day total of 158, five strokes short of winner Chris Desmarias.

  • Barnett signs to play at Asbury

    Logan Barnett wasn’t sure he was going to make the Grant County Braves soccer team when he was 12, but flash forward six years and Barnett has signed an athletic scholarship to play collegiate soccer at Asbury University.

    “It feels great. I am excited,” he said.

  • Chip Away

    Lady Brave golfer Sarah Kellam chips a shot on hole one during the Grant County Invitational Aug. 2 at Eagle Creek Country Club. The Lady Braves came in fourth place. Kellam placed second overall, shooting a 72. “The course played well,” she said. “I was glad to see the girls come together and have a good outing here at home.” Next up for the Lady Braves is a meet at Owen County in the Lady Rebel Classic. Tee time is set for 1 p.m

  • Schmitt to lead Braves soccer in rebuilding year

    For 42 years, Dave Schmitt has been involved in soccer and after four years as the junior varsity coach, he will be the varsity coach for the 2011 soccer season, taking over for Clay Mattingly who stepped down to spend more time with his family.

    “Soccer has been a part of me ever since I could walk,” he said. “My parents are from Germany and I have known it since I was a baby. I am looking forward to coaching my son, Forrest. My dad was my first coach and now it is me coaching mine and it is a cool feeling.”

  • Grant County Invitational

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  • Braves alumni games scheduled for Aug. 12

    When: Aug. 12
    Where: GCMS soccer field
    What: The Grant County High School soccer teams will be squaring off against the alumni. The boys game starts at 6 p.m. with the girls game following at 8 p.m.
     

  • Boone to lead Lady Braves soccer

    A new chapter in Lady Braves soccer has begun as first-year head coach Sarah Boone takes over a program that appeared in the regional tournament last season.

    Boone replaces Melinda White, who resigned at the end of the soccer season.

    For Boone, the opportunity to coach soccer was a big key for her after graduating from Northern Kentucky University in May, with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science.

  • GCHS press box with no cramps

    No more cramped spaces.

    No more inaudible talking.

    Grant County High School will have a new press box for the upcoming football season as construction is finished.

    The new press box, which dwarfs the original box, will give the sense of convenience for not only the football coordinators and media, but also for the patrons that will come watch not only football, but track as well.

    Construction on the press box began in October 2010 and the final touches, like bathroom signs are being placed. The whole project cost $632,000.

  • A PHOTO FINISH

    Members of the Grant County High School cross country team gathered at the middle school on the morning of July 22 to participate in a game designed by coach Marlon Kinsey.

    The object of the game was to run to nine different landmarks in and about the middle school, taking pictures on their cellphones to put into a photo contest near the end of practice.

    Categories included: Best overall, dullest, prettiest/ugliest, most original.

    Judges included Kinsey, Grant County News sports writer Matt Birkholtz, asisstant coaches and parents.

  • West named WHS athletic director

    After 29 years in coaching, T.J. West is taking a new adventure, as he was named the Williamstown High School athletic director for the upcoming 2011-2012 academic year.

    Being an athletic director has been on his mind in the past for West, but the timing wasn’t the easiest for him.

    “I hadn’t retired yet and didn’t have the time for it, but now I am and I’ve been wanting something more to do and have the time for it now,” West said.