High School Sports

  • Correction

    In the March 24 issue, the spring sports preview was to include Victoria Clark and Taylor Souder on the GCHS softball team. The News apologizes for these errors.

  • A Blast From The Past 3-31-11

    15 Years Ago
    April 5, 1996
    The Lady Braves softball team got their first win of the season, defeating Bourbon County 17-5.

    25 Years Ago
    April 17, 1986
    Williamstown Demons  baseball started the season 1-2, defeating Gallatin County 10-6. Craig Houchens led the Demons with three hits.

  • Lady Braves starts season off 5-0

    When: March 25-26
    Where: Lexington
    What: Grant County improved their record to 5-0 on the season defeating Bryan Station, Lexington Catholic, Estill County and Tates Creek. The Lady Braves outscored their opponents 45-11 in the four games.
    Upcoming: The Lady Braves will play in the Lady Warrior Invitational April 1 and 2 in Riverdale, Tenn.

  • Lady Demons tennis a work in progress

    Programs that are brand new or still fresh have adjustments to make in order to be successful.

    For the Williamstown Lady Demons tennis program, it is still a work in progress as they lost to Simon Kenton March 28 at Webb Park in Williamstown.

    “I was hoping to see better matches today, but we are still improving and are a very young team,” Williamstown coach Sean Binder said.

    Lady Demons senior Amanda Wilson lost her singles match with Lady Pioneer Katie French 8-4.

  • Braves place second at first meet

    The Grant County High School track team placed second overall in the first-annual Grant County, Owen County, Pendleton County, Walton-Verona Gold Medal Event March 24 at GCHS.

    The Braves 4X800 meter relay team won by 15 seconds over WVHS. Members of the relay team include seniors Michael Schultz, Brandon Gouge, Dylan Jackson and junior Tyler Edmondson.

    For Schultz, it was a nice mark to the beginning of the season.

  • Goe has it going

    Former Major League pitcher Bob Veale once said, “Good pitching beats good hitting and vice versa.”

    For Grant County senior pitcher Aaron Goe, he was able to take care of both as he almost single-handedly beat Lloyd Memorial 5-1 March 26 at Grant County High School.

    “I thought my command was good and my off-speed pitches were helping me,” Goe said after the game. “The defense behind me really helped too.”

    Goe pitched a complete game (seven innings), only allowing one run and striking out 12 Juggernauts.

  • Spring Sports Schedule 3-24-11

    Thursday, March 24

    • GCHS track varsity meet 5 p.m.
    • WHS baseball vs. Bellevue at 6 p.m.
    • WHS softball at Lexington Sayre at 5:30 p.m.
    • WHS tennis at Gallatin County

    Friday March 25

  • A Blast From The Past 3-24-11

    15 Years Ago
    March 23,1996
    The Grant County 12-and-under team finished second in their own tournament, after falling to Pendleton County 31-26.
    Members of the team included, Tyler Jones, Jason Combs, Taylor Justice, Brett Maddox, Brian Meade, Kevin Miller, Kris Spicer, Adam Meade and Eldon Maddox.

    25 Years Ago
    March 8, 1986
    The Crittenden Baptist Church held a one-pitch co-ed softball tournament with Napier Nuts defeating Piner in 12 innings.

  • Lady Demons sweep Heritage Academy

    When: March 21
    Where: Williamstown High School
    What: The Lady Demons started their season on a strong note, sweeping the double-header series with Heritage Academy. In game one, Williamstown won 11-7. In game two, the Lady Demons scored 17 runs and shortened the game to five innings with a 12-run win.
    Upcoming: The Lady Demons will travel to Lexington to face Sayre, March 24 and on March 25 head to Northern Kentucky to face the Newport Lady Wildcats.

  • Puckett accepts Asbury golf scholarship

    It was an easy choice for Emily Puckett as she signed her national letter of intent March 21, to play golf at Asbury University next spring.

    But, golf is not the only reason she chose to go to Asbury.

    “The first thing that I loved about Asbury was that their focal point is on Christ and it’s a religious school,” she said. “All I have always wanted,  since I began looking for colleges to go to a school with a focal point on Christ.