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Today's Sports

  • GCMS football team hits the...

    Outwork Everyone.

    Whether it’s on the practice field or in the classroom, that’s the outlook the GCMS football team has as their season approaches.

    With a cumulative record of 24-2 over the past two years, the Grant County Middle School football team leaned on a strong eighth grade class.

    Now that the eighth graders have moved on to the high school, the Braves are looking for new players to step up and lead the team.

  • GCHS boys’ golf team...

    With a goal of getting to the state tournament as a team, the Grant County boys’ golf team knows that they have work to do to get there.

    The Braves tied for fourth in the region tournament last year, but return their full squad as their season approaches. They also have an extra factor that could be to their benefit.

  • Lady Demons continue to build...

    The Williamstown girls’ golf team is looking to replenish their ranks this year.

    Last year, the team had four golfers and this year, they’ve taken on younger players.

    Kara Caldwell, Ali Rich and Brittany Elliott return to the team as middle schoolers Sarah Hicks and Carly Middleton join the team this season. Fourth grader Rachel Justice will serve as the team’s manager as she learns the game and hopes to play next year.

  • Patrick makes appearance at...

    Danica Patrick stopped by the Dry Ridge RadioShack to meet her fans on July 30 before she took to the track at Kentucky Speedway on Aug. 1.

    “It’s always nice when you can reach out beyond the track and meet the fans,” Patrick said. “It’s good to reach out to them. Kentucky’s always had some good racing. A lot of the tracks we go to are mile and a half’s, but they’re not all side-by-side racing. That’s what makes these races so exciting.”

  • Soden signs with New Mexico...

    After two years of leading the Grant County football team’s offense as the starting quarterback, Joe Soden will lead the New Mexico Military Institute’s defense as a free safety.

    Soden signed to play for the Broncos on July 30.

    “I didn’t think I’d get the opportunity, but I’m excited and look forward to taking advantage of the opportunity,” Soden said. “I couldn’t have done this without coach (Mike) Davis. He got my name out and it helped out a lot.”

  • Briscoe takes split-second...

    At the end of the Meijer 300, it came down to Ryan Briscoe against Ed Carpenter.

    They battled back and forth, each holding a slim lead around the turns and down the straightaways.

    Briscoe was able to come out ahead by a nose , defeating Carpenter by 0.0162 of a second to earn his second win of the season in the closest finish in the IndyCar Series history at the Kentucky Speedway.

  • Demons’ golf team...

    The Williamstown boys’ golf team head into their 2009 season with a roster of returning players.

    The Demons return all of their golfers from last year’s team and coach Sean Binder believes that will be one of their biggest strengths.

    “We didn’t lose anybody, so we should be a lot stronger than we were last year,” Binder said. “We picked up some new golfers, so I’m looking forward to see how they mature this year.”

  • The wild (sometimes wet) world...

    Downpour after downpour, the Williamstown Wiffleball League played through the torrential rain, trying to wrap up their ninth annual tournament.

    But after a final thunderstorm flooded the outfield of Williamstown High School’s Hale Field, the tournament ended just before the playoffs started on July 25.

  • Williamstown runners set goals...

    The Williamstown boys’ cross-country team set a goal of making it to state as a team last season. At the region meet, the boys needed to come in fifth or better, but after a seventh place finish, the team missed out on state.

    They’re using that as motivation for this season as coach Michelle Whaley has seen a more determined, driven team at the start of their summer practices.

  • All-stars take third at state...

    The Grant County 8-year-old all-stars spent all winter preparing for this season, working hard in practices to make the most of their upcoming baseball season.

    The all-stars ended their season with a third place finish in the Cal Ripken State Tournament in Louisville on July 19.

    “I’m very happy. It means a lot to me and it was a lot of fun,” Cole Kemper said. “It’s fun to play against other teams that you don’t know. It was all fun.”