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Today's Sports

  • Goodrich named to all-eighth...

    Amanda Goodrich has played softball since she was little and experienced a lot of firsts playing the game she loved.

    In her senior year of playing for Williamstown, she managed one final first as she was named to the inaugural eighth region softball team.

    “It’s exciting and it’s a high honor for anybody that got nominated,” Goodrich said.

    Goodrich was pleased to find out that her effort was noticed.

  • Youth Sportsfest set for June 20

    Why sit inside when there are options outside?

    That’s what the 5th District Federation League of Kentucky Sportsmen is asking and that is why they are offering the ninth annual NRA Youth Sportsfest on June 20.

    The Sportsfest will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lloyd Wildlife Management Area in Crittenden and is for all Northern Kentucky youth from 9 to 18 years old.

    With activities such as fishing, archery, rifle, muzzleloader, trap shooting, a trapping clinic and a turkey hunting clinic, the League of Kentucky Sportsmen is looking to get youth outside.

  • Covington, Norman sign with...

    After leading the Grant County High School cross country and track teams as seniors, Jeffrey Covington and Natalie Norman will continue to run as members of Morehead State University.

    Norman and Covington signed to run with Morehead State on May 28.

    “I’m excited because it will be a new experience and I get to work with new people while I run,” Norman said. “I’m just excited to see what it will bring. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”

  • Collinsworth, Pelfrey named to...

    Alesa Collinsworth and Dillon Pelfrey have led the Grant County High School softball and baseball teams on the field and were recognized by the eighth region coaches.

    Collinsworth and Pelfrey were selected to the all-eighth region team.

    “I was excited, but I wasn’t exactly sure what it was,” Collinsworth said. “I’m glad I made a good impression on other coaches.”

    This is the inaugural year of the all-eighth region team for softball.

  • GCMS boys’ soccer team...

    When Shawn Bollinger took over as coach of the Grant County Middle School boys’ soccer team, he didn’t know what to expect.

    “Overall, the season was a challenge from the beginning,” Bollinger said. “A lot of the players had played soccer before, but most of them weren’t taught the proper concepts of soccer. We had to come up with new ideas to teach the concepts to the children so they could play the game of soccer like it should be.”

  • Cat Attack is BACK!!!

    When I started this column last basketball season, I thought long and hard about a name.  I came up with Cat Attack that seemed ferocious and fitting for our beloved Wildcats that would be feasting on the competition all season long.  Uhh, Lexington we had a problem.  A fitting title for last year would have been Cats attacked, beaten, and ran over by a semi. 

  • Lady Braves season ends in...

    The Grant County softball team ended their regular season with seven straight wins and entered the postseason in a rhythm.

    The rhythm was interrupted with an 11-1 loss to Walton-Verona on May 19 in the first round of the district tournament.

  • Braves fall in first round of...

    With momentum following their big win over Walton-Verona, Grant County was looking forward to making some noise in the region tournament.

    Unfortunately, the Braves came away with a 15-5 loss to Shelby County in six innings on May 25.

    “Obviously, I’m disappointed, but the fact of the matter is that Shelby County hit the ball and put the ball in play,” Hollingsworth said. “They played a heck of a ball game and everyone in their lineup hit.”

  • Twin titles for Grant County

    Entering this season, the Grant County baseball team knew they would rely on young talent following the loss of five seniors from last year’s district championship team, but the Braves also knew they still had the talent to compete for the district title.

    The Braves proved as much with a 3-2 win over Simon Kenton on May 19 and a dominant 7-1 win over Walton-Verona on May 21 for the 32nd district championship.

  • Camacho named one of top...

    When Marcus Camacho started to umpire baseball games, it was because he was looking to find a way to stay connected to the game.

    He continued umpiring because he loved it and the Kentucky High School Athletic Association took notice, naming him one of the top four baseball officials for the state out of 4,000 officials.

    “To be one of the four, it’s great company to be in,” Camacho said. “I feel honored. Knowing that I was sitting with the best of the best and being recognized was an honor.”