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Today's Sports

  • Sports Shorts

    GCYFL holds fall registration

    for football and cheerleading

    The Grant County Youth Football League will hold registration for their fall league on June 20 and July 11. This is for football and cheerleading.

    On those days, the signups will last from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be held at the Grant County High School football field house.

    The registration fee is $65 plus a $15 equipment fee, which is refundable when all equipment is returned at the end of the season. Family discounts are available.

  • GCMS team takes second at...

    With a high-powered offense and pressure defense, the Grant County Middle School girls’ team earned a spot in the Sports of All Sorts tournament championship.

    However, the Lady Braves fell to Gray 53-39 on May 19.

    The Lady Braves had defeated Tichenor and Woodland to make the championship, but then had to turn around and play Gray.

    “They were out of juice,” coach Ruth Epperson said. “They were exhausted and I knew it when they got to the championship game. I hate to lose, but the girls were exceptional and played as a team.”

  • Lucky at Kentucky

    Joey Logano won his first Nationwide series race a year ago at the Kentucky Speedway.

    Logano passed Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch on lap 191 to remain perfect at the Speedway, finishing first in the Meijer 300 on June 13. Logano is the first driver to repeat at the Nationwide Series race at the Speedway.

    “The opportunity was just right,” Logano said. “I knew I had to have a run and he needed to slip up for me to get there. It worked out perfect.”

  • 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.