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Today's Sports

  • Baseball careers come to a close...

    The GCHS baseball seniors wanted to keep playing, delaying the inevitable end of their high school careers.

    “Now that it’s over, it hit me hard,” Alex Gregg said. “I’m used to playing summer ball and getting ready for the next year, but now I’m not. It’s hard.”

    “I’m sad that six years of work is over, but I’ve got to get ready for college and hope for the best,” Dillon Adams said.

  • Legends take Kentucky Open State...

    The 13-under Legends select team knew they were facing an offensive powerhouse in the championship of the Kentucky Open State Tournament.

    The Legends faced the South London Cardinals, a team that averaged 20 runs per game and that hadn’t played a full seven innings in the tournament. But, the Legends came away with a 5-4 win on June 21.

    “The championship game finish was as exciting as any game we’ve played,” coach Greg Carr said.

  • Braves backcourt gains...

    The summer after making it to the eighth region tournament, the Grant County boys’ basketball team is working hard to get back.

    The Braves have played 24 games in a three-and-a-half week span with six more games scheduled and coach Ron Kinmon hopes the experience they’re gaining now will pay off when next season starts.

  • NRA Youth Sportsfest teaches 148...

    On June 20, 148 campers from the Northern Kentucky area joined together at the ninth annual NRA Youth Sportsfest, sponsored by the 5th District Federation League of Kentucky Sportsmen.

    The day featured outdoor events such as fishing, archery, trap shooting, turkey calling and a trapping clinic.

  • GCHS seniors end careers on the...

    Natalie Norman, Kim Simpson and Melissa McLeod spent much of their time in high school pushing themselves on the track.

    The girls would run day in and day out to try to get faster, develop stamina and work to be their best whenever the starting gun would go off.

    Now, they’ve graduated high school, but are still pushing themselves as they work to run in college.

  • Demons get back to business on...

    Stacey May knows his team is young, but also expects them to compete when it matters.

    May, coach of the Williamstown boys’ basketball team, has started to work with his players and with each day sees improvement.

    “I’ve seen dramatic improvements as individuals and as a team,” May said. “There’s more coaching involved this year and I’ll have to be more of a teacher. We have to be patient because we’ll be young, but the future looks bright. But I’m seeing improvement everyday.”

  • Youth Soccer season comes to a...

    The Grant County Youth Soccer League ended their spring season with two championship games.

    In the U10 game, the Vortex, coached by Victoria Cummins, took on the Wildfire, coached by Brian Gibson. The Vortex took home first place with a 3-1 win.

    In the U14 game, the Blue Wildcats, coached by Dewey Schlueter, played the Big Red, coached by Scott Pence. The game was tied 1-1 at the end of regulation and was decided in a shootout. The Big Red came out on top, winning 4-2 after the shootout.

  • Sports Shorts

    GC youth soccer opens fall registration

    GCYS Fall 2009 registration is now open. Registration deadline is June 5. Ages are from 3-13 before Aug. 1.

    Cost for age groups U4-U12 is $50 and U14 is $60, $5 discounts for siblings. For more information or to register online, go to http://www.gcys-soccer.com/.

    GCHS boys’ basketball plans camp

    The Grant County High School boys’ basketball team will hold a basketball camp with two sessions.

  • GCMS girls’ soccer...

    The Grant County Middle School girls’ soccer team started their season working to learn the game and their hard work paid off in the end.

    The girls’ season began with a loss and a tie, but once the girls’ learned how to spread the field and start the attack on defense, they ended the season with seven straight wins and didn’t allow a goal.

  • All-stars take first at Memorial...

    Practice makes perfect, but the Grant County 7-year-old all-stars didn’t need much practice to be near-perfect.

    The all-stars were only able to practice three times before they entered the KABA Memorial Weekend Machine-Pitch Tournament, but came away with four wins and the championship.

    “I assumed we’d hit the ball well, but I wasn’t sure about our defense,” coach Steve Hurley said. “We hit the ball extremely well and our defense played pretty solid.”