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Today's Sports

  • STATE BOUND

    “To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift,” said the late runner Steve Prefontaine.

    For nine runners from Grant County, they will have the opportunity to show they are one of the best in the state of Kentucky, Nov. 13 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

    The Grant County boys’ team for the third consecutive season, finished as runner up at the regional meet Nov. 6 at Idlewild Park in Burlington, just 11 points behind regional champion Dixie Heights.

  • Race for State

    As fall sports are winding down, cross-country is still remaining.

    Both Grant County High School and Williamstown High School are gearing for the regional meet Nov. 6 at Idlewild Park in Burlington, hoping for a spot in the state meet Nov. 13 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

    Grant County

    Coach Marlon Kinsey had a tough decision to make Nov. 1. He had three girls vying for two spots.

    His decision for the two spots was for the girls to run their home course out in the fields next to Sherman Elementary.

  • Braves end on wrong side of the...

    Senior night in any sport is a night to celebrate the careers of players that are graduating.

    For the seniors on the Grant County High School football team, the game was one to forget, as the Braves dropped to 2-7, losing 47-6 to Jeffersontown on a cool Oct. 22 evening.

    “Everyone hates to see their team lose, especially senior night, but we knew going in that it was a tough game,” coach Mike Davis said.

    Davis said, however, that there was more to take away from the game than just a loss.

  • Record Breaking

    One plays offense.

    One plays defense.

    For both, senior Jackie Kinman and sophomore Mackenzie Tucker, a highlight of the 2010 soccer season was breaking school records.

    Kinman broke the all-time school record for goals scored, surpassing Emily Yager in career goals finishing with 33.

    Tucker, in just her second year on the team, has broken the record for shutouts, recording 10 shutouts in just two years as goalkeeper.

    The opportunity to break the records were a big part of the season for both Kinman and Tucker.

  • Wright places 7th at state...

    All things come to an end and for Grant County High School senior golfer Zach Wright his high school golfing days ended finished in seventh place, shooting  a two-round total of 149 at the state tournament Oct. 7-9 in Bowling Green.

    It wasn’t where he was hoping to be, but it was a reasonable finish.

    “I am definitely pleased with where I finished,” he said.

    Wright said that he shot three over par on the last three holes of the state tournament and if he would have shot a par on those three holes he could have placed as high as third.

  • Sutton gives highlight to...

    With all of the struggles on the field this season for the Grant County Braves, a bright spot on the football team has been senior Cody Sutton.

    Sutton is from Sacramento, Calif. He just moved to Grant County this year, because of his father’s career in the military.

    Sports have not been a major part of his school year, but this year as a senior, he wanted to go out for team, so he decided on Braves football.

  • Lady Braves overcome trials with...

    Teams always have times to overcome adversity in a season.

    The Cincinnati Reds did it with walk-off wins throughout the year, sending them to the playoffs.

    The same can be said with the 2010 Grant County Lady Braves soccer team.

  • Lady Demons want to dodge...

    Williamstown is looking to make some history as the Lady Demons face Bullitt Central in the first round of the Region 8 Tournament.

    To make it to regionals, Williamstown defeated Gallatin County in the semi-final match at the 23rd District Tournament, Oct. 13.

    For coach Wes Staff he was ecstatic after the win over Gallatin County.

    “It was great to see them come back when the points were going the other way,” he said about his player’s efforts. “It was great to see them fight back and not get discouraged.”

  • GCYS raffling off prizes at games

    The Grant County Youth Soccer League is having a raffle at their games for the duration of the season.

    The raffle, which is sponsored by Piles Chevrolet and the Chevrolet Youth Soccer Program will sell tickets for $2 for one ticket and $5 for 3 tickets.

    There are two prizes in the raffle, including a grand prize being a brand new Chevrolet Malibu or Equinox.

    This grand prize will be drawn from the participating youth soccer leagues in nine states.

  • Braves work to improve...

    It seems like a long time since the Braves were 2-1 on the season. Actually, it has been four weeks, and since then Grant County has fallen to South Oldham 36-3  on Oct. 8.

    Coach Mike Davis said the team needs to get back to the fundamentals of football.

    “We are still a young football team,” he said. “We were not playing responsibile football.”

    The loss dropped the Braves to 2-5 on the season and for Grant County to get to a .500 record, it will have to start with a win over Oldham County on Oct. 15.