Today's Sports

  • Braves’ playoff hopes...

    The Grant County High School football team entered their game against district opponent Jeffersontown knowing that a win would earn them the chance to play in the postseason.

    They also knew it was their last chance to make it happen.

    The Braves played well in the first half, but were unable to keep the game close in the second half as they lost 28-0 on Oct. 23.

  • Lady Demons make history with...

    The Williamstown volleyball team had found themselves down before in third sets.

    They had been pushed to the limit in several matches during the regular season, but had earned the confidence that comes with pulling out close matches.

    So when they found themselves trailing Owen County 23-18 in the third set during the district tournament on Oct. 13, they maintained their composure before reeling off seven straight points on their way to three set win (17-25, 25-17, 25-23).

  • Braves get revenge against...

    Last year, Pendleton County stood in the way of the Grant County boys’ soccer team as they faced off in the district and regional tournament championships.

    This season, the Braves lost their regular season matchup against Pendleton County on Sept. 3 despite a late-game offensive attack.

    The Braves earned redemption when they took down the Wildcats 2-0 in the district tournament Oct. 13. With the win, the Braves earned their second consecutive trip to the region tournament.

  • GCHS football team pushes...

    After 48 minutes of shutout football, the Grant County High School football team needed one more defensive stop.

    The Braves lined up on third down and watched Oldham County’s quarterback roll out to his left and then cut up the field as he headed for the endzone.

    GCHS senior Randy Salyers watched the quarterback through out the play and went to stop him short of the goal line.

    Salyers hit the quarterback at the one-yard line, stopping him in his tracks.

  • With a dominant performance, the Grant County girls’ soccer team made history.

    After defeating Mason County Oct. 12 in the first round of the district tournament, the Lady Braves continued their march to the district championship game with a 3-0 win over Pendleton County Oct. 13.

    With the win, the Lady Braves set two historic marks for their program as they advanced past the second round and earned a spot in the region tournament, both firsts for the program which was started in 2003.

  • CAT ATTACK 10-21-09

    Oh, the weather outside was frightful, but knowing Big Blue Madness was soon starting was so delightful.  Since we’ve no place to go, let it.... ok it’s way to early to start thinking Christmas music, but the frigid weather and the start of another Kentucky Basketball season has me feeling like a youngster waiting to open that big present that’s been staring at you from under the tree.  And believe me, that gift was well worth the wait.

  • WHS, GCHS compete at state meet...

    With three weeks left before the regional cross country meet, the Williamstown and Grant County cross country teams got a taste of what to expect if they make it to the state meet.

    Both teams competed in the Lexington Catholic Invitational Oct. 17, which was held at the Kentucky Horse Park, the site for the state cross country meet.

    Although the state meet has been held at the horse park before, this year it is being run on a different part of the course and the county’s teams took a chance to learn what to expect.

  • Lady Braves’ season...

    The Grant County volleyball team started slow by dropping the first set in their district tournament matchup against Walton-Verona.

    But the Lady Braves fought back before falling in three sets (21-25, 25-22, 24-26) on Oct. 12.

    “We hustled during the last two points, but the ball just did not fall our way,” coach Kelli Lee said.

    According to Lee, seniors Rachel Kitchens, Dawn Plunkett and Katie Gregg played the best they had all year.

  • Braves fall to South Oldham in...

    The Grant County High School football team is working to put together a complete game.

    Against Bourbon County on Oct. 2, the Braves started sluggish, but turned up their defensive intensity and came away with a win.

    During their district game against South Oldham on Oct. 9, the Braves continued with a slow start, falling behind 14-0 after the first half.

    They rallied in the second half, but weren’t able to close the gap and eventually fell 28-7.

  • Wright, Kellam compete at state...

    GCHS junior Zach Wright set personal goals before the season of finishing first at the regional tournament and making the cut at the state tournament.

    By shooting a 71 in the first round at the regional tournament on Sept. 28, Wright took first place and care of his first goal.

    Despite battling weather delays and having to play 35 holes on Oct. 7, Wright was able to make the cut by shooting a 77 in the first round. The cut was set at 81.

    Wright finished tied for 21st overall after shooting a 79 in the second round for a cumulative score of 156.