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Today's Sports

  • Demons earn first two wins of...

    To start their season, the Williamstown boys’ basketball team lost close games to Carroll and Owen County.

    The Demons continued to battle and broke through for their first win during the Forcht Bank/Dry Ridge Toyota Invitational, defeating Ludlow 54-47 on Dec. 14.

    “It was nice for our confidence,” coach Stacey May said. “They missed some shots down the stretch and we executed and that was the difference in the game.”

  • GCHS takes third at Invitational

    Before they transitioned from one coach to another, the Grant County boys’ basketball team finished third at the Forcht Bank/Dry Ridge Toyota Invitational, the Braves’ home tournament.

    With wins over Williamstown and Ludlow, the Braves were in a three-way tie for first place in their group. Williamstown, with wins over Henry County and Ludlow, and Henry County, with wins over Grant County and Ludlow, all finished 3-1. The tiebreaker for the championship was number of quarters won. Henry came out ahead, which relegated Grant County to the third place game.

  • Cat Attack 1-6-09

    The Kentucky Wildcats faced off against their most hated rival Saturday afternoon in front of the largest crowd in Rupp Arena history.  The fans were witness to one of the ugliest and overall strangest games ever played in the series.  In the end Kentucky was able to hold on to remain one of the last four unbeaten teams in all of college basketball.

  • Eldridge leaves mark as a runner

    George Eldridge could always run and run, but if it wasn’t for a freshman basketball coach, he might not have realized that he could channel his talent into a memorable career as a cross country or track runner.

  • Howe driven to be his best at...

    Steve Howe has always loved basketball.

    From the time he was a child, he always had a spot on the sideline of Grant County High School basketball games.

    “When I was small, my dad (Carl) kept the clock for Grant County High School,” he said. “I used to sit in his lap and I was a part of the basketball program when I was very small. It was a dream to get to play for Grant County.”

  • Lady Braves earn win in rivalry

    The Grant County girls’ basketball team hoped that the momentum from the Forcht Bank/Dry Ridge Toyota Invitational, their home tournament, would carry over into the new year.

    The Lady Braves won three of their four games, finishing second for the second straight season. They followed with three losses in the KSA Classic in Orlando, Fla., but returned to Kentucky with a win against Bellevue on Jan. 2.

    Going with their momentum, the Lady Braves earned a district win over cross county rival Williamstown, coming away with a 42-32 win on Jan. 4.

  • Cat Attack 1-4-09

    Thankfully for the Kentucky Wildcats the Hartford Hawk is not a protected species of bird because if so, they’d all be in jail right now after the performance they put on Tuesday night.  Unfortunately there are laws protecting Cardinals, but we’ll just have to overlook that come Saturday afternoon.

  • Fabela helps lead Braves cross...

    When Grant County senior Shannon Fabela started running cross country his freshman year, he thought he would use the sport to train for wrestling.

    “My dad ran cross country when he was in school and he did that to get in shape for wrestling,” Fabela said. “I thought this school had wrestling and I was going to do that. I joined to get in shape, but they didn’t have wrestling, so I figured I might as well do cross country.”

  • Grant County defeats Williamstown

    Their rivalry will renew in 2010, but Grant County and Williamstown’s boys’ basketball teams got a taste of what to expect.

    The two teams faced off in their first game of the Forcht Bank/Dry Ridge Toyota Invitational and Grant County came out on top, winning 70-64 on Dec. 19.

    “Offensively, we did some decent things, in the first half especially,” GCHS coach Ron Kinmon said. “I didn’t like the way we closed out the game, but it’s a victory and we’re happy that we won.”

  • Lady Braves make most of final...

    Four years, three years, two years and one.

    The four Grant County seniors on the girls’ cross country team each had a different amount of experience, but learned that they could be at their best when they raced together.

    Christina Haubner (three years), Kara Pennington (four years), Jacki Roche (two years) and Emily Thomes (one year) joined together to help make the program the most competitive it’s been in the past couple of years.