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Today's Sports

  • 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.”

  • Lady Demons seniors show...

    Although their final year on the softball diamond was shortened due to rainouts, the Williamstown softball seniors will remember the time they spent together.

    Miranda Snow, Amber Vance, Amanda Goodrich, Mellissa Snow, Emily Webster and Ashlee Holt spent their final months of their senior year playing side-by-side.

  • Braves look for younger players...

    The class of 2009 was good to GCHS football coach Mike Davis.

    The 14 seniors that played for him helped lead the team to back-to-back winning seasons. Now, Davis has had to move on and is looking for young players to make an impact of their own.

    “We’ve got a whole bunch of positions open and we’re looking to fill them,” Davis said.

  • 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.