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Today's Sports

  • Braves drop season opener to...

    The Grant County baseball team learned quickly that the road to a third straight district championship would not be an easy one.

    The Braves started their season with a 5-1 loss to Bishop Brossart on March 22.

    “It’s the first game, but we had some costly errors,” coach Darrick Lee said. “But we’ll get those fixed. We’re talking about kids and first-game jitters. That’s what I’m putting it on. It’s a learning experience.”

  • Owen is life-long Cats fan

    Walking into the Dry Ridge Housing Authority’s community room is like stepping inside Rupp Arena.

    The room is decorated floor to ceiling in blue and white with University of Kentucky memorabilia scattered everywhere.

    Wildcat plates set on a table next to UK-themed potato chips and a Wheaties box.

    A small UK Christmas tree by the TV normally only gets turned on right before a game.

  • Mason named to all-conference...

    WHS senior Storm Mason earned a spot on the NCKC all-conference team.

    “Obviously, I like it and it’s a good honor to have,” Mason said. “It’s humbling and I couldn’t do it without my team. I appreciate everything that they, my coach and my school have done for me.”

    “Storm led us in almost every statistical category, but he was more important for leadership,” coach Stacey May said. “That’s what got him this award.”

  • Melton marked by passion

    Brian Melton has a dirty secret.

    “I was actually a Louisville fan growing up,” the self-proclaimed University of Kentucky ultimate fan said. “I hate to tell people that. I was born in Louisville and my dad went to medical school at U of L. When I was 10 or so, I became a Kentucky fan because I had a lot of family peer pressure. I converted and never went back. Once I went to UK and experienced that, it was pretty much lights out.”

    Now that he has turned away from the dark side, Melton is all about UK.

  • Cammack is blue to the bone

    Eddie Cammack believes that his license plate says it all.

    “1UK MAN” adorns the back of his truck, while blue and white University of Kentucky flags fly from his windows.

    He just started watching games and got hooked on it, watching the Wildcats win the national championship in 1978.

  • Batter, batter, swing!

    As winter slowly turns to spring, Grant County and Williamstown’s baseball and softball teams are eager to start their seasons.

    The Braves baseball team is coming off of back-to-back district championships and the three other teams are looking to compete for district championhips, but won’t know where they are at until they take the field against an opponent.

    The Braves have a new coach, Darrick Lee, but return a majority of their roster from last year, as only three seniors graduated.

  • Quartet end GCHS basketball...

    Their time as basketball players wasn’t always easy, but the four seniors on this year’s GCHS team have been on the hard court together for the past four years and have formed bonds that they will cherish.

    “Having friends like this, it’s an awesome feeling,” Emily Thomes said. “I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I wouldn’t trade this year for anything. This is definitely something that I won’t forget because it was so much fun. It’s something that most kids in the school don’t get to be a part of.”

  • Williamstown seniors say goodbye

    While Taylor Eldridge has played basketball for Williamstown for the past seven years, Mekayla Pendleton was looking to make the most of her senior year.

    “This was my last chance to play,” Pendleton said. “This was my senior year and I wanted to play. I just like playing basketball.”

    Pendleton joined Eldridge as seniors for this year’s girls’ basketball team. Eldridge kept coming back year after year because of the bonds that she made with her teammates and how she grew in that time.

  • Middle school players gain...

    The Williamstown middle school basketball teams were battling reduced numbers, but not reduced optimism.

    On the girls’ side, they had players for a sixth and seventh grade team, but not an eighth grade team. On the boys’ side, they were able to field a team for seventh and eighth grade games, but not for a sixth grade team.

  • WHS cheerleaders’...

    When the Williamstown boys and girls’ basketball seasons came to a close, it also meant an end to the cheerleading careers for six Williamstown cheerleaders.

    Ashley Farley, Nicole Hendy, Shelby Horn, Sara Moreland, Rachel Morris and Katie Webster have each cheered for Williamstown for different lengths of time, but they know the impact that their class has had.