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Today's Sports

  • Cat Attack 11-21-09

    That large exhale you hear is the entire Big Blue Nation after Kentucky’s 72-70 last second victory on Monday night. The Cats didn’t dodge a bullet, they somehow managed to escape a heat-seeking missile. If the rest of the season is that exciting the entire state of Kentucky is going to need a Cardiologist, because I know my heart stopped several times during the last five minutes of the game. Fortunately, John Wall stepped up and sent his popularity to an all time high, if it’s possible to be higher, hitting the game-winning jumper with 0.5 seconds left.

  • Cat Attack 11-20-09

    The Kentucky Wildcats opened the regular season Friday night against the Morehead State Eagles in Rupp Arena.  The big story going into the game was not the beginning of the Calipari era or the kickoff of what should be an amazing season, but rather the absence of one John Wall from the lineup.  For the first twenty minutes that story line seemed very fitting, but the second half turned out to be all about fellow freshman Eric Bledsoe who helped carry the Cats to their first victory of the season 75-59.

  • GCHS boys’ finish 15th...

    Their goal of finishing in the top 10 at the state meet is still one they will have to work for, but the Grant County boys’ cross country team keeps improving from year to year.

    The boys had set a goal to finish as one of the top 10 teams in the AAA, but ended up finishing 15th on Nov. 14. The Braves were 60 points away from ending their season in the top 10.

    In 2007, the boys finished 20th and in 2008, the boys finished 17th.

  • Bradford, Harris compete at state

    When Williamstown runners Steven Bradford and Drew Harris stood on the starting line of the state meet, they knew they were racing for themselves.

    Without a team, they were racing as individuals, competing for personal bests and individual accomplishments.

    Bradford, who is a junior, finished 53rd, despite battling dehydration. This is his second straight year competing as an individual and in last year’s race, he also finished 53rd.

  • GCHS boys take second at region

    Heading into the regional meet, the Grant County boys’ cross country team was expecting to, at the very least, repeat their performance from last season and finish second.

    They knew that Conner, last season’s regional champion, was saving some runners for the state meet and thought they could come away with a surprising regional championship.

    After running their race, they didn’t realize how close they came to relinquishing second in the region, finishing behind Conner and ahead of Campbell County by three points on Nov. 7.

  • GCHS’ season ends with...

    The Grant County High School football team has been led by their seniors all season, whether it was in the weight room, in practice or during games.

    With their final game of the season, the Braves honored them at halftime of their game against West Jessamine.

    Unfortunately, the Braves weren’t able to send the seniors off with a win, falling 36-8 on Oct. 30.

  • Bradford, Harris qualify for...

    Steven Bradford, a junior at Williamstown, expected to qualify for state, whether it was as an individual or as a member of his team.

    Drew Harris, an eighth grader, found out he had a chance to make it to state with a mile left in the race.

    Bradford and Harris each earned a spot in the state meet, qualifying as individuals and leading the Demons to a seventh place finish, one spot away from qualifying as a team.

  • Caldwell makes most of senior...

    When Kara Caldwell started her senior season playing for the Williamstown girls’ golf team, she set a goal of making it to state.

    Unfortunately, she wasn’t able to reach that goal, but still remembered why she loves the game.

    “I love the game of golf so much because it’s given me a lot of patience,” Caldwell said. “My family also plays and it’s a nice way to bond with them.”

    Clyde, Caldwell’s older brother, helped her learn the game as she has played for seven years.

  • Braves take second at state

    Throughout their season, the Grant County elementary boys’ cross country team strived to be the best by beating the best.

    They’ve taken on teams from across the state in meets and, after taking first at the Northern Kentucky elementary regional meet, stood with a perfect record.

    As they prepared to race in the KTCCCA Meet of Champions in Lexington, they wanted to prove they were a top team in the state.

  • The long path to the finish

    When runners stand at the starting line, they know that they have to make the most of their opportunity.

    They can rely on their teammates, but at the same time they compete as individuals, pushing themselves to their limits.

    There aren’t any timeouts or breaks for the runners to rest.

    For varsity runners, they run 3.1 miles and in each mile, they have a strategy as they try to finish as fast as possible.