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Today's Sports

  • Power surge

    The Grant County softball team waited three weeks to restart their game against Walton-Verona.

    The wait was worth it as the Lady Braves’ bats came alive, leading to a 10-7 victory on May 4.

    “I told my players that it would be a slugfest,” coach Ott Reed said. “Whoever was hitting the hardest would win the game.”

    The game originally started on April 13, as the Lady Bearcats took a 2-0 lead after the top of the first inning. Rain delayed the game for three weeks before the two teams matched up again.

  • Grant County second grade girls...

    Going into the North Central Kentucky Conference tournament, Grant County’s second grade girls traveling team were looking to avenge their only loss of the regular season and dedicate a championship to the passionate fan and father they lost during the season.

    The girls did both as they defeated Walton-Verona 13-7 for the championship. The team dedicated their season to the memory of Jay “Big Daddy” McCoy, who passed away after their second game of the season. McCoy was the father of Kelcie McCoy, a player on the team.

  • Kellam takes first at junior PGA...

    Sarah Kellam started strong on her way to winning the KGA-PGA, Inc. Junior Golf Tournament.

    Kellam, an eighth grader at Grant County Middle School, shot an 82 to take first place in the girls 13-15 age group at the Cherry Blossom Golf Course in Georgetown. Kellam is the daughter of Tim and Jamie Kellam.

    “I was excited because the course was rough,” Kellam said. “I was happy that I played well. I was trying to work on controlling my mental side and my game worked out with it.”

  • Baseball Battle

    When the Grant County Braves and Williamstown Demons took to the field for their first matchup of the season, a pitching duel broke out.

    Dillon Pelfrey pitched for the Braves and helped his own cause at the plate, as the Braves won 4-1 on April 22.

    “We were shaky at first,” GCHS coach Justin Hollingsworth said. “Williamstown played a good ball game, but I told our players before the fifth inning that it was time to turn it on and that’s when we got some runs. A lot of times, the way Pelfrey goes is the way the team goes.”

  • Demons play with “new...

    A controversial call helped Walton-Verona in their game against Williamstown on April 23, but it might have ultimately helped inspire the Demons to play some of their best baseball as the regular season passed its midway point.

    The Demons held a two-run lead in the seventh inning when a Bearcat ran inside the base path to avoid a tag and was called safe by the umpire at first base, allowing the tying run to score. Demons coach Aaron Biddle stepped onto the playing field without calling time and was ejected. The Bearcats went on to win 5-3.

  • Tough week

    The Lady Braves entered last week knowing that they had a full schedule.

    They faced Conner, Henry County, Ryle, Bishop Brossart, Milan (IN) and district opponent Walton-Verona.

    Grant County came away with a big win against Ryle, but lost the rest, ending with a tough loss to Walton-Verona.

    Against the Lady Bearcats on April 26, Grant County took an early lead when Taryn Biddle started the game with a double and scored when Alesa Collinsworth followed with a double.

    Walton-Verona tied the game in the bottom of the fourth inning with a two-out double.

  • Hit parade

    The Williamstown High School softball team has endured their struggles at the plate this year.

    With one game, they’re hoping their troubles have gone away. The Lady Demons totaled 11 hits in an 8-2 win on April 23.

    “It was a big win,” coach T.J. West said. “Their coach told me that we probably hit the ball as hard as any team he’s faced. It’s a good thing. We’re coming around at the right moment I hope. They’ve got the mindset that they can hit.”

  • Lords a leaping

    As the weather warmed up, the Grant County track and field team had their best team performances of the year.

    The girls’ team earned a third place finish, while the boys’ team earned a sixth place finish in the Grant County Invitational.

    “It was a great meet in my opinion,” coach Brian Soules said. “I was impressed with both the boys and the girls’ 4x400-meter relay teams. They both won their events, running their best times of the year. At a large invitational like this, it’s their best performance this year so far.”

  • Benson bound for Carroll...

    Looking for the opportunity to continue his football career and further his education, Rex Benson searched for a college that offered him the opportunity to do both.

    Benson found his school, committing to Carroll University on April 16.

    “It’s been a dream. I’m just glad that I finally made my decision and that I’ll be able to play college football for the next four years,” Benson said.

  • Braves struggle in loss to...

    The Grant County High School baseball team had a light week, as they only had one game.

    The Braves were hoping to make the most of their game, but came away with a 13-0 loss to Bourbon County.

    “We didn’t play our best game,” coach Justin Hollingsworth said. “We had other things on our mind and I’m not sure what they were exactly. We weren’t making the plays that we needed to. I thought we would come out ready, but we definitely weren’t.”