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Today's Sports

  • Williamstown starts season on...

    Last season, it took about a month for the Williamstown volleyball team to earn their first win. This season, it took a little over an hour.

    The Lady Demons started their season with a three-set victory over Walton-Verona, winning 20-25, 27-25 and 25-12 on Aug. 11.

    “It feels good. I told the girls we need to take the momentum into the next game and play 100 percent every time,” coach Wes Staff said. “To beat anyone in our district, especially this early in the season, it shows to me that our girls are working hard.”

  • Lady Braves dominate Walton-...

    A few moments after their season opener against Walton-Verona, the Grant County High School girls’ soccer team was brimming with confidence and their coach was soaking wet.

    The Lady Braves gave coach Melinda White an ice water bath after their 5-2 victory over the Lady Cats on Aug. 17.

    “I think this game shows the girls that they’re going to win the district,” White said. “They thought Walton-Verona was one of their biggest challenges in the district and beating them 5-2, I think that’s why I’m soaking wet right now.”

  • Post 6 hosts charity event at...

    On Aug. 8, Kentucky State Police Post 6 held a charity event at Elk Creek Hunt Club to raise money for Trooper Island.

    The event included sporting clays, 3D archery, raffles and other events.

  • Lady Braves set goal of winning...

    To improve the Grant County High School girls’ soccer team’s physical fitness and conditioning, coach Melinda White introduced the team to salsa and hip-hop dancing and kickboxing to loosen them up.

  • GCMS football team hits the...

    Outwork Everyone.

    Whether it’s on the practice field or in the classroom, that’s the outlook the GCMS football team has as their season approaches.

    With a cumulative record of 24-2 over the past two years, the Grant County Middle School football team leaned on a strong eighth grade class.

    Now that the eighth graders have moved on to the high school, the Braves are looking for new players to step up and lead the team.

  • GCHS boys’ golf team...

    With a goal of getting to the state tournament as a team, the Grant County boys’ golf team knows that they have work to do to get there.

    The Braves tied for fourth in the region tournament last year, but return their full squad as their season approaches. They also have an extra factor that could be to their benefit.

  • Lady Demons continue to build...

    The Williamstown girls’ golf team is looking to replenish their ranks this year.

    Last year, the team had four golfers and this year, they’ve taken on younger players.

    Kara Caldwell, Ali Rich and Brittany Elliott return to the team as middle schoolers Sarah Hicks and Carly Middleton join the team this season. Fourth grader Rachel Justice will serve as the team’s manager as she learns the game and hopes to play next year.

  • Patrick makes appearance at...

    Danica Patrick stopped by the Dry Ridge RadioShack to meet her fans on July 30 before she took to the track at Kentucky Speedway on Aug. 1.

    “It’s always nice when you can reach out beyond the track and meet the fans,” Patrick said. “It’s good to reach out to them. Kentucky’s always had some good racing. A lot of the tracks we go to are mile and a half’s, but they’re not all side-by-side racing. That’s what makes these races so exciting.”

  • Soden signs with New Mexico...

    After two years of leading the Grant County football team’s offense as the starting quarterback, Joe Soden will lead the New Mexico Military Institute’s defense as a free safety.

    Soden signed to play for the Broncos on July 30.

    “I didn’t think I’d get the opportunity, but I’m excited and look forward to taking advantage of the opportunity,” Soden said. “I couldn’t have done this without coach (Mike) Davis. He got my name out and it helped out a lot.”

  • Briscoe takes split-second...

    At the end of the Meijer 300, it came down to Ryan Briscoe against Ed Carpenter.

    They battled back and forth, each holding a slim lead around the turns and down the straightaways.

    Briscoe was able to come out ahead by a nose , defeating Carpenter by 0.0162 of a second to earn his second win of the season in the closest finish in the IndyCar Series history at the Kentucky Speedway.