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Today's Sports

  • GCHS soccer team competes 7-on-7

    Using this summer to prepare for the start of the regular season, the Grant County High School boys’ soccer team played in a seven-on-seven league to hone their skills.

    “The seven-on-seven league is mainly a way for the boys to stay in shape and work on their touch over the summer,” coach Dave Schmitt said.

    The league consisted of teams from Northern Kentucky, with Grant County and Owen County joining the group. Along with Schmitt, Tom Barnett coached the team.

  • WHS seniors make most of their...

    For Zack Anglin and Anthony Sarcione, they just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to play baseball their senior year.

    The first-year players joined Patrick Spoonamore, Jordan Perkins and Richard Moore as the teammates spent the end of their senior year on the baseball diamond.

    “I got away from the sport, but I got back into it and I enjoyed myself. I wish I had played my whole high school career. It was a good experience,” Anglin said.

    “This has been the best experience that anyone could have,” Perkins said.

  • Williamstown girls earn spot in...

    When Hannah Scroggins and Shelby Beckham started their AAU basketball season, the girls were looking forward for the chance to play in the national tournament in Florida.

    Their team, the Basketball Club of Kentucky Firebirds, earned a trip to Disney World, the site of the national tournament, with a second-place finish in the Kentucky AAU tournament in March. The national tournament is July 15 through 20. The Firebirds are a 10 and under team.

  • Williamstown girls take on new...

    Coach Mark Wilhoit has been able to rely on his daughter, Tori, and Chelsea West for the last four years.

    Wilhoit and West have started for Williamstown’s girls’ basketball team since they were in seventh grade and now the duo will be counted on for leadership.

    “Chelsea and Tori have stepped up as leaders,” Wilhoit said. “That’s a big thing I’ve preached to Chelsea. Her mental approach to the game has changed. Tori leads by example. I think throughout the season, people will see them step up.”

  • Mason prepares to play...

    Storm Mason has been working with the Williamstown basketball team this summer, preparing for his final year wearing the orange and black of the Demons.

    While he has been focused on the Demons, Mason has also been preparing for a trip to Austria, as part of the People to People sports ambassador program.

  • GCHS seniors end time on...

    When the Grant County High School softball team’s season came to an end, the team’s seniors still took pride in knowing that they played their hardest while representing Grant County.

    “It meant a lot to play for Grant County. When I first came into the program, we weren’t the best by any means, but we became known as a powerhouse,” Alesa Collinsworth said. “We made our mark and were part of a team that made a difference and turned the program around.”

  • Sports Shorts

    GCYFL holds fall registration for football and cheerleading

    The Grant County Youth Football League will hold registration for their fall league on July 11. This is for football and cheerleading.

    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.

  • Baseball careers come to a close...

    The GCHS baseball seniors wanted to keep playing, delaying the inevitable end of their high school careers.

    “Now that it’s over, it hit me hard,” Alex Gregg said. “I’m used to playing summer ball and getting ready for the next year, but now I’m not. It’s hard.”

    “I’m sad that six years of work is over, but I’ve got to get ready for college and hope for the best,” Dillon Adams said.

  • Legends take Kentucky Open State...

    The 13-under Legends select team knew they were facing an offensive powerhouse in the championship of the Kentucky Open State Tournament.

    The Legends faced the South London Cardinals, a team that averaged 20 runs per game and that hadn’t played a full seven innings in the tournament. But, the Legends came away with a 5-4 win on June 21.

    “The championship game finish was as exciting as any game we’ve played,” coach Greg Carr said.

  • Braves backcourt gains...

    The summer after making it to the eighth region tournament, the Grant County boys’ basketball team is working hard to get back.

    The Braves have played 24 games in a three-and-a-half week span with six more games scheduled and coach Ron Kinmon hopes the experience they’re gaining now will pay off when next season starts.