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Today's Sports

  • Martin places first at Northern...

    After 36 holes, it came down to a putt on the 18th green for Jeremy Martin.

    With the swing of his putter, Martin took first place at the Northern Kentucky Men’s Amateur on July 9 at Lassing Pointe Golf Course in Union.

    Martin shot 136 to earn first place in the championship flight, shooting 70 on the first day and 66 on the second day.

  • GCHS girls push tempo

    The Grant County girls’ basketball team has ended the last two seasons playing their best after slow starts.

    This year, coach Darrell Guffey is hoping his team will hit the ground running.

    “We’ve ended the last two seasons strong,” Guffey said. “We have so many players that are involved in other sports, so sometimes we don’t play our best ball until after Christmas. We have to continue to work hard on our conditioning and hopefully we can play better to start the season.”

  • Cheerleaders prepare for...

    Although it is only July, the Grant County High School cheerleaders have started working with the intention of celebrating a third straight region title.

    “My favorite part of starting each year is the hidden talent we can find,” coach Leigh Simpson said. “When the girls know that all the positions are on the line, there is a lot of hidden talent that comes out. It’s pretty impressive.”

  • Seniors finish GCHS track careers

    Grant County High School’s track seniors took the opportunity to develop further as a team after being part of the school’s cross country team that made it to the state meet last fall.

    “We had fun running together,” Brandon McIntosh said. “We had fun at practice before coach got there and the stupid stuff we did during practice.”

    “It’s sad because I enjoyed it a lot,” Dustin Sullivan said. “Our team won’t be together anymore.”

  • 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.”