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Today's Sports

  • GCHS track and field battle...

    Neither rain, nor wind, nor miserable conditions could stop Grant County High School’s track and field team from performing at their best.

    The Braves faced horrible weather when they competed at the Walton-Verona Tri-Meet on April 14 against the Bearcats and Owen County.

    “We did well, considering the conditions,” coach Brian Soules said. “The cold isn’t as bad as the wind. When the wind kicks up, that’s where you start to mentally break down. It sucks the life out of you a little bit.”

  • Lady Braves fall to Simon Kenton

    Katelyn Roy was matched up in a pitcher’s duel when Grant County High School’s softball team faced district opponent Simon Kenton.

    The Lady Pioneers came out on top, winning 2-1 on April 16.

    “I told the players that we can look at it like we played the defending district champs 2-1, but if we want to look realistically at it, they had three hits and we had one hit with 15 strikeouts,” coach Ott Reed said. “Their pitcher pitched the game of her career.”

  • Simpkins resigns after 19 years

    For Bill Simpkins, the development of the Grant County High School boys’ soccer program started in the parking lot of the old Corinth school.

    “Jimmy Jo Gardner, superintendent of Grant County schools, approached me and asked me to start a soccer team,” Simpkins said. “I wrote down all the things that we would need and he said go at it. I scheduled games and ever since then, it’s been a program.”

  • Collinsworth signs with Northern...

    When coaches from Northern Kentucky University’s softball team saw Alesa Collinsworth play, they were impressed with her attitude and her ability.

    Now, Collinsworth will get the chance to show how her game transitions to the collegiate stage after signing to play with NKU on April 13.

    “As soon as I moved here in seventh grade, I knew I wanted to play in college,” Collinsworth said. “I love everything about the game. I like early games and putting my cleats on everyday. I love everything about softball.”

  • Lady Demons earn win in All...

    Although the Williamstown softball seniors had never earned a win over Trimble County, they entered the game believing they could finally earn a victory.

    They proved themselves right, winning 4-1 on April 17 in the All “A” Classic.

    “I think the girls really enjoyed it,” coach T.J. West said. “They were happy and know they can do it. It’s just the mindset of putting it all together. They’ve never quit and they like that feeling.”

  • Demons drop two games in final...

    The Williamstown baseball team has struggled in close games this season, but coach Aaron Biddle believes that his team’s luck is bound to change.

    Unfortunately for Biddle and the Demons, it didn’t change soon enough as they lost to Owen County 7-5 and to Heritage Academy 8-7.

    The Demons held an early lead against Owen County before giving up a big inning in the fifth, tying the game 4-4.

    The Demons retook the lead in the sixth inning as Isaac Alger drove in a run, but Owen County scored three runs in the seventh inning to win.

  • Beach commits to Cumberlands

    Cory Beach demonstrated the type of player he is with his hard work in the weight room and his leadership skills on the field.

    After starting for three years for the Grant County football team, Beach will continue his football career in college after signing to play for the University of the Cumberlands on April 9.

    “This means everything to me,” Beach said. “It was one of my life goals to play football at the next level.”

  • Lady Braves dominate Lexington...

    During his time coaching the Grant County High School softball team, Ott Reed had never lead a team to a win against Lexington Catholic.

    That changed on April 8 after the Lady Braves defeated Lexington Catholic 12-3.

    “It’s a special win for this team,” Reed said. “But they came in flat. My players put the finger on them in the first inning and would not let up. The hitting is special on this team.”

    The Lady Braves scored in the first inning when Morgan McClure ripped a triple to score three runs.

  • Grant County sweeps season...

    Taryn Biddle stepped to the plate against Williamstown and the Grant County High School softball team never looked back.

    The Lady Braves took an early lead and continued to build on it for an 11-5 win on April 9. With the win, Grant County swept the season series.

    “I’ve never had a hitting team like this,” Grant County coach Ott Reed said. “We decided we haven’t been aggressive enough. We don’t have a lot of speed, but when they start running the bases intelligently, it helps to be aggressive.”

  • Demons advance past first round...

    The Williamstown High School baseball team set a goal of advancing past the first round of the regional All “A” tournament.

    They made that goal a reality with a 4-1 win over Eminence on April 9.

    “I think we went in overly confident and got surprised a little bit,” coach Aaron Biddle said. “But it was a good team win. We need to keep winning and we want to beat some teams we’re not supposed to beat. That’s what we’re going to continue to work on, but we’re having fun and that’s the most important thing.”