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Today's Sports

  • Soccer teams fall in Invite

    Both Grant County soccer teams fell in their respective championship games, Sept. 18 at the second annual Dry Ridge Toyota Invitational.

    On the boys’ side, the Braves (8-4) fell to tournament champion Conner 1-0.

    “We didn’t have a lot of opportunities to score,” Braves coach Clay Mattingly said. “We looked tired and didn’t give the kind of effort that I am used to seeing from our guys. I thought that Conner wanted the win more and it showed with the effort they gave.”

  • Braves split first four games

    Grant County football coach Mike Davis has felt since the football team received their schedule, that the first four home games were like preseason games to prepare them for district play.

    The Braves (2-2) split their first four games, as Grant County fell to Western Hills (2-2) 18-10, Sept. 17.

  • Fireballs compete in state...

    The Grant County Fireballs played in the state softball tournament, Sept. 10-12 in Bowling Green. The Fireballs only played one game and lost. The tournament was to be a double-elimination tournament, but due to the weather the tournament was cut down to single-elimination. The Fireballs had advanced to the state tournament after claiming the gold medal in the regional tournament in Frankfort Aug. 14.

  • Cummins wins Cov. Cath Invite

    Where: Covington Catholic Invitational

    What: Grant County senior runner Jordan Cummins won the race with a time of 17:04. As a team, the Braves placed fourth in the meet behind Lexington Catholic, Covington Catholic, and Cincinnati St. Xavier.

    Upcoming: The Braves will race in the Scott County Cardinal Classic in Georgetown, Sept. 23, before heading to Centerville, Ohio for the Adidas Saturday Night Lights V, Sept. 25.

  • Wright wins Grant County...

    When: Sept. 18

    Where: Eagle Creek Country Club

    What:  The Braves golf team (307) hosted their annual Grant County Invitational Golf Tournament, defeating runner-up Pendleton County (324) by 17 strokes.Senior Zach Wright (66) took the individual title edging out Pendleton County’s Phoenix Ramsey and Clay County’s Todd McDaniel (72).

    Upcoming: Grant County will play in the regional tournament, Sept. 28 at Pendleton County Country Club.

  • Lady Braves win home golf...

    When: Sept. 11

    Where: Eagle Creek Country Club

    What: Lady Braves beat out Greenup County to win the Grant County Classic. Grant County had a team score of 330 as Greenup County finished with 338. Senior Kodi Hall led the Lady Braves, shooting a 76 overall, placing second. Grant County had four girls place in the top 15 in the match.

    Quote of the game: “It’s really nice to win your own tournament. It is the second year in a row the girls have done it.” -Marcus Camacho

  • Lady Demons sweep Lady Braves

    For the second consecutive season, the Williamstown Lady Demons swept the Grant County Lady Braves volleyball team, winning both sets (25-16, 25-22), Sept. 16 at Williamstown High School.

    “It was a nail-biter,” said Williamstown coach Wes Staff about the second match against Grant County.

    As far as the performance of the team in both matches, Staff felt his players were hitting the ball efficiently.

  • Racing in the rain

    As the 37th annual Grant County Invitational got under way, the boys’ varsity race had Mother Nature pour down rain right at the start of their race, Sept. 11 at Sherman Elementary.

    “It felt great,” said Williamstown senior Matt Lillard, who finished with a time of 23:24.7 and 135th place in the race. “I just couldn’t see because water was in my contacts, but I was really glad it ended after just a few minutes.”

    For Williamstown, the team finished 15th out of 21 schools in the event, making coach Michelle Whaley happy for her runners.

  • St. Xavier Tiger Run Results

    Grant County

    Girls' Varsity - Destiny Simmons (134), Katie Holtman (142), Kaitlyn Howard (158), Hayley Leach (161), Courtney Colson (181), Katelyn Simmons (190), Kassidy Milburn (211)

    Boys' Varsity - Jordan Cummins (27), Brandon Gouge (113), Tyler Edmondson (118), Dylan Jackson (147), Danny Hess (167), Jarred Baker (175), Justin McGough (201)

    Boys' Junior Varsity - Michael Schultz (53)

     

  • Williamstown represented at All...

    Williamstown had two golfers represent them in the All “A” State Tournament, Sept. 11 at Gibson Bay Golf Course in Richmond.

    Senior golfer Ali Rich finished the match in 17th place, shooting an 84.

    On the day of the tournament, thunderstorms interrupted the match for a couple of hours, throwing Rich off her game.