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Today's Sports

  • Hit parade

    The Williamstown High School softball team has endured their struggles at the plate this year.

    With one game, they’re hoping their troubles have gone away. The Lady Demons totaled 11 hits in an 8-2 win on April 23.

    “It was a big win,” coach T.J. West said. “Their coach told me that we probably hit the ball as hard as any team he’s faced. It’s a good thing. We’re coming around at the right moment I hope. They’ve got the mindset that they can hit.”

  • Lords a leaping

    As the weather warmed up, the Grant County track and field team had their best team performances of the year.

    The girls’ team earned a third place finish, while the boys’ team earned a sixth place finish in the Grant County Invitational.

    “It was a great meet in my opinion,” coach Brian Soules said. “I was impressed with both the boys and the girls’ 4x400-meter relay teams. They both won their events, running their best times of the year. At a large invitational like this, it’s their best performance this year so far.”

  • Benson bound for Carroll...

    Looking for the opportunity to continue his football career and further his education, Rex Benson searched for a college that offered him the opportunity to do both.

    Benson found his school, committing to Carroll University on April 16.

    “It’s been a dream. I’m just glad that I finally made my decision and that I’ll be able to play college football for the next four years,” Benson said.

  • Braves struggle in loss to...

    The Grant County High School baseball team had a light week, as they only had one game.

    The Braves were hoping to make the most of their game, but came away with a 13-0 loss to Bourbon County.

    “We didn’t play our best game,” coach Justin Hollingsworth said. “We had other things on our mind and I’m not sure what they were exactly. We weren’t making the plays that we needed to. I thought we would come out ready, but we definitely weren’t.”

  • 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.