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Today's Sports

  • Track teams prepare for region...

    After a season of dashes, hurdles, jumps and tosses, the Grant County and Williamstown track and field teams are preparing for the biggest test of their seasons.

    The teams will compete at the regional meet May 29 at Dixie Heights High School with the chance to participate at the state meet on the line.

    The two teams came into the season with different expectations, but believe they can send athletes to the state meet.

    Grant County:

  • Edmondson, Prokopchak qualify...

    It didn’t matter to the Williamstown athletes that they were in their first year of the program.

    It didn’t matter that other schools had more experience and knew what to expect when it came to compete at the region meet.

    All that mattered was doing their best and seeing how their performances stacked up against the best from the region on May 29.

    Sophomore Blake Edmondson and freshman Alex Prokopchak did their best and qualified for state in the long jump and the 800-meter run, respectively.

  • Lady Braves defeat Williamstown...

    The Grant County softball team knew that in order to reach their goal of a district championship, they would have to take down a familiar foe.

    The Lady Braves faced county rival Williamstown in the first round of the district tournament and handed the Lady Demons a 10-0 loss in six innings on May 24.

  • Braves fall in district tourney

    After scoring early against Walton-Verona in the first round of the district tournament, the Grant County baseball team was confident they were on their way to compete for their third straight district championship.

    The Bearcats had different ideas.

    Walton-Verona rallied for a seven-run inning to defeat the Braves 7-5 on May 25.

    For more information, please pick up a copy of this week's Grant County News.

  • GCHS, WHS compete at Grant...

    Boys’ 4x800 meter relay - Grant County (Chris Ellis, Brandon Gouge, Dylan Jackson and Michael Schultz), first, an d Williamstown (Steven Bradford, William May, Logan Neal and Christopher Brann), fourth

    Girls’ 100-meter hurdles - Cierra Fannon, second, and Brittany Brumley, sixth

    Boys’ 110-meter hurdles - Steven Ware, second, Andrew Shields, fourth, and Jacob Case, seventh

    Girls’ 100-meter dash - Sara Moreland, third, Becca Saylor, fifth, Emily Tillman, 15th, and Mara Yaeger, 18th

  • Sports Shorts

    Grant County defeats Carroll County

    Scores: 13-0 in five innings

    When: May 14

    Where: Carroll County High School

    What: The Lady Braves dominated Carroll County from the beginning, scoring eight runs in the second inning.

    Quote of the game: “We’re trying to stay mentally alert,” coach Ott Reed said. “We want to get some momentum going into the district tournament. Wins and losses aren’t important right now; it’s about getting ready for the district tournament.”

  • Demons earn win on senior night

    After starting the season with six straight wins, the Williamstown baseball team has struggled, coming into their senior night game against Paris with eight straight losses.

    The Demons were able to earn a 5-0 win against Paris on May 14 to snap their losing streak.

  • WHS tennis team takes on WV, SK

    The Williamstown girls’ tennis team is still enjoying their first year in existence and have played matches against junior varsity squads from Walton-Verona and Simon Kenton.

    “They’ve shown a lot of progress,” coach Sean Binder said. “I’m impressed with how they’ve picked up the sport. They’re getting more comfortable with the game.”

    “We’re improving a lot this season,” Sarah Bialik, a junior said. “We’re having a lot of fun this year. It’s exciting in our first year.”

  • Hicks named new GCHS ball coach

    Jim Hicks is coming to Grant County with the plan to make the Braves boys’ basketball team a contender in the eighth region.

    Hicks was named the head basketball coach for the Grant County boys’ basketball team. Hicks follows Joe Utter, who was the interim head coach last season after replacing Ron Kinmon, who was the head coach for 11 years before resigning.

  • Braves fall to Bourbon County

    Grant County baseball coach Darrick Lee has told his players all season that they will not shy away from tough competition.

    He believes that to be considered a top program in the state, they’ll have to face top competition.

    The Braves faced Bourbon County (a team with 20 wins) on May 11, coming away with a 12-3 loss in part because of errors.