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Today's Sports

  • Twin titles for Grant County

    Entering this season, the Grant County baseball team knew they would rely on young talent following the loss of five seniors from last year’s district championship team, but the Braves also knew they still had the talent to compete for the district title.

    The Braves proved as much with a 3-2 win over Simon Kenton on May 19 and a dominant 7-1 win over Walton-Verona on May 21 for the 32nd district championship.

  • Camacho named one of top...

    When Marcus Camacho started to umpire baseball games, it was because he was looking to find a way to stay connected to the game.

    He continued umpiring because he loved it and the Kentucky High School Athletic Association took notice, naming him one of the top four baseball officials for the state out of 4,000 officials.

    “To be one of the four, it’s great company to be in,” Camacho said. “I feel honored. Knowing that I was sitting with the best of the best and being recognized was an honor.”

  • Norman takes second at state in...

    In her final high school race, Natalie Norman pushed herself to do her best, knowing that she would finish as one of the top runners in the state.

    Norman set a personal record with a time of 2:15.25 in the 800-meter dash, coming in second behind Emma Brink of Sacred Heart, who set a state record with a time of 2:13.88.

    “I was a little disappointed, but I was happy with my race overall,” Norman said. “It’s a nice way to end my high school career. I’m excited to see how I run in college.”

  • Norman dominates in 800m at...

    Natalie Norman was excited about the chance to take first place in the 800-meter dash at the regional meet for the third year in a row. She was even more excited for the chance to go to state with the 4x400-meter relay team.

    Norman took first place in the 800-meter dash with a region record time of 2:19.36. She was also the first leg of the 4x400-meter relay team, composed of Norman, Caylin Hare, Michelle Willougby and Taylor Cummins, that qualified for state with a time of 4:20.40.

  • Worth the wait

    Grant County and Williamstown were each prepared for a taste of district competition to end the regular season.

    With a 9-1 win on May 15, the Braves earned a regular season sweep over rival Williamstown.

    “It’s a great win,” GCHS coach Justin Hollingsworth said. “We took advantage of our opportunities for a change and I’m pleased with a solid all-around good game.”

    Dillon Pelfrey and Aaron Goe started the game with solo homeruns for an early 2-0 lead for Grant County.

  • Lady Demons season comes to a...

    The Williamstown softball team got into a rhythm , winning four of their final five games, just as their season ended.

    But the Lady Demons ran out of time, as they fell to Simon Kenton 3-2 in the district tournament on May 18.

    “My girls played as hard as I could have asked them to play,” coach T.J. West said. “We had nothing to lose. There was pressure on Simon Kenton and we played an errorless ball game. We played hard. Unfortunately, there’s got to be a loser and it was us.”

  • Demons fall to Bearcats in...

    This season, the Williamstown baseball team has battled inconsistency when they had runners in scoring position.

    They twice had the bases loaded against Walton-Verona in the district tournament, but came away with only one run in a 10-2 loss on May 18.

    “Our goal this year was to be competitive in the district and we kind of let that down here at the end,” coach Aaron Biddle said. “It kills us when we get the bases loaded and don’t score. It’s unfortunate, but we’ve had a good year and stayed competitive.”

  • Lady Braves earn win on senior...

    Heading into their senior night game against Notre Dame, the Grant County softball team had won five straight games.

    The Lady Braves continued with their winning ways, coming away with a 4-1 victory over Notre Dame on May 13.

    “I thought that was the best defensive game we played all year,” coach Ott Reed said. “We were stinging the ball at the plate and manufactured our runs.”

  • Ridge Riot grows bigger and...

    The Dry Ridge Skate Park is known in the tri-state area as a skate park that flows well and is unique, built to the terrain of the hill that it sits on.

    Its distinctiveness was on display as over 500 spectators came to watch Ridge Riot 3, a skateboarding competition sponsored by the Ridge Skate Shop and the Golden Art Project, on May 17.

  • Demons fall in first round of...

    After playing “the worst game of the season” against Gallatin County, the Williamstown Demons were looking to rebound in their first round game of the North Central Kentucky Conference tournament.

    The Demons played better, but still came away with a 10-8 loss to Owen County on May 7.