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Today's Sports

  • Braves win two in a row

    Hoping to win consecutive games, the Grant County baseball team believed that a six-run lead in the seventh inning would be enough.

    It was just enough as the Braves held on for a 7-6 win over Newport on April 4.

    “I’m glad to get the win,” coach Justin Hollingsworth said. “We came close to giving it away at the top of the seventh because we didn’t make a few simple plays, but a win is a win and I’m happy with it.”

    Aaron Goe started on the mound for the Braves and was able to go six innings.

  • Grant County youth run for a...

    Although his grandmother died six years ago from a heart attack, Michael Schultz still runs in her honor.

    Schultz, a sophomore at Grant County High School, took part in the Humana Mini Heart Marathon in Cincinnati, running in the 5K race with four friends on March 28.

  • Braves hope to reload during...

    After losing 12 seniors, the Grant County High School football team will rely on a new crop of athletes as they hope to continue their winning ways.

    The 2009 season got underway March 9 as the Braves started their spring practice and ended on March 27. Now, the players are preparing for a month of the team’s weight training and running program.

  • Lady Braves get district win...

    The anticipation for the start of the softball season had taken its toll on Ott Reed.

    Reed, the coach of the Grant County girls’ softball team, hadn’t coached since the final game of the 2007 season. After a year away, he realized how much he missed the game.

    But with the season opener against rival Williamstown looming, he had to prepare and settle his nerves.

  • Little signs with Kentucky...

    For K.J. Little, the chance to continue playing football in college was something that he has been working for since he started playing the game.

    Little will play in college after signing to suit up for Kentucky Wesleyan College on March 23.

    “I’m excited, but I’m also kind of nervous,” Little said. “I know that I’ll succeed there. I’m going to work hard and people are going to push me. It means the world because I’m going to play Division II.”

  • GCHS seniors season comes to a...

    At the beginning of their season, the Grant County High School boys’ basketball team set a goal of reaching 16 to 18 wins.

    Although they reached 19 wins, the seniors wish they had totaled at least 20 and advanced past Owen County in the first round of the region tournament.

    “It was our expectation to get to the region tournament,” Caleb Kinmon said. “It was great to play in an environment like that. We’ve always been told that we had the potential to be a good team. We had to believe in ourselves.”

  • Demons bats come alive for first...

    The Williamstown boys’ baseball team lost their first two games by one run each

    They had been battling to score runs and take advantage when runners were on base.

    The Demons wasted no time in their game against Bracken County, scoring six runs in the first inning on their way to a 10-4 win on March 30.

  • Braves lose close one to Carroll...

    The Grant County boys’ baseball team took an early lead against Carroll County, but their defense let the Panthers walk away with a win.

    The Braves lost 4-2 on March 30.

    “We’re getting better,” coach Justin Hollingsworth said. “We’re improving with every game. We know we aren’t going to have a high-powered offense and we know we have to play defense.”

    The Braves scored first in the third inning after a sacrifice fly by Jordan Cummins allowed Aaron Goe to tag up and race home.

  • Demons ninth inning rally falls...

    The Williamstown boys’ baseball team had already overcome one two-run deficit to tie Holmes.

    Down two runs again in the seventh inning, the Demons looked poised to not only tie the game, but take the lead.

    Their comeback attempt was one run too short, as the Demons lost 4-3 on March 23.

    “We are dependent on our defense and we gave up four runs with two outs,” coach Aaron Biddle said. “We played solid defense other than a few errors, but we have young arms and we need to back them up with our defense.”

  • Lady Demons start season with...

    The Williamstown Lady Demons knew they would have to rely on their defense to help them win games.

    Traveling to Henry County, the Williamstown girls’ softball team kept the game scoreless until the fourth inning when Henry County took over on their way to a 10-0 victory on March 23.

    “It was rough,” Goodrich said. “We did well until the fourth inning and then they started figuring out my pitching and hitting us. It went downhill from there.”