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Today's Sports

  • GCMS boys’ soccer team...

    When Shawn Bollinger took over as coach of the Grant County Middle School boys’ soccer team, he didn’t know what to expect.

    “Overall, the season was a challenge from the beginning,” Bollinger said. “A lot of the players had played soccer before, but most of them weren’t taught the proper concepts of soccer. We had to come up with new ideas to teach the concepts to the children so they could play the game of soccer like it should be.”

  • Cat Attack is BACK!!!

    When I started this column last basketball season, I thought long and hard about a name.  I came up with Cat Attack that seemed ferocious and fitting for our beloved Wildcats that would be feasting on the competition all season long.  Uhh, Lexington we had a problem.  A fitting title for last year would have been Cats attacked, beaten, and ran over by a semi. 

  • Lady Braves season ends in...

    The Grant County softball team ended their regular season with seven straight wins and entered the postseason in a rhythm.

    The rhythm was interrupted with an 11-1 loss to Walton-Verona on May 19 in the first round of the district tournament.

  • Braves fall in first round of...

    With momentum following their big win over Walton-Verona, Grant County was looking forward to making some noise in the region tournament.

    Unfortunately, the Braves came away with a 15-5 loss to Shelby County in six innings on May 25.

    “Obviously, I’m disappointed, but the fact of the matter is that Shelby County hit the ball and put the ball in play,” Hollingsworth said. “They played a heck of a ball game and everyone in their lineup hit.”

  • 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.”