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Today's Sports

  • Hornaday Jr. holds on for victory

    Yellow caution flags flew frequently towards the end of the Built Ford Tough 225.

    Ron Hornaday, Jr. battled Mike Skinner to the end, taking advantage of several late restarts to win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race at the Kentucky Speedway on July 18. The win at Kentucky was Hornaday Jr.’s third consecutive win.

    “I hate to say it, but we didn’t have the truck to win,” Hornaday Jr. said. “It’s just the restarts worked out in our favor and Rick Ren (Hornaday Jr.’s crew chief) did a great job.”

  • Running after midnight

    As July 14 became July 15, the Grant County cross-country teams were off and running.

    The team began their practice at midnight, the first date that Kentucky High School Athletic Association allows fall sports to practice. The team ran under the lights at the Grant County High School track, competing in their first team time trials of the season.

    The boys’ team returns several runners. The team will be led by senior Shannon Fabela, the only senior on this year’s team.

  • Lady Demons learn fundamentals

    The Williamstown volleyball team is getting back to basics.

    In coach Wes Staff’s first year as varsity coach, the Lady Demons are focusing on learning the fundamentals of the game, hoping to get faster and stronger.

    “The key things that we’re trying to work on right now are fundamentals, strength and agility,” Staff said. “That’s going to progress. Those are my three themes throughout the year.”

  • Lady Braves hope to take next...

    The GCHS volleyball team is looking to become a force in the district.

    Coach Kelli Lee believes their hard work this summer will make a difference during the season.

  • Martin places first at Northern...

    After 36 holes, it came down to a putt on the 18th green for Jeremy Martin.

    With the swing of his putter, Martin took first place at the Northern Kentucky Men’s Amateur on July 9 at Lassing Pointe Golf Course in Union.

    Martin shot 136 to earn first place in the championship flight, shooting 70 on the first day and 66 on the second day.

  • GCHS girls push tempo

    The Grant County girls’ basketball team has ended the last two seasons playing their best after slow starts.

    This year, coach Darrell Guffey is hoping his team will hit the ground running.

    “We’ve ended the last two seasons strong,” Guffey said. “We have so many players that are involved in other sports, so sometimes we don’t play our best ball until after Christmas. We have to continue to work hard on our conditioning and hopefully we can play better to start the season.”

  • Cheerleaders prepare for...

    Although it is only July, the Grant County High School cheerleaders have started working with the intention of celebrating a third straight region title.

    “My favorite part of starting each year is the hidden talent we can find,” coach Leigh Simpson said. “When the girls know that all the positions are on the line, there is a lot of hidden talent that comes out. It’s pretty impressive.”

  • Seniors finish GCHS track careers

    Grant County High School’s track seniors took the opportunity to develop further as a team after being part of the school’s cross country team that made it to the state meet last fall.

    “We had fun running together,” Brandon McIntosh said. “We had fun at practice before coach got there and the stupid stuff we did during practice.”

    “It’s sad because I enjoyed it a lot,” Dustin Sullivan said. “Our team won’t be together anymore.”

  • GCHS soccer team competes 7-on-7

    Using this summer to prepare for the start of the regular season, the Grant County High School boys’ soccer team played in a seven-on-seven league to hone their skills.

    “The seven-on-seven league is mainly a way for the boys to stay in shape and work on their touch over the summer,” coach Dave Schmitt said.

    The league consisted of teams from Northern Kentucky, with Grant County and Owen County joining the group. Along with Schmitt, Tom Barnett coached the team.

  • WHS seniors make most of their...

    For Zack Anglin and Anthony Sarcione, they just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to play baseball their senior year.

    The first-year players joined Patrick Spoonamore, Jordan Perkins and Richard Moore as the teammates spent the end of their senior year on the baseball diamond.

    “I got away from the sport, but I got back into it and I enjoyed myself. I wish I had played my whole high school career. It was a good experience,” Anglin said.

    “This has been the best experience that anyone could have,” Perkins said.