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Today's Sports

  • Lady Braves explode in seventh...

    The Lady Braves started the top of the seventh inning in a tie with Dixie Heights.

    They ended the game with a 7-3 win on May 7. With the win, Grant County won their fourth straight game and their first road win out of Grant County.

    “This was one of the toughest games we had left before the district,” coach Ott Reed said. “But we came out on their field and took it away from them.”

  • Epperson comes through in a pinch

    Brandon Epperson hadn’t seen a plate appearance during a varsity game all season.

    In his first at-bat, he made the most of his opportunity, hitting a pinch-hit three-run homerun to put Grant County ahead on their way to a 5-2 win over Walton-Verona on May 1.

    “It was a big win,” Epperson said. “We hadn’t won in a while and we needed to step up. We have a couple weeks until districts and it’s a big win for us.”

  • Gatewood takes first at state...

    Three years ago, Morgan Gatewood showed an interest in gymnastics.

    Gatewood started to learn the basics of gymnastics and in her first state meet, she took first place overall at the Kentucky USAG Level Three and Four State Gymnastics Meet in Hawkinsville.

    “I just thought it looked interesting and decided to do it,” Gatewood said. “I just picked it up easily. My family was really excited. My coaches were proud of me. It makes me feel good to know that I’m good. It feels awesome.”

  • Lady Demons defeat Trimble...

    The Lady Demons had waited three years for a win over Trimble County and with their first matchup in the All “A” tournament earlier this season, they got it.

    They didn’t have to wait nearly as long as they earned their second win against Trimble County with a 2-0 victory on April 28.

    Amanda Goodrich pitched for the Lady Demons, striking out eight as Williamstown secured their first shutout of the season. Goodrich and Nicole Hendy drove in a run a piece for the win.

  • Demons battle in loss to Simon...

    Williamstown entered their game against Simon Kenton looking for their first win against a district opponent.

    The Demons came five outs away from earning the win, but ultimately fell 4-2 to the Pioneers on April 29.

    “I think we played our best game of the year against Simon Kenton,” coach Aaron Biddle said. “We feel pretty confident with our play against our district opponents. We’re not going into the district tournament fearful. We don’t care who we play.”

  • Power surge

    The Grant County softball team waited three weeks to restart their game against Walton-Verona.

    The wait was worth it as the Lady Braves’ bats came alive, leading to a 10-7 victory on May 4.

    “I told my players that it would be a slugfest,” coach Ott Reed said. “Whoever was hitting the hardest would win the game.”

    The game originally started on April 13, as the Lady Bearcats took a 2-0 lead after the top of the first inning. Rain delayed the game for three weeks before the two teams matched up again.

  • Grant County second grade girls...

    Going into the North Central Kentucky Conference tournament, Grant County’s second grade girls traveling team were looking to avenge their only loss of the regular season and dedicate a championship to the passionate fan and father they lost during the season.

    The girls did both as they defeated Walton-Verona 13-7 for the championship. The team dedicated their season to the memory of Jay “Big Daddy” McCoy, who passed away after their second game of the season. McCoy was the father of Kelcie McCoy, a player on the team.

  • Kellam takes first at junior PGA...

    Sarah Kellam started strong on her way to winning the KGA-PGA, Inc. Junior Golf Tournament.

    Kellam, an eighth grader at Grant County Middle School, shot an 82 to take first place in the girls 13-15 age group at the Cherry Blossom Golf Course in Georgetown. Kellam is the daughter of Tim and Jamie Kellam.

    “I was excited because the course was rough,” Kellam said. “I was happy that I played well. I was trying to work on controlling my mental side and my game worked out with it.”

  • Baseball Battle

    When the Grant County Braves and Williamstown Demons took to the field for their first matchup of the season, a pitching duel broke out.

    Dillon Pelfrey pitched for the Braves and helped his own cause at the plate, as the Braves won 4-1 on April 22.

    “We were shaky at first,” GCHS coach Justin Hollingsworth said. “Williamstown played a good ball game, but I told our players before the fifth inning that it was time to turn it on and that’s when we got some runs. A lot of times, the way Pelfrey goes is the way the team goes.”

  • Demons play with “new...

    A controversial call helped Walton-Verona in their game against Williamstown on April 23, but it might have ultimately helped inspire the Demons to play some of their best baseball as the regular season passed its midway point.

    The Demons held a two-run lead in the seventh inning when a Bearcat ran inside the base path to avoid a tag and was called safe by the umpire at first base, allowing the tying run to score. Demons coach Aaron Biddle stepped onto the playing field without calling time and was ejected. The Bearcats went on to win 5-3.