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Today's Sports

  • Salyers signs to play football...

    Randy Salyers left a mark on the Grant County High School football team as a leader and an example of what happens when you work hard.

    Now, Salyers will take his work ethic and desire to be his best to Pikeville College after signing to play for the Bears on May 27.

    “It’s a great honor to be able to leave something for the younger kids who are coming to play for Grant County,” Salyers said. “I looked up to the other seniors when they got to play college ball and it’s an honor.”

  • GCHS relay team finishes 22nd at...

    After a season full of hard work and drive to make it to the state meet, the Grant County High School boys’ 4x800 meter relay team realized their dream on June 5.

    Juniors Brandon Gouge, Dylan Jackson and Michael Schultz, along with sophomore Chris Ellis, raced at the state meet in Louisville, finishing 22nd out of 24 teams.

  • Roy, Wilhoit named to all-region...

    A dedication to getting better helped Grant County junior Katelyn Roy and Williamstown junior Tori Wilhoit earn all-region honors.

    Roy, who pitched and hit cleanup for the Lady Braves, and Wilhoit, who played shortstop and hit second for the Lady Demons, were both honored to be named to the all-region team for the first time.

    “It’s a big privilege and I feel like I’ve earned it because I’ve worked so hard,” Roy said. “But I wouldn’t have made it this far without my teammates.”

  • Lady Braves finish second in...

    After a season full of come-from-behind wins, the Grant County softball team hoped they had one more comeback left in them against Shelby County in the 8th region championship.

    The Lady Braves came up a little short, falling 8-6 on June 3.

    “The kids had a positive attitude going in and were ready to play,” coach Ott Reed said. “Shelby’s got a good hitting team and a good defensive team. They made a lot of key defensive plays. I can’t say enough about this team though. They were never beat until the final out.”

  • Edmondson, Prokopchak compete...

    Williamstown High School sophomore Blake Edmondson and freshman Alex Prokopchak competed at the state track meet in Louisville on June 5.

    Prokopchak finished 19th out of 21 competitors in the 800-meter dash. Her time was 2:41.76.

    Edmondson finished 18th out of 23 competitors in the long jump. His distance was 17-04.75.

    The two were the only athletes to make it to the state meet in the first year of Williamstown’s track and field program.

  • Sports Shorts

    GCHS falls on senior night

    Scores: 4-1

    When: May 18

    Where: Grant County High School

    What: The Braves fell to Pendleton County on senior night, but had fun doing it as senior Brandon Epperson played seven positions in the field. The Braves have dropped their last seven games, but hoped to recover before playing Walton-Verona in the district tournament on May 25. Results were not available by press time.

  • Results announced from first...

    The results for the first Bass Tournaments of the season have been announced by Ronald Reynolds from Reynolds Boat Dock.

    March 25 - There were seven boats, 14 anglers and 12 bass weighed in. The results are as follows:

    • First place – 10.21 pounds: Jeff Workman and Mike Shields, both of Florence

    • Big Fish – 3.68 pounds: Jonathan Wright of Hebron

    April 11 - There were 12 boats, 22 anglers and 22 bass weighed in. The results are as follows:

    • First place – 6.92 pounds: Roger Clemons and Kevin Parton

  • Lady Braves advance to regional...

    The Grant County softball team has been driven since the beginning of the season to get back to the region tournament after missing it the past two seasons.

    After a win over Williamstown on May 24, the Lady Braves punched their ticket back to the region tournament.

    Unfortunately, the Lady Braves fell 2-0 to Walton-Verona in the district championship on May 26, their first loss in three meetings this year with the Lady Cats.

  • Season comes to a close for...

    Despite an improvement from five wins to 14, the Williamstown baseball team wasn’t able to reach a goal they set at the beginning of the season: win a district game.

    The Demons’ season ended with a 5-0 loss to Simon Kenton in the district tournament on May 24.

    “If you can’t hit, you can’t win,” coach Aaron Biddle said. “It’s disappointing because the boys worked so hard in the off-season and during the season. It all builds up to that one night. But I’m proud of the boys and we’ve had a good season.”

  • GCHS relay team advances to...

    They’ve known each other since they started running cross country together.

    The foursome of sophomore Chris Ellis and juniors Brandon Gouge, Dylan Jackson and Michael Schultz know each other so well that they feel comfortable enough to tell each other when they need to step it up.

    That drive to be their best helped Grant County’s 4x800-meter relay team qualify for the state meet.

    The team advanced to state with a time of 8:38.38 on May 29.

    For more information, pick up a copy of this week's Grant County News.