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Today's Sports

  • Lady Demons play with passion,...

    The Williamstown Lady Demons were looking forward to a few days of rest and relaxation for spring break.

    But standing in the way was a matchup against Paris on March 31.

    Williamstown held an early lead, but lost 3-2 in eight innings.

    “It’s a hard loss. Our girls played hard and played good defense. We had one miscue, but it goes back to not hitting the ball,” coach T.J. West said. “We’re struggling with hitting right now.”

  • Lady Braves struggle at Somerset...

    After opening their season with a win, the Lady Braves had to wait a week before they played again.

    The wait was worth it as Grant County defeated Bishop Brossart 3-0 on April 1.

    “This team came back and they were game ready,” coach Ott Reed said. “After I’ve given most of my teams in the past three or four days off, they were rusty, but this group was ready to play.”

    “We practiced every day that we didn’t play, so we were ready,” Madison Goderwis said.

  • 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.