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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Demons ninth inning rally falls...

    The Williamstown boys’ baseball team had already overcome one two-run deficit to tie Holmes.

    Down two runs again in the seventh inning, the Demons looked poised to not only tie the game, but take the lead.

    Their comeback attempt was one run too short, as the Demons lost 4-3 on March 23.

    “We are dependent on our defense and we gave up four runs with two outs,” coach Aaron Biddle said. “We played solid defense other than a few errors, but we have young arms and we need to back them up with our defense.”

  • Lady Demons start season with...

    The Williamstown Lady Demons knew they would have to rely on their defense to help them win games.

    Traveling to Henry County, the Williamstown girls’ softball team kept the game scoreless until the fourth inning when Henry County took over on their way to a 10-0 victory on March 23.

    “It was rough,” Goodrich said. “We did well until the fourth inning and then they started figuring out my pitching and hitting us. It went downhill from there.”

  • Rump signs with Georgetown

    Josh Rump helped the Grant County Braves football team earn back-to-back winning records and hopes he can continue to do that as he progresses onto the college stage.

    Rump signed to play for Georgetown College on March 17.

    “I’m excited,” Rump said. “All my life I wanted to play for Georgetown. I feel like this is a dream come true. I’m hoping I’ll be able to play my freshman year and continue to get bigger, faster and stronger.”

  • Grant County hosts weightlifting...

    The Grant County High School football team has been hard at work in the weight room, preparing for the second annual Grant County Strongman Invitational.

    Their work paid off as several lifters earned high marks for their performances.

  • Grant County track teams deal...

    The Grant County High School track and field teams were eager to see how they measured up against other schools.

    The teams competed at the Grant County All-Comers Meet on March 19, followed by the Newport River City Classic on March 21 and the Boone County Relay on March 23.

    At the Grant County All-Comers, senior Natalie Norman took first in the 400 and 800 meter runs, while also helping the 4x400 relay team take first with Caylin Hare, Kim Simpson and Taylor Cummins.