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Today's Sports

  • Norman takes second at state in...

    In her final high school race, Natalie Norman pushed herself to do her best, knowing that she would finish as one of the top runners in the state.

    Norman set a personal record with a time of 2:15.25 in the 800-meter dash, coming in second behind Emma Brink of Sacred Heart, who set a state record with a time of 2:13.88.

    “I was a little disappointed, but I was happy with my race overall,” Norman said. “It’s a nice way to end my high school career. I’m excited to see how I run in college.”

  • Norman dominates in 800m at...

    Natalie Norman was excited about the chance to take first place in the 800-meter dash at the regional meet for the third year in a row. She was even more excited for the chance to go to state with the 4x400-meter relay team.

    Norman took first place in the 800-meter dash with a region record time of 2:19.36. She was also the first leg of the 4x400-meter relay team, composed of Norman, Caylin Hare, Michelle Willougby and Taylor Cummins, that qualified for state with a time of 4:20.40.

  • Worth the wait

    Grant County and Williamstown were each prepared for a taste of district competition to end the regular season.

    With a 9-1 win on May 15, the Braves earned a regular season sweep over rival Williamstown.

    “It’s a great win,” GCHS coach Justin Hollingsworth said. “We took advantage of our opportunities for a change and I’m pleased with a solid all-around good game.”

    Dillon Pelfrey and Aaron Goe started the game with solo homeruns for an early 2-0 lead for Grant County.

  • Lady Demons season comes to a...

    The Williamstown softball team got into a rhythm , winning four of their final five games, just as their season ended.

    But the Lady Demons ran out of time, as they fell to Simon Kenton 3-2 in the district tournament on May 18.

    “My girls played as hard as I could have asked them to play,” coach T.J. West said. “We had nothing to lose. There was pressure on Simon Kenton and we played an errorless ball game. We played hard. Unfortunately, there’s got to be a loser and it was us.”

  • Demons fall to Bearcats in...

    This season, the Williamstown baseball team has battled inconsistency when they had runners in scoring position.

    They twice had the bases loaded against Walton-Verona in the district tournament, but came away with only one run in a 10-2 loss on May 18.

    “Our goal this year was to be competitive in the district and we kind of let that down here at the end,” coach Aaron Biddle said. “It kills us when we get the bases loaded and don’t score. It’s unfortunate, but we’ve had a good year and stayed competitive.”

  • Lady Braves earn win on senior...

    Heading into their senior night game against Notre Dame, the Grant County softball team had won five straight games.

    The Lady Braves continued with their winning ways, coming away with a 4-1 victory over Notre Dame on May 13.

    “I thought that was the best defensive game we played all year,” coach Ott Reed said. “We were stinging the ball at the plate and manufactured our runs.”

  • Ridge Riot grows bigger and...

    The Dry Ridge Skate Park is known in the tri-state area as a skate park that flows well and is unique, built to the terrain of the hill that it sits on.

    Its distinctiveness was on display as over 500 spectators came to watch Ridge Riot 3, a skateboarding competition sponsored by the Ridge Skate Shop and the Golden Art Project, on May 17.

  • Demons fall in first round of...

    After playing “the worst game of the season” against Gallatin County, the Williamstown Demons were looking to rebound in their first round game of the North Central Kentucky Conference tournament.

    The Demons played better, but still came away with a 10-8 loss to Owen County on May 7.

  • Braves struggle in losses to...

    Giving up eight or more runs in two losses, the Grant County baseball team knows they need to play better with the district tournament looming.

    The Braves fell 8-1 to Bishop Brossart on May 5 and 9-2 to Ryle on May 7.

    Grant County was looking forward to playing Bishop Brossart after losing 13-4 in their first game of the season.

  • Gorby signs with Wilmington...

    Battling through two knee injuries, Candace Gorby earned herself a chance to play college basketball.

    Gorby signed with Wilmington College on May 6.

    “It’s exciting,” Gorby said. “A lot of players don’t play high school ball with the expectancy to go on and play college ball. But ever since I played for Brian Soules in middle school, he always made it feel like it was a possibility for me. To have the opportunity to meet a whole new group of girls and play college ball, it’s exciting.”