Today's Sports

  • Braves ready to ‘...

    Football season is here and the Grant County Braves are gearing up for their season opener, at 8 p.m. Aug. 28 against Owen County in the Grant County Gridiron Kickoff Bowl.

    Last season, the Braves defeated Owen County in the season opener with a 17-10 win over the Rebels.

    “Last year, we had a young team,” head coach Mike Davis said. “We had the opportunity early to put the game away, but we won the game in the last minute. We were lucky to win.”


    As cornhole has become a big craze in the past decade, two men from Grant County remember the days when horseshoe was the game to play.

    Jim Pennington, 88, of Dry Ridge, played horseshoe competitively back in the ‘80s and 90’s in the Boone Woods League and is wondering what the hype of cornhole is all about. Pennington has won many awards over the years, some still hanging in his home. He was the Division I champion in 1996, as well as being the league champion in the same year.

  • Lady Braves fall to 1-2 on the...

    Scores: L 4-3, L 6-1

    When: Aug. 18, 23

    Where: Bourbon County, Grant County Middle School

    What: The Lady Braves drop two games to fall to 1-2 on the season

    Upcoming: The Lady Braves will travel to both Bellevue and Walton-Verona, before coming back home to take on Montgomery County on Sept. 1. The Lady Braves defeated Walton-Verona 5-2 last season at home.

  • Lady Braves fall to Conner,...

    Scores: W 2-0, L 2-0, L 2-0

    When: Aug. 12, 18, 19

    Where: Grant County High School

    What: Lady Braves lose two in a row to Conner and Bellevue

    Upcoming: The Lady Braves will head to the Western Hills Invitational in Frankfort Aug. 27. Then they will come home to face county rival Williamstown, Aug. 30 and play at Newport Aug. 31.

  • Lady Braves finish fourth

    The Grant County Girls Golf team finished in fourth place at the Grant County Invitational, Aug. 3, at Eagle Creek Country Club in Dry Ridge. Morgan Crupper shot a 72 in the first round for the second Lady Braves team. Overall, the team shot a 338, just 30 strokes short of first place and 2009 state champion Green County. The Lady Braves’ have two upcoming home matches on Aug. 11 and the 17. 

  • UFC fighter has Grant connection

    Not many people in Grant County can say they know an Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter.

    Shelby and Wallace Prince of Corinth, got  their chance to see their grandson, Christian Morecraft, face-off against Stefan Struve, Aug. 7 in Oakland Calif. Morecraft lost the match against Struve in the second round, after being knocked out by a punch from Struve.

    “It’s great,” Shelby Prince said. “We are really proud for him.”

  • Undefeated

    The fifth and sixth grade Amateur Athletic Union basketball team won the Sports of All Sorts Youth Association basketball championship in Florence on July 25, with a 9-0 record. Pictured, left, back, Coach Darrel Workman, Coach Clint Taylor, front, Kelsey Henry, Tianna Thornberry, Sydney Taylor, Shawna Workamn and Shania Young.

  • Fall teams feel the HEAT

    The heat has been on and the athletes in Grant County know it.

    Coaches have had to make adjustments to their practices because of the heat and that affects what they need to get done.

    “We have had to change our practice time to the morning and get our heavy condition done by 10 a.m.,” said Grant County High School Girl’s Soccer coach Melinda White. “We also have had to alter our practices to include hydrating breaks.”

  • Moore wins state trapshooting...

    Cody Moore, 16, a junior at Williamstown Independent High School, won first place at the 107th Kentucky State Trapshooting competition June 29-July 4 at the Central Kentucky Gun Club in Berea.

    Moore’s weekly practice at Triple A Gun Club and Crittenden Sportsman’s Club, in Crittenden, paid off and he hit 100 targets straight. He will be featured in an upcoming issue of Trap and Field magazine.

    He is the son of Tena and Jerry Feagan of Berry and Nick and Billie Moore of Dry Ridge. Moore is the grandson of Eddie and Wilma Cavins of Dry Ridge.

  • Lady Knights shoot way to...

    Most people experience “March Madness” in March, but for some Grant County girls, they get to experience it year-round.

    Rachel Justice 9, of Williamstown, and Shania Young, 10, of Dry Ridge play basketball year-round for the Northern Kentucky Lady Knights, an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) team.

    The Lady Knights were Super Regional Champs in the Youth Basketball of America national tournament at The Midwest Sports Complex in Florence.