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Today's Sports

  • Cross country teams run in...

    Usually during the Kentucky Track and Cross Country Coaches Meet of Champions, it’s cold, miserable and a true test of a runner’s endurance.

    This year, the Meet of Champions, held at Masterson Station Park in Lexington, was held on a warm, fall day when the only thing challenging the runners was getting out from the start as runners were forced to restart several times.

    “We were exhausted,” Grant County coach Marlon Kinsey said.

  • Golfers earn all-star honors

    Preparing for the past golf season, Kodi Hall and Zach Wright put a lot of time into practice and playing.

    It paid off as each performed well at their regional tournaments and also earned spots on the Cincinnati Enquirer’s all-star team.

    “As a sophomore, it means a lot because the hard work through the years has paid off and will get my name out to college coaches,” Wright said. “I played well throughout the year and the high school season. Making it to state helped too.”

  • Season ends for GCMS football

    For two years, Grant County Middle School’s football team has set a standard of excellence across the state. During the state semifinals, their run came to an end.

    The Braves lost to Bell County 24-14.

    “It was a well-played, hard-hitting football game,” head coach Jamey Dalzell said. “It was a great atmosphere and it was good for our players.”

    The Braves started strong against Bell, forcing their quarterback to scramble and throw under pressure, which led to a Nathan Davis interception.

  • Satisfying 7th

    When the Grant County High School football team traveled to Boyd County, it was a homecoming for head coach Mike Davis.

    Davis grew up in Boyd County and played for the Lions’ football team, but returning as the Braves head coach, he only wanted one team to walk away with a win. The Braves shutout Boyd County on the Lions’ senior night, winning 23-0.

  • Grant County cross country eyes...

    It was a busy week for Grant County’s cross country teams.

    The week started with the middle school regional meet at Scott High School on Oct. 15.

    The girls finished 13th out of 15, while the boys took second out of 13 teams. Courtney Colson led the way, placing 29th.

    “Both teams gave good effort,” coach Marlon Kinsey said. “They are young, so they have more time at the middle school level. Both teams are adding depth to the program. It’s exciting.”

    Justin McGough led the way for the boys, placing 10th.

  • Senior night success

    Looking to make a little history, Grant County celebrated senior night with a win over district foe Jeffersontown 20-6.

    With the win, the Braves earned their sixth win of the season, tying the mark they set last year. They also set a school record with two district wins in a season. With the win, the Braves secured the three seed in the district tournament, another first in the program’s history.

  • Seniors reminisce about memories...

    Time passes so quickly on the field, but Grant County’s girls’ soccer team made the most of the time they had together.

    “Playing for Grant County has been a great experience,” Alexis Amorese said. “You get to play for a school and be a part of something bigger than yourself and even bigger than a team because you’re representing somebody. You’ll wear your stuff out and know that you’re representing Grant County soccer and everyone else on your team.

  • Third time is not a charm

    For the third time this season, Grant County had to play Pendleton County, but this time each team’s season was on the line.

    The Braves came up short, losing 5-0 to the Wildcats in the regional championship, ending their historical season.

    “We were not ready to play,” coach Bill Simpkins said. “It wasn’t their intensity that we failed to match this time, we just didn’t follow our assignments.”

  • GCMS rolls over Owen County in...

    With only one loss on the season, the Grant County Middle School football team wanted revenge and it tasted sweet when they got it.

    The Braves avenged their only loss, defeating rival Owen County 30-8 in the first round of the state playoffs.

    “It’s a big win,” coach Jamey Dalzell said. “It’s a satisfying win because we knew we were the better team.”

    The Braves found themselves down 8-0 early, but dominated after that.

  • Demons prepare for region

    The runners who represent Williamstown are young, but they’re talented and they’re hoping that talent will translate into success.

    “We’re getting our sights set on regionals,” coach Michelle Whaley said. “We haven’t really worried about how we’ve performed at meets lately, but more on getting our times down and looking at the regional teams we’re facing. All of the times are coming down and the runners are setting personal records. It’s motivating them for regionals.”