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Today's Sports

  • Heartbreak at John Hardin

    Grant County’s football team wasn’t ready for their season to end.

    The Braves were hoping to make a run in the state playoffs, but unfortunately, the John Hardin Bulldogs weren’t ready to stop playing either.

    The Bulldogs defeated the Braves 55-7 in Elizabethtown in the first round of the state playoffs.

  • Norman sets school record, boys...

    It wasn’t easy, but Natalie Norman had a record-setting performance at the state cross country meet.

    Running in weather that was better suited for football than cross country, Norman trekked across muddy terrain and dealt with wind that whipped from every side to set a new school record for the Lady Braves cross country team. Norman came in 32nd overall with a time of 20:12.29, beating the previous record of 20:13.

  • Butler and Bradford represent...

    While all of the runners in the 1A state cross country meet had to deal with the weather, a Williamstown runner also had to do deal with a bout of illness.

    Katie Butler, a freshman, ran while fighting strep throat, finishing 97th.

    “I had a shot of penicillin, but my strep wasn’t all the way gone,” Butler said. “It was harder than normal. The weather also affected me. I didn’t run the way I wanted to. I should have done better. I was hoping to break my personal record from last year, but I didn’t.”

  • Seniors leave mark on program

    Grant County’s boys’ soccer team made history this past season.

    They earned the program’s 100th win, won a school record 11 games and advanced to the school’s first regional championship. But the motivation and desire to do well started when this group of seniors helped win a district championship their freshmen year.

    “My freshman year, we all went to districts and won that,” Chase Keeton said. “That was something we had to overcome and this year and we did that, plus some more.”

  • GCHS boys run away to state

    The wind gusted around their bodies as the cold air weighed heavily on their lungs, but the runners for Grant County and Williamstown persevered to perform.

    At the regional meet, held at Larry A. Ryle High School on Nov. 8, Grant County’s boys’ team came in second place, bringing home a regional trophy in 3A for the first time in a long time, and also earned a trip to the state meet.

  • Rich named to all-star team

    While Ali Rich was shooting for state, she met another goal.

    Rich was named to the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Northern Kentucky all-star team, which recognizes top golfers across the region.

    “It’s a big accomplishment I think,” Rich said. “It was a personal goal. I was excited. I felt like I had accomplished something.”

  • Cheerleaders’ mission...

    There’s more to the Williamstown Middle School Cheerleading squad than ponytails, pep and pompoms.

    These young ladies, 10 in all, have school spirit, but they’ve also got hearts, which are concerned for others.

    The squad, composed of all sixth grade students, have made it their mission to complete a monthly community service project, in addition to bringing spirit to middle school ball games.

    They recently made a trip to the Veteran’s Nursing Home in Ft. Thomas, where one of the girl’s mother, Melissa Angell, works as a pharmacist.

  • Playoff preparation: Braves get...

    Grant County has enjoyed a lot of success on the field this year, but the Braves aren’t satisfied with their achievements during the regular season.

    The Braves will look to continue building on their regular season when they travel to play John Hardin in Elizabethtown at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 14.

  • 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.”