Today's Sports

  • Braves start season with win

    While the Grant County boys’ soccer team struggled with the heat in their season opener, scoring was not a problem.

    The Braves scored three goals in the first half against Covington Latin, coming away with a 3-0 win on Aug. 18.

    Senior Anthony Clouse scored two goals and senior Phillip Clough added the third goal.

    “It was a good starting game for us,” coach Dempsey Schlueter said. “We started to wear down and it gave us a chance to get the younger players some experience.”

  • Grant County and Williamstown...

    Feet were pounding the bleachers, hands were clapping in rhythm, student sections were screaming and Williamstown walked away with a win.

    In the team’s first matchup of the season, Williamstown’s volleyball team came away with a three-set thriller over Grant County on Aug. 20.

    “It was a tough win and we had to work for every point,” Lady Demons coach Wes Staff said. “We didn’t play strong at the net on defense, we were confused and our passing was not the best all night long.”

  • Moreland places in top 10 at NCKC

    When the Williamstown boys’ golf team started their season, coach Sean Binder knew he would have to rely on Sean Moreland.

    Moreland, a sophomore, lead the Demons during the NCKC tournament, shooting a 63 to place sixth out of 35 golfers and was named to the all-tournament team on Aug. 22.

    “I was excited because I didn’t think I had a chance,” Moreland said. “I had a good round and slipped in to make the all-tournament team. Hopefully, I can make it in years to come.”

  • GCHS football team prepares for...

    The Grant County football team is ready to play under the bright lights of their home field.

    The Braves will start their season as the final game of the third annual Grant County Gridiron Kickoff Classic. They will play Owen County at 8 p.m. on Aug. 29. Before they play, Walton-Verona will play Berea at 2 p.m. and Dayton will play Pendleton County at 5 p.m.

    To prepare for the start of the regular season, the Braves scrimmaged Boone County, Harrison County and Iroquois on Aug. 14.

  • Grant County drops first two...

    A tough early schedule is giving the Grant County volleyball team experience they believe will be valuable later in the season.

    The Lady Braves lost their season opener to Pendleton County, 25-17 and 25-23 on Aug. 11.

  • It’s Rich!

    With her ability to drive the ball off the tee, Ali Rich has started this season stronger than in the past.

    Rich earned first place as an individual by shooting a 77 at the NCKC Tournament, three strokes ahead of the second place finisher. The tournament was held at Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley, Ky. on Aug. 15.

    “It was exciting to win,” Rich, a junior, said. “It was hot that day, but a lot of hard work and practice paid off. It boosts my confidence and gives me goals for the rest of the season.”

  • Williamstown starts season on...

    Last season, it took about a month for the Williamstown volleyball team to earn their first win. This season, it took a little over an hour.

    The Lady Demons started their season with a three-set victory over Walton-Verona, winning 20-25, 27-25 and 25-12 on Aug. 11.

    “It feels good. I told the girls we need to take the momentum into the next game and play 100 percent every time,” coach Wes Staff said. “To beat anyone in our district, especially this early in the season, it shows to me that our girls are working hard.”

  • Lady Braves dominate Walton-...

    A few moments after their season opener against Walton-Verona, the Grant County High School girls’ soccer team was brimming with confidence and their coach was soaking wet.

    The Lady Braves gave coach Melinda White an ice water bath after their 5-2 victory over the Lady Cats on Aug. 17.

    “I think this game shows the girls that they’re going to win the district,” White said. “They thought Walton-Verona was one of their biggest challenges in the district and beating them 5-2, I think that’s why I’m soaking wet right now.”

  • Post 6 hosts charity event at...

    On Aug. 8, Kentucky State Police Post 6 held a charity event at Elk Creek Hunt Club to raise money for Trooper Island.

    The event included sporting clays, 3D archery, raffles and other events.

  • Lady Braves set goal of winning...

    To improve the Grant County High School girls’ soccer team’s physical fitness and conditioning, coach Melinda White introduced the team to salsa and hip-hop dancing and kickboxing to loosen them up.