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Today's Sports

  • Lady Braves earn golf title

    If the first two matches are any indicator, the 2008 season could be a magical one for the Grant County girls' golf team.

    The Lady Braves opened the season placing fourth at a tournament at Shelbyville on Aug. 2 and captured the Beechwood Invitational on Aug. 4. At the Beechwood tournament, Grant County fired a team score of 377, due in part, to a 90 by Kodi Hall and a 91 by Katie Harrison. Hall finished third individually and Harrison finished fifth.

    "It was not great, but it was good enough," coach Marcus Camacho said of his team's total score.

  • Midnight Madness—GCHS...

    The last time anyone saw the Grant County High School boys' cross-country team, they were at the Kentucky Horsepark taking part in the KHSAA state meet.

    Coach Marlon Kinsey is confident fans will find his team in a similar setting this fall after opening practice at midnight on July 15.

    "I have been looking forward to the start of the 2008 season since our last guy crossed the finish line at last year's state meet. I can remember meeting the boys back at the tent following the race," Kinsey said.

  • NFL All-Pro Randy Moss makes...

    Having accomplished everything shy of winning the Super Bowl as a wide receiver of the New England Patriots, Randy Moss turned his attention to another form of competition Saturday, July 19.

    Moss, who bought a 50-percent share in Morgan-Dollar Motorsports several weeks ago, made his debut as a truck owner on July 19 at the Built Ford Tough 225 at Kentucky Speedway, accomplishing a dream. The debut marked the end of six months of hard work.

  • Benson claims Built Ford Tough...

    Johnny Benson learned a valuable lesson last year at the Built Ford Tough 225 at Kentucky Speedway—when you are driving well, just park the truck.

    However, it took Benson a year to learn how valuable the lesson was. A year ago, Benson had a fast truck during practice and continued adjusting his truck.

    This year, Benson did not make the same mistake, opting to park his truck for the final 35 minutes of practice on July 18 prior to the July 19 race.

  • Lady Demons open volleyball...

    For the third time in as many seasons, the Williamstown High School volleyball team opened practice with a new coach.

    At the helm this season is Kim Anglin, who replaces Kelli Lee. Lee resigned her position at the conclusion of last season and is the new coach at Grant County High School.

    "I have big shoes to fill, but the girls and coaches have promised each other that we will work hard," said Anglin.

    Anglin acknowledged feeling "nervous" about being the new coach as she has been around the sport for five days.

  • Lady Braves open volleyball...

    Grant County High School volleyball coach Kelli Lee wasted little time putting her stamp on her new team. After inheriting a Lady Braves team that finished last season with a 6-12 record, including seven straight losses to end the season, Lee reached out to coaches Steve Williams and Cabot Keeser to conduct a camp.

    The decision by Lee paid dividends as her team gained valuable knowledge from Keeser and Williams, who performed an "extreme makeover," according to Lee.

  • Cincinnati Bengals open training...

    The distance between Cincinnati and Georgetown College, home of the Cincinnati Bengals training camp, is 76 miles.

    Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis hopes that is enough distance to place between his team and the off-the-field issues which featured both Chris Henry and Odell Thurman being released. In addition, Lewis and the Bengals hope to find the answers—when they open camp on Monday, July 28—that will send the Bengals into the playoffs for the first time since the 2005 season.

  • NASCAR needs Randy Moss more...

    Take a look at any NASCAR-sponsored event and you'll see two colors—white and green.

    White is the color of many of the fans in attendance, while green is the color of the money those fans are quick to fork over for over-priced merchandise and beer.

  • Where Are They Now: GCHS hoops...

    Despite the fact his last high school basketball game was three decades ago, Steve Howe can remember vividly plays and scores like the games were yesterday.

    During the 1978-79 season, Howe and his Grant County High School boys basketball teammates took the state by storm, reeling off a 34-2 record, winning the regional tournament and earning a spot in the top 10 polls.

  • GCHS gridiron member draws...

    The last three years on the Grant County High School football gridiron are beginning to pay off for Braves senior Rex Benson, who was recently invited to a meeting with the coaching staff at Centre College. While there, Benson met individually with linebackers coach Carter Conley, took a tour of the campus and met with other prospective players.