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Today's Sports

  • GCMS faces Owen County in state...

    With an 11-1 record on the season, the Grant County Middle School football team is getting ready for the playoffs, with their eyes on making up for their one loss.

    Owen County beat the Braves 30-28 in overtime, handing them their only loss over the past two years. Now, GCMS will play Owen in the state playoffs at 6 p.m. on Oct. 22 at Owen County.

  • Seniors become more than...

    In all the time they played together, Grant County’s eight volleyball seniors became something more than teammates.

    “We became a family. I’m closer with them then I am anyone else. That I won’t spend every day with them, it’s going to be hard,” Natalie Owings said.

    “I don’t have any sisters or brothers, so they are my family. It’s fun to have a family that’s not what I go home to. I can be myself and goof off,” Kelli Noel said.

  • Team effort earns Braves win...

    Big time players make big time plays and against Ludlow, Grant County looked like they had a roster full of them.

    The Braves defeated Ludlow 55-14, scoring on both offense and defense.

    “It was a nice win,” coach Mike Davis said. “It’s always good when the ball bounces your way. We had a lot of opportunities on both sides of the ball and on special teams. We took advantage of it.”

  • Elementary boys’ cross...

    The Grant County Elementary boys’ cross country team have set their sights on a state championship.

    By taking first at the Northern Kentucky Elementary Championships on Oct. 15, the Braves earned a spot in the Elementary State Championships on Nov. 1. The race will take place at the Masterson Station Park in Lexington.

  • Williamstown seniors look back...

    For Williamstown’s three seniors, their final season wasn’t as successful as they had hoped, but they are still taking away fond memories of their time wearing the orange and black.

    “It’s been a lot of fun,” Melissa Snow, who has played for two years, said. “This year has been about adjusting, but I’ve gone to Williamstown my whole life, so I still take it as an honor to represent my school.”

  • Grant County travels to Oldham,...

    As hard as they tried, the Grant County High School football team couldn’t ruin two homecomings in a row.

    On Oct. 3, the Braves dampened Scott High School’s homecoming festivities by beating them 26-20. They tried to do the same thing against Oldham County on Oct. 10, but came away with a 49-22 loss.

    “It boiled down to not making mistakes against a good football team and expecting to win,” coach Mike Davis said. “But even though we were down, we didn’t quit. We came back in the second half and made a fight of it.”

  • Gallatin ends Lady Braves...

    With the success the Grant County volleyball team has enjoyed this year, they had hoped to continue winning in the district tournament.

    Unfortunately for the Lady Braves, Gallatin County ended their run, defeating Grant County in two games. Grant County led early in both games, but still lost 25-18 and 25-22.

  • Soccer teams showcase seniors

    Although their senior nights might not have gone as they planned, Grant County’s soccer teams have set their sights on success in the postseason.

    On Oct. 8, the Lady Braves lost to Paris 1-0. The next night, the Braves went down to Ryle 5-0.

    “We played this team earlier in the season and lost 8-0,” girls’ coach Eric Ashcraft said. “To play this game and end up 1-0, it’s impressive. We’re a totally different team than when we started the season.”

  • Shipp leads by quiet example

    For six years, Lindsey Shipp has played golf for Grant County High School. In that time, she’s learned how to translate what she learned on the golf course to her life.

    “I’ve learned how to recover and to keep my composure,” Shipp said. “It helps when you set your tone and encourage others while you’re playing.”

    Shipp first got into the game because of her grandparents, Kline and Nora Lee Shipp, and parents, Scott and Sherry Shipp, who she tagged along with to the golf course.

  • State tournament halts golfers...

    Two golfers made it to state, but still wanted to do more than just make an appearance.

    Ali Rich, representing Williamstown, and Zach Wright, representing Grant County, each earned their way to state by qualifying at their regional tournaments. They both had hopes of making the first day cut and competing for the state title on the second day, but each missed the cut at the Bowling Green Country Club.

    Rich, a sophomore, shot a 92, six strokes more than the cut of 86. Wright, also a sophomore, shot an 83, five strokes more than the cut of 78.