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Today's Sports

  • Do the Cincinnati Reds have a...

    The time has come to admit the obvious—the Cincinnati Reds' season is officially over.

    I know the All-Star Break is this weekend, but there is no doubt that you can stick a fork in the Reds, as they are on their way to their eighth straight losing season.

  • Coach not surprised with team...

    One has to excuse Greg Carr for feeling giddy when he discusses baseball.

    The reason?

    Ever since his Legends baseball team, a team comprised of 12 and 13 year-olds from Grant, Boone, Gallatin and Owen counties, placed in the top 10 at the National Cooperstown Tournament of Champions, Carr has been "walking on air."

  • GC Tigers roar past foes, claim...

    In a season that featured both highs and lows, the Grant County Tigers, a team in the Cal Ripken League, finished its season on a high note, placing second in the Cal Ripken League Tournament held June 27-28 at Gallatin County High School.

    "The kids played really well. It was a total team effort this year, and every kid did their job. It was a great year for us," coach Dwayne Smith said.

    The tournament capped a season which saw the Tigers twice open the season 0-3.

  • GCHS' Strevels prepares for...

    Eric Strevels has been busy.

    A month after graduating from Grant County High School, the former Braves football player has been getting accustomed to being a member of the Heidelberg College (OH) football team, traveling four hours every Sunday to take part in practice with his future teammates. During these periods, Strevels snaps the football and tries to familiarize himself with the college game.

    "Everything is good, and it has been fun. The biggest difference is trying to learn all the terminology, but I am learning," Strevels said.

  • GCHS Braves hope football...

    A season ago, the Grant County High School football team did something that had never been done in school history—they posted a winning record.

    The Braves finished the season with a 6-4 mark and will enter practice this month with the hopes of improving on that record against the same opponents.

    "We have a schedule where we can be 10-0 or 0-10 depending on how we play," coach Mike Davis said.

  • Grant County Braves win Babe...

    There is a saying in baseball that solid pitching beats solid hitting.

    The Grant County Braves, a member of the Babe Ruth League, proved that adage to be correct. The team was comprised of players from Pendleton County, Grant County and Williamstown.

    Riding the arms of three pitchers—Colton Partin, Brandon Holder and Aaron Goethe Braves defeated Gallatin County and Trimble County en route to earning the Babe Ruth League tournament title on June 29 at Gallatin County High School.

  • University of Cincinnati needs...

    As a college football fan, I admire the job that University of Cincinnati head coach Brian Kelly did last season, taking a basketball school and turning them into a football contender in the Big East by winning 10 games.

    However, I begin to question why the University of Cincinnati, a school that has been riddled in the past with character issues and black eyes, would be interested in Alex Daniels, a linebacker from the University of Minnesota.

    You haven't heard of Daniels?

  • 'The Wright Stuff'...

    Despite the fact Grant County High School boys' golfer Zach Wright is entering his sophomore season on the links, he has already made a name for himself.

    As a freshman, Wright was a member of the Braves state-qualifying team, shooting a round of 80 in their lone day in the state tournament; however, it is his work and play during the summer that has garnered attention.

    Last month, Wright won the Northern Kentucky Junior Amateur championship for golfers ages 13-14. Wright, who fired rounds of 76 and 74, defeated Phoenix Ramsey in a playoff to claim the championship.

  • Demons hit the hardwood looking...

    It would be easy for the Williamstown High School boys' basketball team to relax after posting a 4-20 record last year after going a combined 5-48 the previous two years.

    However, second-year coach Stacey May is refusing to let his team take the easy way out, instead introducing a new mantra to the program—the more you do it, the better you'll be.

  • WHS Lady Demons seek fifth...

    With memories of last season's near victory in the All "A" Classic final, the Williamstown High School girls' basketball team has hit the hardwood this month with the goal of not only improving on last year's 8-19 season, but also with winning the All "A" Classic.

    During the week of June 9, the Lady Demons and head coach Mark Wilhoit attended camp at Georgetown College, playing 11 games and winning four of them.

    "We played against some bigger schools and some good competition. I was pretty satisfied with how we did," Wilhoit said.