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Today's Sports

  • GCMS rolls over Owen County in...

    With only one loss on the season, the Grant County Middle School football team wanted revenge and it tasted sweet when they got it.

    The Braves avenged their only loss, defeating rival Owen County 30-8 in the first round of the state playoffs.

    “It’s a big win,” coach Jamey Dalzell said. “It’s a satisfying win because we knew we were the better team.”

    The Braves found themselves down 8-0 early, but dominated after that.

  • Demons prepare for region

    The runners who represent Williamstown are young, but they’re talented and they’re hoping that talent will translate into success.

    “We’re getting our sights set on regionals,” coach Michelle Whaley said. “We haven’t really worried about how we’ve performed at meets lately, but more on getting our times down and looking at the regional teams we’re facing. All of the times are coming down and the runners are setting personal records. It’s motivating them for regionals.”

  • Battle at Bourbon

    As the crowd fell silent, Cory Kearns stood alone in the net. The only thing standing between a date in the regional championship and the Grant County Braves was a Bourbon County player. The thud of a foot striking the ball echoed across the field before a second thud caused the players and fans to scream. Cory Kearns had ended Bourbon County’s season.

    His teammates rushed him as the Grant County boys’ soccer team earned the right to vie for the region championship, defeating Bourbon County in penalty kicks, 3-1.

  • GCHS girls’ soccer...

    The Grant County girls’ soccer team had hoped to make some noise in the district tournament, but Mason County had other ideas.

    The Lady Braves ended their season with a 4-1 loss to Mason County in the first round of the district tournament, held at Walton-Verona.

    “The girls played very hard,” coach Eric Ashcraft said. “They’ve made a huge improvement from last year to this year. I’m very impressed with how they played. I couldn’t have asked for anything more from them.”

  • Demons downed in districts

    Trying to avenge two losses in the regular season, the Williamstown volleyball team gave everything they had to beat Gallatin County in the district tournament, but couldn’t come away with a win.

    The Lady Demons lost in two sets, 25-18 and 25-19. It was the Lady Demons first match in over a week and a half after their final two regular season games were canceled.

  • 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.”