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Today's Sports

  • I am utterly embarrassed with...

    The following is an open letter to Bob Castellini, owner of the Cincinnati Reds:

    Mr. Castellini,

    As I write this letter to you, I would imagine it is fair to say the fire sale has begun in Cincinnati. In a matter of 11 days, you have managed to get rid of Ken Griffey Jr., David Ross and Adam Dunn and there is nothing to show for it.

    Of the players received in the wheeling and dealing, only one, pitcher Nick Masset, is on the current roster. In exchange for Dunn, your team picked up Class A pitcher Dallas Buck, a guy who has already had Tommy John Surgery.

  • Lady Demons field a young golf...

    With only five golfers, two of whom were on the team last year, the Williamstown High School girls' golf team enters the 2008 golf season short on numbers, but not on talent.

    Williamstown's top two golfers are junior Kara Caldwell and sophomore Ali Rich, both of whom had success last year. Other golfers include sophomores Brittney Elliott and Taylor Jacobs and a fifth grader, none of whom have any experience.

    In addition to the three new faces, Williamstown also has a new coach this year as Al Rich replaces Stephanie Caldwell, who resigned.

  • Indy Racing League invades...

    Fans seeking a thrill for speed are in for a treat this weekend when the cars of the Indy Racing League invade Kentucky Speedway for the "Meijer Indy 300 Presented by Pepsi and Edy's." The race, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 9 is the fifth and final race of the 2008 schedule at the speedway.

    A season ago, fans watched Tony Kanaan led 131 of 200 laps on his way to victory lane in a race that featured several bizarre moments in the final laps.

  • Grant County Youth Football...

    For a decade, Allen and Tricia Burkhart have played vital roles in the formation of the North Central Kentucky Youth Fooltball League and the Grant County Youth Football League.

    With practices underway, this season promises to be no different as the husband-wife duo are enjoying the early practices with the hopes of putting a competitive league on the field.

    "Our main goal is to teach these young players the fundamentals and basics of football. We want them to love the sport and continue playing through high school," Tricia said.

  • Williamstown volleyball...

    In five days, the Williamstown High School volleyball team will open the 2008 season with a new coach and new expectations, and both of those have coach Kim Anglin excited about the possibilities.

    "The girls are working hard, taking it seriously and we are molding together as a team. We have overcome quite a bit and we are looking forward to a strong season," Anglin said.

    With that said, Anglin is also aware of the fact the Lady Demons have quite a bit to perfect before the season opener, Aug. 12, against Carroll County.

  • GCHS gridiron gang's...

    With the season opener three weeks away, the Grant County High School football team is still in the midst of finding its identity this week at their annual camp.

    "It's going well. The kids are working hard, and I'm pleased. We are getting better each day, but we still have a long way to go," coach Mike Davis said.

    The Braves, who compiled a 6-4 record last year, got in one full day in pads and helmets on Aug. 1 before leaving for Kentucky Christian University Sunday morning, for what Davis calls a "trying time."

  • Hollingsworth named new GCHS...

    When the high school baseball season opens next year, the Grant County Braves will have a familiar face serving as coach as Justin Hollingsworth has been introduced as the new leader, according to GCHS athletic director Scott Shipp.

    Hollingsworth salary is $3,085.

    After serving as a varsity assistant and junior varsity coach the last three seasons, Hollingsworth replaces Van Duncan, who resigned after one season.

  • Camacho made a name for himself...

    If it wasn't for a bad day at the swimming pool, Michael Camacho may never of found his way across the parking lot at Eagle Creek Country Club to the golf course.

    "I've been a lifelong member to Eagle Creek. One day when I was little, I got swimmer's ear and didn't want to go swimming. Instead, I went to the golf course, and I've been hooked ever since," Camacho said.

  • 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.