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Today's Sports

  • Lady Braves look to build team...

    At this time a year ago, Darrell Guffey was getting his feet wet as Grant County High School's girls' basketball coach, having accepted the job just prior to entering the summer months.

    A year later, Guffey is again getting his feet wet during the summer, as his team features a different look following the graduation of starters Salena McIntosh, Sarah Johnson and Bethany Hopperton, along with the loss of junior guard Candace Gorby to a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).

  • Volleyball camp teaches...

    As a high school volleyball player, Kelli Lee attended her fair share of camps.

    In her first-year as coach at Grant County High School, Lee gave the same opportunity she enjoyed to 80 girls last week during her summer camp with the hopes of building up the program's feeder system.

    "I want the program to be proactive in developing fundamental skills at a younger age for our volleyball program," said Lee.

  • Martin wins Kentucky Jr. Amateur...

    Every now and then, Jeremy Martin finds a way of surprising himself on the golf course.

    As a sophomore member of the Grant County High School boys' golf team, Martin finished third at the 9th Region Tournament. He followed that performance up with a runner-up spot as a junior and this past season, Martin broke through and won the title, firing a one-over 72 and becoming the first Grant County High School regional medalist since 1995.

  • GCMS football locker room...

    The Grant County Middle School football team can return to its locker room following an inspection and approval by the Northern Kentucky Health Department on June 17, according to Emily Gresham Wherle, public information manager for the Northern Kentucky Health Department.

    The facility had been closed for a week after a control fuse in the pump station blew, causing the sewer to back up into the locker room. This is the second incident within the last five years.

  • Minor League Red Sox ride Rice...

    The Red Sox could not have picked a better time to break out of their slump.

    After putting together several wins during the regular season, coach Jimmy Fryman watched his Grant County Youth Baseball minor league team hit a wall, finishing the regular season in third place.

    "I thought we had the best athletic team, but we got a little overconfident and got into a slump," Fryman said.

  • The time has come to bring Nuke...

    "I believe in the Church of Baseball. I've tried all the major religions, and most of the minor ones. I've worshipped Buddha, Allah, Brahma, Vishnu, Siva, trees, mushrooms and Isadora Duncan. I know things. For instance, there are 108 beads in a Catholic rosary and there are 108 stitches in a baseball. When I heard that, I gave Jesus a chance. But it just didn't work out between us... It's a long season and you gotta trust.

  • Major League Dodgers cage Tigers...

    Rocky Tucker will carry the events of June 19 with him for the rest of his life.

    Tucker spent the majority of the day with his wife, welcoming the arrival of their child before turning his attention to helping guide his Grant County Dodgers past the Grant County Tigers in the championship game of the Major League tournament.

    After watching his team open the first inning with a 1-0 lead, Tucker sat back and watched his team cruise to an 11-4 victory and the championship.

  • GCHS football team continues...

    The Grant County High School football team closed out the month of June with a solid performance, giving fourth-year head coach Mike Davis much to look forward to when his team continues its practice in July.

    The Braves defeated both Paris High School and Carroll County High School twice in a passing league held at GCHS on June 23. Grant County entered the dead period on June 25 and will remain unable to conduct practice until July 9.

  • GCMS football locker room closed...

    On Tuesday, June 10, the Grant County Middle School football team headed to Lexington for its annual trip to the NFL Camp. When they returned, the Braves found an opponent they couldn't tackle lurking inside their locker room as a control fuse in the pump station blew, causing the sewer to back up into their locker room. This is the second incident within the last five years.

    Upon entering the facility, head coach Jamey Dalzell found the facility uninhabitable for his team, and locked the door before calling Carl Howe, district maintenance supervisor.

  • Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread

    Joey Logano has heard all the nicknames.

    Golden boy.

    Sliced bread.

    The wonder kid.

    The real deal.

    Now he can add the distinction of being the youngest driver to win a Nationwide Series race to his name, as Logano, at age 18 years and 21 days, drove to victory lane in front of the largest crowd to ever see a race at Kentucky Speedway on June 14 during the Meijer 300 Presented by Oreo.