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Today's Sports

  • 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.”

  • 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.”