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Today's Sports

  • Full speed ahead for Kentucky...

    Despite the fact that Kentucky Speedway has been sold to Bruton Smith and Speedway Motorsports Inc., owner of seven NASCAR Sprint Cup tracks, Kentucky Speedway's lawsuit against NASCAR and International Speedway Corp. continues, according to Jerry Carroll.

    Kentucky Speedway Spokesman Tim Bray said the lawsuit is separate from the purchase of Kentucky Speedway.

    "Mr. Carroll has said that Kentucky Speedway LLC still exists and so does the lawsuit. Both will go on," Bray said.

  • Outdoor Sports Fest Planned for...

    Area youth who enjoyed the outdoors are invited to the 8th Annual NRA Youth Sports Fest Camp, which will be held from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on June 21 at Lloyd Wildlife Management Area in Crittenden.

    The camp features a full day of outdoor activities including fishing, archery, rifle, muzzleloader, trap shooting and a hunter safety trail challenge.

    Last year, a total of 105 children took part in the event.

    Deborah Price, who is helping with the production of the program, said a goal is to introduce children to the outdoors.

  • GCHS' Duncan made Braves...

    When he was announced as the newest baseball head baseball coach at Grant County High School, Van Duncan privately told me what his goals were for the season, and to be honest, I was a bit skeptical.

    I did not doubt his enthusiasm, but rather whether as a first-year coach, he could turn around a team that finished 12-13 the previous year and do all the things he set out to do—win 20 games, win a district title and win a regional title.

  • NKU's Lawrence named...

    During her career as a member of the Northern Kentucky University womens golf team, Alicia Lawrence earned various distinctions.

    However, the biggest award came on a night when she was headed back from a tournament in Chicago.

    "We were headed back and my dad called," Lawrence said.

  • Road Trip

    What would cause an individual to want to ride a bicycle for 43 days or 2,594 miles from San Diego, Calif., to Saint Augustine, Fla.?

    For Dry Ridge resident Ed Lorenz, the answer is simple, "It was something I wanted to do."

    "I've been bicycling for years and wanted to do a long trip. When I retired as county attorney and took a sabbatical from my private practice, the time was right. I knew that if I ever was going to do it, I had to do it now," Lorenz said.

  • Duncan earns top coach honors

    In his first season as coach of the Grant County High School baseball team, Van Duncan wasted little time making a name for himself.

    On the field, he helped guide the Braves to a 19-6 record and the team's first 32nd District championship in five years. In addition, he was named the 8th Region Coach-of-the-Year last week.

    However, for all his accomplishments, Duncan is quick to remove the focus from himself and place it on his team, which he says he was "lucky to coach."

  • Lady Demons end softball season...

    Any time a team finishes with the same number of hits and errors, it usually equals a recipe for disaster.

    Such was the case for the Williamstown High School softball team in the first round of the 32nd District Softball Tournament last week.

    The Lady Demons fell victim to Simon Kenton 10-0 in six innings, amassing only four hits and committing four errors. With the loss, Williamstown's season came to an end, as did its two-year run of advancing to the finals and the regional tournament.

  • Road to four straight district...

    One inning.

    That is how close the Grant County High School softball team came to winning its fourth consecutive 32nd District championship on May 23.

    Rather than hoist the champion's trophy, the Lady Braves left with the runner-up plaque, which they dedicated to fallen classmate Joshua Lilly, following a 3-1 loss to host Simon Kenton in the final. Despite the loss, Grant County advanced to the 8th Region Tournament, which opened earlier this week at Oldham County.

  • 'This win is for Josh'

    While it would have been easy for the Grant County High School baseball team to go through the motions upon hearing the news of the death of a classmate on May 23, the senior members of the baseball team would not let that happen.

    Rather than suffer a defeat at the hands of Simon Kenton, the Braves dedicated their game and ensuing victory to fellow classmate Josh Lilly.

  • Grant County ends Williamstown...

    For a month, the Grant County High School baseball team listened to its coaching staff about their 15-5 loss to 32nd District and county rival Williamstown.

    On May 21, the Braves put an end to all the talk, thumping out nine hits en route to a 9-1 victory over Williamstown in the first round of the 32nd District Tournament. The loss ended the season for the Demons (15-14).

    "This is a pretty good win. We wanted to come out and beat them after the last time we played them. We wanted to show them that we were here to win," GCHS second baseman Aaron Goe said.