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Today's Sports

  • Smith adapts to college softball...

    When she was 12 years old, Danielle Smith had one goal—to play college softball.

    Several years and many games later, Smith has accomplished her goal, as she is a member of the Transylvania College softball team.

    "It's funny how your perspective on things change. When I was little, I could not wait to grow up and play in the "big times," but now what I would not give to be back on my pony league team again," said Smith, a daughter of Rodney and Bamba Smith, of Sherman.

  • GCHS Lady Braves show signs of...

    Heading into this year's Grant County High School Lady Braves Softball Classic, Marlin Gregg was hopeful his team would be competitive.

    The GCHS softball coach got his wish, as the Lady Braves went 1-2 in the tournament and one of the loses came in extra innings.

    "I was proud of the way our team played. I saw a lot of bright spots. The teams were very competitive. Our team becomes a little better each week. I am proud of the girls that are committed to hard work and sacrifice for the betterment of the team. That alone makes them winners on and off the field," Gregg said.

  • Grant County Youth Baseball...

    As far as Bobby Kemper is concerned, the warmer temperatures mean youth baseball is in full swing.

    Kemper, the Grant County Youth Baseball League President, said the 2008 season is living up to its expectations and offers a few new wrinkles.

    "There are a couple divisions where the teams are up. Overall, our numbers are close to last year," said Kemper.

    One of the divisions that has seen an increase in teams is the machine pitch league.

    "We had close to 25 6-year-olds request to move up from T-ball to machine pitch," Kemper said.

  • Home, sweet home—...

    Grant County High School has been at its present location since 1998, but it wasn't until May 1, 2008, that the Braves hosted a baseball game at the facility.

    The wait was well worth it for the Braves and coach Van Duncan, as Grant County jumped out to an early lead and held off Scott High School 3-2 to claim not only its 13th win of the season, but also it's first 'home' victory in a game that featured Grant County School Board Deputy Superintendent Ken Gray throwing out the ceremonial first pitch.

  • Lady Braves win second meet of...

    Emily Yaeger could not control her emotions.

    The Grant County High School girls' track and field senior had finally achieved a goal she set when the season began, helping the Lady Braves win not only the 4x400-meter relay, but also the Conner High School Cougar Invitational on April 26.

    As she walked out of the gate, she broke down and cried.

  • Demons end mixed week with a...

    A week of mixed results ended on a high note for the Williamstown High School baseball team.

    The Demons, who brought a 10-11 record into this week, suffered losses to both Trimble County (4-3) and 32nd District opponent Simon Kenton (17-4 in five innings), however, those feelings were replaced by joy following a 4-3 win over 8th Region opponent Henry County on May 1.

  • Youth Soccer League continues to...

    The 2008 spring soccer season has been a banner year for the Grant County Youth Soccer League, as there has been an increase in the total number of participants, according to league president Terry Purcell.

    This spring, over 350 children are involved in the league.

    "The spring season is usually low because of baseball, but this is the largest group we have had. It is also the first time we have had a float in the Derby Day Parade," Purcell said.

    The 350 children comprise to form 29 total teams, ranging from Under-4 to Under-14 teams.

  • Demonized—Williamstown...

    There are tough losses and then there's what happened to the Grant County High School baseball team on April 25 by the hands of 32nd District and county rival Williamstown.

    Three weeks removed from dispatching the Demons 10-0 in five innings, the Braves were on the short-end of a lopsided 15-5 loss to Williamstown as Demons starting pitcher Michael Walter struck out seven and scattered nine hits in six innings of baseball.

    Williamstown's 15 runs are the most Grant County has allowed thus far and the deficit was the largest for the Braves this season.

  • WHS Golfer wins tournament

    The high school golf season may be several months away, but that is not stopping Sarah Kellam from improving her game.

    Kellam, a seventh grader at Williamstown High School, recently won the nine-hole Aquafina Golf Series event at Perry Park, firing a round of 42 for nine holes, which was three strokes better than her closest competitor.

    "I was just happy to be back out, and I played the course. I'm surprised I won. It's a tough course considering how wet it was," Kellam said.

    Kellam said her ability to drive the ball well off the tee box helped in her victory.

  • Could an athletic upgrade be...

    Football and soccer games being canceled due to inclement weather could be a thing of the past if the Grant County Board of Education votes in favor of a proposed athletic field upgrade.