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Today's Sports

  • 'The Wright Stuff'...

    Despite the fact Grant County High School boys' golfer Zach Wright is entering his sophomore season on the links, he has already made a name for himself.

    As a freshman, Wright was a member of the Braves state-qualifying team, shooting a round of 80 in their lone day in the state tournament; however, it is his work and play during the summer that has garnered attention.

    Last month, Wright won the Northern Kentucky Junior Amateur championship for golfers ages 13-14. Wright, who fired rounds of 76 and 74, defeated Phoenix Ramsey in a playoff to claim the championship.

  • Demons hit the hardwood looking...

    It would be easy for the Williamstown High School boys' basketball team to relax after posting a 4-20 record last year after going a combined 5-48 the previous two years.

    However, second-year coach Stacey May is refusing to let his team take the easy way out, instead introducing a new mantra to the program—the more you do it, the better you'll be.

  • WHS Lady Demons seek fifth...

    With memories of last season's near victory in the All "A" Classic final, the Williamstown High School girls' basketball team has hit the hardwood this month with the goal of not only improving on last year's 8-19 season, but also with winning the All "A" Classic.

    During the week of June 9, the Lady Demons and head coach Mark Wilhoit attended camp at Georgetown College, playing 11 games and winning four of them.

    "We played against some bigger schools and some good competition. I was pretty satisfied with how we did," Wilhoit said.

  • 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.