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Today's Sports

  • Martin eyes success on the links...

    As a child, Jeremy Martin would often play golf, dreaming of the day when the sport he loved would pay for his education.

    That dream became a reality on May 12 as Martin, a senior golfer at Grant County High School, signed a National Letter of Intent to play at Northern Kentucky University.

    "It's exciting. I knew for a while I was going to Northern Kentucky University, but it's good to make it official," said Martin, the son of Todd and Elizabeth Martin.

  • GCMS boys' soccer team...

    When the boys' soccer season began, Grant County Middle School coach Anna Day knew her team would undergo several changes as a result of losing many eighth graders.

    Despite the losses in personnel, the Braves have a full roster of 23 players, many of whom have played little or no soccer, according to Day.

    "However, many players have made great strides. The players have really improved their skills since the beginning of the season, and it is great to see the transition of skills as the season progresses," Day said.

  • Grant County, Williamstown eye...

    The last two seasons, Williamstown and Grant County have faced each other in the 32nd District softball championship game, and the same could happen again this season.

    However, the two will have to pull off upsets in their first round games in order for the trend to continue as the 32nd District Tournament begins May 19 at Simon Kenton High School.

  • Demons, Braves set to square off...

    When the clock strikes 7:30 p.m. on May 19, the exchange of line-up cards between Grant County High School baseball coach Van Duncan and Williamstown High School baseball coach Buck Walter will only be a formality as the two teams know each other well.

  • GCMS Lady Braves off to a strong...

    A season removed from winning two games, the Grant County Middle School girls' soccer team is off to a strong start, which includes winning their first four games of the season.

    The Lady Braves opened the season with a 2-1 win over Owen County with seventh grader Gwen MacAdams scoring both goals. From there, GCMS defeated Gray Middle School 1-0, Owen County 1-0 and Bondurant 1-0.

  • Softball teams endure mixed...

    This was to have been the season the Williamstown High School softball team was to have enjoyed.

    Heading into his third season at the helm, Mark Wilhoit had high hopes for the Lady Demons, as he returned numerous upperclassmen and several talented underclassmen from a team that had finished second in the 32nd District the last two years.

    Instead, the Lady Demons enter the final week of the regular season with a 9-20 record following a 4-1 loss at Owen County on May 12. Amanda Goodrich, a junior, was tagged with the loss.

  • Coach hopes Demons are peaking

    The Williamstown High School baseball team and coach Buck Walter know at times the numbers do not tell the whole story.

    Such is the case with not only the Demons' current 14-12 record (at press time) but also their 6-4 win over Heritage Academy on May 12.

    "Heritage Academy's record is not indicative of how good they are. They have some good players, and our kids played a good game," Walter said.

    Williamstown held a 6-2 lead heading into the seventh inning as Devon Hurley got the victory.

  • GCHS lifters compete at Western...

    A total of seven Grant County High School football players proved that they are among the strongest in the state as they competed in the Western Hills Strong Man Contest at Western Hills High School in Frankfort.

    "This was a unique event in that it was outside of the box of ordinary lifting. Overall, it was a great experience, and I felt some of our guys found some grit and determination in them they didnt know they had," GCHS offensive line coach Corbin Brown said.

  • ARCA RE/MAX Series invades...

    The ARCA RE/MAX Series invades Kentucky Speedway for the first race of the season on May 10, the Buckle-Up Kentucky 150. The green flag will be dropped at 8 p.m.

    The event will feature a pre-race concert with Rissi Palmer.

    In addition to the ARCA RE/MAX Series race, Kentucky Speedway will also host an ARCA Lincoln Welders Truck Series race at 5 p.m.

    Last year, Erin Crocker fell five laps short of becoming the first female winner in the series' history.

  • 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.