Today's Sports

  • All-stars take third at state...

    The Grant County 8-year-old all-stars spent all winter preparing for this season, working hard in practices to make the most of their upcoming baseball season.

    The all-stars ended their season with a third place finish in the Cal Ripken State Tournament in Louisville on July 19.

    “I’m very happy. It means a lot to me and it was a lot of fun,” Cole Kemper said. “It’s fun to play against other teams that you don’t know. It was all fun.”

  • Braves cross-country team...

    After running at Grant County Park for years, the Grant County cross-country team will call a new course home this season.

    They’ll have to learn the ins and outs of a new course, as the team will run at Sherman Elementary.

    “We have a wonderful lay of land and it will be a quicker course than at Grant County Park,” coach Marlon Kinsey said. “We’ll miss the trails, but we do have some shade on the course. This course will be more out in the open.”

  • Girls’ golf team plan...

    The Grant County High School girls’ golf team barely missed qualifying as a team for the state tournament last season.

    This season, they plan to make up for last season’s finish and are setting a goal of finishing first in the region.

  • Hornaday Jr. holds on for victory

    Yellow caution flags flew frequently towards the end of the Built Ford Tough 225.

    Ron Hornaday, Jr. battled Mike Skinner to the end, taking advantage of several late restarts to win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race at the Kentucky Speedway on July 18. The win at Kentucky was Hornaday Jr.’s third consecutive win.

    “I hate to say it, but we didn’t have the truck to win,” Hornaday Jr. said. “It’s just the restarts worked out in our favor and Rick Ren (Hornaday Jr.’s crew chief) did a great job.”

  • Running after midnight

    As July 14 became July 15, the Grant County cross-country teams were off and running.

    The team began their practice at midnight, the first date that Kentucky High School Athletic Association allows fall sports to practice. The team ran under the lights at the Grant County High School track, competing in their first team time trials of the season.

    The boys’ team returns several runners. The team will be led by senior Shannon Fabela, the only senior on this year’s team.

  • Lady Demons learn fundamentals

    The Williamstown volleyball team is getting back to basics.

    In coach Wes Staff’s first year as varsity coach, the Lady Demons are focusing on learning the fundamentals of the game, hoping to get faster and stronger.

    “The key things that we’re trying to work on right now are fundamentals, strength and agility,” Staff said. “That’s going to progress. Those are my three themes throughout the year.”

  • Lady Braves hope to take next...

    The GCHS volleyball team is looking to become a force in the district.

    Coach Kelli Lee believes their hard work this summer will make a difference during the season.

  • Martin places first at Northern...

    After 36 holes, it came down to a putt on the 18th green for Jeremy Martin.

    With the swing of his putter, Martin took first place at the Northern Kentucky Men’s Amateur on July 9 at Lassing Pointe Golf Course in Union.

    Martin shot 136 to earn first place in the championship flight, shooting 70 on the first day and 66 on the second day.

  • GCHS girls push tempo

    The Grant County girls’ basketball team has ended the last two seasons playing their best after slow starts.

    This year, coach Darrell Guffey is hoping his team will hit the ground running.

    “We’ve ended the last two seasons strong,” Guffey said. “We have so many players that are involved in other sports, so sometimes we don’t play our best ball until after Christmas. We have to continue to work hard on our conditioning and hopefully we can play better to start the season.”

  • Cheerleaders prepare for...

    Although it is only July, the Grant County High School cheerleaders have started working with the intention of celebrating a third straight region title.

    “My favorite part of starting each year is the hidden talent we can find,” coach Leigh Simpson said. “When the girls know that all the positions are on the line, there is a lot of hidden talent that comes out. It’s pretty impressive.”