Today's Sports

  • Braves finish season at state

    With cool, windy conditions, running fast times at the 2014 KHSAA State Cross Country Championships was going to be tough to do.

    That message did not get to the Grant County Braves’ runners.
    All three Grant runners improved their times on the Kentucky Horse Park course from earlier in the season and gained valuable experience for future years.

    Eighth-grader Molly Howell, making her second trip to the state meet, ran a solid race while finishing 123 out of 225 runners with a time of 21:49.

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  • Braves qualify three for state

    On a cold, windy day at Idlewild Park with state qualifications on the line, there were three Braves runners that went out and secured their spots for the season ending race Nov. 8 at the Kentucky Horse Park.
    Eighth-grader Molly Howell was the highest placing Brave of the day, crossing the finish line 11th in 21:27.

    She will be the lone Lady Brave running at the state meet.
    Summer Dearing placing 17th and Sydney Parker placing 21st finished close behind but just out of the final qualifying spots.

  • Demons end season at regionals

    The Williamstown High School cross country season ended Nov. 1at the Class A regionals at Idlewild Park in Burlington.
    Members from the middle and high school teams gave it their all as they competed in cold conditions on a 5K course, but none were able to earn a spot high enough to qualify for the state meet.

    In the girls’ race, St. Henry dominated by having the top five runners and placing first as a team.
    From Williamstown, sophomore Michaela Kennedy had the highest finish (57th), followed by seventh grader Emily Perkins (61st).  

  • GCHS boys soccer reach double-...

    While the season ended on a disappointing note, the Grant County High School boys soccer team had many highlights as well.
    The Braves finished with a 10-7 record.
    In tournament play, the team lost 1-0 in the 32nd district finals against rival Simon Kenton, but still advanced to the 8th region tournament at Collins.
    However, the Braves ran into a buzz saw in the regionals against South Oldham, who went on to win the regional title and will play Scott High School in the state semi-finals this week.
    GCHS lost 8-0 to South Oldham to end their season.

  • Braves look at positives after...

    With no hope of making the playoffs, the Grant County Braves played for pride in their final game of the season.
    Despite two fourth-quarter touchdowns, the team fell 34-21 against North Laurel.
    The loss brought the Braves record to 1-8-1 on the season.

  • Clark officiates World Junior...

    David Clark has been running most of his life.
    Clark, who is also managing the Grant County Youth Cross Country Series, has been involved in track and field since middle school.

    He recently traveled to Eugene, Oregon for the third time to officiate the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) World Youth Meet.  
    He has been an officiate for the IAAF since 1997.
    The IAAF is for track and field members 19 and under. There were 10 officials from Kentucky.

  • Parker wins at Harrison County...

    The Grant County Braves had their final tune-up before the post-season on Oct. 23 at the Harrison County Invite. With the regional meet just a week away, the Braves were hoping to run well and go into next week with added confidence.
    Senior Sydney Parker, running in her final invitational of her high school career, went out to the lead from the start and never looked back as she pushed the pace over the hills of the Harrison County Country Club, finishing in 21:31.

  • Webster, Beavers place fifth,...

    Grant County’s middle school and elementary cross country teams wrapped up their seasons on Oct. 25 at their state meet held in Masterson Station Park in Lexington.

    With over 350 runners in each race, this was the largest field the Braves would compete in all year, but the Braves approached this race with the confidence they have had all year. The team had many personal bests.

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