Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • 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.