Today's Sports

  • Racing returns to Kentucky...

    With the temperatures heating up, Kentucky Speedway officials are hoping that the racing will also heat up July 18 and 19 as the ARCA RE/MAX Series and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series both invade the track in Sparta.

    The ARCA RE/MAX Series will kick off the racing weekend on July 18 with the Kentucky 150. Last year, Michael McDowell proved to be lucky on Friday the 13th, using a late pit stop and pass on his way to Victory Lane.

    McDowell drove past Cale Gale on lap 86, cruising to a victory of more than four seconds.

  • The Long Road Back: GCHS'...

    The last seven months have had their share of highs and lows for Grant County High School girls basketball senior Candace Gorby.

    The lowest of the lows wasnt the fact she tore her Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) during a 49-25 loss to Pendleton County on Jan. 15.

    Instead, rock bottom came when Gorby, a self-described "gym rat," was told her season was over and rather than dressing out for games, she was forced to sitting on the sidelines and cheering her teammates on.

  • Florence Freedom eye strong...

    With his team flirting with the .500 mark at the All-Star break, Florence Freedom manager Jamie Keefe can pinpoint exactly where his team must make a change if they are going to compete for the Frontier League East division championship.

    "We need to improve our pitching, which has struggled some this season," Keefe said. Keefe is in his fourth season at the helm.

  • Lawrence wins Amateur...

    Alicia Lawrence gave her caddy, Jeremy Martin, strict instructions during the final round of the Northern Kentucky Amateur women's championships—she didn't want to know where she was on the leader board.

    "I didn't know until after my chip on 18," Lawrence said, who participated in the tournament at Pendleton Country Club last week.

  • Please stay away Brett

    Is anyone truly surprised by the news out of Green Bay that former Packers quarterback Brett Favre would like his old job back, stating that he has an itch to play again?

    Sure, pundits everywhere under the sun said that we, as football fans, had not seen the last of Favre on March 6 when he retired after 16 seasons with the Packers, but we all thought it was a joke right? There was absolutely no way Favre would give up his fishing, hunting and time in Mississippi for another crack at chasing a Super Bowl championship, right?

  • GCHS opens football practice

    Moments before opening his fourth year of football practice with his team, Grant County High School football coach Mike Davis was seated at his desk, going over his itinerary for Monday night and the first night of practice.

    "I don't need a script anymore," Davis said, laughing. "It's easier now than it was my first year. No matter whether it's your first year or not, you go through the same routine, you have the same chill bumps and the same excitement. You're ready to rock and roll."

  • Where Are They Now: Utter helps...

    For four seasons Joe Utter wowed the crowds as a four-sport athlete at Grant County High School.

    A decade after those glory days, Utter is reliving them and helping to mold the lives of today's student-athletes as a coach and teacher at his alma mater.

  • Legends last forever: Legends...

    Distance from Grant County to Cooperstown, N.Y.? 700 miles.

    Number of home runs in one game? Eight.

    Finishing with five wins and in the top 10 of a national baseball tournament? Priceless.

    That is exactly the type of commercial and ending that Legends baseball coach Greg Carr can envision after watching his team, comprised of 12 and 13 year olds from Grant County and surrounding counties, earn not only victories, but respect at the 24-team National Cooperstown Tournament of Champions in in Cooperstown, June 21-26.

  • Help Wanted: Coaches Need Apply

    Athletic directors at both Grant County High School and Williamstown High School are spending their summer months trying to attract coaches to their respective schools. With practice looming, the time is running out on athletic directors to cement their staffs.

    GCHS has several voids to fill

    With a month until school starts, Grant County High School athletic director Scott Shipp is desperate.

    "I have a lot of positions to hire for," said Shipp, who has served as the Braves athletic director for five years.

  • Where Are They Now: Webb...

    A life-long resident of Williamstown, Bobby Webb has taken a strong stance in giving back to his community, whether it be through athletics or law enforcement.

    While a student at Williamstown High School, Webb participated both in flag football and boys' basketball, playing basketball for coach Gary Dennison.

    "We won a few games. Grant County was always our top team to play," said Webb, a self-described "average player."