Today's News

  • Despite strong start, Grant County baseball skipper not satisfied

    Grant County baseball coach Van Duncan is a firm believer in the adage that a baseball season is a marathon and not a sprint.

    However, he does like the way his team has sprinted out of the gate, amassing a 7-2 mark heading into this week's games. Of the seven victories, three came in six innings, including two 10-0 wins over both Williamstown and Simon Kenton, who are 32nd District opponents. The Braves upended Owen County 6-0 in frigid conditions on Monday evening.

  • GCHS students raise money for American Heart Association

    For Michael Schultz, the Humana Mini-Heart Marathon is not just another race.

    Instead, it's a way to keep his grandmother's tradition alive, and the Grant County High School track-and-field freshman competitor got a little help from his friends during this season's event, as he was able to find several teammates to raise money for the competition.

  • Williamstown defeats ranked Boyd County 2-1 in Florida

    Williamstown baseball coach Buck Walter thought he had seen all there was to see on a baseball diamond.

    That is until his team headed into last week's game against Boyd County, which was ranked by several publications in the top 20 in the state. Knowing that the game would serve as an indicator for his squad, Walter took the field expecting a strong showing from the Demons.

    What he got surprised the veteran coach, leaving him giddy after he watched his team beat Boyd County 2-1 in the Cocoa Expo in Cocoa Beach, Fla.

  • Legends go undefeated on way to tourney title

    The weather may be less than perfect, but it has not dampened the spirit of the Legends baseball team, a 12-and-under select team.

    The Legends, coached by Greg Carr, recently captured the championship at the Second Annual Early Bird Tournament at Northern Kentucky Sports Park.

  • Delivering a Message—Big inning, crucial hits help Grant County shell Williamstown 10-0

    The senior members of the Grant County High School baseball team remembered their emotions following last year's two losses to 32nd District rival Williamstown.

    There were some tears, but mostly just a big empty, hollow feeling.

    On Monday evening, the roles were reversed as Grant County extracted revenge on the Demons, roughing up five pitchers and pounding out 12 hits en route to a 10-0 six inning victory at Williamstown.

    The victory was the first for Grant County since the 2006 season.

  • Locals remember Mr. Wildcat Bill Keightley

    Jack Gatlin recalls vividly the first time he saw Bill Keightley.

    As a child, Gatlin would watch University of Kentucky basketball games on TV and watch as Keightley would sit next to then coach Joe B. Hall.

    Several years later, as a student at the University of Kentucky, Gatlin would see him around campus, but it wasn't until a cold, blustery winter day that the two actually met.

  • GCHS' Johnson signs with Spalding University

    Sarah Johnson knows what it means to stare adversity in the face.

    During her junior year, the Grant County High School girls' basketball player, suffered a season-ending knee injury.

    The time away from the court made her stronger and she took full advantage of her final season, leading the Lady Braves in scoring, assists, steals and minutes played.

  • Lady Demons, Lady Braves square off on diamond April 10

    The rosters may change and coaches may come and go, but one constant during softball season is when Grant County and Williamstown square off, the games are intense as bragging rights and district seeds are on the line each time.

    Williamstown hosts Grant County on April 10. The first pitch is slated for 5:30 p.m. The two teams will square off again at 5 p.m. on April 15 at Grant County.

  • Demons hit slide in Florida

    In case they needed any reminder they were headed to Florida for baseball first and a vacation second, the Williamstown baseball team's early setbacks in the Cocoa Expo in Cocoa Beach, Fla., combined with several practices is bound to serve as a reminder.

    The Demons, who earned victories over Walton-Verona and Heritage Academy prior to leaving for the Sunshine State, opened their Florida experience with a loss to a team from Pennsylvania that finished runner-up in the state tournament. Williamstown fell behind 4-0 early in the game, before losing 11-3.

  • NKU's Lawrence has high hopes for senior season

    Since she was 2-years-old and followed her father around Eagle Creek Country Club, Alicia Lawrence knew that she would be involved in the game of golf.

    Her involvement has paid off as Lawrence has not only had success on the course, but she has enjoyed various experiences off the links as well.

    "I love it, and it has been an experience," Lawrence says of her golf career.