Today's Sports

  • Eldridge leaves mark as a runner

    George Eldridge could always run and run, but if it wasn’t for a freshman basketball coach, he might not have realized that he could channel his talent into a memorable career as a cross country or track runner.

  • Howe driven to be his best at...

    Steve Howe has always loved basketball.

    From the time he was a child, he always had a spot on the sideline of Grant County High School basketball games.

    “When I was small, my dad (Carl) kept the clock for Grant County High School,” he said. “I used to sit in his lap and I was a part of the basketball program when I was very small. It was a dream to get to play for Grant County.”

  • Lady Braves earn win in rivalry

    The Grant County girls’ basketball team hoped that the momentum from the Forcht Bank/Dry Ridge Toyota Invitational, their home tournament, would carry over into the new year.

    The Lady Braves won three of their four games, finishing second for the second straight season. They followed with three losses in the KSA Classic in Orlando, Fla., but returned to Kentucky with a win against Bellevue on Jan. 2.

    Going with their momentum, the Lady Braves earned a district win over cross county rival Williamstown, coming away with a 42-32 win on Jan. 4.

  • Cat Attack 1-4-09

    Thankfully for the Kentucky Wildcats the Hartford Hawk is not a protected species of bird because if so, they’d all be in jail right now after the performance they put on Tuesday night.  Unfortunately there are laws protecting Cardinals, but we’ll just have to overlook that come Saturday afternoon.

  • Fabela helps lead Braves cross...

    When Grant County senior Shannon Fabela started running cross country his freshman year, he thought he would use the sport to train for wrestling.

    “My dad ran cross country when he was in school and he did that to get in shape for wrestling,” Fabela said. “I thought this school had wrestling and I was going to do that. I joined to get in shape, but they didn’t have wrestling, so I figured I might as well do cross country.”

  • Grant County defeats Williamstown

    Their rivalry will renew in 2010, but Grant County and Williamstown’s boys’ basketball teams got a taste of what to expect.

    The two teams faced off in their first game of the Forcht Bank/Dry Ridge Toyota Invitational and Grant County came out on top, winning 70-64 on Dec. 19.

    “Offensively, we did some decent things, in the first half especially,” GCHS coach Ron Kinmon said. “I didn’t like the way we closed out the game, but it’s a victory and we’re happy that we won.”

  • Lady Braves make most of final...

    Four years, three years, two years and one.

    The four Grant County seniors on the girls’ cross country team each had a different amount of experience, but learned that they could be at their best when they raced together.

    Christina Haubner (three years), Kara Pennington (four years), Jacki Roche (two years) and Emily Thomes (one year) joined together to help make the program the most competitive it’s been in the past couple of years.

  • Lady Braves advance to...

    With three straight wins, the Grant County girls’ basketball team earned a spot in the Forcht Bank/Dry Ridge Toyota Invitational championship game.

    “We had a week off between games and we’ve gotten better through practice,” coach Darrell Guffey said. “We’ve made a few changes and it’s worked out well for us. Our players are happy and having fun playing basketball.”

    The Lady Braves defeated Lloyd Memorial 51-33 on Dec. 19 before dominating Newport 56-31 on Dec. 21. They defeated Eminence 59-27 on Dec. 22.

  • Seniors help Braves advance to...

    The Grant County boys’ soccer seniors know what it means to be part of a winning tradition.

    The five seniors were a part of the program’s 100th win, helped the team advance to consecutive region tournaments (including the program’s first region championship game) and accumulating 34 wins over their high school career.

    Now that Christian Cain, Phillip Clough, Anthony Clouse, Neil Koebcke and James Reed have ended their high school careers, they’re proud to have been a part of the program’s history.

  • 2,000 and counting

    The Kentucky Wildcats became the first team in NCAA Men’s Basketball history to win 2000 games by defeating the Drexel Dragons Monday night 88-44. The feat was over a hundred years in the making and man was it worth the wait. As the last few seconds ticked off the clock the crowd erupted while confetti and streamers shot into the air and onto the court. It was truly a fitting celebration for an absolutely amazing accomplishment. Coach John Calipari described his team’s role in making history.