Today's Sports

  • Patrick makes appearance at...

    Danica Patrick stopped by the Dry Ridge RadioShack to meet her fans on July 30 before she took to the track at Kentucky Speedway on Aug. 1.

    “It’s always nice when you can reach out beyond the track and meet the fans,” Patrick said. “It’s good to reach out to them. Kentucky’s always had some good racing. A lot of the tracks we go to are mile and a half’s, but they’re not all side-by-side racing. That’s what makes these races so exciting.”

  • Soden signs with New Mexico...

    After two years of leading the Grant County football team’s offense as the starting quarterback, Joe Soden will lead the New Mexico Military Institute’s defense as a free safety.

    Soden signed to play for the Broncos on July 30.

    “I didn’t think I’d get the opportunity, but I’m excited and look forward to taking advantage of the opportunity,” Soden said. “I couldn’t have done this without coach (Mike) Davis. He got my name out and it helped out a lot.”

  • Briscoe takes split-second...

    At the end of the Meijer 300, it came down to Ryan Briscoe against Ed Carpenter.

    They battled back and forth, each holding a slim lead around the turns and down the straightaways.

    Briscoe was able to come out ahead by a nose , defeating Carpenter by 0.0162 of a second to earn his second win of the season in the closest finish in the IndyCar Series history at the Kentucky Speedway.

  • Demons’ golf team...

    The Williamstown boys’ golf team head into their 2009 season with a roster of returning players.

    The Demons return all of their golfers from last year’s team and coach Sean Binder believes that will be one of their biggest strengths.

    “We didn’t lose anybody, so we should be a lot stronger than we were last year,” Binder said. “We picked up some new golfers, so I’m looking forward to see how they mature this year.”

  • The wild (sometimes wet) world...

    Downpour after downpour, the Williamstown Wiffleball League played through the torrential rain, trying to wrap up their ninth annual tournament.

    But after a final thunderstorm flooded the outfield of Williamstown High School’s Hale Field, the tournament ended just before the playoffs started on July 25.

  • Williamstown runners set goals...

    The Williamstown boys’ cross-country team set a goal of making it to state as a team last season. At the region meet, the boys needed to come in fifth or better, but after a seventh place finish, the team missed out on state.

    They’re using that as motivation for this season as coach Michelle Whaley has seen a more determined, driven team at the start of their summer practices.

  • All-stars take third at state...

    The Grant County 8-year-old all-stars spent all winter preparing for this season, working hard in practices to make the most of their upcoming baseball season.

    The all-stars ended their season with a third place finish in the Cal Ripken State Tournament in Louisville on July 19.

    “I’m very happy. It means a lot to me and it was a lot of fun,” Cole Kemper said. “It’s fun to play against other teams that you don’t know. It was all fun.”

  • Braves cross-country team...

    After running at Grant County Park for years, the Grant County cross-country team will call a new course home this season.

    They’ll have to learn the ins and outs of a new course, as the team will run at Sherman Elementary.

    “We have a wonderful lay of land and it will be a quicker course than at Grant County Park,” coach Marlon Kinsey said. “We’ll miss the trails, but we do have some shade on the course. This course will be more out in the open.”

  • Girls’ golf team plan...

    The Grant County High School girls’ golf team barely missed qualifying as a team for the state tournament last season.

    This season, they plan to make up for last season’s finish and are setting a goal of finishing first in the region.

  • Hornaday Jr. holds on for victory

    Yellow caution flags flew frequently towards the end of the Built Ford Tough 225.

    Ron Hornaday, Jr. battled Mike Skinner to the end, taking advantage of several late restarts to win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race at the Kentucky Speedway on July 18. The win at Kentucky was Hornaday Jr.’s third consecutive win.

    “I hate to say it, but we didn’t have the truck to win,” Hornaday Jr. said. “It’s just the restarts worked out in our favor and Rick Ren (Hornaday Jr.’s crew chief) did a great job.”