Today's Sports

  • Minor League Red Sox ride Rice...

    The Red Sox could not have picked a better time to break out of their slump.

    After putting together several wins during the regular season, coach Jimmy Fryman watched his Grant County Youth Baseball minor league team hit a wall, finishing the regular season in third place.

    "I thought we had the best athletic team, but we got a little overconfident and got into a slump," Fryman said.

  • The time has come to bring Nuke...

    "I believe in the Church of Baseball. I've tried all the major religions, and most of the minor ones. I've worshipped Buddha, Allah, Brahma, Vishnu, Siva, trees, mushrooms and Isadora Duncan. I know things. For instance, there are 108 beads in a Catholic rosary and there are 108 stitches in a baseball. When I heard that, I gave Jesus a chance. But it just didn't work out between us... It's a long season and you gotta trust.

  • Major League Dodgers cage Tigers...

    Rocky Tucker will carry the events of June 19 with him for the rest of his life.

    Tucker spent the majority of the day with his wife, welcoming the arrival of their child before turning his attention to helping guide his Grant County Dodgers past the Grant County Tigers in the championship game of the Major League tournament.

    After watching his team open the first inning with a 1-0 lead, Tucker sat back and watched his team cruise to an 11-4 victory and the championship.

  • GCHS football team continues...

    The Grant County High School football team closed out the month of June with a solid performance, giving fourth-year head coach Mike Davis much to look forward to when his team continues its practice in July.

    The Braves defeated both Paris High School and Carroll County High School twice in a passing league held at GCHS on June 23. Grant County entered the dead period on June 25 and will remain unable to conduct practice until July 9.

  • GCMS football locker room closed...

    On Tuesday, June 10, the Grant County Middle School football team headed to Lexington for its annual trip to the NFL Camp. When they returned, the Braves found an opponent they couldn't tackle lurking inside their locker room as a control fuse in the pump station blew, causing the sewer to back up into their locker room. This is the second incident within the last five years.

    Upon entering the facility, head coach Jamey Dalzell found the facility uninhabitable for his team, and locked the door before calling Carl Howe, district maintenance supervisor.

  • Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread

    Joey Logano has heard all the nicknames.

    Golden boy.

    Sliced bread.

    The wonder kid.

    The real deal.

    Now he can add the distinction of being the youngest driver to win a Nationwide Series race to his name, as Logano, at age 18 years and 21 days, drove to victory lane in front of the largest crowd to ever see a race at Kentucky Speedway on June 14 during the Meijer 300 Presented by Oreo.

  • We are the Champions

    A year removed from finishing second in both the youth baseball machine league regular season and tournament, the Cubs and coach Jamie Fryman got vindication on June 11, winning the league regular and tournament championships on their way to a 19-1 season.

    "The team had their moments this year. There were eight players on the team last season, and we all wanted to win the championship," Fryman said.

    The Cubs defeated the Cardinals 6-5 in their first game of the tournament. Trailing 5-2, Carrigan Ruber got a hit to start the game-winning rally for the Cubs.

  • Team Schlueter finishes soccer...

    Dewey Schlueter has been around soccer his entire life and has experienced several big moments; however, heading into the spring season, Schlueter was unsure if he'd get to see the biggest.

    Having lost five of eight players from the fall season, Schlueter entered this season with some concern and, as a result, added a second practice each week.

  • Kentucky Speedway lawsuit...

    Current Kentucky Speedway owner Jerry Carroll and future owner Bruton Smith, both agree that the speedway in Sparta deserves a NASCAR Sprint Cup series race in 2009.

    The question of how to accomplish that goal yields different answers, as Carroll announced June 14 that he is still pushing ahead with his lawsuit against NASCAR and International Speedway Corp. despite Smith's Speedway Motorsports, Inc. purchase of Kentucky Speedway in May.

  • Legends baseball captures Battle...

    It would have been easy for the Legends baseball team, a 12-and-under team comprised of players from Grant County, to look past the competition at the Battle of the Borders Tournament as they are heading to the Baseball Hall of Fame and Cooperstown, N.Y., this weekend.

    Instead, the Legends were focused on the task at hand, winning the tournament. which was played last weekend at the Northern Kentucky Sports Park, that featured teams from Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Michigan and Tennessee.