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Today's News

  • Grant County baseball team wants offensive firepower, wins during tough stretch

    Grant County High School baseball coach Van Duncan knew what he was doing when he made the schedule, which featured games against Harrison County and Gallatin County, in addition to seven consecutive away games to open the season.

    "I wanted our team to be tested and ready once we got into the district portion of our schedule," Duncan said.

    Two games into the season, the experiment has come with mixed results for the Braves, who lost 13-4 to Harrison County and defeated Gallatin County 4-3 last week.

  • Grant County News Bracket Buster Contest

    NCAA Tournament Contest

    As of April 1:

    1) Steven Pettit 410 points

    Jeremy Webster 410 points

    2) Tim L. Webster 405 points

    Tim Webster 405 points

    3) Kevin Hensley 400 points

    4) Sarah Hicks 395 points

    5) Brenda Warren 390 points

    6) Kevin and Dolores Holtman 385 points

    7) Troy Hale 380 points

    Judy Knight 380 points

    Matthew Howe 380 points

    8) Sherry Mason 375 points

    George Phillips 375 points

    9) Edith Doyle 370 points

    10) Van Duncan 365 points

  • Lady Demons win opener, fall in first game at Florida tourney

    Two games into the season, Williamstown High School softball coach Mark Wilhoit has seen several surprises, both good and bad.

    In a 16-2 season opening win over St. Henry on March 26, it was the Lady Demons' hitting that proved to be the surprise, as Williamstown belted 14 total hits.

    "We hit much better than I thought we would," Wilhoit said.

  • Williamstown, Grant County softball teams headed to Florida, Alabama for Spring Break

    When the Williamstown High School softball team heads to Florida later this week, coach Mark Wilhoit will remind his team that while it is spring break, they have four games on the schedule.

    After playing in a tournament in Tennessee last year, Wilhoit made the decision to travel to Florida this year and his team will square off against Union County (KY), Henderson County (KY), Apollo (KY) and Maryville (TN).

    All four teams will provide tough competition for the Lady Demons, according to Wilhoit.

  • Chelsea Roy adapts to softball at Northern Kentucky University

    Chelsea Roy knew this season would be a learning one as she was entering a different brand of softball and new surroundings.

    The former Grant County High School softball pitcher is in her first season of college softball, pitching for the Northern Kentucky University Norse and, despite bringing a 1-3 record into this week, Roy acknowledges that all is well for her.

  • GCHS defensive standout Scott Sharrock signs with University of the Cumberlands

    It would have been easy for Grant County High School linebacker Scott Sharrock to quit during his career.

    He readily admits he wasn't the biggest or fastest player on the gridiron, and what he didn't have in God-given abilities, the senior made up for with the size of his heart along with hard work and determination.

    "It wasn't always easy for me. I have always let that serve as motivation for me on the field," Sharrock said.

  • WHS Demons dismantle Walton-Verona in season opener

    The last time the Williamstown High School baseball team squared off with 32nd District opponent Walton-Verona, it was the Demons that walked away with their heads hanging and sour looks upon their faces following a season-ending 8-6 loss in the district tournament.

  • Now batting Billy Crystal? Are you kidding me?

    It must really be nice to be Billy Crystal. I wouldn't know, but based on the fact that he got to kiss Meg Ryan in "When Harry Met Sally" and hung out with Danny DeVito in "Throw Momma From The Train," I'm guessing things are not too bad for the 60-year-old Crystal.

    With that said, can someone please explain to me something that has bothered me for a few weeks and came back up during Williamstown's season opening baseball game at Walton-Verona Monday night—what in the world was Crystal doing in a New York Yankees uniform?

  • Grant County News NCAA Bracket Buster Contest

    As of March 23rd and through the first two rounds of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Rankings:

    1) Kevin Hensley 250 points

    2) Steven D. Pettit 245 points

    Sarah Hicks 245 points

    3) Van Duncan 240 points

    Tim Webster (Alexandria, KY) 240 points

    4) Barbara A. Pettit 235 points

    5) Jeremy Webster 230 points

    Brenda Warren 230 points

    6) Tim Mason 225 points

    Sherry Mason 225 points

    George Phillips 225 points

    7) Charles McClanahan 220 points

    Edith Doyle 220 points

    8) Sean Ensinger 215 points

  • NCAA Men's Basketball Bracket Games

    East Region:

    1 UNC

    16 Mt. St. Mary's

    Friday, March 21, 7:10 P.M.

    8 Indiana

    9 Arkansas

    Friday, March 21, 9:40 P.M.

    5 Notre Dame

    12 George Mason

    Thursday, March 20, 9:50 P.M.

    4 Washington State

    13 Winthrop

    Thursday, March 20, 7:20 P.M.

    6 Oklahoma

    11 St. Joseph's

    Friday, March 21, 7:10 P.M.

    3 Louisville

    14 Boise State

    Friday, March 21, 9:40 P.M.

    7 Butler

    10 South Alabama

    Friday, March 21, 2:45 P.M.

    2 Tennessee

    15 American