High School Sports

  • Lady Demons end season with district loss

     The Williamstown Lady Demons were their own worst enemy in first round action of the District 32 tournament that kicked off May 19 at Grant Co. High School.
    The Lady Demons committed no fewer than eight errors and allowed four more runners to reach base via walks while managing just two base hits themselves in an 8-1 loss to district favorites Walton-Verona.

  • GCHS Senior night
  • Williamstown Demons Basketball

    GOSHEN – Grant County might not have known what it was running into Feb. 28.

    Anderson County, ranked No. 2 in nearly every statewide poll for most of the girls’ basketball season, ran off the first 11 points on its way to beating Grant 64-31 in the first round of the Eighth Region Tournament at North Oldham High School.

  • Hicks named 8th Region Coach of Year

    Jim Hicks has only been in the eighth region as a basketball coach for three years, but he’s already made a mark on the sport he loves.
    Hicks, coach for the Grant County High School Braves boys basketball team, has been named 8th Region Coach of the Year.

    “We have worked extremely hard and over overachieved as a team,” Hicks said.
    One of his goals upon coming to Grant County as a head coach was to get the Braves in position to make it to regional competition.


    Athlete: Billie Hearn
    Sport: Basketball
    Number of years playing this sport: 11

    Parents: Bill Hearn and Tracy Hearn

    Signed with: Morehead State University

    Reason for choosing this school: “This is a school I’ve always had in mind.”
    High school highlights: junior All-Star Team; two years on 8th Regional team; East and West All-Star Team, two years on 32nd District Team.


    Athlete: Alex Prokopchak
    Sports: Track, volleyball and basketball

    Number of years playing this sport: four
    Parents: Kim and Len Prokopchak
    School committed to: Union College

    College coach name: Jamie Ness
    Reason for selecting and signing with this school: “Great coach, good learning environment, one-on-one with teachers and had major.”

  • Grant falls to Oldham in regionals

    The Grant County Braves traveled to Henry County on Feb. 25 to face Oldham County in the first round of the 8th Region Tournament.
    The Braves were determined not to let the Oldham Colonels walk away with the game, but their battle against Simon Kenton on Feb. 22 took its toll.

    The Braves lost to Oldham County 61 – 44.
    “For it to be a big game like it was, I did not think we played as hard as we could have played,” said Coach Jim Hicks.
    Hicks said his team played so hard against the Pioneers, the Braves hadn’t fully recovered.


    The Grant County Braves went to battle against the Simon Kenton Pioneers on Feb. 22 hoping that their team would be cutting down the nets and taking home the championship trophy in the district tournament.

    With only a few seconds left, the Pioneers dashed the Braves’ hope for a district win when a three-point shot went in giving the Pioneers a 67-66 victory.
    GCHS Braves Coach Jim Hicks challenged his team before the game began.

  • Lady Demons fall short in districts

    The Williamstown Lady Demons basketball team met the Simon Kenton Lady Pioneers on Feb. 20 at Williamstown High School to compete in the 2013 32nd district tournament.
    With an overall record of 12-16, the Lady Demons were poised to place competitively in the tournament that the team has been working toward all season.  However, as the first tournament game drew near, half of the team was stricken by sickness.