High School Sports


    Despite being a first-year team, the Williamstown High School dance team brought home first place honors.

    They won the national championship for hip-hop division and placed second in the pom-pom division at the Cheer Elite’s Bluegrass National Championships March 5 in Lexington.

    Coach Angie Williams said she couldn’t believe it when they announced Williamstown to come up on stage.

  • A Blast From The Past 3-3-11

    15 Years Ago
    March 7,1996
    Grant County junior Danny McMahon was named athlete of the week in the Grant County News for setting a school record with 15 assists in one game.

    25 Years Ago
    March 6, 1986

  • WHS dance team to peform in Lexington

    When: March 5
    Where: Heritage Hall Convention Center, Lexington    
    What: The Williamstown dance team’s pom-pom and hip-hop categories will perform at the national event in Lexington. The meet will be taped and sent to local cable access channels in the summer and will be broadcasted throughout the rest of the year.

  • Hall signs letter of intent for golf at Ursuline College

    Grant County senior golfer Kodi Hall will be heading to Cleveland to play golf for Ursuline College after signing her national letter of intent Feb. 23.

    For Hall it relieves a lot of stress knowing she has committed.

    “It’s that time of year when colleges are setting their deadlines,” she said “Now that I have the letter of intent signed, I can enjoy the time with friends and family before heading to college.”

  • Trio end basketball careers against Walton-Verona

    As the final seconds ran down to zero, the careers of Haley Rothwell, Chelsea West and Tori Wilhoit came to an end for Lady Demons’ basketball, falling 54-34 to Walton-Verona Feb. 22 at Simon Kenton High School.

    The evening didn’t start out well for Williamstown as they only mustered two points in the first quarter and trailed 15-2.

    It was not exactly what West was expecting going into the game.

  • Braves drop season finale to Bearcats

    The Braves wanted their season to continue beyond the first round of the 32nd district tournament, but it just wasn’t meant to be, as they fell to Walton-Verona 60-48 Feb. 22 at Simon Kenton High School.

    “When it gets time for playoffs, I always say the first one to 50 wins,” Braves coach Jim Hicks said. “Walton-Verona beat us to 50.”

    Hicks said his team’s youth showed and that Grant County set out what they wanted to do by getting more shots than Walton-Verona (54-40). The shots just didn’t go in for the Braves.

  • 2010-2011 Grant County Seniors

    Grant County High School honored seniors of all the winter sports before the Grant County/Lloyd Memorial game.

    Here are the list of seniors from each sport.

    Cheerleading: Karri Edmondson, Ashley Long, Emily Riley, Briana Shandel

    Wrestling: Jake Clise, Nick Cox, Austin Beard-Ruth

    Basketball: Josh Blackburn, Brittany Hearn, Logan Kidwell, Seneca Sullivan

    Dance: Christianna Smith, Deya Torres (not pictured, due to illness)

  • Lady Braves finish season with loss to Lady Pioneers

    After losing their final regular season game to Owen County Feb. 18, Lady Braves coach Darrell Guffey said his girls need to play four quarters of basketball to get better.

    The same instance occurred in the 32nd District Tournament first round as Grant County fell to Simon Kenton 50-31 Feb. 21.

    “We played really well for three quarters,” Guffey said. “If you take away the second quarter we outscored Simon Kenton 39-36.”

  • Demons season ends on sour note

    The size and speed of the Pioneers was too much for the Demons as they lost 73-37 in the first round of the 32nd District Tournament Feb. 21 at Simon Kenton High School in Independence.

    Simon Kenton started the game on a 13-0 run coasting to the finish in a game that was never close.

    Williamstown coach Steve Sigmon was unhappy with the team’s performance right off the bat, as he called a timeout just a minute into the game  with the score just 2-0.

  • Lady Braves fall short on Senior Night

    As the pre-game ceremony began for the Lady Braves seniors Brittany Hearn, Logan Kidwell and Seneca Sullivan, it marked the end of all of the players that were on the team when coach Darrell Guffey came to Grant County in 2006.

    For Guffey, it is tough to see them go.

    “They are such great girls,” he said. “They are special to us and they will always be in our hearts.”