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High School Sports

  • Let’s get ready to rumble!

    It was a learning experience for the Grant County wrestling team at the 6th Region tournament Feb. 10-11 at Walton-Verona High School.

    The first-year program got to learn what it takes to be a competitor as the size and agility of the other wrestlers proved too much for the Braves wrestlers.

    “We are going to have to hit the weights hard,” coach Matt Shearer said. “We knew it would be tough here, but we wrestled hard.”

    Sophomore Cody Miskell and freshman Austin Gripshover placed sixth in their respective weight classes.

  • Wilhoit, Hearn named to 8th Region All-Region team

    The 8th Region announced their list for the 2010-2011 All-Region team which included Williamstown senior Tori Wilhoit and Grant County sophomore Billie Hearn.

    For Hearn the announcement came unexpectedly.

    “I didn’t really think about it, but it makes me really happy knowing I am a part of it,” Hearn said.

    Hearn said her heart was fluttering when she received word that she was being named to the team.

    “This really made my day,” she said.

  • GCHS cheerleaders place first in game time fight song

    Where: NKU’s Bank of Kentucky Center
    What: The GCHS cheerleading squad won first place in game time fight song category at the Northern Kentucky Cheerleading Coaches Association Feb. 5. Overall, the squad finished third.
    Upcoming: The GCHS cheerleading squad will head to Western Kentucky University for the 2011 KAPOS State Competition Feb. 19.
     

  • GCHS holding tryouts for baseball

    When: 7 p.m. Feb. 15-17
    Where: Grant County Middle School
    What: The GCHS baseball team will be hosting tryouts for the 2011 Braves team. Tryouts will determine who will make the freshman, junior varsity and varsity teams. These tryouts are closed to the public.

  • Diana Camacho to be inducted into GCHOF

    When: Feb. 17, 5 p.m.
    Where: GCHS Library
    What: The Grant County High School Hall of Fame will be inducting Diana Camacho into the Hall of Fame. The ceremony, which will be conducted in the library, is open to the public and will be about 15 minutes. Cake and drinks will be provided. Camacho was a member of the GCHS during the mid 1990s and was named to the All-State team in 1996.
     

  • Lady Braves eye Lady Devils

    With their Feb. 7 game against Spencer County canceled, the Lady Braves will now prepare for their next road game at Deming Feb. 11.

    The Lady Braves are currently on a two-game losing streak since beating Lloyd Memorial Jan. 29.

    Even with the losing streak, coach Darrell Guffey sees improvement from his players.

    “We are playing better,” he said. “We are improving at the right time and are a much better basketball team from the beginning of the season.”

  • Demons honor seniors Feb. 10

    If you thought that Senior Night was to be Feb. 7, think again.

    The game was rescheduled because of inclement weather.

    The Williamstown Demons will host Eminence Feb. 10, honoring the three seniors, Dean Faulkner, Derrick King and Kevin McCullough during a pre-game ceremony before their warm-ups.

    “I think it is going to be a good night considering if we beat Eminence,” King said. “It is our second to last home game ever here at Williamstown High School.”

    Even with the festivities, there is still a game to be played.

  • Blackburn’s 31 points not enough for Braves

    The Grant County Braves were unable to dig out of an early hole to upset Owen County, as they fell 73-67 Feb. 5.

    Braves senior Josh Blackburn set a new career high with 31 points on 9-of-13 shooting. Blackburn also was perfect from the free-throw line shooting 12-of-12.

    “It’s a career high, but that is not what I’m worrying about, because we still got the loss,” he said.

  • Wrestling team takes down opponents, jitters

    The wrestling program is nearing the end of their first season and some of the wrestlers will get a chance to qualify for state after the regional meet Feb. 11 and 12 at Walton-Verona High School.

    First-year head coach Matt Shearer has his wrestlers practicing moves to get them to state.

  • Braves name Arvin new football coach

    A new era in Braves football is beginning, as Grant County High School named David Arvin the new head coach.

    Arvin, a Campbellsville, Ky. native has been the offensive coordinator for Washington County High School in Springfield, Ky. During his three years as coordinator, the Commanders went 30-6.

    Arvin wants to bring that kind of success to Grant County.

    “Grant County needs a winning attitude,” he said. “Washington County had a good winning formula and I think Grant County can be successful.”