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High School Sports

  • A Blast From The Past 2.3.11

    Feb. 8, 1996
    Senior Brent Hopperton was named the Grant County High School Athlete of the Week.
    He averaged 14 points, six assists, three steals and five rebounds in two games.

    Feb. 6, 1986
    The Grant County Middle School Apaches finished their season on a high note, defeating St. Agnus in both the seventh grade (37-34) and eighth grade (47-36).
    Eric Motley led the seventh graders with 19 points and David Fields led the eighth grade with 21 points.

  • Braves get set for final stretch

    With the season winding down for high school basketball, Grant County coach Jim Hicks is concentrating on keeping his players healthy.

    “The big thing, like any other coach is that they want to stay healthy and not get anyone injured,” he said. “The focal point is healthy and continue to improve offensively and defensively.”

    The Braves play two games this week at home, Carroll County on Feb. 4 and Owen County on Feb. 5.

  • Demons look to get second win over Raiders

    An improvement in the past week for the Demons has been the play of junior forward Colton Simpson.

    “Colton was much better,” Sigmon said. “However, he needs to block out more and want the ball. He seems to stop posting after one time. Colton must demand the ball at all times and we need to get it to him.”

    The Demons will get an opportunity to defeat Trimble County for the second time when they head to Bedford Feb. 5. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.

  • Lady Demons to bid farewell to three seniors

    When players start their first year on a team, they don’t think about their last game, but for three Williamstown seniors, they will bid a partial farewell Feb. 4 on Senior Night against Bellevue.

    Haley Rothwell, Chelsea West and Tori Wilhoit will be honored in pre-game ceremonies with their families.

    For the three seniors it is going to be a lot of intense feelings.

  • Double Dose: Hearn sisters on, off court

    Lady Braves sophomore forward Billie Hearn’s hand was trembling as she walked out of the locker room after defeating Lloyd Memorial 50-42 Jan. 29, setting a new career high with 32 points.

    “It felt really good,” she said after game. “We played good as sisters and the team and executed well.”

    Following the game, jumped into Hearn the arms of freshman Emmalie Hankinson and greeted everyone that was near the locker room. Her previous career high was 26 points against Williamstown Dec. 17.

  • Haynes wins GCHS’ first wrestling state title

    Grant County High School can now claim they have a wrestling state title.

    Freshman Tommy Haynes won the 112 lb. weight division in the Kentucky Junior Varsity State Championships Jan. 29 at Moore High School in Louisville.

  • GCHS cheerleaders nab fourth straight regional title

    The seniors on the Grant County High School cheerleading squad accomplished a feat not many cheerleaders have done before, claiming their fourth straight regional title Jan. 8 at Shelby County High School.

    The squad, which competes in a 2 ½ minute routine, which incorporates music and dance, scored the highest out of all of the schools in the 8th Region. Grant County competes in the 16-school medium division and when it came time for warm-ups, head cheerleading coach Leigh Simpson was unsure of how well they were going to compete.

  • Coaches don sneakers for cancer

    The Williamstown Lady Demons swept the season series over Grant County 69-49 Jan. 24 at Grant County High School, during the first of three Coaches vs. Cancer events.

    The admission price for the game was increased by a dollar, with that money going to the Grant County Relay for Life.

    The game brought awareness to cancer and the coaches donned tennis shoes for the game to pay homage to cancer survivors and those who have fallen to cancer.
    Lady Demons coach Mark Wilhoit talked to his players in the locker room before the game about cancer patients.

  • Braves look to end offensive woes at home

    The Braves will look to rebound after losing the past two games, despite shooting more shots.

    “Right now I still like this team,” Braves coach Jim Hicks said. “We are working hard in practice and we are doing good defensively, but statistically we should be winning the games. We are just not shooting the ball well.”

    Each of his players are getting an estimated 300 to 400 shots in practice, which should make them better shooters, Hicks said.

  • Demons want to compete this week

    After suffering a disappointing loss to Eminence in the 8th Region All “A” Classic after having an 11-point lead at halftime, Williamstown will look to be competitive this week as they face Simon Kenton and Walton-Verona.

    Demons coach Steve Sigmon is looking for improvement in these games, as it is the second time Williamstown is facing the Pioneers and Bearcats.