High School Sports


    Alex Prokopchak has been named the Grant County News Athlete of the Week for June 14. Prokopchak is the daughter of Kimberly and Len Prokopchak.

    Grade in school:  senior at Williamstown High School

    Sport(s):  Volleyball, basketball and track

    Age: 17

    Hometown: Williamstown

    Accomplishments: State in long and triple. State for 800 freshman year.

    History in your sport: I have been playing volleyball since seventh grade, basketball since kindergarten and track for three years.

  • Williamstown 48 Covington Latin 42
  • Week 9 Player of the Week
  • Cross Country teams vie for regional championship Nov. 5

    It all leads to one race.

    The Class 3A regional  cross country race will be held on Grant County High School’s home course at Sherman Elementary, Nov. 5.

    Coach Marlon Kinsey is working on the boys and girls teams on the two-mile stretch of the 3.1-mile course, a stretch that can be a challenge for the teams chances to qualify for the state meet Nov. 12 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

  • Five seniors are a ‘Band of Brothers’

    For five seniors, the end of this year will not end the bond they have made over the past four seasons on the football field.

    The Braves honored J.T. Allhouse, Josh Brewer, Lucas Button, A.J. Hall and Ethan Magee before the Oct. 21 game in front of family and friends.

    Even though the scoreboard read 55-7 when the final seconds ran off the clock, Allhouse said the score isn’t reflective of the way the team played.

  • GCHS Senior Night is Oct. 21

    GCHS SENIOR NIGHT IS OCT. 21 - The Braves lost to Conner 63-14 Oct. 14 in Hebron. It was their third consecutive loss and the team has now surrendered 200 points in those games, an average of 66 points per game. The Braves have only scored 46 points in that span. Next up for Grant County is senior night on Oct. 21, as the team will honor the five seniors on the team, J.T. Allshouse, Josh Brewer, Lucas Button, A.J. Hall and Ethan Magee before game time. The Braves will face Cooper. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for parents.

  • Blake Dills Player of Week

    Week 8 Player of the Week - Blake Dills was named the Braves Week 8 Player of the Week. Dills had three catches for 59 yards and one touchdown against Scott on Oct. 7. The award is sponsored by Carolyn Thomas Thompson State Farm Insurance.

  • Lady Braves fall to Owen County

    Minutes after watching Williamstown lose a heartbreaking defeat to Walton-Verona, the Grant County Lady Braves followed, dropping two sets to Owen County in the 32nd District Tournament Oct. 12.
    On the last play of the game that sealed the victory for Owen County, the ball was set by senior Paige Elliott, but instead of the ball going forwards, the ball went behind her landing on the ground. The game ended the high school volleyball careers of five seniors.

  • Braves soccer season is long, winding

    It was a long and winding road for the 2011 Grant County Braves soccer team. The season was full of ups and downs that started with week one.
    How would the team replace 11 seniors from last season’s 13-win season, a school record?
    Freshman and sophomores with no varsity experience, who were also learning the ropes with a new coach, the former junior varsity coach, had to step up.

  • Kellam finishes 20th at state golf tourney

    Sarah Kellam’s goal was to make it to the second day of the state golf tournament
    Kellam, a junior at Grant County High School, placed 20th in the 2011 Leachman/Buick/GMC/Cadillac KHSAA Girls State Tournament Oct. 7-8 in Bowling Green.
    Kellam shot a two-day total of 164, but Kellam believed she could have done better. Even her coach Marcus Camacho felt she could do better.