http://www.grantky.com/sports/rss.xml en Demons go cold, fall 7-1 http://www.grantky.com/content/demons-go-cold-fall-7-1 <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pic_2web.jpg" alt="Jacob Scroggins catches the ball as a Walton runner slides into the base." title="Jacob Scroggins catches the ball as a Walton runner slides into the base." align="left" hspace="6" width="157" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> By Pat Gatewood</p> <p> Williamstown opened their 32nd District schedule in an April 4 tilt against Walton-Verona.</p> <p> The Bearcats were playing their third game in five days against 32nd District foes, going 1-1 against Grant County over the stretch, including a loss less than 24 hours prior to stepping off the bus in Williamstown.</p> VAUGHT’S VIEWS http://www.grantky.com/content/vaught%E2%80%99s-views-23 <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sydney_si_cover.jpg" alt="Kentucky signee Sydney McLaughlin became a rare high school athlete to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated. " title="Kentucky signee Sydney McLaughlin became a rare high school athlete to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> He might not have played as well or as much as he wanted &mdash; and a minor injury contributed to that &mdash; during the FIBA Under 19 World Cup, but that won&rsquo;t impact the way New Albany (Ind.) guard Romeo Langford will finish the summer or his final high school season.</p> VAUGHT’S VIEWS http://www.grantky.com/content/vaught%E2%80%99s-views-22 <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/louis_king_italy.jpg" alt="Louis King could soon have a UK scholarship offer after his play with Team USA. (USA Basketball Photo)" title="Louis King could soon have a UK scholarship offer after his play with Team USA. (USA Basketball Photo)" align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> This year&rsquo;s NBA draft produced three more lottery picks for Kentucky and coach John Calipari. In eight years at UK, he&rsquo;s had three number one overall picks, 24 first-round picks and 31 players drafted overall. No other school can match those numbers in the same time period.</p> VAUGHT’S VIEWS http://www.grantky.com/content/vaught%E2%80%99s-views-21 <p> Remember not long ago when some wondered if Bam Adebayo had made the right choice by leaving Kentucky after his freshman season to enter the NBA draft.<br /> Even as the draft approached, some mock drafts had him in the second round. Sure, Kentucky coach John Calipari said he could be a lottery pick, but the so-called draft experts were not saying that.<br /> Or were they?<br /> Weeks before the draft, I talked to Brian Clifford, Adebayo&rsquo;s high school coach at High Point Christian Academy.<br /> VAUGHT’S VIEWS http://www.grantky.com/content/vaught%E2%80%99s-views-20 <p> It would have been easy to make a phone call, send a text or make a post on social media to announce her verbal commitment to the Kentucky basketball program.<br /> Junior Emma King of Lincoln County didn&rsquo;t want to do that. She thought it would be more &ldquo;special&rdquo; for everyone if she went to Lexington to tell Coach Matthew Mitchell face to face.<br /> &nbsp;&ldquo;That way I also got to visit them all (UK coaches and players). I love them all. It was a good excuse to go up there,&rdquo; said King. &ldquo;Plus, I wanted to see his reaction.<br /> VAUGHT’S VIEWS http://www.grantky.com/content/vaught%E2%80%99s-views-19 <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sydney_copy.jpg" alt="World record holder Kevin Young says UK signee Sydney McLaughlin is the “future of the sport.” " title="World record holder Kevin Young says UK signee Sydney McLaughlin is the “future of the sport.” " align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> It was almost 25 years ago that Kevin Young became the first person to run the 400-meter hurdles in less than 47 seconds. His time of 46.78 seconds set a world record &mdash; and 25 years later it still stands.<br /> Young, who won the gold medal in the 1992 Olympics while breaking the record set by Edwin Moses, was at the Maximum Velocity Track &amp; Field Camp at Centre College in Danville recently sharing his expertise with youngsters from Kentucky and other states.<br /> WMS finishes NCKC season undefeated http://www.grantky.com/content/wms-finishes-nckc-season-undefeated <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/wms_soccer.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="99" height="85" /><p> The Williamstown Junior High soccer team completed an undefeated spring season against North Central Kentucky Conference competition with a 3-1 victory over Henry County, marking their ninth victory in as many games.</p> <p> The Demons outscored opponents 40-7, led by Tyler Osborne who netted a goal in each game, including the only goal against Gray Middle School in the team&rsquo;s first game of the season, one which coach Bill Simpkins considers a highlight of the season.</p> Seasons end for Braves, Demons in districts http://www.grantky.com/content/seasons-end-braves-demons-districts <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pic_2_314.jpg" alt="Demon AJ Scroggins throws the ball. " title="Demon AJ Scroggins throws the ball. " align="left" hspace="6" width="153" height="85" /><p> The 2017 baseball seasons ended for both Grant County and Williamstown in similar fashion, the Demons falling in five innings to Simon Kenton by a score of 12-2 to open 32nd District Tournament play on May 23 and the Braves allowing a run in the first inning of their May 25 tilt with Walton-Verona, before rain resulted in a 24-hour postponement.</p>