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Today's Sports

  • Sports Shorts 1-28-10

    Braves fall to Simon Kenton, Oldham

    Scores: 60-45, 81-76 (overtime)

    When: Jan. 22, 23

    Where: Grant County High School

    What: The Braves hosted both teams, but came away with two losses.

    Against Simon Kenton, the Braves rallied from a 21-point deficit to get within seven points. The Pioneers closed the game by making their free throws to extend their lead.

  • Lady Demons hold on for win in...

    The Williamstown girls’ basketball team bent, but never broke.

    The Lady Demons faced their county rival Grant County and built a 16-point lead heading into the fourth quarter, leading 39-23.

    The Lady Braves were able to chip away at Williamstown’s lead, eventually tying the game at 43 after GCHS senior Dawn Plunkett hit a three-pointer with less than two minutes left.

  • GCHS cheerleaders aim for...

    The Grant County varsity cheerleaders knew that to be at their best they would have to shake off their nerves.

    Last week while the squad prepared for the JKD Competition at Bourbon County High School, they had several drops that they knew they could not afford in an actual competition, especially because the KAPOS eighth region competition was a week later.

    The girls were able to stay focused and earned first place in the medium division on Jan. 23.

  • Cat Attack 1-26-10

    On the verge of becoming the #1 ranked team in the country for the first time since 2003 with a win over Arkansas, the Kentucky Wildcats delivered their most dominating performance of the season to remain the lone unbeaten in all the land. Coach John Calipari, who has been known to downplay the play of this team at times this season, described the performance this way. "I think we would have smashed anyone in the country today. That's not arrogance, but that's as good as we've played for the first 20 minutes. We would have beaten a lot of teams today."

  • Sports Shorts 1-20-10

    Demons earn win against Trimble Co.

    Score: 60-55

    When: Jan. 16

    Where: Trimble County High School

    What: Coming off of a win over Walton-Verona, Trimble County hoped to earn another win against a 32nd district team. The Demons had three players score double-digit points, as junior Derrick King led with 17 points, senior Storm Mason scored 16 points and sophomore Jake McKinley added 10 points. Williamstown also made the most of their free throw attempts, hitting 22 of 29 free throws.

  • GCMS Lady Braves off to a hot...

    The seventh grade Lady Braves’ basketball team had high expectations heading into this season after finishing last season 12-5 with a second place finish in their conference tournament.

    Some of their goals heading into the season were to win at least 80 percent of their games and to have fun. Through 16 games, they are well on their way to achieving their goals with a 13-3 record.

  • Cat Attack 1-19-10

    Aww...now that’s more like it. Kentucky’s last five trips to Florida had left it with nothing but a bad sunburn and five straight losses. But the Wildcats turned the tables on the Gators and were the ones doing the frying. My favorite t-shirt from college read “Gator Tail is best when it’s Kentucky Fried.” I couldn’t agree more.

  • Neal makes most of his senior...

    Logan Neal always wanted to be a part of the Williamstown cross-country team.

    When he finally got his license and was able to get to and from practice, Neal, a senior, got to experience what he had been waiting for.

    “I had wanted to join for a few years, so when I got my license, it made it a lot easier,” Neal said. “I’ve always enjoyed running. I wanted to be a part of the team.”

    Neal didn’t know what was in store for him with practices that included long runs.

  • Braves rally after half for win

    The Grant County boys’ basketball team started the first quarter of their game against Cooper with a scoring streak, but cooled as Cooper took control of the game.

    Cooper took the momentum and dominated the play in the first half, matching Grant County basket for basket on their way to a 38-28 lead at the end of the first half.

    GCHS coach Joe Utter reminded his players during halftime that in order to fight their way back in to the game, they would have to play better defense.

  • Lady Demons fall in All A semis

    At the start of the year, the Williamstown girls’ basketball team set a goal of “filling the spot.”

    The “spot” was an empty space in their gym where they hoped to hoist a banner commemorating an All A regional championship.

    The Lady Demons got close to playing for the championship, but were unable to make enough plays, falling to Gallatin County 41-39 in the All A semifinals on Jan. 15.