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Today's Sports

  • Husband, Father, Coach

    Carl Wenderoth and Hall of Fame go together like basketball and Kentucky.

    Wenderoth, the former basketball coach at Grant County High School, was inducted into the 8th region Hall of Fame in between region semifinal games on March 8. This was the second inductee class from the 8th region.

    “I don’t know what to say because it came up this past weekend and caught me by surprise,” Wenderoth said.

  • Senior duo led GCHS cheerleaders

    When Danielle Hayek decided to return to Grant County after being away for three years, she knew she wanted to wear blue and gold as a Grant County High School cheerleader.

    She spent the last two years at Simon Kenton High School before trying out for the GCHS varsity squad. When Hayek made it, she joined Paige Mudman as the lone seniors.

    The early practices weren’t easy for Hayek, as the close-knit group treated her as an outsider, but with her work ethic, she won the girls over and now Mudman and Hayek call each other best friends.

  • Braves fall to Bearcats

    After two consecutive baskets by GCHS junior Jordan Cummins, the Braves were tied with Walton-Verona with a little over a minute left in the first round of the district tournament matchup.

    Walton-Verona took a lead with a score on their next possession before the Braves and the Bearcats traded free throws to make it 60-58.

    With a chance to tie, the Braves turned the ball over on an inbounds pass, giving a Walton-Verona player a straight route to the basket, for a score that Grant County never recovered from.

  • Cheerleaders end season with...

    After ending their competitive season with an eighth place finish at KAPOS state, the Grant County High School varsity cheerleaders were looking forward to having fun for their final competition.

    The squad competed in the COA National Championship in Columbus, Ohio on Feb. 27, finishing second in the medium division.

    “It was interesting,” coach Leigh Simpson said. “We went to have fun and finish the season on a high note. It was all about new experiences. They did a fantastic job.”

  • Demons downed by Simon Kenton

    Entering this season, Williamstown boys’ basketball coach Stacey May knew he would rely on his two returning players with varsity experience, seniors Storm Mason and Eric White.

    May knew that his seniors would lead their team in big games, but also hoped that the younger players would gain confidence as they gained varsity experience.

  • Cat Attack 3-1-10

    When South Carolina walked into Rupp Arena Thursday night there was only one thing on the over 24,000 screaming fans minds-Revenge.  Those pesky Gamecocks, led by their flea like point guard Devan Downey, had handed the then #1 Cats their first and only loss of the season a month earlier.  Most of the Kentucky team, save the always refreshingly honest Daniel Orton, was politically correct prior to the contest in saying it was just another game, blah blah blah.  But after the game Orton described the team’s feelings about the victory. “It is a little sweeter.

  • Cheerleaders place eighth at...

    After walking off the mat at the KAPOS state competition, the Grant County varsity cheerleaders knew they had just nailed their routine.

    The girls knew how well they had done when they saw tears in their coach’s eyes.

    “My girls looked better than I’ve ever seen them look,” coach Leigh Simpson said. “It was so amazing that it brought me to tears and I don’t cry. Just watching them perform at their best and seeing them be so proud of themselves was amazing.”

  • Lady Demons fall to defending...

    When the Williamstown girls’ basketball team faced Simon Kenton for the first time this season, the Lady Demons were able to play with two-time defending region champions, but were unable to come out with a win.

    The Lady Demons took on the Lady Pioneers in the first round of the 32nd district tournament on Feb. 22 and the teams traded baskets in the first quarter, as Simon Kenton held an 11-7 lead heading into the second quarter.

  • Grant County girls lose to...

    GCHS girls’ coach Darrell Guffey wanted to see his team either with a lead or tied with Walton-Verona after the first quarter of their district tournament matchup.

    While the teams were scoreless through the first two minutes, the Lady Cats were able to take a 19-7 lead in part to Grant County turnovers. The Lady Braves were unable to make up the early deficit, falling 60-36 on Feb. 22.

  • Lady Braves finish with big win

    The seventh grade Lady Braves finished their season on Feb. 13 against R.A. Jones Middle School. This was a huge game because earlier in the season, the Lady Braves were defeated by R.A. Jones by a score of 33-25. In that game, the Lady Braves had only three girls score.

    “It was a difficult loss for us. We didn’t play well and they pretty much beat us up at everything. It was a game that showed us we needed to be tougher,” coach Michael Camacho said.

    The Lady Braves were definitely ready for the rematch when the time came around.