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Today's Sports

  • Cheerleaders take second at...

    After their performance at the KAPOS state competition, the Grant County High School varsity cheerleaders were anxious to compete again and show how talented they are.

    The girls dropped four stunts at the state competition, but at the NKCCA competition on Feb. 22, the girls brought home a second place finish.

    “It was a big competition, but they did well,” coach Leigh Simpson said. “The point for varsity was to redeem themselves to prove that they could do what they did at region and they did just that. They walked off the mat so proud.”

  • Braves earn win on senior night

    The Grant County Braves basketball team knew that their senior night game against Lloyd Memorial would not be easy.

    The two teams had played each other earlier in the season during the Lloyd Memorial Invitational, with the Braves earning a 64-51 win.

    The Braves knew that the Juggernauts would come into their gym looking for revenge. But Grant County sent Lloyd Memorial home with a 43-37 loss after taking control late in the game.

  • Track team uses indoor season to...

    The Grant County High School track team is hoping for big things this spring as they work hard this winter to improve.

    The team traveled to Lexington on Jan. 24 to compete in the Wildcat Classic at the University of Kentucky against 50 other teams.

  • Demons torch Covington Latin for...

    The Williamstown Demons wanted to do something special on their senior night.

    They came away with a 92-42 win over Covington Latin for their final game before the district tournament.

    “It was a good senior night game for us,” coach Stacey May said. “I let the seniors play all of the first half and a majority of the third quarter. These seniors went out with a win on their home floor.”

    The Demons took an early lead, dominating an overmatched Covington Latin team. The Demons used a combination of experience and talent to earn the win.

  • Area players named to all-region...

    Hard work and dedication to the sport of basketball has paid off for several players who were named to the all-region team.

    Williamstown Lady Demons Jaclyn Stith and Tori Wilhoit were named to the girls’ team, while Grant County Braves Caleb Kinmon and Kody Thompson were named to the boys’ team. Grant County coach Ron Kinmon was named all-region coach.

    Stith was named to the team for the second year in a row.

  • Season comes to a close for Lady...

    The Williamstown Lady Demons had aspirations of making it to the region tournament this season and all that stood in their way was their first round matchup with Walton-Verona in the district tournament.

    With a win, the Lady Demons would have ensured a trip to the region tournament, regardless of the outcome in the district championship.

    Unfortunately, they came away from their showdown with Walton-Verona with a 53-35 loss.

  • Lady Braves run into tough Lady...

    After battling Simon Kenton twice this year, the Grant County Lady Braves knew that they would have to play to near perfection to come away with a win against the Lady Pioneers in the district tournament.

    They knew they would have to deal with their full-court pressure and prevent the Lady Pioneers from taking a huge early lead.

    The Lady Braves fought, but ended up falling 63-35 in the first round to Simon Kenton.

  • Lady Braves celebrate senior...

    The Grant County Lady Braves celebrated their two seniors’ careers with gifts and flowers, recognizing the contributions they have made to the program.

    The Lady Braves recognized Candace Gorby and Shayna Lockard, the team’s two seniors.

    They followed that up with a resounding 43-18 win over Lloyd Memorial on Feb. 14.

    The Lady Braves dominated early, holding a 15-3 lead after the first quarter and 28-9 at the half. In their next two games, Lloyd Memorial scored over 40 points, but the Lady Braves defense shut down their offense.

  • The art of the free throw

    Over the course of a game, players go to the free throw line, making or missing the only shot they’ll take in a game without a defender in their face.

    Fifteen feet are all that stands between a player and the basket. They have to zone out the crowd’s noise or their silence. They can’t think about the pressure of the situation or about the consequences of a missed shot. A free throw is the test of a player’s resolve and resiliency.

  • MIDDLE SCHOOL MANIA

    The Grant County Middle School basketball teams had success this year and each hope to build on it in upcoming years.

    Eighth Grade Boys

    The eighth grade boys’ team came into the season with high expectations, setting goals of winning the conference or the conference tournament. They weren’t able to make those dreams a reality, but, according to their coach, have a lot of talent to build on.