Today's Sports

  • Richie Farmer heads to jail

     Former University of Kentucky basketball star Richie Farmer was sentenced Tuesday to 27 months in prison for misusing state resources during his tenure as Kentucky’s agriculture commissioner.
    U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove ordered Farmer to pay $120,500 in restitution, with $105,5000 going to the state and $15,000 going to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

  • Lady Braves leading scorer...

    Knowing that it’s not where you start, it’s where you finish, the Grant County Lady Braves continue to have high hopes and even bigger expectations for themselves despite a disappointing start to the season.

    Grant County currently sits at 2-10 overall after a recent 74-24 loss to region powerhouse Simon Kenton, a game that gives no hint to the effort the Lady Braves are putting in. But Coach Shawn West is not dwelling on his team’s losses, instead focusing on continued improvement with an eye on the ultimate goal.

  • Lady Demons fall to Mayfield,...

    Williamstown exploded for 26 points in the fourth quarter but it was wasted as Mayfield was equally impressive with 26 points of its own in action at the McLean County Lady Cougar Christmas Tournament.
    Mayfield won 65 to Williamstown’s 57.
    Katie Cheek paced the Lady Demons with 13 points, including seven in the fourth quarter. Rachel Mongtomery was next with 11 points. She had six in the second quarter and five in the fourth.

  • Lady Demons best Henry Co.

    The Williamstown Lady Demons kicked off the new year in style with a 42-36 win over visiting Henry County in what is likely the best performance by the team to date.

    The Lady Demons came out of the gates on fire and jumped on the visitors early and often while building a double-digit lead in the first quarter, 13-3, and never looked back.
    “Our girls really stepped up and played well,” said Williamstown coach Kasey Mason. “Going into the game, I told the girls, they are bigger than us. They are more experienced than us.

  • WHS Lady Demons beat Trimble Co.

    After falling behind early, the Williamstown Lady Demons junior varsity battled back for a thrilling 32-29 win over Trimble County in girls’ junior varsity action.
    Williamstown struggled with poor shooting and turnovers in the first quarter and dug themselves into a 12-4 hole. But the Lady Demons turned it on in the second quarter and outscored Trimble 16-6 to take the lead. Williamstown then outscored the host team 6-2 in the third quarter and held the lead the rest of the way.

  • Lady Braves JV improve to 4-3

    The Grant County Lady Braves improved to 4-3 on the season with a pair of wins this week in girls’ junior varsity basketball action.
    Grant County slipped by the Owen County Lady Rebels 32-26 in the first win before blowing out district foe Walton-Verona 45-21 in the Lady Braves’ most recent game. Sandwiched in between the two wins was a disappointing 49-40 loss to Cooper.

  • Grant Couunty vs. Shelby County...
  • Demons win back-to-back games;...

     While the first month of the season didn’t go exactly as they had hoped, the Williamstown Demons continue to break new ground under second-year head coach Roger Harden.
    Earlier this season, Williamstown won a district game for the first time in five years. And with two wins this week, the Demons won their final game of 2013 and their first game of 2014, a feat the program had not accomplished in a decade. The two wins also mark the first time in more than two years that the Demons have won back-to-back games.

  • Braves win one, lose two in...

    Over the Christmas break, the Grant County Braves traveled to Coral Springs, Florida, to participate in the Kruel Holiday Classic.

    During the road trip, the Braves put together what is likely their most impressive three-game stretch of the young season against a trio of teams that would almost surely rank among the best in Kentucky.
    And while the Braves won only one of the three road games, that does not take away from how well the team played and the improvements that continue to be made under first-year head coach Brandon Grammer.

  • Braves beat Demons

    Getting their first look at the Grant County Braves and new head basketball coach Brandon Grammer, the hometown faithful had no option but to like what they saw as the Braves led from start to finish in a 93-78 win over Holy Cross on Dec. 7.
    Aaron Hicks and Seth Adkins exploded for a combined 52 points for Grant County. The pair hit seven 3-pointers and was good on 16-of-20 free throw attempts.
    Hicks led the Braves’ charge with game-highs of 27 points and nine rebounds. The senior forward hit five 3-pointers and was good on all six of his free throws.