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Today's Sports

  • Demons earn win on senior night

    After starting the season with six straight wins, the Williamstown baseball team has struggled, coming into their senior night game against Paris with eight straight losses.

    The Demons were able to earn a 5-0 win against Paris on May 14 to snap their losing streak.

  • WHS tennis team takes on WV, SK

    The Williamstown girls’ tennis team is still enjoying their first year in existence and have played matches against junior varsity squads from Walton-Verona and Simon Kenton.

    “They’ve shown a lot of progress,” coach Sean Binder said. “I’m impressed with how they’ve picked up the sport. They’re getting more comfortable with the game.”

    “We’re improving a lot this season,” Sarah Bialik, a junior said. “We’re having a lot of fun this year. It’s exciting in our first year.”

  • Hicks named new GCHS ball coach

    Jim Hicks is coming to Grant County with the plan to make the Braves boys’ basketball team a contender in the eighth region.

    Hicks was named the head basketball coach for the Grant County boys’ basketball team. Hicks follows Joe Utter, who was the interim head coach last season after replacing Ron Kinmon, who was the head coach for 11 years before resigning.

  • Braves fall to Bourbon County

    Grant County baseball coach Darrick Lee has told his players all season that they will not shy away from tough competition.

    He believes that to be considered a top program in the state, they’ll have to face top competition.

    The Braves faced Bourbon County (a team with 20 wins) on May 11, coming away with a 12-3 loss in part because of errors.

  • Asher signs to play for Pikeville

    Williamstown senior Josh Asher knew that if he wanted to make his goal of playing baseball at the college level a reality, he would have to put the work in to make it happen.

    Asher’s persistence got the attention of Rob Taylor and the Pikeville College baseball coaching staff, and he signed to play for Pikeville on May 11.

  • Walters runs in Flying Pig

    It was rainy and dark at 6 a.m. May 2 when Jeff Walters loaded a crowded bus traveling toward the hills of Eden Park in Cincinnati.

    Walters, of Dry Ridge, was preparing to participate in his seventh Flying Pig Marathon as part of the Performance Pipe four-man relay team. His bib number, 8582, matched that of teammates Phillip Foley, of Hebron, Ky., Norm Hageman, of Plano, Texas, and Barrett Jesseph, of Knoxville, Tenn.

  • Sports Shorts

    Grant County competes in tourney

    Scores: 5-2 loss, 6-4 win

    When: May 8

    Where: Oldham County High School

    What: The Lady Braves played in the Oldham County Tournament, falling to Franklin County before defeating Presentation.

    Against Franklin County, the Lady Braves outhit their opponents, but left 11 runners stranded. They followed by beating Presentation, despite falling behind 4-0 after the first inning.

    Quote of the game: “These kids are still hungry and that’s what it’s going to take,” coach Ott Reed said.

  • Sigmon named new WHS ball coach

    After spending time away from coaching, Steve Sigmon decided he wanted to get back to what he loves.

    Sigmon was given the opportunity to coach again after being named the new Williamstown boys’ basketball coach. The school had 14 candidates for the position vacated when Stacey May resigned on April 8.

    “I’m excited,” Sigmon said. “I think that next year’s team has talent. You can’t coach players to your style; you’ve got to coach to their style.”

  • Lady Demons win five of last six...

    Williamstown softball coach T.J. West has preached to his team all season that it’s not how you start the race; it’s how you finish it.

    The Lady Demons started the year slowly, earning their first win in their 10th game.

    But since the season stretched into May, Williamstown has won five of their last six games.

    “Maybe we’re putting things together,” West said. “We’re on a little winning streak here at the end and hopefully it will continue into the district tournament.”

  • Braves sweep Demons

    After their first matchup, Grant County baseball coach Darrick Lee expected more out of his players the next time they faced rival Williamstown.

    Lee saw his players rise to the occasion when a week after their 3-2 win, they followed with a 9-1 win on May 6.

    “We hit the ball better than we did the first game,” Lee said. “We also didn’t have the week off that we had before the previous game. I’m just happy to see us put all phases of the games together. I saw more enthusiasm out of some players and I expected them to respond.”