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Today's Sports

  • Demons ninth inning rally falls...

    The Williamstown boys’ baseball team had already overcome one two-run deficit to tie Holmes.

    Down two runs again in the seventh inning, the Demons looked poised to not only tie the game, but take the lead.

    Their comeback attempt was one run too short, as the Demons lost 4-3 on March 23.

    “We are dependent on our defense and we gave up four runs with two outs,” coach Aaron Biddle said. “We played solid defense other than a few errors, but we have young arms and we need to back them up with our defense.”

  • Lady Demons start season with...

    The Williamstown Lady Demons knew they would have to rely on their defense to help them win games.

    Traveling to Henry County, the Williamstown girls’ softball team kept the game scoreless until the fourth inning when Henry County took over on their way to a 10-0 victory on March 23.

    “It was rough,” Goodrich said. “We did well until the fourth inning and then they started figuring out my pitching and hitting us. It went downhill from there.”

  • Rump signs with Georgetown

    Josh Rump helped the Grant County Braves football team earn back-to-back winning records and hopes he can continue to do that as he progresses onto the college stage.

    Rump signed to play for Georgetown College on March 17.

    “I’m excited,” Rump said. “All my life I wanted to play for Georgetown. I feel like this is a dream come true. I’m hoping I’ll be able to play my freshman year and continue to get bigger, faster and stronger.”

  • Grant County hosts weightlifting...

    The Grant County High School football team has been hard at work in the weight room, preparing for the second annual Grant County Strongman Invitational.

    Their work paid off as several lifters earned high marks for their performances.

  • Grant County track teams deal...

    The Grant County High School track and field teams were eager to see how they measured up against other schools.

    The teams competed at the Grant County All-Comers Meet on March 19, followed by the Newport River City Classic on March 21 and the Boone County Relay on March 23.

    At the Grant County All-Comers, senior Natalie Norman took first in the 400 and 800 meter runs, while also helping the 4x400 relay team take first with Caylin Hare, Kim Simpson and Taylor Cummins.

  • State Champions

    The Grant County Jaguars headed to Louisville to play in the state tournament and came away with gold.

    The Jaguars, Grant County’s Special Olympics basketball team, defeated two teams in the state tournament to earn the gold medal on March 14 and 15.

    “I’m really proud of them,” coach Mike Bass said. “To be a team from Grant County and to go and take the gold at state, I can’t be prouder of them.”

    The Jaguars started the state tournament with a win in double overtime over the Southeast Fire, 27-21 on March 14.

  • GCHS track team hosts Grant...

    The Grant County High School track and field team used two indoor track meets to get ready for the outdoor season in the spring.

    The team starts their season with the Grant County All Comers meet on March 19 at GCHS, hosting over 400 athletes.

    “I think we’re pretty well prepared,” coach Brian Soules said. “We had a great winter season and we’ve got a lot of athletes that have joined over the last month or so, so we should have a good showing, both boys and girls.”

  • Cat Attack 3-18-

        The Kentucky Wildcats kicked off their postseason play this year with a home game against UNLV in Memorial Coliseum on March 17.  The site had not hosted an actual game since 1976 and was always the home for Midnight Madness when I was growing up.  The change of venue from Rupp Arena added some excitement to an event, an NIT game, that doesn’t exactly get my blood pressure up. 

  • Stone makes most of senior year...

    Chelsea Stone was a part of Grant County’s marching band for five years, but her senior year, she wanted to do something different.

    Stone decided to join Grant County’s cheerleadering squad and made the most of her time on the mat, earning a spot on the junior varsity and competing with the girls.

  • Teams prepare for start of season

    As winter slowly turns to spring, the sound of baseballs and softballs hitting gloves is a welcome sound.

    The teams will start their seasons on March 23 and have been working to get ready for their first games.

    Each team features a new coach this year as T.J. West takes over Williamstown’s softball team, Aaron Biddle leads Williamstown’s baseball team, Justin Hollingsworth takes the reigns of Grant County’s defending district champions baseball team and Ott Reed, after a year away, returns as Grant County’s softball coach.