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Today's Sports

  • 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.”

  • GCHS hosts Meet the Coach Night

    The community is invited to meet new Grant County boys' basketball coach Jim Hicks and his wife, Mellanie Hicks.

    From 6 to 7 p.m. May 12, Hicks will meet with the community in the Grant County High School gym.

    For more information, call Scott Shipp, GCHS athletic director, at 824-9739.

  • Grant County holds on for win...

    After taking a three-run lead in their rivalry game against Williamstown, the Grant County baseball team had to rely more on their pitching and defense for the rest of the game.

    The Braves held on for a 3-2 win on April 28 for their second district win in as many tries.

    “Anytime you win a seed game, it’s in the right direction from what we’re trying to achieve as a team,” GCHS coach Darrick Lee said. “We had a week off and looked rusty, but we battled through it.”

  • Sports Shorts

    Lady Demons defeat Gallatin, fall in NCKC

    Scores: 5-3, 17-2

    When: April 27 and 28

    Where: Williamstown High School and Henry County High School

    What: The Lady Demons earned their fourth win of the season against Gallatin County, avenging an earlier loss.

    They hoped to follow with a win in the NCKC, but were unable to defeat Henry County.

  • GCMS boys work on improving

    This past season for the Grant County Middle School basketball teams was all about working hard to improve.

    The sixth grade boys’ team finished the season with a 7-17 record and one win in the season-ending tournament.

    The team was led by Chris Hammonds, Kyle Kinmon, Daniel Kinmon, Jordan Rose and Joey Saylor. Daniel Kinmon led the team in rebounding. Andrew Daniels scored a season-high 15 points in one game before suffering a season-ending knee injury.

  • Lady Braves remain undefeated in...

    When opponents face the Grant County softball team, no lead is safe.

    The Lady Braves rallied for another come-from-behind win in a district game, earning a 6-3 win over Walton-Verona on April 27.

    “As a coach, I’m panicking, but whenever the kids come off the field, you can see the confidence in their eyes,” coach Ott Reed said. “This team is so good at pitch recognition. They don’t swing at bad pitches. This group scores runs in bunches.”

  • Cummins visits Dominican...

    Faith has always been a big part of Joshua Cummins’ life.

    But for the sophomore pitcher at Asbury College, a mission trip to the Dominican Republic with his college baseball team reinforced how much it means to have God in his life.

  • Pelfrey signs with Eastern...

    Hard work and a drive to make it to the next level are what helped Grant County High School senior Dillon Pelfrey reach a goal in his life.

    Pelfrey signed to play baseball for Eastern Kentucky University on April 26.

    “This means a lot to me,” Pelfrey said. “This is something that I’ve thought about and worked for the past 18 years of my life. It means a lot to my family and I’m kind of overwhelmed.”

    Pelfrey, who pitches and plays shortstop for the Braves, will play in the infield for the Colonels.

  • Williamstown starts tennis team

    It started as a hope for coach Sean Binder and eventually turned into a reality.

    Binder, who played four years of tennis in high school, had wanted to start a tennis team at Williamstown for several years, but was unable to drum up enough interest.

    After enough girls showed interest during a recent survey, the Williamstown school board approved the addition of girls’ tennis to the athletic program on Feb. 8.