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Today's Sports

  • Players should be proud of...

    I get to cover sports for a living.

    When I first went to college, I thought I would graduate with a business degree and work in an office. But then my sophomore year, I had a realization. There was a chance that I could get paid to go to sporting events.

    It was then that something clicked and I decided to go into English and work to become a reporter. When I started at the Grant County News in August 2007, I was the staff writer and one day hoped, whether it was here or someplace else, that I would get to cover sports.

  • Demons take second place at...

    The Williamstown boys’ basketball team had to jump off the bus and onto the court to start the Fleming County Tournament.

    Following a two-hour bus ride, the Demons had to be ready to play immediately against Bracken County on Dec. 19. They came away with a 78-69 win.

    “We had the bus ride and then had to jump off and play,” coach Stacey May said. “We struggled from the foul line, but Dustin Bryant shot well from the three point line.”

    Bryant scored 17 points and Patrick Spoonamore scored 19 to lead the Demons.

  • Lady Braves host Grant County...

    Eight teams will come to Grant County, but only one will leave a champion.

    The Lady Braves will host the Grant County Invitational from Dec. 18 to Dec. 23. Grant County, Williamstown, Lexington Sayre, Ludlow, Dayton, Silver Grove, Eminence and Newport will compete. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students.

  • Grant County girls’...

    Early turnovers helped the Grant County Lady Braves, but late turnovers helped Walton-Verona come away with a 44-33 win on Dec. 11.

    “We played hard, competed and had a chance to win,” coach Darrell Guffey said. “Turnovers and defensive rebounding have been the key for us all year. We need to stick our nose in there and box out. We came out aggressive and that was good. We got much better and that’s the important thing.”

  • Lady Demons roll off three...

    The Lady Demons had a busy week.

    The Williamstown girls’ team had four games in a week, coming away with three wins over Gallatin County, North Oldham and Trimble County and a loss against Simon Kenton.

    Starting the week by hosting Gallatin County, the Lady Demons came away with a 62-56 win on Dec. 15.

  • Seniors extend high school cross...

    Their high school careers could have ended at the state meet, but several Grant County High School cross country runners decided to lengthen their careers with two races.

    On Nov. 22, Natalie Norman, Jeffrey Covington, Brandon McIntosh and Aaron Jump raced in the KTCCCA Senior Challenge, held at Masterson Station Park in Lexington.

    Norman was selected to represent the North team as one of the top seniors in the region. She proved her worth, coming in third overall and second for the North. Her performance helped the North take first place in the competition.

  • Homecoming happenings

    The Williamstown boys’ basketball team wanted to enjoy homecoming. They wanted to enjoy the dance that followed their game and have fun with alumni that returned.

    The Demons did all that and more, coming away with a 70-63 win over Lexington Sayre on Dec. 13.

  • Braves earn district win over...

    Before the season started, GCHS coach Ron Kinmon believed that Simon Kenton was the team to beat in the district.

    With a 55-47 win on Dec. 12, the Braves did just that.

    “It’s nice because it was a district win,” Kinmon said. “The team played extremely well. The first half we played a little nervous, but we settled down and played a great second half.”

    The game was back and forth from the beginning, as Simon Kenton scored first, but Caleb Kinmon hit a three pointer to take the lead.

  • GCHS boys’ earn win in...

    While the Grant County boys’ basketball team may have been down against Ludlow, they were never out.

    Relying on two seniors and a sophomore, the Braves earned a 61-59 victory, despite being down for most of the second half.

    Seniors Kody Thompson and Cody Kinman got Grant County back into the game with timely three pointers that silenced the Ludlow crowd and rejuvenated their team. But the final shot belonged to sophomore Justin Loomis who sent the Panthers home with a loss and put the Braves at 2-0 on the season.

  • Good tidings of cheer

    With the chance to earn a trip to Orlando for the Americheer National Competition, the Grant County High School varsity cheerleaders had hoped to come out hot, but instead came out cold during their warm-ups.

    As they went through their routine, they were disappointed with their performance, which they believed was not as crisp and enthusiastic as it needed to be.

    After a talk with their coach, the girls came out for their real performance and earned an 80 percent, 10 percent better than they had to score to earn their trip to the national competition.