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Today's Sports

  • CAT ATTACK 3-13-09

    HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!  The four game losing streak is over.  I honestly almost forgot how to write something following a victory, but I’m thankful the Wildcats gave me the opportunity once again.  Maybe a trip to Tampa is what this team needed to regain the focus and intensity that had escaped them in recent weeks.  I can tell you one thing for sure, the weather here is just a little bit nicer than the 35 degrees back in Kentucky, but why rub it in.

  • Braves season ends in region...

    As the seconds ticked off the clock, Kody Thompson was having déjà vu.

    The Braves senior had forced overtime against Owen County in the region tournament with a drive to the basket and a score.

    Less than 10 minutes later, he was back in the same position, except with the chance to win. He dribbled the ball as the crowd’s pleas to keep the Braves season alive surrounded him.

    As he attacked the basket, he elevated and let the ball go.

  • Junior varsity teams improve...

    Junior varsity gives players the opportunity to get playing time and improve their skills as they prepare to play at the varsity level.

    The four area junior varsity teams each had players that made contributions to the varsity level this year and return to help their teams get better next year.

    The GCHS boys’ junior varsity team finished the season 12-10 and were close in a majority of their losses.

  • Memories will last for WHS...

    For the three seniors on the Williamstown girls’ basketball team, their time together has been sweet, on and off the court.

    Mellissa Snow, Jaclyn Stith and Amber Vance became a family, sisters tied together by their common love of basketball.

    “I love basketball because of the girls,” Vance said. “We are so close. Half the time, I think I’m closer to them than my family because I’m around them a ton during the season.”

  • For GCHS seniors, attitude is...

    The Grant County girls’ basketball team relied on their two seniors this year. Candace Gorby and Shayna Lockard led by their example and the advice they doled out to younger players.

    Now that their high school careers are over, the pair are satisfied and know they helped build the program.

  • GCHS varsity cheerleaders leave...

    The Grant County varsity cheerleader’s careers may be ending, but not before they made history.

    This group of six seniors are the first to help the program earn back-to-back trips to the state competition.

    “All the years that we’ve cheered, it adds up to what we are now,” Lakeshia Crabtree said. “It’s all worth it. Going to state two years in a row is a major accomplishment for us and it all adds up in the end.”

  • Cat Attack 3-9-09

    Mercifully the regular season has finally ended for this year’s Kentucky Wildcats.  The season that started with so much hope officially ended with a thud as Kentucky fell at Florida 60-53 on March 7.  The loss left the Cats with a 19-12 record while also almost certainly ending a streak of 17 straight NCAA Tournament appearances.  Sure, if Kentucky could pull off their best Georgia Bulldogs impersonation from last season and win the SEC Tournament they would earn the conference’s automatic bid, but have you seen this team play lately?  OK, play might be a li

  • WHS cheerleader leads by her...

    Sarah Dunn was the lone senior on the Williamstown varsity cheerleading squad, but she relished the opportunity of leading by example and working with her mom, Tina, as the coach.

    “This year has definitely been a fun year,” Sarah said. “Two years ago, we had Jennifer Eckler as the coach and it was right in the middle. We had serious and fun moments. With Angie Williams as coach last year, it was serious, but it was fun because we were really good. This year has been all fun. It’s been good because I’ve had a good mixture in all my years.”

  • Demons fall in overtime to...

    The Williamstown Demons were confident going into their district tournament game against Simon Kenton, playing on their home court and coming off a big district win over Walton-Verona.

    Both teams battled with each other, matching basket for basket for four quarters before the Demons took the Pioneers into overtime, eventually falling 73-69 on Feb. 24.

  • Braves earn second place in...

    The Grant County Braves had a plan heading into the district tournament to earn at least one win and advance to the region tournament.

    With their 59-45 win over Walton-Verona on Feb. 25, the Braves did just that. The next phase of the plan was to eliminate Simon Kenton en route to a district championship.

    The Braves battled the Pioneers before falling 54-51 on Feb. 27 to take second place in the district.