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Today's Sports

  • Koebcke makes the grade as a...

    Union College’s Nathan Koebcke was one of 264 student-athletes to be honored as a 2008 Daktronics-NAIA Men’s Soccer Scholar-Athlete.

    Koebcke, a junior goalkeeper from Williamstown, is the 15th player in program history to be honored as Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete. The last Bulldog to make the list was Dustin Isom in 2006. In all, 17 Union players have made the team since 1998.

  • Lady Braves earn spot in...

    The GCHS Lady Braves started the Grant County Invitational with two wins and didn’t want to end their streak.

    With a 51-43 win over Newport, the girls ran their streak to three wins in a row, putting them over .500 for the season, and earning them a spot in the championship game.

    “I thought we really executed well in the second half, especially in the fourth quarter,” coach Darrell Guffey said. “When they make plays, that makes it easy.”

  • Williamstown eighth graders...

    Duct tape wallets, chocolate spoons and even free hugs were just a few of the offerings during the annual Entrepreneur Fair at Williamstown Junior High.

    The sixth year event was conducted by the eighth-grade students in Angela Williams’ social studies class.

    From custom bookmarks and ornaments to popcorn balls, the students paired up and had to come up with a product to sell to the elementary and junior high students.

  • 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.