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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Lady Braves unable to stop Simon...

    The Grant County girls’ basketball team knew they were in for a challenge when they took on district favorite Simon Kenton. Early in the game, they battled to stay close, but couldn’t stop the Pioneers, as they lost 70-39.

    “They are good,” coach Darrell Guffey said. “They shot the ball really well and they have five seniors that play a lot. They have a lot more experience than us and that showed. We’ve got to get better. We’ve got to continue coming into practice and working hard.”

  • Demons start season off the...

    Patrick Spoonamore and the Williamstown Demons came out firing in their first game of the season against Carroll County. Pushing tempo and forcing turnovers, the Demons earned a 74-58 win.

    Spoonamore scored 31 points to lead the Demons, but credits his teammates for giving him scoring opportunities.

    “The basket looked like I could throw a car in it,” Spoonamore said. “It feels amazing, but I couldn’t have done it without the passing of my teammates. They gave me the ball so I could score. We played as a team.”

  • WHS girls’ fall to 1-2

    After a big win over West Jessamine to start their season, the Williamstown girls’ basketball team lost two straight games to Owen and Harrison counties.

    The Demons fell to Owen County in a physical game 65-56.

    “We ran across a hot player,” coach Mark Wilhoit said. “She scored 35 points. Overall, we shot the ball well, but we need to work on defense. Our defense was horrible. We opened up and let them drive and we were slow on our rotation. We’ve got a chance to be a real good team, but we’re not a good team right now.”

  • Lady Demons start season with...

    With a 64-43 win, the Williamstown Lady Demons started their season with a bang.

    Playing West Jessamine, the team relied on their defense to force turnovers and create easy transition points.

    “We’re changing the style of play and playing to our strength which is quickness and athleticism,” coach Mark Wilhoit said. “Overall, I’m pleased. We’re 1-0. It’s a good win for us. The players have looked forward to playing someone other than each other.”

  • Braves start season off right

    The Grant County High School boys’ basketball team have been working for months to prepare for their season. They’ve worked for so long that they were itching to play someone other than themselves.

    They took advantage of the opportunity in their first game against Harrison County, coming away with a 65-56 win.

    “I was really happy with our ball movement,” coach Ron Kinmon said. “I thought we played as a team and we had lots of guys contribute.”