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  • Lady Braves celebrate senior...

    The Grant County Lady Braves celebrated their two seniors’ careers with gifts and flowers, recognizing the contributions they have made to the program.

    The Lady Braves recognized Candace Gorby and Shayna Lockard, the team’s two seniors.

    They followed that up with a resounding 43-18 win over Lloyd Memorial on Feb. 14.

    The Lady Braves dominated early, holding a 15-3 lead after the first quarter and 28-9 at the half. In their next two games, Lloyd Memorial scored over 40 points, but the Lady Braves defense shut down their offense.

  • The art of the free throw

    Over the course of a game, players go to the free throw line, making or missing the only shot they’ll take in a game without a defender in their face.

    Fifteen feet are all that stands between a player and the basket. They have to zone out the crowd’s noise or their silence. They can’t think about the pressure of the situation or about the consequences of a missed shot. A free throw is the test of a player’s resolve and resiliency.

  • MIDDLE SCHOOL MANIA

    The Grant County Middle School basketball teams had success this year and each hope to build on it in upcoming years.

    Eighth Grade Boys

    The eighth grade boys’ team came into the season with high expectations, setting goals of winning the conference or the conference tournament. They weren’t able to make those dreams a reality, but, according to their coach, have a lot of talent to build on.

  • HOOPLA

    After a regular season where local teams enjoyed highs and lows, the district tournament will start on Feb. 23 at Williamstown High School.

    The Lady Demons and Lady Braves will start the tournament on Feb. 23. The Lady Demons, the district third seed, will take on second seed Walton-Verona at 6 p.m., while the fourth seed Lady Braves will take on first seed Simon Kenton at 7:30 p.m.

    Williamstown split the season series with Walton-Verona and Lady Demons coach Mark Wilhoit hopes his team has learned from their regular season matchups.

  • Demons battle through busy week

    As the regular season winds down, the Williamstown Demons had a tough stretch, playing five games over the course of a week.

    The Demons started by falling 51-45 at home against Frankfort on Feb. 10.

    “It was probably our second worst game of the year as far as executing and the way we played,” coach Stacey May said. “The only positive was getting Wes Philpot back and how he played with a lot of energy. I thought he single-handedly kept us in the game at times. We’re trying to get back on track like when we played Walton-Verona.”

  • Twin wins

    The Grant County High school girls’ and boys’ basketball teams put on a show for their fans during GCHS’ homecoming.

    The girls earned a 43-28 victory over Henry County, while the boys defeated Henry County 66-57 on Feb. 13.

    The Lady Braves built a 22-18 lead at halftime and kept adding to their lead to start the third quarter. Behind scores by Shayna Lockard and Amber Cope, Grant County was ahead 30-22 before Morgan McClure added a free throw to make it 31-22 at the end of the third quarter.

  • Cheerleaders place 13th at state...

    As the Grant County High School varsity cheerleaders left for Bowling Green on Feb. 13, they each tapped a sign that said, ‘Perform Like Champions.’

    They had hopes of finishing in the top 10, dreaming that they could possibly finish in the top 5.

    When the time came to perform, they didn’t live up to their own expectations, dropping four stunts and finishing 13th. But, according to coach Leigh Simpson, their performance was unexpected after how they had been performing recently.

  • Williamstown girls fall in...

    On senior night, the Williamstown Lady Demons battled with Pendleton County, with the lead going back and forth.

    The Lady Demons ultimately lost in overtime, falling 60-52 on Feb. 16.

    “We did a poor job rebounding,” coach Mark Wilhoit said. “That was the key to me. They out hustled us and we have to do a better job of keeping them off the glass. To be small, we’re a pretty good rebounding team, but they exposed one of our weaknesses that we have to improve before the district tournament.”

  • CAT ATTACK 2-18-09

    What a difference a week makes.  Last Wednesday morning.

  • Demons dominate Walton-Verona...

    The Williamstown Demons saved their best performance of the year for the final regular season district game against Walton-Verona.

    The Demons controlled the game from the tip, winning 75-48 for their first district win on Feb. 6.