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Today's Sports

  • Cat Attack 1-26-10

    On the verge of becoming the #1 ranked team in the country for the first time since 2003 with a win over Arkansas, the Kentucky Wildcats delivered their most dominating performance of the season to remain the lone unbeaten in all the land. Coach John Calipari, who has been known to downplay the play of this team at times this season, described the performance this way. "I think we would have smashed anyone in the country today. That's not arrogance, but that's as good as we've played for the first 20 minutes. We would have beaten a lot of teams today."

  • Sports Shorts 1-20-10

    Demons earn win against Trimble Co.

    Score: 60-55

    When: Jan. 16

    Where: Trimble County High School

    What: Coming off of a win over Walton-Verona, Trimble County hoped to earn another win against a 32nd district team. The Demons had three players score double-digit points, as junior Derrick King led with 17 points, senior Storm Mason scored 16 points and sophomore Jake McKinley added 10 points. Williamstown also made the most of their free throw attempts, hitting 22 of 29 free throws.

  • GCMS Lady Braves off to a hot...

    The seventh grade Lady Braves’ basketball team had high expectations heading into this season after finishing last season 12-5 with a second place finish in their conference tournament.

    Some of their goals heading into the season were to win at least 80 percent of their games and to have fun. Through 16 games, they are well on their way to achieving their goals with a 13-3 record.

  • Cat Attack 1-19-10

    Aww...now that’s more like it. Kentucky’s last five trips to Florida had left it with nothing but a bad sunburn and five straight losses. But the Wildcats turned the tables on the Gators and were the ones doing the frying. My favorite t-shirt from college read “Gator Tail is best when it’s Kentucky Fried.” I couldn’t agree more.

  • Neal makes most of his senior...

    Logan Neal always wanted to be a part of the Williamstown cross-country team.

    When he finally got his license and was able to get to and from practice, Neal, a senior, got to experience what he had been waiting for.

    “I had wanted to join for a few years, so when I got my license, it made it a lot easier,” Neal said. “I’ve always enjoyed running. I wanted to be a part of the team.”

    Neal didn’t know what was in store for him with practices that included long runs.

  • Braves rally after half for win

    The Grant County boys’ basketball team started the first quarter of their game against Cooper with a scoring streak, but cooled as Cooper took control of the game.

    Cooper took the momentum and dominated the play in the first half, matching Grant County basket for basket on their way to a 38-28 lead at the end of the first half.

    GCHS coach Joe Utter reminded his players during halftime that in order to fight their way back in to the game, they would have to play better defense.

  • Lady Demons fall in All A semis

    At the start of the year, the Williamstown girls’ basketball team set a goal of “filling the spot.”

    The “spot” was an empty space in their gym where they hoped to hoist a banner commemorating an All A regional championship.

    The Lady Demons got close to playing for the championship, but were unable to make enough plays, falling to Gallatin County 41-39 in the All A semifinals on Jan. 15.

  • Wenderoth remembers 1979 region...

    Growing up in Dayton, Carl Wenderoth caught basketball fever at an early age.

    As a 10-year-old, Wenderoth watched Dayton High School make a run to the state tournament, where they eventually finished as the state runner-up.

    “I was weaned on basketball in the 1940’s,” Wenderoth said. “I found it neat with all the people, all the noise and all the glory that the team had. We all went crazy. That’s how I got started.”

  • Braves down Demons in rivalry...

    When the Grant County and Williamstown boys’ basketball teams faced each other in the Forcht Bank/Dry Ridge Toyota Invitational in December, the Braves took control of the game with an offensive attack in the third quarter.

    The Demons and the Braves matched up again on Jan. 5 and Grant County followed the same script with a 19-3 run to start the third quarter on their way to a 72-54 victory on their home court.

  • Bowen grew through hard work

    Bradie Bowen can’t explain what changed about her basketball game between her seventh and eighth grade seasons.

    But because of the belief that she had in herself, the change earned her a spot in the inaugural class of the Grant County High School Athletic Hall of Fame.