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  • 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.”

  • Christmas comes early: Grant...

    With a great performance at the Jingle Bell Classic, the Grant County High School varsity and junior varsity cheerleaders could be on their way to Orlando.

    If the teams earn a score of 70 percent or better, they will qualify for the Americheer National Competition in Orlando in March.

    “I’m pretty excited,” coach Leigh Simpson said. “It’s a big opportunity for the girls.”

  • GCHS girls’ first win...

    Leading throughout their game against Owen County, the Grant County High School girls needed a last second shot to ensure a 46-45 win.

    The Lady Braves led throughout the contest against Owen County, relinquishing the lead in the last 20 seconds before having a chance to win at the end.

    With two seconds left on the clock, Grant County had the ball under their basket and ran an inbounds play, with senior Shayna Lockard sinking the game winning shot as the buzzer sounded.

  • First win down, more to go

    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.”

  • Seniors set standard for...

    The Grant County High School football seniors leave the program as the winningest class, but also made their mark in other ways.

    “They are the first group I had since their freshman year,” coach Mike Davis said. “They are a big deal for me. I’ve watched them grow and develop and we’ve formed a special bond. They have set a standard that we will hopefully continue and the underclassmen can follow.”

  • Rump nominated for national award

    Coming off back-to-back seasons as the Grant County defensive player of the year, Josh Rump has earned another accomplishment.

    Rump has been nominated for the Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year.

    “It’s an awesome accomplishment,” Rump said. “I work hard to be the best player I can and it’s paid off.”

    Rump, who played offensive and defensive line this past season, spent a lot of time working to understand the nuances of the defense and the opportunities that would be available to him.

  • GCHS boys make history during...

    With hard work and determination, the Grant County High School boys’ cross country team have become a team to be taken seriously.

    That is due in part to the efforts of the seniors, who have spent their high school careers working to put the Braves in position to succeed for years to come. Each senior started running because they were inspired by a relative, except for Dustin Sullivan, who had another reason all together.

    “I ran because I was chubby, so I joined,” Sullivan said.

  • For GCHS girls, best times were...

    The seniors of Grant County’s girls’ cross country team worked hard to make their senior season worthwhile, even if their favorite moments were those that happened during practices.

    “For me, being around teammates and everyone I’ve met while running has made it more enjoyable,” Natalie Norman said. “I’ll probably miss all of my teammates because they are the reason that running is fun. I wouldn’t enjoy it as much without them.”

  • Kinmon returns to Berea with...

    When Ron Kinmon took the Grant County High School boys’ basketball team to Berea College, it brought together the only two teams he’s ever played for.

    Kinmon, who played at Berea after playing at Grant County High School, was reunited with five of his former teammates and his former coach at Berea when the Braves played Seven Hills (Oh.). Willie Hill is the coach of Seven Hills and also played with Kinmon at Berea.