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Today's Sports

  • 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.”

  • 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.”