Today's Sports

  • Grant County defeats Williamstown

    Their rivalry will renew in 2010, but Grant County and Williamstown’s boys’ basketball teams got a taste of what to expect.

    The two teams faced off in their first game of the Forcht Bank/Dry Ridge Toyota Invitational and Grant County came out on top, winning 70-64 on Dec. 19.

    “Offensively, we did some decent things, in the first half especially,” GCHS coach Ron Kinmon said. “I didn’t like the way we closed out the game, but it’s a victory and we’re happy that we won.”

  • Lady Braves make most of final...

    Four years, three years, two years and one.

    The four Grant County seniors on the girls’ cross country team each had a different amount of experience, but learned that they could be at their best when they raced together.

    Christina Haubner (three years), Kara Pennington (four years), Jacki Roche (two years) and Emily Thomes (one year) joined together to help make the program the most competitive it’s been in the past couple of years.

  • Lady Braves advance to...

    With three straight wins, the Grant County girls’ basketball team earned a spot in the Forcht Bank/Dry Ridge Toyota Invitational championship game.

    “We had a week off between games and we’ve gotten better through practice,” coach Darrell Guffey said. “We’ve made a few changes and it’s worked out well for us. Our players are happy and having fun playing basketball.”

    The Lady Braves defeated Lloyd Memorial 51-33 on Dec. 19 before dominating Newport 56-31 on Dec. 21. They defeated Eminence 59-27 on Dec. 22.

  • Seniors help Braves advance to...

    The Grant County boys’ soccer seniors know what it means to be part of a winning tradition.

    The five seniors were a part of the program’s 100th win, helped the team advance to consecutive region tournaments (including the program’s first region championship game) and accumulating 34 wins over their high school career.

    Now that Christian Cain, Phillip Clough, Anthony Clouse, Neil Koebcke and James Reed have ended their high school careers, they’re proud to have been a part of the program’s history.

  • 2,000 and counting

    The Kentucky Wildcats became the first team in NCAA Men’s Basketball history to win 2000 games by defeating the Drexel Dragons Monday night 88-44. The feat was over a hundred years in the making and man was it worth the wait. As the last few seconds ticked off the clock the crowd erupted while confetti and streamers shot into the air and onto the court. It was truly a fitting celebration for an absolutely amazing accomplishment. Coach John Calipari described his team’s role in making history.

  • Wilhoit reaches 1,000 points in...

    After picking up two quick fouls against Pendleton County, Williamstown junior Tori Wilhoit was stuck riding the bench for the rest of the first half.

    Needing nine points to reach 1,000 career points, Wilhoit was worried that she wouldn’t be able to reach the milestone, but worried more about not being able to help her team win.

  • Grant County hosts basketball...

    Three of the county’s basketball teams will be home for the holidays.

    Grant County’s boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will host the Dry Ridge Toyota/Forcht Bank Invitational featuring 16 teams, including both Grant County teams and the Williamstown boys’ team.

    On the boys’ side, Grant County hosts Williamstown, Ludlow, Henry County, Dayton, Frankfort, Louisville Southern and South Oldham.

  • Salyers, Sheffield play in all-...

    GCHS seniors Randy Salyers and Tyler Sheffield have played football together since they were children.

    They ended their senior season on Oct. 30, but earned one last chance to take the field together.

    The two seniors were invited to play in the Greater Louisville Football Coaches Association Drive Out Cancer East vs. West All-Star game on Dec. 12. The game was held at Louisville Southern High School. Sheffield and Salyers represented the East team.

  • Lady Braves look back at history

    When the Grant County girls’ soccer team started their season, they wanted to make it to the region tournament as the 23rd district champions.

    Although they fell one win short of their goal, the Lady Braves made history by advancing to the region tournament for the first time in the program’s history as district runner-ups.

    Now that their season is over, Ashley Brumley, Brittany Brumley, Amber Cope, Ellie Ebner, Vicky Tonan and Renee Vincent are sad that their high school careers are over, but are excited to have been a part of history.

  • Lady Demons come close to upset

    Facing one of the top teams in the region, the Williamstown girls’ basketball team refused to back down.

    Simon Kenton, who twice defeated the Lady Demons by 30 points last season, barely escaped with a win on Dec. 14 by a score of 50-46.

    “I could not be more proud of the girls because they played their butts off,” coach Mark Wilhoit said. “They took one of the best teams in the region to the brink and about pulled it off. This is something that we can build on and I hope that it shows the girls what they are capable of doing.”