Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Lady Demons fall to Walton-Verona

    Against Simon Kenton on Dec. 14, the Williamstown girls’ basketball team put together their most complete game of the season.

    Although they came away with a loss, they battled throughout the game and came within four points from defeating the defending region champs.

    The Lady Demons looked to match that game’s intensity when they played Walton-Verona on Jan. 8, but ended up with a 50-33 loss.

  • Workman leads GC in loss to SK

    Facing Simon Kenton, the two-time defending region champions, the Grant County girls’ basketball team started slow.

    The Lady Braves trailed 14-4 after the first quarter and it proved to be a deficit that they could not overcome as they came away with a 53-42 loss.

    “Simon Kenton is a good basketball team and they have the mental advantage of everyone in the district because they feel like they should win every game,” coach Darrell Guffey said. “But I think that gap is closing. We just came out a little flat.”

  • Sports Shorts

    Braves fall to Walton-Verona

    Score: 81-61

    When: Jan. 9

    Where: Grant County High School

    What: Grant County faced Walton-Verona following the Braves’ win over rival Williamstown. The Braves were not able to keep their momentum going against the Bearcats as Walton-Verona started the game on an offensive tear, taking a 23-7 lead after the first quarter.

    The Braves were never able to overcome their early deficit as Walton-Verona pressured the Braves into turnovers that led to layups on the other end.

  • Cat Attack 1-11-10

    Kentucky opened up the 2010 SEC season with what most people presumed would be an easy win.  Unfortunately Mark Fox’s Georgia Bulldogs did not get the memo and gave the Cats their second straight tough physical battle.  The young Wildcats got a good taste of what life in conference play will be like and were fortunate to do so while improving to 16-0 on the season.