Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Spoonamore makes most of senior...

    Patrick Spoonamore had never run cross-country before, but that didn’t stop the senior from taking part during his last year in high school.

    “All of my friends are in it and I like running, so I decided to go for it,” Spoonamore said. “I just wanted to do well and have fun doing it.”

    Even though he was only a part of the team for one year, Spoonamore left a lasting impression on his coach.

  • Heartbreak at John Hardin

    Grant County’s football team wasn’t ready for their season to end.

    The Braves were hoping to make a run in the state playoffs, but unfortunately, the John Hardin Bulldogs weren’t ready to stop playing either.

    The Bulldogs defeated the Braves 55-7 in Elizabethtown in the first round of the state playoffs.

  • Norman sets school record, boys...

    It wasn’t easy, but Natalie Norman had a record-setting performance at the state cross country meet.

    Running in weather that was better suited for football than cross country, Norman trekked across muddy terrain and dealt with wind that whipped from every side to set a new school record for the Lady Braves cross country team. Norman came in 32nd overall with a time of 20:12.29, beating the previous record of 20:13.

  • Butler and Bradford represent...

    While all of the runners in the 1A state cross country meet had to deal with the weather, a Williamstown runner also had to do deal with a bout of illness.

    Katie Butler, a freshman, ran while fighting strep throat, finishing 97th.

    “I had a shot of penicillin, but my strep wasn’t all the way gone,” Butler said. “It was harder than normal. The weather also affected me. I didn’t run the way I wanted to. I should have done better. I was hoping to break my personal record from last year, but I didn’t.”