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Today's Sports

  • GCHS Braves win three in a row

    All season long, Grant County High School senior Lucas Sharp knew his team was capable of playing the type of basketball they exhibited recently.

    "We are capable of doing very good," Sharp said.

    Recently, the Braves had dropped six of their last eight, but Grant County has done well over the last week-and-a-half, posting three consecutive wins to improve the record to 8-14.

  • Basketball teams will find out...

    The goal was simple for the Williamstown and Grant County girls' basketball teams this season—put yourself in a position where you did not have to open the 32nd District Tournament against heavy favorite Simon Kenton.

    Both failed that goal, but the question of who will play Simon Kenton when the tournament opens on Feb. 25 will be decided on Feb. 17 at the district meeting, where coaches will draw for district seeds in the tournament, which will be played at Grant County High School.

  • GCHS softball has several new...

    Two constants have departed from the Grant County High School varsity softball team as both Ott Reed and Chelsea Roy have moved on.

    Reed resigned his position as head coach last season and Roy is now pitching at Northern Kentucky University. As a result, the Lady Braves will open official practice Friday with Marlin Gregg at the helm and a younger squad that looks to build on last season's 23-16 record.

  • Injury cuts season short for...

    Candace Gorby will never forget the events that transpired on Jan. 15.

    The Grant County High School girls' basketball junior point guard had just recorded a steal from Pendleton County's point guard when she headed up the court for what appeared to be an easy layup.

    That is until she heard two pops in her knee.

    "I went in to do a spin move and my foot stayed planted while my knee turned. I knew after I heard the pops that it wasn't good," said Gorby.

  • WHS Lady Demons hit skid

    After watching his team win four of six games at one point this season, Williamstown High School girls' basketball coach Mark Wilhoit has witnessed the Lady Demons stumble due, in part, to a combination of illness and turnovers.

    The combination has contributed to a three-game losing streak for the Lady Demons, who brought a 7-15 record into this week's games against Henry County (Feb. 14) and Bracken County (Feb. 15).

  • WHS Demons shoot for wins down...

    Regardless of what transpires over the final six regular season games for the Williamstown High School boys' basketball team, the season is a success.

    Junior guard Dustin Bryant believes the 2007-08 season is a success because the team is playing a different style of basketball.

    "We have been playing as a team this year. Last season, nobody passed the ball. If you were open, you just threw up a shot. We have improved quite a bit this season," Bryant said.

    Heading into this week, the Demons are 3-15 on the season and have two more wins than last year.

  • Finally, a good story about the...

    In a week where Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver wide receiver Chad Johnson proclaimed his love for the Miami Dolphins, former NFL great Alonzo Spellman led police on a 20-minute chase which ended with Spellman's car being hit with pepper-spray pellets and Terrell Owens was ordered to repay his former team, the Philadelphia Eagles, $769,000, it truly was great to hear a good story come out of the National Football League, especially when it has to do with the downtrodden Bengals.

  • GCHS senior looks to cap career...

    As a senior member of the Grant County High School boys' basketball team, Lucas Sharp knows the sun is setting on his high school career.

    "It has been a reality check and it has hit me that this is it. This is my last go-around. I want it to be the best time and I want to play my best. The fact that it has hit me encourages me to push myself and everyone else the rest of the year," said Sharp.

  • To Coach and Protect—...

    Stacey May considers himself a lucky individual with the best of both worlds as he is experiencing his two true loves this year.

    May is in his first season as the boys' basketball coach at Williamstown High School in addition to his duties as administrative sergeant for the Kentucky State Police.

    As a child, May knew he wanted to be both a police officer and involved in education. The only question was which would be the top priority for him.

  • Injury bug hits Grant County...

    The gymnasium at Grant County High School does not resemble a M.A.S.H. setting, but girls' basketball coach Darrell Guffey would not be offended if it did.

    It seems any injury imaginable has hit the Lady Braves, who have lost nine straight games to fall to 5-16 overall.

    While many coaches and players would be upset with the record, Guffey and his team is not upset, but rather focused on trying to get healthy with seven regular season games left.

    "We want to get healthy and we want to get healthy quick," said Guffey.