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Today's Sports

  • Steroid issue will not curb...

    Opening Day for baseball season is March 31 for Cincinnati Reds fans, and while the sport has already been hammered recently about whether or not two of the game's greatest players took steroids, none of that seems to matter to die-hard fans, including me.

  • Williamstown's Jaclyn Stith...

    Each time Williamstown junior girls' basketball player Jaclyn Stith scores a basket, she recalls all the people who told her as an eighth grader that she couldn't play on the varsity team and uses her points as a way to quiet her critics.

    That determination is just one reason why Stith was named the Grant County News All-County Miss Basketball. The selection was based on coaches' nominations and stats.

    "Nobody believed I could ever do it, and I try to prove them wrong each time I play," said Stith, who averaged 16 points per game this season.

  • Wilson inks professional...

    The River City Rascals do not play the Florence Freedom until August, but odds are good that the stadium will be packed. Not so much because of the two teams who will be playing, but rather because of a certain player.

    Former Williamstown High School and Berea College standout Ryan Wilson recently signed a contract with the Rascals, who are members of the Frontier League and are are based out of O'Fallon, Mo.

    The Frontier League is comprised of independent professional baseball teams.

  • All In The Family

    For the Guffey family, basketball is their life. Darrell and Sonia Guffey may be husband and wife, but their bond went much deeper this season as the two shared the bench during the Grant County High School girls' basketball season.

    Darrell served as the varsity coach, while Sonia was the junior varsity coach and varsity assistant. It marked the first time that the two had coached the same team together.

    And the move proved to be a successful one, as both guided the Lady Braves to a 9-18 season in their first year at Grant County High School.

  • Lady Braves fall to Walton-Verona

    In a game of runs and will, the Walton-Verona High School girls' basketball team came up with the runs when it mattered and imposed its will on the Grant County High School girls' basketball team, earning a 63-53 win over the Lady Braves Tuesday in the first round of the 32nd District Tournament at GCHS.

    Holding onto a slim 45-43 advantage, Walton-Verona turned to their top player, senior guard Lauren Hargett and senior center Ashley Bowling to carry the Lady Bearcats to their third victory over Grant County this season.

  • Turnovers, Simon Kenton spell...

    The Williamstown High School Lady Demons knew that they would have their hands full against District 32 power Simon Kenton in the first-round of the district tournament.

    What they didn't expect was 39 turnovers en route to a 73-38 loss to the Lady Pioneers, ending their season.

    "One of the things we talked about before the game was having to protect the basketball, and we dug ourselves in a hole against a very good Simon Kenton team," WHS coach Mark Wilhoit said.

  • Coach trades in Williamstown...

    Whoever says you cannot return home never met Kelli Lee.

    After spending weeks weighing all her options, Lee decided to leave the Williamstown High School volleyball program after one season to become the new coach at Grant County High School, where she made a name for herself as a player. Lee replaces Josh VanValkenberg, who resigned at the end of last season.

  • Bruised and Battered: Simon...

    Lucas Sharp's face told the story.

    Blood streamed from his nose, covering the black and purple bruises under his eye, following the Braves' 74-63 loss to Simon Kenton in the first round of the 32nd District Boys' Basketball Tournament Monday evening at Grant County High School.

    "I wish we could've won, but it didn't happen. They made two or three more plays than we did, and we couldn't finish," said Sharp, who finished with 14 points in his final game.

  • What's on your 'bucket...

    Despite the fact that I am still fairly young (only 26), I've spent some time not only thinking about the downward spiral to 30, but also about some things that I would like to accomplish for the rest of my journey.

  • WV Bearcats claw past...

    Williamstown's players slowly trudged off the Grant County High School floor as if they were in shoes that just didn't fit.

    After receiving what they viewed to be a favorable draw, the Demons took the court looking to send their four seniors off with a trip to the 8th Regional tournament. Instead, Williamstown lost 71-51 to the Walton-Verona Bearcats in the first round of the 32nd District Tournament Monday evening, finishing one game shy of their goal. The loss ended Williamstown's season with a 4-20 record.