Today's Sports

  • Gorby signs with Wilmington...

    Battling through two knee injuries, Candace Gorby earned herself a chance to play college basketball.

    Gorby signed with Wilmington College on May 6.

    “It’s exciting,” Gorby said. “A lot of players don’t play high school ball with the expectancy to go on and play college ball. But ever since I played for Brian Soules in middle school, he always made it feel like it was a possibility for me. To have the opportunity to meet a whole new group of girls and play college ball, it’s exciting.”

  • Lady Demons outlast Gallatin...

    The Williamstown softball team was down early to Gallatin County, but battled for 10 innings to come out on top.

    The Lady Demons defeated Gallatin County 6-5 on May 5.

    “It was an ugly win,” coach T.J. West said. “But it’s a win. I loved the girls’ effort. They never gave up and fought hard.”

    Williamstown scored first as Tori Wilhoit reached first base with an infield single and stole second. Amanda Goodrich drove her in with a double, putting the Demons ahead 1-0 after the first inning.

  • Ridge Riot 3 set for May 17

    Roy Lester has seen the Ridge Riot rocket in popularity and interest.

    Ridge Riot is a skateboarding exhibition at the skate park in Dry Ridge, featuring friendly competition.

    Lester, owner of the Ridge Skate Shop in Dry Ridge and host of the event, is looking forward to the event’s third year, which will be held on May 17. Registration takes place at 2 p.m. with a fee of $10. The competition will start at 4 p.m. Ridge Riot is sponsored by the Golden Art Project and the Ridge Skate Shop.

  • Buescher wins shootout in Drive...

    James Buescher started the ARCA RE/MAX series “Drive Smart! Buckle-Up! Kentucky 150” on the pole. One hundred laps later, he ended the race in victory lane.

    Buescher took first place in a race that had 47 laps of caution, battling Justin Lofton to earn the win.

  • Norman breaks school record in...

    Heading into her final home meet, Natalie Norman was getting ready for the regional meet.

    She decided against running in the 400-meter dash to focus her energy and preparation on the 800-meter dash, an event she hopes she can compete for a state championship.

    It paid off as she broke her own school record with a time of 2:19.21.

  • Lady Braves explode in seventh...

    The Lady Braves started the top of the seventh inning in a tie with Dixie Heights.

    They ended the game with a 7-3 win on May 7. With the win, Grant County won their fourth straight game and their first road win out of Grant County.

    “This was one of the toughest games we had left before the district,” coach Ott Reed said. “But we came out on their field and took it away from them.”

  • Epperson comes through in a pinch

    Brandon Epperson hadn’t seen a plate appearance during a varsity game all season.

    In his first at-bat, he made the most of his opportunity, hitting a pinch-hit three-run homerun to put Grant County ahead on their way to a 5-2 win over Walton-Verona on May 1.

    “It was a big win,” Epperson said. “We hadn’t won in a while and we needed to step up. We have a couple weeks until districts and it’s a big win for us.”

  • Gatewood takes first at state...

    Three years ago, Morgan Gatewood showed an interest in gymnastics.

    Gatewood started to learn the basics of gymnastics and in her first state meet, she took first place overall at the Kentucky USAG Level Three and Four State Gymnastics Meet in Hawkinsville.

    “I just thought it looked interesting and decided to do it,” Gatewood said. “I just picked it up easily. My family was really excited. My coaches were proud of me. It makes me feel good to know that I’m good. It feels awesome.”

  • Lady Demons defeat Trimble...

    The Lady Demons had waited three years for a win over Trimble County and with their first matchup in the All “A” tournament earlier this season, they got it.

    They didn’t have to wait nearly as long as they earned their second win against Trimble County with a 2-0 victory on April 28.

    Amanda Goodrich pitched for the Lady Demons, striking out eight as Williamstown secured their first shutout of the season. Goodrich and Nicole Hendy drove in a run a piece for the win.

  • Demons battle in loss to Simon...

    Williamstown entered their game against Simon Kenton looking for their first win against a district opponent.

    The Demons came five outs away from earning the win, but ultimately fell 4-2 to the Pioneers on April 29.

    “I think we played our best game of the year against Simon Kenton,” coach Aaron Biddle said. “We feel pretty confident with our play against our district opponents. We’re not going into the district tournament fearful. We don’t care who we play.”