Today's Sports

  • Braves win two of last three...

    After limping into the New Year in the midst of a season-long four-game losing streak, things are looking up for the Grant County Braves.
    Winners of two of their last three games, the Braves are showing the potential that is expected within the program and are now 6-9 overall, including a 3-1 record against district foes after recent wins over Walton-Verona, 63-48, and Williamstown, 80-51.


    Jordan Saylor exploded for a season-high 24 points and the Grant County Braves hit 10 3-pointers in an impressive 80-51 victory over visiting cross-town rival Williamstown on Jan. 20 at the Coaches vs. Cancer event.

  • Williamstown Demons start win...

    Coming into the season with high expectations for themselves, the Williamstown Demons were not a happy team after winning only two times in their first 10 games.
    But instead of lying around and licking their wounds, the Demons decided to do something about it and have won six of eight games since, including three in a row after wins over Walton-Verona and St. Francis last week.

  • GCHS, WHS athletes named stat...

    Local athletes and teams were well represented in the latest release of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association boys’ stat leaders.
    Williamstown’s David Jump, who recently joined the school’s 1,000-point club, ranks fifth in Kentucky in points per game with an average of 25.9 per contest. Brent Back of Augusta leads Kentucky at 29.1 points per game.
    Jump, a senior guard, is also among the state’s best free throw shooters, hitting over 80 percent (98-of-122) from the charity stripe.

  • Little League registration opens...

    The ball fields at Grant County Park are about to get busy as the Grant County Little League gears up for the 2014 season.    Registration is now open for all age groups until Feb. 15.  
    The Little League Board of Directors has made some changes to the upcoming season which will improve player development and overall enjoyment for kids, families, and spectators.
    Changes for 2014 will include:   


    If they didn’t get the hint before the game, Calvary Christian certainly got the message during the game that Williamstown’s David Jump is a special player.
    Just moments after being honored in a pre-game ceremony for becoming the newest member of the Williamstown High School 1,000-point club, Jump put on a show against the visiting Cougars with 36 points in a 76-37 Williamstown win.

  • WHS boys JV tops Calvary,...

    The Williamstown Demons won a pair of games this week in boys’ junior varsity basketall action, topping Calvary Christian, 56-19, before knocking off Bellevue, 44-43, in a thriller that was won in the final seconds.
    Williamstown came out of the gates on fire against Calvary Christian and were in complete control after the first quarter, 20-0. The Demons continued to add to their lead and enjoyed a 50-19 advantage heading into the final period.


    While the transition to a new coach in Brandon Grammer, has not come easy for the Grant County Braves, things are finally starting to click. The Braves’ most recent game against district rival Walton-Verona is proof of that.

    Playing what Grammer calls his team’s most complete game to date, Grant County led from start to finish in a 63-48 win over visiting Walton-Verona on Jan. ?. The Braves placed four players in double digits and played an aggressive defense that has the new coaching staff excited about the potential of the team the rest of the way.

  • Richie Farmer heads to jail

     Former University of Kentucky basketball star Richie Farmer was sentenced Tuesday to 27 months in prison for misusing state resources during his tenure as Kentucky’s agriculture commissioner.
    U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove ordered Farmer to pay $120,500 in restitution, with $105,5000 going to the state and $15,000 going to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

  • Lady Braves leading scorer...

    Knowing that it’s not where you start, it’s where you finish, the Grant County Lady Braves continue to have high hopes and even bigger expectations for themselves despite a disappointing start to the season.

    Grant County currently sits at 2-10 overall after a recent 74-24 loss to region powerhouse Simon Kenton, a game that gives no hint to the effort the Lady Braves are putting in. But Coach Shawn West is not dwelling on his team’s losses, instead focusing on continued improvement with an eye on the ultimate goal.