Today's Sports

  • Football playoff format changed

    For the 2008 football season, the football playoffs will turn back into history as the Kentucky High School Athletic Association announced that the playoff format would change this fall.

    The last two seasons, the four teams qualifying from within a district played each other in the first and second rounds based on district records.

    This season, schools participating in Class 1A-Class 5A will return to "out of district" cross bracketing beginning with the first round.

  • GCHS Braves bounce back with two...

    Following a 10-run loss to 32nd District and county opponent Williamstown last week, it would have been easy for the Grant County High School baseball team to feel sorry for itself.

    However, coach Van Duncan and the players refused to take the easy way out.

    Rather than let the loss to the Demons beat them more than once, the Braves bounced back from the loss with back-to-back victories, however, it was a daunting task.

    On April 26, Grant County pummeled Henry County, one of the better teams in the 8th Region, 14-4 on the road.

  • Grant County Board tackles...

    Whether or not an administrator can serve as an coach is a question the Grant County Board of Education wrestled with during a public work session on April 22.

    Because it was only a work session, the board could take no action. However, the board is expected to vote on the measure in the future.

    The question originated from a question that was posed to superintendent Michael Hibbett, asking what his philosophy was on the issue.

  • Coaches request more money

    As is the case in business a competitive salary can help an employer convince an attractive candidate to take a job regardless of what profession it is.

    For the Grant County School District, however, money will be more of a detriment than an asset in the future if a public work session held on April 22 is any indication. With the meeting being a work session, no action was taken on increasing salaries.

  • Breaking Sports News:...

    Weeks after falling 10-0 in five innings to 32nd District and county opponent Grant County, the Williamstown High School baseball team extracted some revenge of their own, thumping the Braves 15-5 on April 25.

    "We had good play all-around, and this is a great team win. We didn't make many mistakes and we hit the baseball," WHS head coach Buck Walter said.

    The Demons got six strong innings from senior pitcher Michael Walter, who struck out seven.

    For more on this story, read the May 1, 2008 issue of the Grant County News.

  • Despite start, Grant County...

    While it would be easy for the Grant County High School baseball team to relax after opening the season 9-2 and earning victories over 32nd District opponents Simon Kenton (10-0) and Williamstown (10-0), along with a 9-3 win over ranked Conner, coach Van Duncan refuses to let it happen.

  • Grant County, WHS tackle Title...

    The 2007-08 school year has been a banner one for Grant County High School athletics.

    Athletics Director Scott Shipp briefed the Grant County Board of Education members on April 10 on Grant County's status in regards to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association's annual verification of Title IX procedures.

  • Williamstown's Caldwell...

    Clyde Caldwell is soft-spoken, but confident.

    After last Friday, college student-athlete is another adjective that the Williamstown High School senior has added to his resume after signing a national letter of intent to play golf at Berea College, an NAIA institution.

    After leading the Demons golf team this past season, Caldwell, the son of Stephanie and Troy Caldwell, is ready for the challenges that come with playing on the college level.

  • Braves coast past Conner

    Getting the ball as a starting pitcher can make you nervous.

    Josh Cummins wasn't nervous as he took the mound for Ground County on April 18.

    Instead, Cummins, a senior, and his teammates were loose, putting up seven runs in the first two innings on their way to a 9-3 pasting of the Cougars at the Florence Freedom's Champion Window Field. For Cummins and the majority of his teammates, the game at the minor league park was the first of its kind during their high school careers.

  • Williamstown struggles to find a...

    With the beginning of the 2008 volleyball season months away, Todd Dupin is a man on a mission.

    Dupin, Williamstown's athletic director, is in search of a coach to replace Kelli Lee, who resigned her position to take over the same position at Grant County High School earlier this year.

    However, he has had little luck in finding the program's fourth coach in as many seasons.

    "We haven't had any applicants. I have talked to one or two people, but we do not have anyone hired," Dupin said.

    It is his hope to have some one in place by the end of school.