Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • How Sweet It Is—Lady...

    Working to win for the seniors and for better district seeding, the Williamstown Lady Demons defended their home court with a 59-55 win over Grant County.

    "It's like a big weight's been lifted off my shoulders," senior Julie Knarr said. "We had a mission to beat them. That and our confidence in ourselves helped."

    "It's a nice win," Williamstown coach Mark Wilhoit said. "They've owned us here lately. Grant County played well, but when we changed our defense from our 2-3 zone to man, we forced turnovers and had easier looks."

  • GCHS boys' basketball team...

    In a season filled with hot and cold streaks, the Grant County High School boys' basketball team finds itself in another slump.

    The Braves' most recent slide continued last Friday with a 68-51 loss to Anderson County High School. GCHS opened the game with a 16-8 first quarter lead and turned it into a 23-10 advantage midway through the second quarter. Anderson took control in the third quarter with an 8-0 run, sparked by C.J. Penny, who is drawing attention from Xavier University and Louisville. Penny finished with 26 points.

  • Mertz claims district player of...

    Justin Mertz's season began with a bang and ended with praise.

    The Grant County High School football return specialist opened the season with a bang, taking the opening kickoff of the 2007 season back for a touchdown en route to helping lift the Braves to a 20-2 victory over Pendleton County.

    Recently, the junior's ability to score any time he returned a kickoff or punt was taken into account as the other coaches in the district named Mertz the Kentucky Football Coaches Association Class 5A, Region IV All-District Team's Special Teams Player-of-the-Year.

  • WHS volleyball places pair on...

    For seven seasons, Katelynn Bachman and Tara Mefford were integral parts in the success of the Williamstown High School volleyball team and recently their hard work and dedication paid off as both were named to the All-District Team.

    "It is very rewarding after putting in so much time and effort," Bachman said of the honor.

    For Mefford, the distinction was the first of her high school career.

    "I was excited to get it and it is a good way to bring an end to my season," she said.

    Coach Kelli Lee said both players were deserving of the award.

  • Dream comes true for WHS'...

    Since she was in the fourth grade, Williamstown High School senior Tara Mefford has known only one sport—volleyball.

    "I have played ever since, and I just love playing volleyball," Mefford said.

    Her attention to detail and love of the sport that both her parents played, have paid off as the senior signed a college scholarship to play at Union College this fall.

    "This is probably one of the most exciting moments of my life, and I will remember today for a long time," said Mefford, who was recently named to the 32nd District All-District Team.

  • Loss does not deter Williamstown...

    An eight-minute stretch was all it took for the Williamstown High School boys' basketball team to go from contenders to being knocked out of the 8th Region All "A" Classic on Jan. 23.

    Holding onto a slim 25-23 lead heading into the third quarter, the Demons quickly found themselves trailing 51-39 en route to a 67-56 loss to Carroll County. The defeat dropped Williamstown to 2-13 on the season heading into this week.