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Today's Sports

  • Lady Braves battle on

    The Grant County High School girls' basketball team does not need any reminders about how big this week is for them and their hopes of attaining a high seed in the 32nd District Tournament.

    "We have to play hard in two big district games. It's a huge week for us," senior Bethany Hopperton said.

    Darrell Guffey's squad entered this week with a 5-12 overall, 1-3 district record following losses last week to Pendleton County and Spencer County.

  • Lady Demons fall just short of...

    Tears streamed down the faces of Chelsea West, Jaclyn Stith and Tori Wilhoit. The tears that welled in Mark Wilhoit's eyes told the story for the Williamstown High School girls' basketball team.

    After 32 minutes and falling behind by as many as 13, the Lady Demons fell just short of upsetting Trimble County High School at Trimble County in the finals of the 8th Region All "A" Classic.

  • Latest Score: Braves fall to...

    For three quarters, the Grant County High School boys' basketball team could do no wrong, building a 42-29 lead over District 32 opponent Walton-Verona on Jan. 4.

    When the dust settled, Walton-Verona walked away victorious, capturing a 69-62 victory that featured a bizarre ending to regulation and a technical foul on Grant County head coach Ron Kinmon in overtime.

    For more on this story, read the Jan. 10 issue of the Grant County News.

  • Lady Braves struggle in Florida...

    After taking five days away from the basketball court, the Grant County High School girls' basketball team opened the Rock Holiday Classic in Fort Lauderdale, Florida a bit rusty as the Lady Braves found themselves on the short end of a 57-44 outcome against Hollywood Christian (Fla.) on Dec. 27.

  • Lady Demons open Gallatin Steel...

    An approximate 20-minute stretch over two games did not bode well for the Williamstown High School girls' basketball team as the Lady Demons dropped their first two games of the Gallatin Steel Invitational at Gallatin County High School.

  • Upset Denied: Lady Braves hold...

    With 2:24 remaining in the game, Williamstown freshman Tori Wilhoit hit a basket to give the Lady Demons a 44-42 lead over cross-town rival Grant County.

    It would be the final time the Lady Demons would score as Grant County outscored Williamstown 7-0 down the stretch to hold on for a 51-44 victory. The win was the seventh in a row for the Lady Braves, who improved to 3-1 on the season.

    For more on this story, look in the Dec. 20 issue of the Grant County News.

  • I have a sick feeling in my...

    December 10 is a day that will probably stay with me for the rest of my days.

    Shortly before leaving the office for lunch, I refreshed my e-mail and saw one from a familiar friend, Bill Harvey, the defensive coordinator at Newberry High School in South Carolina. Normally, I welcome any note from my old friend, but this was one that could've been lost in cyber space as it simply said, "Bad week, Dominique Brown, our Shrine Bowl player of two years ago, was shot and killed this weekend. Don't have many details."

  • Landrum earns 'surprise...

    Darryl Landrum can remember being 14 years old, playing rounds of golf at Eagle Creek and telling people that one day he would be the pro at Grant County's lone golf course.

    "A lot of people laughed when I told them," Landrum said.

    In the end, it has been Landrum who has had the last laugh, as he has spent approximately a dozen years as the pro at Eagle Creek. During that time, Landrum has been the recipient of several awards, including last year's Kentucky PGA Pro of the Year Award.

  • Demons shooting woes cost them...

    A new coach and new players were not enough to lift the Williamstown boys' basketball team past its rival, Grant County, as a horrid shooting night combined with a lax defensive effort were too much for the Demons to overcome, falling 84-57 to the Braves on Dec. 8. The loss was the Demons' sixth consecutive to Grant County.

    "Grant was red-hot, they shot well and we couldn't throw it in the ocean tonight. That's the story of this game," Williamstown coach Stacey May said. "We had a bad shooting night, and we did not show up defensively at all."

  • GCMS Braves eye championship,...

    With 18 games remaining on the schedule, Grant County Middle School 8th grade boys' basketball coach Shawn West and the Braves have one goal—to win the conference championship.

    "We have faced all but two teams in our conference, and I believe that we should have a good shot at winning this conference if we work hard as a team and make improvements as the season goes on. Our goal is to win the conference, point blank." West said.

    The Braves brought a 7-4 mark into this week, including a 2-2 conference record.