Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Williamstown's Stith...

    Jaclyn Stith had no idea.

    "I don't keep count of my points," said Stith.

    After getting fouled during Williamstown High School's game against North Oldham on Jan. 21, Stith, a junior member of the Lady Demons basketball team, calmly toed the foul line, sinking a free-throw.

    The buzzer sounded. Only then did Stith know for sure that she had just recorded her 1,000th career point. The free-throw was just one of her 23 points in the Lady Demons' 45-40 loss.

  • WHS JV boys garner championship

    Hard work, attention to detail and a little believing have gone a long way for the Williamstown boys' junior varsity basketball team this season and they have a championship to show for it.

    Recently, the Demons went 2-0 en route to capturing the Trimble County Invitational.The championship crown came as no surprise to head coach Dustin Plunkett.

    "Everybody played extremely well and the kids did what they were supposed to do. We won because everybody did their part," said Plunkett.

  • Williamstown boys' team...

    Numerous times this season, Williamstown High School boys' basketball coach Stacey May had preached to his team the importance of playing until the final buzzer had sounded, regardless of the score.

    On Jan. 15, the Demons (2-12) heeded the message, rallying back from a 14-point deficit to post a 44-43 victory over Lloyd Memorial. The win erased a three-game losing streak and doubled the total win output from last season, something that was not lost on the mind of senior forward Patrick Gatewood.

  • Williamstown Demons eye All...

    It began with a discussion as to what the goals would be for this year's Williamstown High School boys' basketball team and despite the fact that the Demons are 0-4 against four of the other six teams involved in the 8th Region All "A" Classic, the goal has not diminished—win the All "A" and advance to the state tournament in Richmond.

  • Seniors prepare for final girls...

    A lot has happened since the last time the Grant County and Williamstown girls' basketball teams met each other on the hardwood on Dec. 14, 2007, at Grant County. Grant County won 51-44.

    For starters, the Williamstown Lady Demons entered the week with a 5-11 overall, 0-4 district record, and while they have lost seven of their last 11, the Lady Demons enter having won two of their last three and advanced to the finals of the All "A" Classic last week.