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Today's Sports

  • WHS archery qualifies for state

    In only its second year, the Williamstown High School Archery team has quickly seen success and growth.

    Following last year’s journey from state to nationals and finally to the world archery competition in St. Louis, the number of archers nearly doubled to 45 this year.
    The success continued this past weekend as the school placed third out of 32 teams as host of the 8th region archery tournament.

  • Braves topple Carroll County

    Grant County remained one of the hottest teams in the 8th Region with a 69-59 win over Carroll County this week, giving the Braves three wins in their last four games and five victories in their last eight.

    Grant County, which stood at a disappointing 4-9 overall on Jan. 9, have steadily climbed in the standings since and now own an overall record of 9-11 with six games remaining in the regular season.

  • Lady Braves get payback victory

    Six weeks after cross-town rival Williamstown celebrated a victory at Grant County High School, the Grant County Lady Braves returned the favor with a 54-47 win over the host Lady Demons on Jan. 30.
    And it couldn’t have come at a better time for Grant County, which came into the game riding an eight-game losing streak after suffering defeat in 12 of its last 13 games.

  • January proves to be...

    January was a month of ups and downs for the Williamstown boys’ basketball team.

    The Demons began the first month of the new year with a victory and went on to win five of their first seven, including three in a row for the first time in more than five years.
    But four straight losses at end the month have slowed Williamstown’s momentum considerably, though its certainly not for a lack of effort by the young Demons.

  • Jump, Hicks rank high in KHSAA...

    A pair of local athletes continue to make a name for themselves by ranking near the top in the most recent release of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s boys’ basketball stat leaders.
    Williamstown senior guard David Jump, who scored a career-high 40 in a game this week, continues to rank among Kentucky’s top scorers with an average of 27.4 points per game. He trails East Jessamine’s Ronnie Carson by only .3 for second place and Augusta’s Brent Bach by 1.7 points for the lead.

  • Lady Braves improve skills

    The Grant County Lady Braves improved to 7-5 on the season with a convincing 38-19 win over cross-town rival Williamstown in girls’ junior varsity basketball action this week.
    Leading by just one, 6-5, after one quarter of play, Grant County dominated the second period and outscored the Lady Demons 15-1 to take control. The Lady Braves never looked back, leading by double digits the rest of the way, including 32-13 with eight minutes remaining.

  • Braves rebound by winning four...

    After starting the month off with a pair of losses, the Grant County Braves rebounded nicely to end January with four wins in their last six games.

    Included in those wins was am impressive 96-81 victory over Bracken County that marked the highest-scoring output for the team this season,  followed by a 57-46 win at Beechwood in an extreme defensive battle.

    February will be an especially busy month for the Braves with seven games in 12 days heading into district tournament play. After a district showdown at Walton-Verona on Feb. 4,

  • Lady Braves drop two as WHS game...

    Playing one of the region’s toughest schedules has not been kind to the Grant County Lady Braves.
    Facing two of the 9th Region’s best teams, the Lady Braves had their losing streak reach eight with a pair of losses this week to Conner, 81-59, and St. Henry, 64-51.
    The two teams are legitimate regional contenders and have both won double digit games already this season.

  • Demons fall to Owen in All A...

    Just days after suffering a disappointing defeat at cross-town rival Grant County, the Williamstown Demons did all they could to redeem themselves in All A Classic action this week against Owen County.
    And while Williamstown played well, it wasn’t enough in a 63-51 loss against the Rebels, who are one of the 8th Region’s top teams with a 10-3 record against Kentucky opponents that includes an 8-2 mark against regional foes.

  • Braves miss out on upset with 71...

    Any and all conversations regarding District 32 boys’ basketball must start and finish with the Simon Kenton Pioneers. Winners of seven district championships in the eight years since they were realigned into the 8th Region, the Pioneers are once again widely considered the favorites to capture the district crown this season.