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    Grant County 4, Henry County 3


    Blake Edmondson has been named the Grant County News Athlete of the Week for March 29. Edmondson is the son of Rodney and Celisa Edmondson.
    Grade in school: Senior
    Sport: Track and Field
    Age: 18
    Hometown: Williamstown
    Accomplishments: Graduating from high school
    History in your sport: I have participated in track since the first season, back in the 2009-10 school year.

  • Hicks to host youth basketball camp, June 4-6

    The third annual Future Stars camp, hosted by Grant County High School basketball coach Jim Hicks, will be held June 4-6 at GCHS.

    The first session is for grades kindergarten through fifth grade and the second session is for grades six through eight. The first session will run from 9 a.m. to noon and the second session will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

    Cost is $45 per person and will include a T-shirt. For more information, contact coach Hicks at 606-465-0624.

  • Basketball game to benefit Chesnut family

    A basketball game benefiting the Chesnut family will be held on April 20 at Grant County Middle School.

    The game will be the Grant County School staff against the National Guard team.

    Proceeds from the game will benefit the Chesnut family, as they begin to rebuld after the tragic fire.

    Tip-off us set for 7 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children.

    For more information, contact, Tammy Turner at 824-7161.

  • Lady Demons fall to Lady Royals 12-5

    The game was closer than the score, but a loss is still a loss, as the Williamstown Lady Demons fell to Mason County, 12-5, March 26 at home.

    “We struggled with our hitting,” Lady Demons coach Melissa Gayhart said. “We left 10 on base and we just didn’t finish.”

    Gayhart said the Lady Demons are struggling to find a catcher and have relied on sixth grader Nicole Hankinson to play behind the plate, after losing senior Tiffany Foley for the season with a back injury.

  • ‘Cats advance to ‘Blue Orleans’

    Coach John Calipari might not have wanted revenge to be a motivating factor for his team and said after the game that they never discussed it.  But the blue clad Kentucky fans that filled the Georgia Dome in Atlanta March 23 definitely had it on their mind.

    Terrence Jones got the scoring started with a three pointer and jumper, quickly surpassing his forgettable performance in the first meeting this season.  The fast paced end to end action was only stopped by the quick, and at times questionable, whistles of the officials.  

  • Hess to run with Campbellsville this fall

    Danny Hess will extend his running career, after signing his national letter of intent March 20 with Campbellsville University.

    Hess transferred to Grant County High School after his freshman year from Williamstown High School. He ran two full seasons for the Braves, ran at the state meet both years.

    “I have always wanted to run at the collegiate level, since I began running,” Hess said. “To fulfill that dream, it means a lot to me.”

    Hess said he came to GCHS to run for coach Marlon Kinsey.

  • Edmondson chooses Spalding

    Tyler Edmondson will be running to new heights … literally.

    Edmondson, a senior at Grant County High School signed his national letter of intent to run cross country at Spalding University in Louisville March 20.

    Spalding University’s  running program has the runners run at higher altitudes to help them get faster times.

    “I want to see how it works and I am an anxious to do it,” Edmondson said. “It has been my dream for a long time to be a collegiate athlete and here it is.”

  • Soccer has come to Williamstown

    If you build it … they will come.

    For the first time in the school’s history, Williamstown Middle School has a soccer program. They also made history playing in their first regular season games, with the Demons losing 4-0 to Carroll County, and the Lady Demons drawing a 0-0 tie, March 22 at Eibeck Soccer Fields in Williamstown.

    Demons coach Dwayne Johnson got the program rolling when he met with the Williamstown Board of Education last fall.

  • Sibling rivalry reaches new level

    For brothers’ Issac and Lucas Alger, the Grant County versus Williamstown rivalry reached a new level, with Issac playing for the Demons and Lucas playing for the Braves.

    The Braves defeated the Demons 11-1 in six innings, March 20 at Grant County High School.

    Issac was the starting pitcher for Williamstown and faced Lucas for the first time ever.