Today's News

  • Lady Braves continue to roll

    In their final regular season game, Grant County girls' basketball seniors Salena McIntosh, Sarah Johnson and Bethany Hopperton had their cake and ate it too.

    Moments after defeating North Oldham 46-36, the three seniors, along with their teammates and coach Darrell Guffey, enjoyed cake and ice cream, celebrating the team's accomplishments this season. Those accomplishments include improving to 8-15 Monday night on a season that has seen the Lady Braves riddled with injuries and illness.

  • GCHS' Thompson puts Braves on his back for a win over top district team Gallatin County

    This was the kind of stretch the Grant County High School boys' basketball team needed.

    And this is exactly how head coach Ron Kinmon and his Braves wanted to play. Any question about how good Grant County could be were answered not so much in the five games they won since Feb. 5, but more in their performance against Gallatin County.

  • Lady Demons aim to shock district, upset powerhouse Simon Kenton

    Rather than feel sorry for themselves after drawing top seeded Simon Kenton in the 32nd District Tournament Tuesday, Feb. 26, the Williamstown High School girls' basketball team is viewing the encounter as an opportunity to shock the district. In two meetings this season, Simon Kenton has defeated the Lady Demons 75-28 and 85-40.

    "We controlled our own destiny in the district, and we blew it. We can't blame anyone but ourselves," coach Mark Wilhoit said.

  • WHS seniors look to quiet critics

    The last time the Williamstown High School boys' basketball team won a game in the 32nd District Tournament was 2005, when the Demons defeated Owen County 63-49.

  • GCHS opens 'Spring Training' with new skipper

    Fans of the Grant County High School varsity baseball team will notice a new face in the dugout and along the third base line as Van Duncan will look to improve on last season's 12-13 record when the Braves open their practice on Friday.

    Duncan replaces Rich Williamson, who resigned after two years at the helm, and hopes his excitement will transfer to his players this spring.

  • National Signing Day has become a joke

    Remember when it was fun being a teenager trying to make a decision on where to attend college? Remember when athletes would sign with a college in front of just family and friends and not with the whole media circus that recruiting outlets and ESPN have provided over the years? Remember when National Signing Day didn't resemble the NFL draft, listing each player's strengths and weaknesses and turning high school gyms into sound stages on which recruits usually embarrass themselves by throwing hats off a table, yelling, "I can't go to (fill in your choice of school)"?

  • 'We are all really fortunate'—Grant County High School athletic facilities damaged in storm

    Scott Shipp has seen a lot of storms, however, nothing prepared him for the damage he witnessed as he made his way to Grant County High School on Feb. 6.

    The GCHS athletic director arrived at the high school at 5:30 a.m. and met with Deputy Superintendent Ken Gray, who told Shipp to check on the athletic fields.

    It did not take Shipp long to see there was plenty of damage.

  • WHS Demons swoon, fall to 3-18

    The month of February was to have been the breakthrough month for the Williamstown High School boys' basketball team, the month where the Demons picked up the wins needed to achieve their goal of 10 wins on the season.

    Instead, the beginning of the month has brought nothing but losses and a bizarre situation against a district opponent for the Demons, who will use this week to practice on fundamentals before looking to improve on their 3-18 record.

  • GCHS Braves win three in a row

    All season long, Grant County High School senior Lucas Sharp knew his team was capable of playing the type of basketball they exhibited recently.

    "We are capable of doing very good," Sharp said.

    Recently, the Braves had dropped six of their last eight, but Grant County has done well over the last week-and-a-half, posting three consecutive wins to improve the record to 8-14.

  • Basketball teams will find out if their numbers are lucky when they draw for district seeds

    The goal was simple for the Williamstown and Grant County girls' basketball teams this season—put yourself in a position where you did not have to open the 32nd District Tournament against heavy favorite Simon Kenton.

    Both failed that goal, but the question of who will play Simon Kenton when the tournament opens on Feb. 25 will be decided on Feb. 17 at the district meeting, where coaches will draw for district seeds in the tournament, which will be played at Grant County High School.