Today's Sports

  • Wilhoit reaches 1,000 points in...

    After picking up two quick fouls against Pendleton County, Williamstown junior Tori Wilhoit was stuck riding the bench for the rest of the first half.

    Needing nine points to reach 1,000 career points, Wilhoit was worried that she wouldn’t be able to reach the milestone, but worried more about not being able to help her team win.

  • Grant County hosts basketball...

    Three of the county’s basketball teams will be home for the holidays.

    Grant County’s boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will host the Dry Ridge Toyota/Forcht Bank Invitational featuring 16 teams, including both Grant County teams and the Williamstown boys’ team.

    On the boys’ side, Grant County hosts Williamstown, Ludlow, Henry County, Dayton, Frankfort, Louisville Southern and South Oldham.

  • Salyers, Sheffield play in all-...

    GCHS seniors Randy Salyers and Tyler Sheffield have played football together since they were children.

    They ended their senior season on Oct. 30, but earned one last chance to take the field together.

    The two seniors were invited to play in the Greater Louisville Football Coaches Association Drive Out Cancer East vs. West All-Star game on Dec. 12. The game was held at Louisville Southern High School. Sheffield and Salyers represented the East team.

  • Lady Braves look back at history

    When the Grant County girls’ soccer team started their season, they wanted to make it to the region tournament as the 23rd district champions.

    Although they fell one win short of their goal, the Lady Braves made history by advancing to the region tournament for the first time in the program’s history as district runner-ups.

    Now that their season is over, Ashley Brumley, Brittany Brumley, Amber Cope, Ellie Ebner, Vicky Tonan and Renee Vincent are sad that their high school careers are over, but are excited to have been a part of history.

  • Lady Demons come close to upset

    Facing one of the top teams in the region, the Williamstown girls’ basketball team refused to back down.

    Simon Kenton, who twice defeated the Lady Demons by 30 points last season, barely escaped with a win on Dec. 14 by a score of 50-46.

    “I could not be more proud of the girls because they played their butts off,” coach Mark Wilhoit said. “They took one of the best teams in the region to the brink and about pulled it off. This is something that we can build on and I hope that it shows the girls what they are capable of doing.”

  • Lady Braves fall to Walton-Verona

    When the Grant County girls’ basketball team played district opponent Walton-Verona, they learned that they will need to have to be at their best to come away with a win.

    The Lady Braves kept the game close throughout the first quarter, but Walton-Verona’s deep bench and ability to hit the three-pointer helped the Lady Cats win 56-25 on Dec. 10.

  • Williamstown defeated by Bearcats

    The Williamstown boys’ basketball team knew when their season started that they would be at a size disadvantage.

    They also knew that most every night, they would be facing teams with more experience.

    That didn’t stop the Demons from playing hard and playing smart, keeping their first two games of the season close.

    Against district opponent Walton-Verona, the Demons didn’t play their best basketball and came away with a 68-40 loss on Dec. 11.

  • Cat Attack 12-14-09

    The Indiana Hoosiers did their very best to make the Wildcats first road trip one they would love to forget. The Hoosiers started the game with red-hot shooting, making what seemed like every shot in the first 25 minutes of the game. They actually shot 63% from the field in the first half. That is hard to do if you were shooting in a gym by yourself, let alone in a game with alleged defense being played. Fortunately for UK, the Hoosiers cooled off and Kentucky was able to take control in the second half. Cats win 90-73.

  • Demons push Carroll, Owen to...

    The Williamstown boys’ basketball team return two players with varsity experience this season, but they aren’t letting lack of experience hold them back.

    The Demons started their season with two losses by a total of six points and have had the ball with the chance to tie or take the lead in the final minute of both games.

  • Sports Shorts

    Lady Braves defeat Trimble County

    Score: 51-40

    When: Dec. 7

    Where: Grant County High School

    What: The Lady Braves followed a loss to reigning region champion Simon Kenton with a solid defensive effort that led them to their first win of the season.

    The Lady Braves led after each quarter, but settled down offensively in the second half, relying on their defense to shut down Trimble County.