Today's Sports

  • Demonized—Williamstown...

    There are tough losses and then there's what happened to the Grant County High School baseball team on April 25 by the hands of 32nd District and county rival Williamstown.

    Three weeks removed from dispatching the Demons 10-0 in five innings, the Braves were on the short-end of a lopsided 15-5 loss to Williamstown as Demons starting pitcher Michael Walter struck out seven and scattered nine hits in six innings of baseball.

    Williamstown's 15 runs are the most Grant County has allowed thus far and the deficit was the largest for the Braves this season.

  • WHS Golfer wins tournament

    The high school golf season may be several months away, but that is not stopping Sarah Kellam from improving her game.

    Kellam, a seventh grader at Williamstown High School, recently won the nine-hole Aquafina Golf Series event at Perry Park, firing a round of 42 for nine holes, which was three strokes better than her closest competitor.

    "I was just happy to be back out, and I played the course. I'm surprised I won. It's a tough course considering how wet it was," Kellam said.

    Kellam said her ability to drive the ball well off the tee box helped in her victory.

  • Could an athletic upgrade be...

    Football and soccer games being canceled due to inclement weather could be a thing of the past if the Grant County Board of Education votes in favor of a proposed athletic field upgrade.

  • Football playoff format changed

    For the 2008 football season, the football playoffs will turn back into history as the Kentucky High School Athletic Association announced that the playoff format would change this fall.

    The last two seasons, the four teams qualifying from within a district played each other in the first and second rounds based on district records.

    This season, schools participating in Class 1A-Class 5A will return to "out of district" cross bracketing beginning with the first round.

  • GCHS Braves bounce back with two...

    Following a 10-run loss to 32nd District and county opponent Williamstown last week, it would have been easy for the Grant County High School baseball team to feel sorry for itself.

    However, coach Van Duncan and the players refused to take the easy way out.

    Rather than let the loss to the Demons beat them more than once, the Braves bounced back from the loss with back-to-back victories, however, it was a daunting task.

    On April 26, Grant County pummeled Henry County, one of the better teams in the 8th Region, 14-4 on the road.

  • Grant County Board tackles...

    Whether or not an administrator can serve as an coach is a question the Grant County Board of Education wrestled with during a public work session on April 22.

    Because it was only a work session, the board could take no action. However, the board is expected to vote on the measure in the future.

    The question originated from a question that was posed to superintendent Michael Hibbett, asking what his philosophy was on the issue.

  • Coaches request more money

    As is the case in business a competitive salary can help an employer convince an attractive candidate to take a job regardless of what profession it is.

    For the Grant County School District, however, money will be more of a detriment than an asset in the future if a public work session held on April 22 is any indication. With the meeting being a work session, no action was taken on increasing salaries.

  • Breaking Sports News:...

    Weeks after falling 10-0 in five innings to 32nd District and county opponent Grant County, the Williamstown High School baseball team extracted some revenge of their own, thumping the Braves 15-5 on April 25.

    "We had good play all-around, and this is a great team win. We didn't make many mistakes and we hit the baseball," WHS head coach Buck Walter said.

    The Demons got six strong innings from senior pitcher Michael Walter, who struck out seven.

    For more on this story, read the May 1, 2008 issue of the Grant County News.

  • Despite start, Grant County...

    While it would be easy for the Grant County High School baseball team to relax after opening the season 9-2 and earning victories over 32nd District opponents Simon Kenton (10-0) and Williamstown (10-0), along with a 9-3 win over ranked Conner, coach Van Duncan refuses to let it happen.

  • Grant County, WHS tackle Title...

    The 2007-08 school year has been a banner one for Grant County High School athletics.

    Athletics Director Scott Shipp briefed the Grant County Board of Education members on April 10 on Grant County's status in regards to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association's annual verification of Title IX procedures.