Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Williamstown's Caldwell...

    Clyde Caldwell is soft-spoken, but confident.

    After last Friday, college student-athlete is another adjective that the Williamstown High School senior has added to his resume after signing a national letter of intent to play golf at Berea College, an NAIA institution.

    After leading the Demons golf team this past season, Caldwell, the son of Stephanie and Troy Caldwell, is ready for the challenges that come with playing on the college level.

  • Braves coast past Conner

    Getting the ball as a starting pitcher can make you nervous.

    Josh Cummins wasn't nervous as he took the mound for Ground County on April 18.

    Instead, Cummins, a senior, and his teammates were loose, putting up seven runs in the first two innings on their way to a 9-3 pasting of the Cougars at the Florence Freedom's Champion Window Field. For Cummins and the majority of his teammates, the game at the minor league park was the first of its kind during their high school careers.

  • Williamstown struggles to find a...

    With the beginning of the 2008 volleyball season months away, Todd Dupin is a man on a mission.

    Dupin, Williamstown's athletic director, is in search of a coach to replace Kelli Lee, who resigned her position to take over the same position at Grant County High School earlier this year.

    However, he has had little luck in finding the program's fourth coach in as many seasons.

    "We haven't had any applicants. I have talked to one or two people, but we do not have anyone hired," Dupin said.

    It is his hope to have some one in place by the end of school.

  • GCHS, Williamstown athletic...

    Playing on the road is a part of high school athletics, but with gas prices rising and expected to be over $4 a gallon next year, athletic directors at Williamstown and Grant County high schools face the daunting task of trying to cope with scheduling and transportation.

  • Demons aim for victories

    While the record may be less than desirable, Williamstown High School baseball coach Buck Walter has been pleased with the effort he has gotten out of his team recently.

    After suffering an 8-7 setback to 32nd District opponent Simon Kenton in a game that featured two eighth graders in the line-up for the Demons, Williamstown took out their frustrations on Eminence, earning a 12-0 win.

    However, errors got the best of Williamstown on April 17, as Owen County defeated the Demons 12-7.

  • Ocho No-Show has a nice ring to...

    "Go out and play this game like you're a little kid again. This game is what you love to do..

    —Chad Johnson

    If only it were that easy. If only disgruntled Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson, who has been known to call himself "Ocho Cinco," would show everyone that somewhere deep inside of him, there is a little kid who enjoys playing a game.

    Instead, we get to deal with Johnson's demands to be traded, threatening to be a no-show at the team's mini-camp and training camp. To that I say, bring it on Chad.