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The Sports Primer: 2.8

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A preview of the 2.9 sports section of The Oldham Era

By Jason Stamm

The weather is still cold, breezy and ocassionally a little snow has fallen in Oldham County. But runners all over the county are preparing for some spring races in Louisville, the Kentucky Derby Marathon and miniMarathon and the Louisville Triple Crown.

But each trains a different way and at different places throughout the area. They also each have their own reasons for running.

This week, find out where you can get your run on, as well as how much it costs to participate in the races and other running costs you should be aware of.

In middle school wrestling, two Oldham students are state champions. North Oldham eighth grader Keegan Duncan and Oldham County eighth grader Alex McIntosh each won their weight classes at the state championships Saturday.

Each both used a few different routes to get to their state crowns.

In a last preparation before the post-season begins this weekend, Oldham's high school wrestlers also were busy, in NOHS' Mustang Trial Run.

One Oldham school did exceptionally well, with what could be a good final post-season boost.

She's been committed since her sophomore year, but South Oldham High School midfielder Marissa Williams made her decision official when she signed her letter of intent to play at Mississippi State this fall.

The 2011 Kentucky Miss Soccer, Williams had a few things stand out to her that influenced her decision.

On Saturday, the La Grange Urban Short Track Series resumes, with a familiar premise. But are the racers, or those involved in the new decision, ready for the sixth race this weekend?

Congratulations to the NOMS cheerleading team! The team recently picked up a big win on a big, national stage!

This week's top notch performer is East Oldham Middle School eighth-grader Cori Kuriger, who competes in cheerleading, cross country and volleyball.

I'm still working on lining up this week's guest, but hope to do so ASAP on Thursday. I'll announce the time and guest on my Facebook page: The Oldham Era's Sports Guy.

Do you have a suggestion for a future guest? Email me and let me know at sports@oldhamera.com.

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