http://www.oldhamera.com/sports/rss.xml en Sports Briefs - June 30, 2016 http://www.oldhamera.com/content/sports-briefs-june-30-2016 <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/golf_tourney_winner.jpg" alt="Mason Lenhart, a golfer at North Oldham High School, recently won the Kentucky Junior Amateur golf tournament." title="Mason Lenhart, a golfer at North Oldham High School, recently won the Kentucky Junior Amateur golf tournament." align="left" hspace="6" width="46" height="85" /> Off to Omaha: Oglesby eager to showcase talents at Olympic Trials http://www.oldhamera.com/content/omaha-oglesby-eager-showcase-talents-olympic-trials <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/oglesby_butterfly.jpg" alt="North Oldham graduate Grace Oglesby practices at the University of Louisville’s Ralph Wright Natatorium before leaving for the Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska." title="North Oldham graduate Grace Oglesby practices at the University of Louisville’s Ralph Wright Natatorium before leaving for the Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska." align="left" hspace="6" width="118" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">LOUISVILLE &mdash; Through all the plaques, all the state championship medals, all the regional and national records and events in which Grace Oglesby has so assertively swam her way through, none will come close to the worldwide significance of her next event.</span></p> Pratt: Thank you, Oldham County. See y'all at the game http://www.oldhamera.com/content/pratt-thank-you-oldham-county-see-yall-game <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pratt.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="72" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <span class="s1">I&rsquo;m from a small community like Oldham County.</span></p> <p class="p1"> <span class="s1">I grew up reading the sports pages of the &ldquo;Robertson County Times&rdquo; in Springfield, Tennessee every Wednesday and at some point in high school I discovered that telling stories through sports was my calling.</span></p> Colonels reducing size, maximizing speed with new group in summer league http://www.oldhamera.com/content/colonels-reducing-size-maximizing-speed-new-group-summer-league <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/oc_jones_2_0.jpg" alt="Senior Ismail Jones shoots a free throw in the Eighth Region tournament against Henry County. Jones returns as the most experienced veteran for the Colonels next season." title="Senior Ismail Jones shoots a free throw in the Eighth Region tournament against Henry County. Jones returns as the most experienced veteran for the Colonels next season." align="left" hspace="6" width="91" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">BUCKNER &mdash;&nbsp;Oldham County coach Coy Zerhusen has been pleasantly surprised with how his Colonels team is adjusting to a new style of play.</span></p> Boys Basketball: South Oldham looking for new leadership, depth in summer league http://www.oldhamera.com/content/boys-basketball-south-oldham-looking-new-leadership-depth-summer-league <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/so_mbb_young.jpg" alt="South Oldham junior Devin Young looks for an open teammate in the Dragons&#039; summer league game against St. Xavier on June 14." title="South Oldham junior Devin Young looks for an open teammate in the Dragons&#039; summer league game against St. Xavier on June 14." align="left" hspace="6" width="101" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">CRESTWOOD &mdash; South Oldham boys basketball coach Steve Simpson doesn&rsquo;t want to see a rebuilding year for a Dragons team coming off its third regional title in four seasons.</span></p> Colonels baseball sets bar for future teams with record breaking season http://www.oldhamera.com/content/colonels-baseball-sets-multiple-records-season <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/oc_bsb_bates_byrd_run_0.jpg" alt="Oldham County senior Brennan Byrd celebrates with Jacob Bates after the Colonels take a 2-0 lead in the first inning of their eventual 6-3 loss to Bullitt East in the KHSAA State Baseball Tournament in Lexington." title="Oldham County senior Brennan Byrd celebrates with Jacob Bates after the Colonels take a 2-0 lead in the first inning of their eventual 6-3 loss to Bullitt East in the KHSAA State Baseball Tournament in Lexington." align="left" hspace="6" width="85" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">LEXINGTON &mdash; Oldham County head baseball coach Scott Gerlach knew at the end of last year the 2016 Colonels&rsquo; squad was going to compete for a remarkable season.</span></p> Owning the Show: OCHS alum Dean Kiekhefer soaks in the milestone moments since his MLB debut with St. Louis http://www.oldhamera.com/content/owning-show-ochs-alum-dean-kiekhefer-soaks-milestone-moments-his-mlb-debut-st-louis <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/kiekhefer_pitch_photo.jpg" alt="Oldham County native Dean Kiekhefer pitches in the St. Louis Cardinals home series against the Colorado Rockies in May. Kiekhefer made his major league debut on May 14." title="Oldham County native Dean Kiekhefer pitches in the St. Louis Cardinals home series against the Colorado Rockies in May. Kiekhefer made his major league debut on May 14." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">CINCINNATI, Ohio &ndash; The final days of March involved a series of events that would change Dean Kiekhefer&rsquo;s life.</span></p> Pratt: Ali’s message lives when we need it most...now http://www.oldhamera.com/content/pratt-ali%E2%80%99s-message-lives-when-we-need-it-mostnow <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ali.jpg" alt="The funeral procession for Muhammad Ali makes its way down Broadway in downtown Louisville on June 10 as thousands gather on the street to pay respects." title="The funeral procession for Muhammad Ali makes its way down Broadway in downtown Louisville on June 10 as thousands gather on the street to pay respects." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <span class="s1">I&rsquo;m not going to pretend that Muhammad Ali was an inspirational figure to me. Unless you&rsquo;re old enough to remember world events from a few decades ago, he probably wasn&rsquo;t one for you either.</span></p> <p class="p1"> <span class="s1">Key word there being &lsquo;was&rsquo; and &lsquo;wasn&rsquo;t&rsquo;.</span></p>