http://www.oldhamera.com/sports/rss.xml en State Little League Tournament: North 12's run away with Pool A http://www.oldhamera.com/content/state-little-league-tournament-north-12s-run-away-pool <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/parker_caudill.jpg" alt="North Oldham Little League 12-year-old left-fielder Parker Caudill celebrates as he touches home on a Trevor Amburgey home run during NOLL’s 10-4 win over Campbellsville Monday in a pool game at the state tournament in Bowling Green. NOLL went 3-0 in pool play, winning its first two games by double-digit margins." title="North Oldham Little League 12-year-old left-fielder Parker Caudill celebrates as he touches home on a Trevor Amburgey home run during NOLL’s 10-4 win over Campbellsville Monday in a pool game at the state tournament in Bowling Green. NOLL went 3-0 in pool play, winning its first two games by double-digit margins." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> BOWLING GREEN &ndash; North Oldham&rsquo;s 12-year-olds left no doubt this weekend that they were the class of their pool at the Little League State Tournament.</p> <p> NOLL went 3-0 in Pool A play at Ephram White Park, winning its three games by a combined 36 runs. That earned the squad a spot opposite Paintsville in a state semifinal that was played Tuesday night after the Era&rsquo;s press deadline.</p> <p> NOLL capped off its perfect pool play record with a 10-4 win against a Campbellsville team that won the state title last season as 11-year-olds.</p> Locals earn taekwondo medals http://www.oldhamera.com/content/locals-earn-taekwondo-medals <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/alex_schuster.jpg" alt="Oldham County senior Alex Schuster practices taekwondo July 16 in Crestwood. Schuster won a bronze medal in the 15-17 light-middleweight division at the U.S. Nationals earlier this month in San Jose, Calif." title="Oldham County senior Alex Schuster practices taekwondo July 16 in Crestwood. Schuster won a bronze medal in the 15-17 light-middleweight division at the U.S. Nationals earlier this month in San Jose, Calif." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> CRESTWOOD &ndash; Sean Ramey sent another Kentucky Taekwondo and Fitness group to U.S. Nationals earlier this month in San Jose, Calif., and the local competitors came back with a collection of awards.</p> <p> The group combined to win a sliver medal and four bronze medals, which Ramey, the facility&rsquo;s owner and operator, called an &ldquo;amazing accomplishment.&rdquo;</p> <p> Dana DeYoung won the silver medal in the 33-40 women&rsquo;s middleweight black belt division.</p> <p> Ty Clayton won bronze in the 8-9 boys black belt board breaking competition.</p> Locals earn taekwondo medals http://www.oldhamera.com/content/locals-earn-taekwondo-medals <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/alex_schuster.jpg" alt="Oldham County senior Alex Schuster practices taekwondo July 16 in Crestwood. Schuster won a bronze medal in the 15-17 light-middleweight division at the U.S. Nationals earlier this month in San Jose, Calif." title="Oldham County senior Alex Schuster practices taekwondo July 16 in Crestwood. Schuster won a bronze medal in the 15-17 light-middleweight division at the U.S. Nationals earlier this month in San Jose, Calif." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> CRESTWOOD &ndash; Sean Ramey sent another Kentucky Taekwondo and Fitness group to U.S. Nationals earlier this month in San Jose, Calif., and the local competitors came back with a collection of awards.</p> <p> The group combined to win a sliver medal and four bronze medals, which Ramey, the facility&rsquo;s owner and operator, called an &ldquo;amazing accomplishment.&rdquo;</p> <p> Dana DeYoung won the silver medal in the 33-40 women&rsquo;s middleweight black belt division.</p> <p> Ty Clayton won bronze in the 8-9 boys black belt board breaking competition.</p> State Little League Tournament: NOLL 10’s finish on high note at state http://www.oldhamera.com/content/state-little-league-tournament-noll-10%E2%80%99s-finish-high-note-state <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/jaron_cotton.jpg" alt="NOLL pitcher Jaron Cotton throws to first base during the team’s 9-7 win over Ashland American Monday. Cotton pitched the final 1 1/3 innings for NOLL in its lone state tournament win." title="NOLL pitcher Jaron Cotton throws to first base during the team’s 9-7 win over Ashland American Monday. Cotton pitched the final 1 1/3 innings for NOLL in its lone state tournament win." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> BOWLING GREEN &ndash; North Oldham&rsquo;s 10-year-olds went into their last game of the Little League State Tournament Monday playing for pride.</p> <p> NOLL had already been eliminated from advancing after losing its first two games, 14-13 to Hazard/Perry Saturday and 12-11 to Bowling Green East Sunday.</p> <p> So in facing Ashland American Monday, NOLL was looking to end its state tournament trip on a high note.</p> <p> That&rsquo;s what the NOLL 10&rsquo;s did, holding on for a 9-7 win on a sun-baked afternoon at Ephram White Park.</p> EOMS hosting fundraiser http://www.oldhamera.com/content/eoms-hosting-fundraiser <p> The Apple Gold Group, a franchisee of Applebee&rsquo;s Neighborhood Grill and Bar, is proud to partner with the football team from East Oldham Middle School to host a Flapjack Fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 2.</p> <p> Funds raised by the athletes will be used throughout the season to help purchase new uniforms and equipment for the team.</p> Cochran III repeats as Open champ http://www.oldhamera.com/content/cochran-iii-repeats-open-champ <p> Paducah&rsquo;s Rick Cochran III defended his Kentucky Open title last week, winning the event at Hunting Creek Country Club in Prospect.</p> <p> Cochran became the first player since current PGA pro J.B. Holmes in 2003 and 2004 to repeat as Kentucky Open champ.<br /> Cochran shot a three-day 12-under 204.</p> <p> He finished with five-under 67&rsquo;s in the final two rounds Wednesday and Thursday.</p> <p> Louisville&rsquo;s Jared Wolfe was second at 8-under.</p> Danner wins 5K http://www.oldhamera.com/content/danner-wins-5k <p> Andrew Danner finished in 16:26.71 this weekend to win the Oldham County Festival Race.</p> <p> Danner beat second-place Mike Baird (16:56.20) by nearly 30 seconds.</p> <p> The top five male finishers were:</p> <p> 1. Andrew Danner</p> <p> 2. Mike Baird</p> <p> 3. Brian Ruggles (17.22.40)</p> <p> 4. Nate Dotterwiech (17:34.92)</p> <p> 5. Sean Robison (17:38.40)</p> <p> The top five female finishers were:</p> <p> 1. Lynn Riedling (21:21.24)</p> <p> 2. Melissa Christensen (22:07.58)</p> <p> 3. Roberta Meyer (22:43.05)</p> Edlin named player of year http://www.oldhamera.com/content/edlin-named-player-year <p> Prospect&rsquo;s Taylor Edlin was named last week as champion of the 11-13 girls division of the Musselman-Dunne Junior Golf Tour.</p> <p> Edlin played nine events and accumulated 2,250 points.</p> <p> She edged Louisville&rsquo;s Molly Bebelaar (2,125) for the series title.</p> <p> Other top five series finishers included</p> <p> &ndash;Drew Wallace, La Grange, 10-and-under boys (4th, 10 events, 1,440 points)</p> <p> &ndash;Lyman Brackett, Goshen, 10-and-under boys (5th, 10, 1,350)</p> <p> &ndash;Phil Nelson, Pewee Valley, 17-18 boys (5th, 7, 917.5)</p>