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Today's Sports

  • Colonels defend region crown...

    NEW CASTLE — With 11.8 seconds remaining in the game, the chants came roaring from the Oldham County High School student section.

    “Rupp! A-re-na! Rupp, Rupp A-re-na!”

    The Colonels are once again eighth region boys’ basketball champions after pulling away Tuesday night for a 50-40 victory over Martha Layne Collins in the eighth region championship game at Henry County High School.

  • Mike Montgomery: The radio voice...

    One of the top free throw shooters in the state, North Oldham High School boys’ basketball’s David Levitch stepped to the free throw line Jan. 13 at Oldham County High School.

    From the press table three rows from the floor, Mike Montgomery commented on Levitch’s 88 percent free throw percentage for the season. Montgomery is the play-by-play announcer for Pegasus Sports, an internet radio broadcast station.

    Levitch missed his next free throw.

  • Crossing guards provide barriers...

    In her neon yellow safety vest, Linda Coffey warms her hands Feb. 25 while standing on Walnut Street in front of La Grange Coffee roasters. She keeps an eye on the nearby traffic on Jefferson Street in La Grange.

    Coffey’s job is to keep vehicles from entering the course of the La Grange Urban Short Track Series.

    Coffey claps and cheers as bikers breeze by throughout the race. She recognizes most of the bikers from the eight races she’s worked.

    A woman in a blue and black racing suit zips by on her bike.

  • Large turnout of bikers battle...

    She had already conquered biking through buildings and across gravel, pavement, mud and wood.

    But unlike previous competitions, Shelbyville’s Shera Clark fell into an unexpected trap Saturday.

    Biking with a La Grange Urban Short Track-record 30 other bikers in the category three race, Clark tried to pass a group of bikers while crossing Walnut Street. But Clark got too close to a strip of caution tape on the course, which wrapped tight around her gear shaft.

  • South comes up short again in...

    LAWRENCEBURG — There’s been only one team in the eighth region that’s been able to claim superiority over the South Oldham High School girls’ basketball team.

    On Sunday afternoon, it happened again.

    Despite cutting a 12-point deficit to one with over a minute to go, the Lady Dragons again couldn’t catch Walton-Verona, falling 52-47 in the eighth region championship game at Anderson County High School.

  • North takes fifth at state...

    LOUISVILLE — North Oldham High School’s girls’ swimming team has put itself in elite company.

    Behind a pair of strong-limbed swimmers, the Lady Mustangs are among the top five teams in the state for the first time in school history.

  • Grand Stamm—LIVE! 3.2

    Guys and gals, welcome to our 13th Grand Stamm — LIVE! chat, set for Friday, March 2 at 1:30 p.m.

    I hope you all enjoyed last week's chat, with South Oldham High School senior girls' basketball player Jasmine Whitfield, who's been a part of a dynamic run this season for the Lady Dragons. She'll be playing for the University of Cincinnati this fall.

  • Sports Primer 2.29

    It's been another busy week of sports in Oldham County.

    Catch another edition of this week's Sports Primer again in podcast format.

    Each week, you can find an updated podcast with a rundown on the content in The Oldham Era's sports section, plus any other updates.

    And just a reminder to check out tomorrow's Grand Stamm—LIVE! with a special guest that I'm ironing out the details on. I'll be announcing the time officially on my Facebook page, The Oldham Era's Sports Guy.

  • Dance the night away

    Hands clasped, two young ballroom dancers whirl around the small studio at Louisville’s Ballroom East.

    East Oldham Middle School seventh-grader Oliver Kratholm and his partner Hannah Purdy, a seventh-grader at Johnson Traditional Middle School, practice for Saturday’s Derby City DanceSport Championships at the Galt House in Louisville.

    Since they began dancing together in 2010, the duo have traveled around the country for competitions, danced in England and become United States national champions.

  • Simpson honored for milestone

    As South Oldham High School boys’ basketball players performed warm-up drills before their home game against Spencer County Feb. 16, Dragons’ Coach Steve Simpson went through his routine as well.

    He chatted with players and coaches and scoured his notes.

    But before the teams made their way to mid-court for the tip-off, SOHS athletic director Mitchell Irvin grabbed a microphone and led Simpson to the court.