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Today's Sports

  • Oldham families make signs...

    Julie Gruber knows how important the boys’ basketball state tournament is in Kentucky.

    She found out watching her son, Oldham County High School junior guard Sam Gruber, during the Colonels’ state tournament appearance last year.

    To help energize the team, Julie Gruber and 14 other parents of the OCHS’ boys’ basketball team gathered Sunday in the school’s cafeteria to craft signs showing their well-wishes. The signs will be placed along Ky. 146 for the team to see on their bus ride Wednesday to Rupp Arena in Lexington.

  • Colonels hang on for first-round...

    LEXINGTON — In a close game, Oldham County High School pulled out a win in the first round of state championship play Thursday.

    OCHS defeated Bowling Green High School 55-48 at Rupp Arena during open rounds of the KHSAA Boys' Sweet Sixteen Basketball Tournament.

    "Coming in we knew it was gonna be a great game because Bowling Green's a good team," OCHS Coach Jason Holland said. "We tried to slow them down and I was proud of my guys for battling for 32 minutes."

  • Colonels hang on for first-round...

    LEXINGTON — In a close game, Oldham County High School pulled out a win in the first round of state championship play Thursday.

    OCHS defeated Bowling Green High School 55-48 at Rupp Arena during open rounds of the KHSAA Boys' Sweet Sixteen Basketball Tournament.

    "Coming in we knew it was gonna be a great game because Bowling Green's a good team," OCHS Coach Jason Holland said. "We tried to slow them down and I was proud of my guys for battling for 32 minutes."

  • Grand Stamm—LIVE! 3.16

    Guys and gals, welcome to our 13th Grand Stamm — LIVE! chat, set for Friday, March 9 at 3 p.m.

    I hope you enjoyed last week's chat, with Oldham County High School boys' basketball senior forward Tyler Wesley, whose Colonels take on Bowling Green at noon today in the Sweet 16 at Rupp Arena. He leads the state in blocked shots.

    We've got somewhat of a return guest. Well, actually, it's another attempt at a past guest.

  • Grand Stamm: NOHS basketball...

    Once one of the eighth region’s leaders, Nicole Bryant could only spectate the eighth region championship game on Sunday.

    A series of injuries derailed what could have been a banner season for the North Oldham High School senior forward.

    Bryant concluded her high school girls’ basketball career with a 78-43 loss to South Oldham in the 29th district basketball tournament.

    She’s a testament to strong-will and has displayed a willingness to not give up even though she had every opportunity to do so.

  • Special Olympics basketball...

    Their faces are somber, and they’ve shed a few tears.

    The Oldham County All-Stars basketball team just lost its first game of the season. It came in the state tournament no less.

    But coach Bob Osmer isn’t concerned with the outcome.

    He looks each player in the eye and asks one question: “Did you try your best?”

    Two Oldham County teams, the All-Stars and the Eagles, both concluded their seasons March 3 at the Special Olympics state basketball tournament at Hoops Indoor Sports Complex in Louisville.

  • Local athletes run on Mason-...

    LOUISVILLE — Inside Broadbent Arena, it sounds like a stampede.

    But there’s no cattle or horses.

    It’s the sound of runners at full speed on an elevated wooden track with banked corners and older than the Nixon administration.

    A number of Oldham middle school and high school runners conquered the track March 2 and 3 at the Mason-Dixon Games at Broadbent Arena in Louisville. Albeit with a few repairs, the track is the same used in the first running of the games in 1960.

  • Prepping professionally in Oldham

    A couple of big guns are training for football in the same place Oldham County children compete.

    Linebacker Dexter Heyman, who just finished his senior season at the University of Louisville, stretches March 1 at the Oldham County YMCA’s indoor arena.

  • Grand Stamm—LIVE! 3.9

    Guys and gals, welcome to our 13th Grand Stamm — LIVE! chat, set for Friday, March 9 at 3:30 p.m.

    I apologize for not having a chat last week, but our scheduled guest, Philadelphia Eagles cornerback and former University of Kentucky star Trevard Lindley had to cancel to seek shelter Friday in the storms that swept through the area. I'll still try to reschedule Lindley to join us here.

    But we're back this week and with a big guest!

  • La Grange Urban Short Track...

    The idea came up casually in conversation at Goose Creek Cycle in La Grange.

    Somebody wanted a road bike race. Somebody chimed in with cyclocross.

    Cyclocross? In La Grange?

    Two weeks later, it happened.

    The eight race La Grange Urban Short Track Series combined urban assault, cyclocross and mountain biking and took bikers across pavement, dirt, grass, gravel and wood.

    The first course took bikers around Mundo Park and back to Main Street through a narrow 42-inch alley next to The Treasured Child toy store.