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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Sports Primer 3.7

    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 Friday's Grand Stamm—LIVE! with special guest, Oldham County High School senior forward Tyler Wesley. I'll be announcing the time officially on my Facebook page, The Oldham Era's Sports Guy.

  • 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.