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Today's Sports

  • Sports Primer 2.22

    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.

  • Tennis takeover

    They stand in the normal starting position for doubles — La Grange 12-year-old Paul Reynolds in the backcourt with his brother Brent Reynolds, 9, at the net.

    Their private instructor at the Louisville Tennis Club, Simon Childs, rockets a serve that Paul deftly returns with a forehand.

    Childs then returns with a drop shot that Brent quickly slides right for and fires back towards Childs, who hits the ball into the net.

    The boys are part of a growing interest in tennis in Oldham County.

  • Biking through buildings and the...

    After avoiding black ice on Second and Third Avenues in La Grange, Crestwood’s Alan Keeling steered his bike up a ramp and into the lobby of The Oldham Era’s office.

    Keeling quickly ran into his biggest obstacle.

    After entering the office, Keeling’s glasses fogged, clouding his vision.

    But Keeling adjusted to the visual challenge to win the seventh leg of the La Grange Urban Short Track Series Feb. 11.

  • OCMS basketball finishes as...

    Oldham County Middle School’s sixth-grade basketball team came up short in its goal of winning a state championship.

    But before the season began, center Griffin Snyder didn’t expect to come close to that goal.

    The Colonels concluded their season at 30-4 and as state semi-finalists at the Kentucky Basketball Academy sixth grade state tournament Jan. 21 in Lexington.

    “It was like accomplishing a dream that you never knew you had,” he said. “It felt amazing.”

  • NOHS nabs fourth at region swim

    LOUISVILLE — Because of her fifth-place finish in the preliminaries of the 200-yard individual medley, North Oldham High School eighth-grader Asia Seidt swam the finals in the outside, seventh lane.

    But Seidt responded with a powerful swim to finish second in 2:05.12.

    Behind Seidt, the Lady Mustangs pulled out a fourth place finish with 111 points Feb. 18 at the Region Two Championships at the University of Louisville’s Ralph Wright Natatorium.

  • Shirkey's third tops among...

    LEXINGTON — The semi-finals at the KHSAA state wrestling tournament wiped out any chance North Oldham, Oldham County or South Oldham had of a state championship.

    But despite a semi-final loss, OCHS freshman John Shirkey said he quickly regained his focus. After all, his day and his season were not done yet.

    Following his only loss of the state tournament, Shirkey pulled together two wins to take third place at 113 pounds.

  • Sports Primer 2.16

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

    This week's edition of the Sports Primer is a bit different. I've compiled all the info that I would normally post as a story into an audio file.

    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.

    Just a reminder to check out tomorrow's Grand Stamm — LIVE!, with North Oldham High School swimming coach Kris Krohn.

  • Grand Stamm—LIVE! 2.17

    Guys and gals, welcome to our 10th Grand Stamm — LIVE! chat, set for Friday, Feb. 17 at 1:20 p.m.

    I hope you all enjoyed last week's chat, with Oldham County Middle school wrestling coach Tim Lange, whose wrestlers had an impressive showing at the state middle school meet.

  • North rules the pool

    LOUISVILLE — In the final event that would decide the county’s boys’ swimming championship, North Oldham High School sophomore Mark Scherer saw the task ahead of him.

    Oldham County jumped to an early lead in the 400-yard freestyle relay behind senior Christian Taylor’s opening swim. But after diving in the water for the second leg, Scherer passed the Colonels and the Mustangs kept the lead.

  • Running for a reason

    The rain begins to pick up as Stan Clark leads 20 runners up a steep hill near the entrance of Crestwood’s Spring Hill Estates.

    After they dash to the top of the hill, the South Oldham High School cross country and track coach eases behind the other runners at his own pace. The runners grit their teeth and groan, their breaths visible in the 40-degree Saturday morning chill, but Clark keeps the same determined look on his face.