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Today's Sports

  • The Sports Primer: 12.13

    Last week, I got a first-hand experience in why basketball is big in Oldham County for this week's Grand Stamm column.

    Being from Morehead and having lived in Kentucky my entire life, I already knew this was a basketball state. But each county, town and team have their own, unique stories of what makes basketball so great.

    I went to boys' basketball games at North Oldham and Oldham County High Schools and a girls' basketball game at South Oldham High School.

  • Taking on different wretling...

    He’ll be on a different continent, but Oldham County junior Mikey Caudill won’t have to wrestle any koala bears or kangaroos.

    Caudill will represent Team USA as a 285-pound heavyweight in the Down Under Sports Wrestling Tournament July 2-10 in Surfers Paradise, Australia, after being selected to wrestle this fall.

    Chris Pella, recruiting coordinator for Down Under Sports, describes the event as a goodwill tournament between the U.S., Australia and New Zealand to build up the wrestling programs in the latter two countries.

  • Buck Bragging Rights

    Despite five layers of clothing, four hours in the woods left him cold, tired and hungry. But the thought of killing a big buck and showing it off to his friends kept Wesley Yonts in that tree stand on a Friday morning last month.

    Wesley’s patience paid off 15 minutes later, when he killed a 9-point buck Nov. 18.

    “I was shivering,” Wesley said. “We were about to go back to the truck because it was so cold. I just couldn’t take it. But when you know there’s a deer around, you start to warm up a little bit.”

  • Grand Stamm — LIVE

    Guys and Gals, welcome to the first of what I hope are many weekly chats with you, our readers.

    Every Friday (time varies depending on guest availability) I'll be chatting and answering any questions you have about sports in Oldham County or any other sports topic (Don't even get me started on the Bowl Championship Series).

  • Aussie boys being American boys

    The Australian basketball players had never seen anything like it before: cheerleaders wearing short skirts with makeup highlighting their faces, leading a cheer during a timeout of their varsity game Friday at Oldham County High School.

    Five teenage basketball players from Australia shamelessly raised their cell phones simultaneously to take video and photos of the cheerleaders with high ponytails in front of them.

  • Award proves it's not all...

    Records aren’t the only thing a coach is judged on.

    Oldham County coach Matt Brown claimed the Class 6A, District 5 coach of the year award recently, despite the Colonels’ 2-8 record this season. The Kentucky Football Coaches Association recognized Brown Friday during halftime of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association state championship football game in Bowling Green.

    The recipient is selected by head football coaches in the district.

  • Out-wrestled, out-dualed

    BUCKNER — Oldham County High School wrestling coach Aaron Riordan hoped to find out more about his team by scheduling the top teams in the state for Saturday’s Oldham Super Duals at OCHS.

    The Colonels finished at the top of their pool after round-robin pool play, but ran into the toughest of their competition in the semifinals.

  • The Sports Primer: 12.5

    This week's edition of The Oldham Era has an Australian feel to it.

    On Friday, Oldham County High School's boys' basketball team hosted Rowville Sports Academy, in the second stop of the Australian school's 16-game tour of Kentucky and Tennessee high schools. The Colonels won the game 71-61, but the real story was with the culture bridge between the two teams.

    Players from both teams talked before, during and after the game about rules changes, plays in the game and the cheerleaders on the sideline.

  • When swimming becomes too much

    Every weekday during the school year, North Oldham High School senior Canyon Tullis wakes up at 5 a.m. After breakfast, he drives to the Club at Paramont Estates for swim practice.

    “Swimming takes up a lot of time and it’s not easy,” Tullis said. “You really have to be dedicated to do it.”

    This season, Tullis is an anomaly. He’s the only senior boy swimming on any of the three Oldham high school teams.

  • 12.1 Sports Buzzlines

    New interactive sports chat with The Oldham Era