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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • 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.