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Today's Sports

  • Local teams ready for regional...

    With the 2012 cross country season winding down, local teams are gearing up to take their respective courses at the regional meet. For Oldham County, that means a quick trip down I-71 to EP “Tom” Sawyer Park, while North and South Oldham runners head out to Henry County High School in  Eminence.
    Each will face their own fair share of challenges though.
    Class 2A including NOHS and SOHS will kick things off Saturday with the first race scheduled to start at 10 a.m.

  • A season to remember: North...

    Three months ago, the North Oldham Mustangs entered the 2012 season with a nearly unbearable amount of pressure hanging on their shoulders. On Oct. 27, they lived up to expectations by returning to the state’s biggest stage and walking away with two wins.
    Though their run didn’t end quite the way they hoped — a 3-0 loss to Mercy in the state semifinal game — coach Brian Jones said he is proud of what his girls accomplished.

  • Second half dooms South Oldham...

    Story by Randy Heite

    On a cold and rainy evening, the South Oldham Dragons lost to the Shelby County Rockets 33-21. The scoreboard tells a different story then what happened on Senior Night for the Dragons though.

  • Bardstown edges North Oldham 22-...

    Friday night may have marked the end of the regular season for both the Bardstown and North Oldham football teams but it was certainly one to remember as the pair traded plenty of blows in a 22-14 Tigers’ win.

    North Oldham got out to a quick start, putting the games’ first points on the board just five minutes into the first quarter as Mustangs’ running back Josh Smith broke rambled in from 79 yards out.

  • Oldham County closes regular...

    While the other local teams picked up losses Friday night, the Oldham County Colonels closed the regular season in style, knocking out host Jeffersontown 16-12.

    Senior running back Jacob Taylor got things started for the Colonels, ripping off a 51-yard scoring run just two minutes into the game.

  • Oldham County XC sweeps weekend...

    The Oldham County High School cross country teams turned in a good performance over the weekend in the Woodford County Invitational, capturing first place in all four races they contested, including boys’ and girls’ varsity and junior varsity.
    They also had individuals who performed well, including several who broke personal records.
    Casey Vandenbark started things off nicely in the junior varsity girls’ race with a win win in 20:47, while Drew Maddy took second in his third junior varsity race with a time of 18:26.

  • Oldham County XC sweeps weekend...

    The Oldham County High School cross country teams turned in a good performance over the weekend in the Woodford County Invitational, capturing first place in all four races they contested, including boys’ and girls’ varsity and junior varsity.
    They also had individuals who performed well, including several who broke personal records.
    Casey Vandenbark started things off nicely in the junior varsity girls’ race with a win win in 20:47, while Drew Maddy took second in his third junior varsity race with a time of 18:26.

  • FCA hosts Fields of Faith event...

    Story by RANDY HEITE
    The Fellowship of Christian Athletes hosted its annual Fields of Faith event on Oct. 17.
    The event attracts nearly 100 students and their parents every year from the different schools in the county.
    Many students and parents return annually to enrich their faith, while others are attracted by the prospect of starting a path to Christianity.
    The evening’s main speaker, former University of Louisville wide receiver Scott Long, had plenty to tell Oldham County’s attendees.

  • Olympian visits local swim team

    The Oldham Era, Staff report
    For nearly 90 minutes on Oct. 2, the Shelby Sharks USA Swim Team relished a visit from Olympian and Louisville native Clark Burckle at the Family Activity Center in Shelbyville.  
    Burckle answered questions about swimming-related challenges, swam for 30 minutes in the pool demonstrating some stroke technique and signed autographs.

  • Lady Colonels fall 2-0 to...

    Walking off the field after Monday night’s state tournament game, the Oldham County Lady Colonels couldn’t help but smile.
    Though their season had just ended in heartbreak with a close 2-0 loss to 7th Region champion, Assumption, they had plenty of reasons to celebrate.
    Chief among those was the historic season they had just completed, advancing to the final field of 16 for one of the few times in school history.