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Today's Sports

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    New interactive sports chat with The Oldham Era

  • This bodybuilder's all...

    Eight months of six meals a day and daily workouts finally paid off.

    Crestwood resident Chauncey Wilson, 27, claimed the title of Kentucky Mr. Muscle on Nov. 5. He beat 113 male contestants at the Kentucky Muscle Bodybuilding competition at Louisville’s Kentucky International Convention Center.

    Two weeks later, Wilson finished third overall at the National Physique Committee’s National Bodybuilding Championships in Miami.

    Wilson said he’s motivated by critiques at competitions.

  • NOHS to start girls’ lacrosse

    For the first time, there will be more than one high school girls’ lacrosse team in Oldham County.

    The Oldham County Board of Education Monday night approved $4,858 for goals, lacrosse balls and player equipment to start a girls’ lacrosse club team at North Oldham High School.

    Until now, girls from NOHS, Oldham County and South Oldham combined to form one team. SOHS and OCHS girls will continue to play as a combined team.

  • Mustangs out-duals opponents in...

    More teams are learning they shouldn’t challenge North Oldham’s wrestling team to a dual.

    The Mustangs went 5-0 Saturday to win the Jeffersontown Charger Duals after they swept a home dual match Nov. 22 against St. Xavier and Wayne County.

    “Our strength is just really controlling our opponents, on our feet, on the mat and staying in a good position,” North Oldham coach Chris Shofner said. “There’s nothing we’re really doing bad, just a lot of things well.”

  • North takes overall at Dare To...

    Two school records by North Oldham's girls' swim team and a strong meet from the boys' team made a formidable combination Saturday.

    North Oldham had the top combined score of 502 points, ahead of Christian Academy of Louisville’s 401 at the Dare To Care meet at  Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center in Crescent Hill. The boys' and girls' teams finished second.

    Sacred Heart Academy uses the event as a community service project, asking teams and parents to donate money and canned goods for Dare To Care Food Bank in Louisville.

  • Urban bike race tests athletes

    The narrow, 42-inch alley next to The Treasured Child toy store in La Grange caught a few bikers by surprise Saturday in the first of eight races of the La Grange Urban Short Track Series.

    One of those bikers was Mike Kennedy of Louisville.

    Before the finish line, Kennedy caught his bicycle jersey on one of the brick walls in a narrow 42-inch alley next to The Treasured Child toy store. Kennedy won the single speed start race in 39:20 and had a sizeable rip on the right shoulder of his jersey.

  • Winter Sports Preview: Oldham...

    Another young team is taking to the water as Oldham County tries to motivate its team.

    When freshman Darby Williams joined the Lady Colonels two years ago as a seventh-grader, Williams felt like, well, a fish out of water. She didn’t have much support and too many times felt nervous.

    Now, she’s part of the overwhelming support the experienced swimmers are giving to their younger teammates, especially in practices at the Oldham County YMCA. That’s helped with 5:30 a.m. practices three days a week.

  • Winter Sports Preview: South...

    South Oldham's boys swim team doesn't haver any seniors, but what it does have is unity.

    Even last season, junior Jared Ashcraft felt like he did well balancing work and play. But he couldn’t always say the same for his teammates.

    That’s changed this season.

    “I feel like we’re more unified,” he said. “Last year, it was a bunch of new people coming in. But this year, we have people who have been swimming longer, we know what we’re doing and it shows.”

  • South's Williams named...

    An announcement for the winner of Kentucky Miss Soccer hadn’t been made yet, but South Oldham senior midfielder Marissa Williams had an idea who it might be when she played in the Kentucky All-State girls’ soccer game Nov. 12.

    Each player is given a number from 1-22, the number of first-and second-team selections. Representing the West team, Williams wore No. 1.

    On Nov. 16, Williams got the official announcement that she was named 2011 Miss Kentucky Soccer, beating out Boyle County senior forward Kennedy Collier.

  • Oldham’s Durbin named coach of...

    Last week was a busy one for Oldham County boys’ soccer coach Brian Durbin.

    The Colonels celebrated their season during a banquet Nov. 8 and three days later Durbin and his wife, Stacy, welcomed their second child, Abby Michelle.

    Before the banquet, Durbin was named large school co-coach of the year with Kentucky High School Soccer Coaches’ Association. He shares the award with Ryle’s Stephen Collins, who accumulated the same number of votes.