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Today's Sports

  • Girls basketball: South’s Higdon...

    South Oldham girls basketball coach Christy Higdon said she knew the time was right to resign.

    “I’ve dedicated 26 years of my life to probably over 300 kids,” Higdon said. “...I’m getting ready to turn 50 in July and I think it’s that time to start enjoying life a little more.”

    Higdon is stepping down after two years as head coach of the Lady Dragons.

    Her teams went 24-31, winning the 2013 District 29 title and finishing as district runner-up this season.

  • Harris, Watkins win first leg of...

    Tracy Harris and Dylan Watkins were the female and male champions of the Roman Road 5K Saturday at Crestwood Baptist Church. The race was the first leg of the four-part Oldham County Grand Slam.

    The second race of the four-race series is July 18. It is sponsored by the Oldham County YMCA and begins at Covenant United Methodist Church at 7:30 p.m.

    Listed below are the top 10 finishers in the male and female divisions:

  • Lady Colonel softball looking to...

    WARSAW – Oldham County made it farther this season than coach Steve Leanhart said anyone thought the Lady Colonels would.

    OC won its first two games at the Region 8 tournament last week beating Collins 7-4 in the first round and tournament host Gallatin County 2-1 in the semifinals.

    The Lady Colonels played Anderson County to a draw for 11 innings in the title game before a 12th-inning Lady Bearcat home run gave Anderson a 4-3 win and ended OC’s season.

  • Lady Colonel softball looking to...

    WARSAW – Oldham County made it farther this season than coach Steve Leanhart said anyone thought the Lady Colonels would.

    OC won its first two games at the Region 8 tournament last week beating Collins 7-4 in the first round and tournament host Gallatin County 2-1 in the semifinals.

    The Lady Colonels played Anderson County to a draw for 11 innings in the title game before a 12th-inning Lady Bearcat home run gave Anderson a 4-3 win and ended OC’s season.

  • Terry takes over North soccer

    North Oldham has turned to an administrator with nearly 20 years experience coaching soccer to lead the Mustangs.

    Associate principal Andrew Terry has been named boys soccer coach, athletic director Alan Yanke told The Era.

    Terry is taking over for Chad Niedert, who is leaving North to work in Cincinnati as an actuary. Niedert led the Mustangs to the state quarterfinals last fall in his only season as head coach.

  • Thomas qualifies for U.S. Open

    Oldham County will be represented when the U.S. Open tees off next weekend.

    Goshen native Justin Thomas qualified for the second of golf’s four major championships by shooting five-under Monday at a sectional qualifier in Columbus, Ohio.

    That score placed him in a first place tie with 1997 British Open champ Justin Leonard and South Korea’s Seung-yul Noh.

    “Couldn’t be more excited to have qualified for the #USOpen,” Thomas tweeted from his account, @JustinThomas34. “What a day!!”

  • District 29 softball: OC wins...

    BEDFORD – Make it 4-for-4 for Oldham County under coach Steve Leanhart.

    Delaney Sowell was 3-for-3 with two doubles Thursday as the Lady Colonels beat North Oldham 6-3 to win their fourth straight District 29 title. OC has won the championship all four years under Leanhart.

    The Lady Colonels (21-11-1) will draw a district runner-up at the Region 8 tournament next week in Gallatin County, while North (15-16) will draw a district champion.

  • District 29 softball: OC wins...

    BEDFORD – Make it 4-for-4 for Oldham County under coach Steve Leanhart.

    Delaney Sowell was 3-for-3 with two doubles Thursday as the Lady Colonels beat North Oldham 6-3 to win their fourth straight District 29 title. OC has won the championship all four years under Leanhart.

    The Lady Colonels (21-11-1) will draw a district runner-up at the Region 8 tournament next week in Gallatin County, while North (15-16) will draw a district champion.

  • Region 8 softball: OC falls in...

    WARSAW – Oldham County's four seniors won't finish their careers the way they hoped, with a third straight trip to the state tournament.

    But if the Lady Colonels weren't going to end this season in Owensboro, they wanted to go out "leaving it all out on the field," senior right fielder Bri Cook said.

    They definitely did that Wednesday night.

  • Region 8 softball: OC falls in...

    WARSAW – Oldham County's four seniors won't finish their careers the way they hoped, with a third straight trip to the state tournament.

    But if the Lady Colonels weren't going to end this season in Owensboro, they wanted to go out "leaving it all out on the field," senior right fielder Bri Cook said.

    They definitely did that Wednesday night.