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Today's Sports

  • Mountain bikers trudge through a...

    The 30-40 mile per hour wind gusts pushed on bikers like a bulldozer as they raced on Commerce Parkway.

    As they veered left and crossed the road towards the Oldham County Health Department, the bikers launched down a steep hill into a wooded area, before sloshing through a muddy bog.

    In the sixth leg of the eight-race mountain bike series, bikers raced 2.3 miles from La Grange Baptist Church on Commerce Parkway to the Oldham County Health Department and back to the walking trails around the Oldham County Public Library in La Grange.

  • North takes best duals finish,...

    Tied at 36 before the final match, the North Oldham Middle School wrestling team left its fate to an eighth grader.

    Facing Union County, the chants of “Go John!” grew louder from 130-pound John Reitnauer’s teammates in the third period.

    Reitnauer said he used the chants as motivation, pulling out a 9-5 win that gave the Mustangs a first round win over four-time Union County.

  • Grand Stamm—LIVE! 2.3

    Guys and gals, welcome to our ninth Grand Stamm — LIVE! chat.

    I hope you all enjoyed last week's chat, with Oldham County High School boys' basketball coach Jason Holland, who told us about the defending eighth region champions' push for another run to the Sweet 16 at Rupp Arena.

  • The Sports Primer: 2.2

    It's been a big week for South Oldham High School basketball. On Monday, the Lady Dragons clinched the top seed in the district tournament with a decisive victory at Trimble County, while the Dragons did likewise Tuesday with a win at North Oldham.

    The Lady Dragons might have the best chance of returning to the Girls' Sweet 16 for the first time since 1998, this season. There's a few reasons why, including a superstar whom the team rallies around.

  • South wins district outright

    GOSHEN – On the left side of the South Oldham High School boys’ basketball team’s jersey shorts was a gray Superman logo.

    While no individual took the superhero role Tuesday night, as a team, the Dragons were a super.

    Using a powerful second half, visiting SOHS put away North Oldham 60-48 Tuesday night to go 3-0 in district play and win the district regular season. The Dragons will be the top seed in the district tournament later this month.

  • Bike series defines ‘extreme’

    For two laps, Nick Dietrich of Louisville avoided icy bridges, maneuvered his mountain bike over tree roots and squeezed between tree trunks to hang with Louisville’s Joe Driver.

    Driver won the La Grange Urban Short Track Series’ category three event the previous three races, but found himself passed by Dietrich on the third lap.

    In the fifth leg of the eight-race mountain bike series Jan. 21, racers battled frigid temperatures below 30 degrees and wind gusts as they raced from Washington Street around Mundo and Wilborn parks in La Grange.

  • Grand Stamm: A crock of LIT

    Maybe it’s determined by strength of schedule or maybe the margin of victory is the biggest factor.

    Either way, no one seems to know just how The Courier-Journal comes up with the Litkenhous Ratings that rank Kentucky high school basketball teams. Yet the ratings could be used to determine the top seed in the 29th district basketball tournament next month.

  • Gnadinger and Rusch come through

    CRESTWOOD – Late in the 182-pound wrestling finals Saturday at the South Oldham Dragon Invitational, Oldham County High School senior Zac Gnadinger broke through a deadlocked match.

    Gnadinger and North Oldham senior Chase Rusch both picked up wins in their weight classes with late moves.

    Thanks to a late grapple, Gnadinger  pulled off a big upset over St. Xavier’s Will Tompkins 3-1. Tompkins is ranked No. 2 in the state in the weight class by KentuckyWrestling.com.

  • Sassy and Shack fall short

    During 2011, they left a number of horses in the dirt.

    But even though thoroughbreds Shackleford and Sassy Image picked up a number of wins, neither could pull off a win as the best horse in their classes.

    Shackleford, a 3-year-old colt and Sassy Image, a 4-year-old filly, fell short for the 2011 Eclipse Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif.

    The horses are trained in Goshen by Dale Romans and both were finalists for this year's awards.

  • SOHS spins its wheels in LIT loss

    LOUISVILLE — It was like South Oldham had its wheels stuck in the mud.

                The Lady Dragons put their foot on the gas and would move a little bit, then they’d shift to reverse and try again, but get advance the same amount out of the rut.