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Today's Sports

  • Running for a reason

    The rain begins to pick up as Stan Clark leads 20 runners up a steep hill near the entrance of Crestwood’s Spring Hill Estates.

    After they dash to the top of the hill, the South Oldham High School cross country and track coach eases behind the other runners at his own pace. The runners grit their teeth and groan, their breaths visible in the 40-degree Saturday morning chill, but Clark keeps the same determined look on his face.

  • Oldham high school coach...

    The Oldham County High School girls' basketball team has undergone a mid-season coaching change after a series of events Saturday.

    Coach Stephen Mullins reportedly faces disciplinary action after a verbal altercation between players, coaches and parents at Saturday's homecoming game. At this time, the involved parties and the extent to which the altercation happened are unclear.

    The Lady Colonels defeated Waggener 74-70 on Saturday.

    OCHS Athletic Director Kevin Combs said he cannot discuss personnel issues.

  • Miss Kentucky Soccer signs with...

    Shortly after her sophomore year at South Oldham High School concluded, girls’ soccer midfielder Marissa Williams began visiting colleges.

    She’d planned a trip to the University of Alabama-Birmingham, but at the urging of her father, Jim Williams, Marissa also visited Mississippi State University.

    That afterthought visit sealed her decision.

  • Duncan, McIntosh take state...

    It didn’t take long for Oldham County Middle School eighth grader Alex McIntosh to go from chump to champ.

    In just his second year wrestling, McIntosh is a state champion.

    McIntosh won the 168-pound weight class at the Kentucky Middle School Wrestling State Tournament Feb. 4 at Montgomery County, with an 8-4 win in the finals over Verity Middle School’s Grant Krueger.

  • Grand Stamm—LIVE! 2.10

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

    I hope you all enjoyed last week's chat, with South Oldham High School boys' basketball coach Steve Simpson, whose Dragons have clinched the top seed in the district tournament this month.

  • Back biking through buildings

    Bikers will again zig-zag around obstacles in the La Grange Urban Short Track Series Saturday, but those obstructions will be doorways and office furniture.

    The race will begin at the La Grange Skate Park, cut through a wooded area to Third Avenue, north on Second Avenue and through The Oldham Era’s office at 202 S. First Ave.

    The series’ fourth race also incorporated buildings, as racers biked through the La Grange Welcome Center and Goose Creek Cycle.

  • The Sports Primer: 2.8

    The weather is still cold, breezy and ocassionally a little snow has fallen in Oldham County. But runners all over the county are preparing for some spring races in Louisville, the Kentucky Derby Marathon and miniMarathon and the Louisville Triple Crown.

    But each trains a different way and at different places throughout the area. They also each have their own reasons for running.

    This week, find out where you can get your run on, as well as how much it costs to participate in the races and other running costs you should be aware of.

  • SOHS girls' basketball...

    When she approaches the free-throw line, South Oldham High School senior guard Jasmine Whitfield goes through a routine.

    She stands a few inches behind the line with her right foot crossed over her left and her hands on her hips.

    With the ball in hand, she takes a step with her right foot, aligns her feet flush with the foul line and releases a shot that — more times than not — heads through the hoop.

  • La Grange Urban Short Track...

    What’s the toughest surface you’ve biked on and why?

    Nick Barbieri
    Louisville
    "It was definitely a trail I rode in Georgia called Snake Creek Gap. It was just so rocky that it just jars you the last eight miles."

    Ray Smith
    Louisville
    "It’d probably be sand, mostly in cyclo-cross. Maybe it’s not that difficult, but we don’t ride on it that much here. You have to have both power and handling."

  • 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.