Today's Sports

  • Grand Stamm — Derby bound as...

    LEXINGTON — Sitting in my car outside Keeneland race course in Lexington late Saturday morning, I worried the day would be a disaster.

    Rain poured and I didn’t bring a rain coat.

    By the end of the day, I experienced one of the most exciting days of my life. I took in a day of luxury and a chance meeting with the owners of one of the favorites to win the Kentucky Derby.

    But judging by the dark, overcast sky that morning, it seemed a long shot.

  • Oldham-trained horse now a Derby...

    LEXINGTON — Sitting in a corporate box April 14 at Keeneland race course, Jerry Crawford kept smiling and shaking his head remembering the day he bought the thoroughbred, Dullahan, at the same place a year and a half earlier.

    Crawford paid $250,000 for Dullahan at the September 2010 Keeneland sale and said many around him thought he’d just bought a Kentucky Derby winner.

    Crawford is one step closer to that victory.

  • Oldham softball eases past South

    BUCKNER — For five innings, Oldham County High School junior pitcher Jessica Leanhart cruised through the South Oldham High School softball team’s lineup.

    The Lady Dragons mustered a late run, but posed little threat in a 9-1 win for the Lady Colonels Thursday night.
    Leanhart pitched five innings, striking out 10 and allowing just one hit.

  • Grand Stamm—LIVE! 4.20

    Guys and gals, welcome to our 19th Grand Stamm — LIVE! chat, set for 12 p.m. Friday, April 20.

    With baseball and softball getting underway all around the country, this week's chat fits right in.

    We'll be having a roundtable discussion with members of the North Oldham Little League, coming off their World Series appearance and with the grand opening and parade at 8:45 a.m. I've invited president Brad Clifford and any board member or coach to chat with us, so feel free to ask any questions or post your thoughts!

  • Sports Primer 4.18

    It's been another busy week of sports in Oldham County as schools are back from spring break and the Kentucky Derby nears next month.

    Catch another edition of this week's Sports Primer again in podcast format.

    Each week, you can find an updated podcast with a rundown on the content in The Oldham Era's sports section, plus any other updates.

  • 4.18 Sports Buzzlines

    Whitfield named all-state

    South Oldham High School senior guard Jasmine Whitfield has been named first-team all-state selection by the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches.

    Whitfield, who has signed a letter of intent to play at the University of Cincinnati, averaged 22.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 5.4 steals and 2.5 assists per game this season.

    She set the school record for points in a season, with 720 and steals, with 173.

  • Oldham junior working towards...

    Basketball is more than just a game.

    For each of the Oldham County High School basketball team’s home games the past two seasons, one voice has helped energize those involved in the game and those watching it.

    OCHS junior Tyler Anderson is the team’s public address announcer, creator of highlight tapes and host of the school’s student-produced television newscast.

    An aspiring broadcaster, Anderson said he volunteered to take the public address duties as a way to stay connected to sports and gain experience in his career pursuit.

  • Oldham residents walking with a...

    For the past 13 years, two La Grange women have walked the same route.

    As long as they deem the weather to be favorable, no snow, rain or cold air, Kentrena Story and Vivian Jones-Wright, employees at the Oldham County Sheriff’s Office make the same walk twice a day, five days a week from the office to La Grange Elementary School and back.

  • AUDIO: Oldham-trained horse a...

    LEXINGTON — The focus all week leading up to the Toyota Bluegrass Stakes April 14 at Keeneland race course in Lexington had been on Hansen.

    Though Hansen, an Oldham County bred horse, was the favorite, the focus was more on the white thoroughbred's owner than on the race itself because of the media attention Dr. Kendall Hansen drew. Hansen (the doctor) wanted to dye the horse's tail blue to match his silks.

  • Grand Stamm—LIVE! 4.13

    Guys and gals, welcome to our 18th Grand Stamm — LIVE! chat, set for 6 p.m. Friday, April 13.

    It's hard to follow up last week's chat, in which we talked with three time Olympic gold medalist track and field star Jackie Joyner-Kersee, but I've got a good guest again.