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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Sports Primer 4.11

    It's been another busy week of sports in Oldham County even though schools are out on spring break.

    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.

  • South water skier among best in...

    She sits down in the calm water, clutching a rope.

    Suddenly, the boat takes off, lifting South Oldham High School senior Elizabeth Fowler out of the water on a slalom ski.

    She curves around a series of buoys with ease and grace.

    A competitive water skier, Fowler is one of the best in the country. She’s also an instructor and this fall, she’ll be swimming with elite skiers at the University of Alabama.

  • Angler starts next chapter

    On a dreary Saturday morning, he plops in a cream-colored leather recliner he’d moved along with a couch and a love seat the day before.

    Sitting in the back of his Pewee Valley consignment furniture store, Clover Cottage, Kevin Wirth smiles while recollecting his past sporting ventures.

    For more than 30 years, Wirth has been in the limelight, first as a Kentucky Derby jockey, then as a professional fisherman in which he earned over $1 million before he retired in February. He still has a hand in horse racing, but the rush isn’t the same.

  • Three Oldham horses with chance...

    Last year, a locally trained horse finished fourth in the Kentucky Derby then won Preakness Stakes.

    Now, three horses with Oldham County connections are looking to duplicate that success.

    Dullahan and Cozzetti, both trained by Dale Romans at his thoroughbred training facility off Liberty Lane in Goshen, will run in Derby preparation races this month with hopes of qualifying for the Derby May 5.

    Another horse with an Oldham County tie, Secret Circle, is also in contention for the Derby, which selects the top horses by race earnings.

  • Oldham little leagues bracing...

    As if anyone needed a reminder, players, coaches and parents see what can be accomplished each time they enter Walsh Park in La Grange.

    A board hangs on the concession stand at the park, commemorating the North Oldham Little League’s  Great Lakes regional championship and Little League World Series appearance in August.

    It’s also an indication of what both NOLL and the South Oldham Little League strive for this year.