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Today's Sports

  • Award proves it's not all...

    Records aren’t the only thing a coach is judged on.

    Oldham County coach Matt Brown claimed the Class 6A, District 5 coach of the year award recently, despite the Colonels’ 2-8 record this season. The Kentucky Football Coaches Association recognized Brown Friday during halftime of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association state championship football game in Bowling Green.

    The recipient is selected by head football coaches in the district.

  • Out-wrestled, out-dualed

    BUCKNER — Oldham County High School wrestling coach Aaron Riordan hoped to find out more about his team by scheduling the top teams in the state for Saturday’s Oldham Super Duals at OCHS.

    The Colonels finished at the top of their pool after round-robin pool play, but ran into the toughest of their competition in the semifinals.

  • The Sports Primer: 12.5

    This week's edition of The Oldham Era has an Australian feel to it.

    On Friday, Oldham County High School's boys' basketball team hosted Rowville Sports Academy, in the second stop of the Australian school's 16-game tour of Kentucky and Tennessee high schools. The Colonels won the game 71-61, but the real story was with the culture bridge between the two teams.

    Players from both teams talked before, during and after the game about rules changes, plays in the game and the cheerleaders on the sideline.

  • When swimming becomes too much

    Every weekday during the school year, North Oldham High School senior Canyon Tullis wakes up at 5 a.m. After breakfast, he drives to the Club at Paramont Estates for swim practice.

    “Swimming takes up a lot of time and it’s not easy,” Tullis said. “You really have to be dedicated to do it.”

    This season, Tullis is an anomaly. He’s the only senior boy swimming on any of the three Oldham high school teams.

  • 12.1 Sports Buzzlines

    New interactive sports chat with The Oldham Era

  • This bodybuilder's all...

    Eight months of six meals a day and daily workouts finally paid off.

    Crestwood resident Chauncey Wilson, 27, claimed the title of Kentucky Mr. Muscle on Nov. 5. He beat 113 male contestants at the Kentucky Muscle Bodybuilding competition at Louisville’s Kentucky International Convention Center.

    Two weeks later, Wilson finished third overall at the National Physique Committee’s National Bodybuilding Championships in Miami.

    Wilson said he’s motivated by critiques at competitions.

  • NOHS to start girls’ lacrosse

    For the first time, there will be more than one high school girls’ lacrosse team in Oldham County.

    The Oldham County Board of Education Monday night approved $4,858 for goals, lacrosse balls and player equipment to start a girls’ lacrosse club team at North Oldham High School.

    Until now, girls from NOHS, Oldham County and South Oldham combined to form one team. SOHS and OCHS girls will continue to play as a combined team.

  • Mustangs out-duals opponents in...

    More teams are learning they shouldn’t challenge North Oldham’s wrestling team to a dual.

    The Mustangs went 5-0 Saturday to win the Jeffersontown Charger Duals after they swept a home dual match Nov. 22 against St. Xavier and Wayne County.

    “Our strength is just really controlling our opponents, on our feet, on the mat and staying in a good position,” North Oldham coach Chris Shofner said. “There’s nothing we’re really doing bad, just a lot of things well.”

  • North takes overall at Dare To...

    Two school records by North Oldham's girls' swim team and a strong meet from the boys' team made a formidable combination Saturday.

    North Oldham had the top combined score of 502 points, ahead of Christian Academy of Louisville’s 401 at the Dare To Care meet at  Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center in Crescent Hill. The boys' and girls' teams finished second.

    Sacred Heart Academy uses the event as a community service project, asking teams and parents to donate money and canned goods for Dare To Care Food Bank in Louisville.

  • Urban bike race tests athletes

    The narrow, 42-inch alley next to The Treasured Child toy store in La Grange caught a few bikers by surprise Saturday in the first of eight races of the La Grange Urban Short Track Series.

    One of those bikers was Mike Kennedy of Louisville.

    Before the finish line, Kennedy caught his bicycle jersey on one of the brick walls in a narrow 42-inch alley next to The Treasured Child toy store. Kennedy won the single speed start race in 39:20 and had a sizeable rip on the right shoulder of his jersey.