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Today's Sports

  • Winter Sports Preview: Oldham...

    Another young team is taking to the water as Oldham County tries to motivate its team.

    When freshman Darby Williams joined the Lady Colonels two years ago as a seventh-grader, Williams felt like, well, a fish out of water. She didn’t have much support and too many times felt nervous.

    Now, she’s part of the overwhelming support the experienced swimmers are giving to their younger teammates, especially in practices at the Oldham County YMCA. That’s helped with 5:30 a.m. practices three days a week.

  • Winter Sports Preview: South...

    South Oldham's boys swim team doesn't haver any seniors, but what it does have is unity.

    Even last season, junior Jared Ashcraft felt like he did well balancing work and play. But he couldn’t always say the same for his teammates.

    That’s changed this season.

    “I feel like we’re more unified,” he said. “Last year, it was a bunch of new people coming in. But this year, we have people who have been swimming longer, we know what we’re doing and it shows.”

  • South's Williams named...

    An announcement for the winner of Kentucky Miss Soccer hadn’t been made yet, but South Oldham senior midfielder Marissa Williams had an idea who it might be when she played in the Kentucky All-State girls’ soccer game Nov. 12.

    Each player is given a number from 1-22, the number of first-and second-team selections. Representing the West team, Williams wore No. 1.

    On Nov. 16, Williams got the official announcement that she was named 2011 Miss Kentucky Soccer, beating out Boyle County senior forward Kennedy Collier.

  • Oldham’s Durbin named coach of...

    Last week was a busy one for Oldham County boys’ soccer coach Brian Durbin.

    The Colonels celebrated their season during a banquet Nov. 8 and three days later Durbin and his wife, Stacy, welcomed their second child, Abby Michelle.

    Before the banquet, Durbin was named large school co-coach of the year with Kentucky High School Soccer Coaches’ Association. He shares the award with Ryle’s Stephen Collins, who accumulated the same number of votes.

  • State Cross Country Champs

    LEXINGTON — For the first two miles of the KHSAA Class 2A boys’ championship cross country race, North Oldham senior Taylor Sanders stayed in pursuit but bided his time.

  • Grand Stamm: Stunning Soccer...

    Since I began covering sports in 2002 for my high school newspaper in Rowan County, I have regularly worked with athletic officials at the collegiate and high school levels.

    It might just be in passing or it might be to ask an off-the-record question and I feel like I’ve had a good relationship when I’ve interacted with these officials.

    I find many are friendly and helpful, even humorous.

  • Third time's not the charm

    LOUISVILLE --- Two times with under four minutes to play, North Oldham senior quarterback Cameron Renaud was intercepted. A fumble and a turnover on downs gave the Mustangs another chance, but the third time would not be the charm.

    Renaud’s third interception of the fourth quarter, with 59.3 seconds to play, sealed a 28-19 win for Western in the second round of the Class 4A state playoffs Friday night.

  • Looking For Land

    On a chilly Thursday night in late October around dusk, “Final Countdown,” blares from speakers hooked up to a maroon Honda Odyssey mini-van.

    The van, parked in the middle of a grassy area at Briar Hill Park gives the Falcons and Jaguars, two Oldham County Youth Football League teams, background music to amp up their practice.

  • North boys, South girls win...

    From the beginning of the Class 2A Region 3 cross country championship race on Saturday, North Oldham senior Taylor Sanders had a certain mindset.

    Sanders made it through the first two miles in 10:23, breezing to a time of 16:10.15 to win the boys’ race at Shelby County High School. His next closest competitor was South Oldham junior runner-up Leonard Faul, who finished in 16:49.00.

    Thanks to Sanders’ run, the Mustangs took the boys’ team championship with 25 total points.

  • Scott County too much for Oldham

    GEORGETOWN --- As Oldham County entered its first playoff game against Scott County the Colonels didn’t think they would be in the situation they were in.

    Oldham started the game with their third string quarterback in, Dalton Thompson a sophomore, making his first start in the most important game of the season. They also didn’t expect their leading running back to be sidelined in the game due to misconduct.