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Today's Sports

  • North’s Young named...

     SHELBYVILLE – North Oldham’s Elizabeth Young leads the list of post-season honors for local softball players.

  • Vipers win state title

    CRESTWOOD – A season long progression has ended with a state championship for the Oldham County Vipers baseball team.

    The Vipers, a 10 and-under travel team, defeated the Louisville Blaze 14-2 June 27 to win the Nation’s Baseball Association state title.

    “The kids really played well,” Vipers coach Aaron Beard said. “This team has really gotten better and they are a good group of kids to work with.”

    The Vipers will compete in one of several regional Nation’s Baseball World Series tourneys July 21-25 in Columbus, IN.

  • Attitude keys stars to softball...

    LA GRANGE – For the North Oldham 11-year-old all-stars it was all about attitude that led them to a state   championship.

    “This was a good team and a bunch of girls that had no attitude, they did everything we asked them to,” team manager Rick Oldham said. “They really went out and just played.”

    North Oldham beat Franklin-Simpson 12-11 to win the title.

    They also beat Franklin-Simpson 7-5 in their opener. Both games were on Franklin-Simpson’s field.

  • Junior stars win title

    LA GRANGE – Tournament tested at nearly every position, the North Oldham Junior softball team weathered three tough games to win the state title in London Friday.

    North Oldham edged South Hardin 2-0 to take the title and advance to the regional tourney in Elyria, Ohio Aug. 6.

    “Everybody was so excited when we won,” North Oldham pitcher Danielle Hempel said. “We’re ready to go up to Ohio and see what we can do.”

  • OCMS wins conference championship

    BUCKNER – Three years ago they practiced 17 days in a gym, then went out and won their first ever game 8-4.

    Since then, the Oldham County Middle School baseball team has continued that success as the program grows in popularity and tradition.

    “We didn’t even get outside that first year before we played our first game,” OCMS coach Mark Viehmann said. “We have come a long way.”

  • SON tourney attracts top teams...

    OLDHAM COUNTY – The emphasis will be on soccer this year in the SON Tournament hosted by the North Oldham, Oldham County and South Oldham high school girls’ soccer   programs.

    In past years, the schools have offered special promotions like a movie night for the teams and other activities. This year, everything will focus on the play on the fields at NOHS and SOHS.

    “It’s another pretty strong field,” OCHS coach Dan Schulz said. “We have some teams that will challenge for their regional titles.”

  • Piranhas open season undefeated

    BUCKNER – The Oldham County Piranhas swim team have been as fierce as their namesakes this season opening the year with four straight wins.

    With 174 swimmers, the Piranhas have overwhelmed opponents with talent and with numbers at nearly every age level.

    “There’s been no drop off in numbers, they still love us,” Piranhas coach Erin Esterle said. “We have a really good group of older kids and in the 12 and under group. We also have 32 kids in the six and under group and we are not sure where they all came from.”

  • Eagle Scout project benefits...

    BUCKNER – There was little doubt what Chris Amstutz would do for his Eagle Scout project.

    Amstutz, of Goshen, and an alumnus of the Oldham County Youth Football League, has improved the league’s facilities with new landscaping and repair and cleaning of some existing structures at the league complex in Wendell Moore Park.

    “I just thought I would do my project at a place that really meant something to me and a place that would benefit the new kids coming in,” Amstutz said. “I just wanted to make it better if I could.”

  • The last of the first

     LA GRANGE – Michelle Durham is already planning her next challenge.

  • Athletes of the Year

     Will Vitalis