Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Grand Stamm—LIVE! 4.6

    Guys and gals, welcome to our 17th Grand Stamm — LIVE! chat, set for 10 a.m. Friday, April 6.

    This week's chat looks to be our biggest yet. I'll be chatting with three time Olympic gold medalist track and field star <B>Jackie Joyner-Kersee</B> and asking her about a slew of topics.

    On March 29, we featured a story on North Oldham High School junior runner Brianne Brown, whom Joyner-Kersee is mentoring. She'll be one of the topics we discus with Joyner-Kersee as well.

  • Sports Primer 4.4

    It's been another busy week of sports in Oldham County.

    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.

    And just a reminder to check out the next Grand Stamm—LIVE! Friday, with guest and time to be announced, though I'm working on a pretty BIG guest. Details to come on The Oldham Era's Sports Guy Facebook page.

  • North standout hurdling towards...

    Four of her fingers on each hand lock together, thumbs out, as she slowly settles into the starting position of the 100-meter hurdles.

    After the starting gun goes off, North Oldham High School junior Brianne Brown bolts out of the blocks, barreling towards the first hurdle.

    She glides over each hurdle with grace and power.

    Brown’s running prowess, determination and ability have endeared her to three-time U.S. Olympic gold-medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee and have her poised for a shot at the Olympics in four years.

  • Oldham cheerleaders part of four...

    The Kentucky Derby might be known as the fastest two minutes in sports, but another competition isn't far behind.

    GymTyme All-Stars, a competitive cheerleading program in Louisville, had four of its teams win their divisions at the United Cheer Association International Championship March 10 and 11 at the Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando, Fla. The teams contained 14 members from Oldham County.

  • Soccer team traveling across the...


    Five time zones to the east is the soccer league widely considered the best in the world.

    Next month, a local team will have the chance to watch and learn from a team in the league first-hand.

    Thoroughbreds Soccer Club is sending its U17 boys’ soccer team to England April 6-15 to train with and observe the Bolton Wanderers, an English Premier League team. The trip is part of a partnership signed by the two programs in June.