Today's Sports

  • Just a bit outside: The short...

    Sometimes saying hello can be just as hard as saying goodbye. Other times though, it can be harder. A couple of wasted hours and plenty of discarded paragraphs later, I can certainly testify to that. Still, for all the things that won’t seem to fit into words, one that will is how excited I am to be here.

  • Runners gather for Dream Mile...

    The elite Dream Mile event brought together the state’s top runners May 4 at St. Xavier in Louisville.
    The Dream Mile features just two races, the mile for both men and women. Students must meet qualifying standards to participate.
    Standards are 4:25 in the 1600-meter run or 4:27 in the mile for men; 5:20 in the 1600-meter run or 5:22 in the mile for women.
    The race is designed to produce fast times, with a competitive field, quality track and even a pacer for the first two laps.

  • North Oldham boys's...

    Two months ago, North Oldham lacrosse coach Ryan Smith knew his team had enough talent to bring home a state championship. Now, 14 wins later, they’ll get the chance to prove him right, taking to Trinity High School Friday night for a 6 p.m. title tilt with Tates Creek. After a 15-2 loss to the Commodores on March 24, the Mustangs will have a shot at some redemption to look forward as well.

  • 5.17 Sports Primer

    It's been a crazy first couple days here at the Era, but I'm having a blast so far.

    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.

    If you have any questions, concerns or requests, please let me know at sports@oldhamera.com.

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  • Grand Stamm— The Grand Finale

    I’d been the sports editor at The Oldham Era for all of two days and I already had a sinking feeling.

    What had I gotten into?

    That feeling would subside eventually, giving way to a journey at The Era that’s included an incident with soccer officials, bussing over 20 hours to Pennsylvania for the Little League World Series and spending a day in the luxury suites at Keeneland race course in Lexington. Now, I’m writing my final Grand Stamm column.

  • Sports Primer 4.26

    It's been another busy week of sports in Oldham County with more youth sports getting started and high school teams looking to the post-season.

    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.

  • Soap box derby struggling to race

    Thousands of people from across the country flock to Akron, Ohio, each July to participate in the All-American Soap Box Derby race.

    The race is the Super Bowl of a sport in which children race unpowered fiberglass cars down hills in less than 30 seconds.

    Even in Bowling Green, the event covers two days because of the hundreds of youth participants. There are nine races in Kentucky.

  • Grand Stamm — Derby bound as...

    LEXINGTON — Sitting in my car outside Keeneland race course in Lexington late Saturday morning, I worried the day would be a disaster.

    Rain poured and I didn’t bring a rain coat.

    By the end of the day, I experienced one of the most exciting days of my life. I took in a day of luxury and a chance meeting with the owners of one of the favorites to win the Kentucky Derby.

    But judging by the dark, overcast sky that morning, it seemed a long shot.

  • Oldham-trained horse now a Derby...

    LEXINGTON — Sitting in a corporate box April 14 at Keeneland race course, Jerry Crawford kept smiling and shaking his head remembering the day he bought the thoroughbred, Dullahan, at the same place a year and a half earlier.

    Crawford paid $250,000 for Dullahan at the September 2010 Keeneland sale and said many around him thought he’d just bought a Kentucky Derby winner.

    Crawford is one step closer to that victory.

  • Oldham softball eases past South

    BUCKNER — For five innings, Oldham County High School junior pitcher Jessica Leanhart cruised through the South Oldham High School softball team’s lineup.

    The Lady Dragons mustered a late run, but posed little threat in a 9-1 win for the Lady Colonels Thursday night.
    Leanhart pitched five innings, striking out 10 and allowing just one hit.