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Today's Sports

  • Taking an older view

    BUCKNER – For the past 15 years Laura Feese has spent her time making the lives of Oldham County’s kids a bit more fun and even more healthy.

    As director of the John W. Black Aquatic Center since it opened, Feese started the Oldham County Piranhas swimming program that fields a team of more than 170 kids from ages six to 18 every summer.

    With their numbers and dedication, the Piranhas have become a Louisville Swim Association powerhouse.

  • A Saturday tradition

    As the weather heats up, so does the action at the North Oldham Little League

    The Rangers and the Orioles went at it Saturday in the North Oldham Little League rookie division.

    The Rangers defeated the Orioles 10-2 behind a triple from Caleb Jones and a double from Donavan Schneider. For the Orioles, Trent Mills and Denver Trimble each had two hits.

     

  • Kline is still the ace

    LEXINGTON – Lauren Kline didn’t play a lot of high school tennis this year, but when it really counted she came through.

    Kline, a North Oldham High School senior, won her second straight state singles tennis title Saturday with a 1-6, 6-3, 6-0 win over Samantha Maddox of Lexington Catholic. Kline took the title after deciding at the last minute to play and barely making the minimum four regular season matches to qualify for the regional tourney.

  • OCHS falls to Shelby 6-3 in...

    SHELBYVILLE – A return to the regional finals is familiar territory for the Oldham County High School softball team, but it may have come a year early.

    The Lady Colonels fell 6-3 to Shelby County May 27, in a year in which many felt they were building toward a third regional title in the last four years.

    “We lost and we didn’t play our best game, but I am in no way upset with the girls,” OCHS coach Dennis Summitt said. “We expect to be right back here again next year, right back into contention.”

  • Athlete of the Week

    Name: Keith Henry.

    School: Oldham County Middle School.

    Sport: Track/football.

    Age: 14.

    Position: Sprinter in track and running back/linebacker in football.

    Hometown: La Grange.

    Accomplishments: A two-sport star for OCMS, Henry is a standout in track and in football for the Colonels.

    In track, he set a new school record this spring in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.96 seconds.

    He also ran the 100-meter dash and was a member of the relay teams.

  • Game Bytes

    Baseball

    Oldham County vs. Carroll County

    Score: 4-3 Carroll County.

    When: Monday. 

    Where: Shelby County High School. 

    Key players: Oldham County’s Dylan Chisholm, Nick DeNise and Blaine Whitehouse. Carroll County’s Zach Wise and Jesse Proctor. 

  • Holland picked to replace Forrest

    BUCKNER – Jason Holland experienced the highs and lows of coaching all in one day Friday when he was named the new boys’ basketball coach at Oldham County High School.

    “Friday was one of the happiest days of my life when I met with the Oldham County kids in the morning for the first time,” Holland said. “Then it was one of the saddest days of my life in the afternoon when I met with my kids at Henry County.”

    Holland comes to the OCHS program from Henry County where he served as the Wildcats’ head coach for five years.

  • SOHS girls win pair of relay...

    LOUISVILLE – The South Oldham High School girls are two-time state champs. The accomplishment comes not from individual performances, but from teamwork.

    The Lady Dragons won the 400 and 800 meter relay titles.

    In the first race of Friday’s 2A state track championships the 4x800 relay team won class 2A state championship at the University of Louisville, beating a second-place Boyle County team by more than five seconds and setting a personal record by 19 seconds.

  • Tally Sheet

    Following is an account of action from the North Oldham Little League from the past week as received by The Oldham Era:

    NORTH OLDHAM

    BASEBALL

    MAJOR LEAGUE

    RAYS 6, PIRATES 4 - Winning pitcher Seth Russell hit a two-run homer in the first inning to key the Rays.

    He was supported by a triple from Patrick Mueller and a double from Luke Weihe.

    Grant Wiliams led the Pirates with a home run and two doubles.

    PHILLIES 15, A’S 2 - Laymon Durbin and John McCarthy homered to lead the Phillies to the easy win.

  • Athlete of the Week

    Name: Connor Heady.

    School: North Oldham Middle School.

    Position: Shortstop/pitcher. 

    Age: 14.

    History: Heady, an eighth-grader at NOMS, began the season at second base for the North Oldham High School varsity team before moving in the starting shortstop position a couple of weeks into the season. Heady has started every game this season and  has a .310  batting average.  11 RBIs, two doubles,

    a triple and a .381 on-base percentage.