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Today's Sports

  • Athletes deal with rising...

    It’s August and it’s hot.

    It’s humid, the air is sometimes polluted and high school athletes are dealing with it the best way they can.

    While temperatures soared into the upper 90s last week, it hasn’t been a bad year as far as the heat and humidity go for the local athletes.

  • Game bytes: A look at this week...

    Gathof makes OVC preseason team

    When: Friday.

    Where: Eastern Kentucky University.

    What: Former Oldham County High School star Brandon Gathof of La Grange has been named to the Ohio Valley Conference preseason first-team as a safety.

  • Coach gives back

    Most basketball coaches spend the summer working with their players on individual development, working camps, coaching summer league games.

    Frank Wright, head girls’ basketball coach at South Oldham High School, did all that and found a little time to give back to a community that is still struggling from the effects of Hurricane Katrina.

  • Aces eliminated

    BOWLING GREEN – After winning the district title with an upset of Shelbyville last week, the American Legion Post 39 Aces went 1-2 in the state baseball tourney over the weekend.

    The Aces opened the tourney with an impressive 22-5 win over the Metcalfe County Mustangs in seven innings.

    Third baseman Brad Reinbold led the offense with a home run and a double and drove in five runs.

  • Grand slam competition heats up

    Whew!

    This is getting good. The Oldham County Grand Slam has two legs complete with two to go. We’ve got some excellent competition in all categories.

    Grace Whitworth leads the women’s division with a cumulative time of 45 minutes, 46 seconds followed closely by Hannah Mullins. Hannah has posted a combined time for the first two races of 46:58.

  • Oldham Aces hosting district...

    The American Legion Post 39 Oldham Aces baseball team are hosting the District II baseball tourney today (Thursday) and Friday at Oldham County High School’s Larry McMillin Field.

    Along with the Aces, teams from Morehead, Ashland, Shelbyville, Paintsville and Greenup County will compete.

    The double-elimination tournament starts at 9 a.m. today when the Aces take on Morehead.

  • Swimming for Apple Patch

    GOSHEN – The pool at Glen Oaks Country Club is always a popular spot in the summer, but it was even busier July 15 thanks to the Glen Oaks swim team.

    More than 75 members of the team and their parents participated in a 26-mile swim-a-thon to raise money for the Apple Patch Community.

  • SOHS cross country sets practice...

    The South Oldham High School girls’ and boys’ cross country teams will practice at 7 a.m. at Tom Sawyer Park Monday through Friday until the start of school.

    For information, contact coach Stan Clark by e-mail at stanrunner@aol.com or by cell phone at 592-4834.

    Athletic packets are available at SOHS or online at www.sohs.net.

  • Runners fight intense heat

    Welcome to the 30th annual Oldham County Festival YMCA Sweat-fest! That’s the best way to describe the annual 5K run and one-miler that took place Friday.

  • Locals help East defeat West

    LOUISVILLE – The Oldham County connection was strong in the Kentucky High School Coaches Association/Gatorade East/West Junior All-Star Games Saturday at Bellarmine University.

    The East, led by North Oldham’s Dale Tingle, Oldham County’s Eric Dunlap and Brandon Mason and South Oldham’s Drew Kraemer, cruised 120-92 over the West stars made up of players from the Fifth and Sixth regions.