Today's Sports

  • Top basketball seed in sight

    The South Oldham High School girls’ and boys’ basketball teams can claim superiority over rival Oldham County High School following wins Friday.

    But more importantly, the path to the 29th district tournament is now shorter for the victors.

    The Dragons and Lady Dragons outplayed their counterparts Friday at SOHS, with the reward a pair of wins that bring them closer to the top seeds in their districts.

  • The Sports Primer: 1.10

    At this time four years ago, Oldham County High School girls' basketball assistant coach Jeff Walton hadn't recovered after being the victim of a roadside bomb as a member of the U.S. National Guard in Iraq.

    Walton completed boot camp with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Persian Gulf War, but the war ended days after the completion. So Walton enlisted in the National Guard and served tours of duty in Iraq in 2003 and 2007. The latter left him wounded after the bomb, in which he earned the Purple Heart medal.

  • Home tournament advantage

    Though Oldham County High School boys’ basketball coach Jason Holland had coached a game the night before and just finished coaching his team through a morning practice, he had one more thing to do before he could prepare for another game that night: laundry.

    Not his own laundry, but laundry from the Pendleton County boys’ basketball team.

  • Fiery Dragons hang on over...

    CRESTWOOD – Though South Oldham’s boys’ basketball team took an 11-point lead, its largest of the night, at the beginning of the fourth quarter, Oldham County still had some gas left in its tank.

    With 25 seconds left, the Colonels cut the lead to four. They also got a break when Dragons junior guard Mitch Cantina missed a one-and-one free throw.

    But SOHS held together. The Dragons forced a turnover and an errant shot by OCHS on the game’s final possession and held on for a 50-45 win.

  • Lady Dragons Overwhelm Oldham

    CRESTWOOD — With the final seconds of the first half winding down against Oldham County Friday night, South Oldham senior guard Jasmine Whitfield took a pass on the right wing, cross-over dribbled from behind the arc, squared up and nailed a three-pointer.

    Whitfield kept her right shooting hand held high in a pose as she turned and skipped off the court towards the locker room to the celebration of her teammates.

    Not that the Lady Dragons needed the shot.

  • La Grange Urban Short Track...

    Do you have any routines before or during a bike race?

    Phil Boumert
    I sleep in as late as I can and get here right before sign up ends. I’ll get on the course, maybe do one practice lap and get on the course and race. I’m a procrastinator. So I guess that’s my key to success.

    Jason Lee
    La Grange

  • Grand Stamm—LIVE! 1.6

    Guys and gals, welcome to our fifth Grand Stamm — LIVE! chat.

    I hope you all had a happy new year over the weekend! I know I did.

    As always, I'm here to answer any questions you have on sports in Oldham County or just sports in general. I'm pretty affluent to what's going on in both spectrums.

  • Not around but through

    After he wound up the ramp circling the La Grange Welcome Center on his mountain bike, Louisville’s Joe Driver prepared for something he’d never done before. He pointed his front tire toward the door and pedaled harder.

    But as he made his way through the back door of the welcome center during the La Grange Urban Short Track Series Saturday, Driver immediately squeezed his brake handles.

    He deftly steered around a racer who had slipped on the welcome center’s tile floor and fallen off his bike.

  • The Sports Primer: 1.3

    In its first three legs, the La Grange Urban Short Track Series provided mountain biking around a lake, squeezing through a narrow, brick alley, traversing through rolling fields, around the La Grange Skate Park and even over the front steps of The Oldham Era's office on South First Street.

    The fourth edition brought a whole new concept. Not only did racers bike through one building, they biked through two.

    In Saturday's races, racers biked through the Goose Creek Cycle shop on East Main Street, as well as the La Grange Welcome Center.

  • Bounceback from injury