Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Two Oldham wrestlers selected to...

    Last month, they took down many of the top wrestlers in the state at the state tournament.

    Now, they’ll be looking to do the same at the national level.

    Oldham County High School junior Mikey Caudill and freshman John Shirkey were selected to participate in the National High School Coaches Association national championship March 28-30 in Virginia Beach, Va. They’ve also been selected to compete for the Team Kentucky wrestling team at the National Wrestling Coaches Association scholastic duals tournament April 12-14 in Crawfordsville, Ind.

  • Grand Stamm—LIVE! 3.30

    Guys and gals, welcome to our 17th Grand Stamm — LIVE! chat, set for 2:45 p.m. Friday, March 30.

    I hope you enjoyed last week's chat, with South Oldham High School senior track standout Mike Thompson, who's in pursuit of some big-time goals, including a state high jump championship.

    This week's guest is Oldham County High School baseball Coach Scott Gerlach, whose Colonels are 3-2 so far this season. He joins us for this week's chat, at 2:45 p.m. Friday.

  • Sports Primer 3.28

    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.

  • Grand Stamm: I've gone to...

    Though I’ve lived in a few different cities and towns, I’ve never lived anywhere but Kentucky.

    And in this state, basketball takes on a life of its own.

    Two weeks ago, I felt like I went to basketball heaven. I covered two of the highest levels of basketball and a few times, I had to remind myself I wasn't dreaming.

  • Whitfield, Wright pick up region...

    The South Oldham High School girls basketball team’s season ended with a loss to Walton-Verona in the eighth region championship game, but recognition for the Lady Dragons’ season isn’t over.

    SOHS senior Jasmine Whitfield has been named the eighth region’s co-player of the year, along with Owen County senior guard Rianna Gayheart, by the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches. Whitfield has also been named a finalist for the Kentucky Miss Basketball award, which will be announced April 28.

  • Students take in the ride to Rupp

    Aside from a few scattered colors, an army of blue-clad students wait anxiously behind Oldham County High School.

    Five buses stand ready to transport the students to Rupp Arena in Lexington March 15 to watch the Colonels’ boys’ basketball team play Bowling Green in the first round of the state tournament.

    Students traveled to the game to cheer on their classmates, hang out with friends and even take advantage of being out of class. But by the end of the day, a few found more important reasons why they attended.

  • Oldham children, parents...

    The run-down park looks like nothing more than that.

    In the park, an unassuming, old, concrete building sits 500 feet off River Road in Louisville. But inside, there’s a gymnasium where performers twirl, eat fire and fly through the air.

    The American Turners Circus is in its 62nd year inside the building and features a number of Oldham County performers who participate in acrobatics, juggling and dancing.

    But many people don’t know the circus exists.