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Today's Sports

  • In-state schools focusing on...

     

    Arien Beasley is a standout running back who’ll have some options as to where he plays in college.

    Beasley, a North Oldham senior, is being recruited by a wide variety of schools across several levels and conferences. But some of his best options may be within the state, where he’s been in constant contact with coaches from the Universities of Kentucky and Louisville.

    “It would mean the absolute world to me to play for Louisville or UK,” Beasley, who scored 27 touchdowns in 13 games last year for the Mustangs, said.

  • Fall Sports Preview -- Boys...

     

    Experience levels at cross-country programs are varied across the county.

    South Oldham returns its top six runners from the 3A state meet last year, where it finished sixth.

    North Oldham returns its top two finishers from last fall’s 2A state championship team. But the Mustangs have to fill several other spots.

    And Oldham County loses its top five runners from the 3A state meet and will have to find new runners to fill those shoes.

    North Oldham

  • Girls basketball: South hires...

    South Oldham has selected its new girls basketball coach after a two-month search.

    Jessica Conner has been hired to coach the Lady Dragons, athletic director Mitchell Irvin told the Era Thursday. Conner takes over for Christy Higdon, who resigned in May after two years on the job.

    “She was clearly the best candidate for the position we had,” Irvin said. “I think she'll do a real good job.”

  • Girls basketball: South hires...

    South Oldham has selected its new girls basketball coach after a two-month search.

    Jessica Conner has been hired to coach the Lady Dragons, athletic director Mitchell Irvin told the Era Thursday. Conner takes over for Christy Higdon, who resigned in May after two years on the job.

    “She was clearly the best candidate for the position we had,” Irvin said. “I think she'll do a real good job.”

  • Vipers hosting tryouts

    The Vipers Baseball Club is hosting 2015 tryouts over the coming weeks at Bellarmine University.

    7U-14U tryouts will take place Aug. 16-17, with 15U-18U tryouts happening Sept. 13-14.

    There’s a $40 tryout fee per player.

    For more info and to register visit www.vipersbaseballclub.com.

  • Walling works out at top camp

    Oldham County native and Class of 2018 quarterback Ben Walling competed at a prestigious football camp last week.

    Walling, who plays for Llano High School in Llano, Texas, competed at Football University’s TOP GUN at the Dublin Jerome High School in Dublin, Ohio from July 21-23.

    Walling is the son of Wade Walling and grandson of Dave Walling, both of whom played football at Oldham County. He moved to Texas as a child.

  • Walling works out at top camp

    Oldham County native and Class of 2018 quarterback Ben Walling competed at a prestigious football camp last week.

    Walling, who plays for Llano High School in Llano, Texas, competed at Football University’s TOP GUN at the Dublin Jerome High School in Dublin, Ohio from July 21-23.

    Walling is the son of Wade Walling and grandson of Dave Walling, both of whom played football at Oldham County. He moved to Texas as a child.

  • McLarty named to Team Kentucky

    Oldham County baseball junior Griffin McLarty has been named to Team Kentucky for the Prep Baseball Report Future Games.

    The Futures Games feature top Class of 2016 prospects from across the Midwest, according to a PBR release.

    The Futures Games will take place Thursday through Saturday at Grand Park in Westfield, Ind.

    Hundreds of scouts from across the country will be in attendance, per the release.

    McLarty, a 6-foot-2, 165-pound right-hander, will be on the field as a pitcher.

  • McLarty named to Team Kentucky

    Oldham County baseball junior Griffin McLarty has been named to Team Kentucky for the Prep Baseball Report Future Games.

    The Futures Games feature top Class of 2016 prospects from across the Midwest, according to a PBR release.

    The Futures Games will take place Thursday through Saturday at Grand Park in Westfield, Ind.

    Hundreds of scouts from across the country will be in attendance, per the release.

    McLarty, a 6-foot-2, 165-pound right-hander, will be on the field as a pitcher.

  • KHSAA emphasizing softball safety

    The KHSAA is recommending softball players at certain positions take further steps to protect themselves from injury.

    Earlier this month the KHSAA Board of Control passed a proposal recommending the use of protective headgear for softball pitchers, first basemen and third basemen.

    The proposal did not apply to baseball.

    The Board made its recommendation after studying national injury data and after consulting the state’s sports medicine advisory committee, per a KHSAA press release.