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By The Staff

FOOTBALL

Gathof earns national honors for EKU

When: Saturday. 

Where: Eastern Kentucky University. 

What: Former Oldham County High School football and basketball standout Brandon Gathof, a senior safety for the Eastern Kentucky University football team, has been named the national Special Teams Player of the Week by the Sports Network as well as OVC Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts in the Colonels’  33-31 win at UT-Martin Saturday. 

The 6-foot-3, 204-pound Gathof, a native of La Grange, recorded a season-high 12 tackles and picked off two passes as EKU topped then No. 18 UT Martin on the road to claim the program’s 20th OVC championship and second in as many years. His first interception came on UT Martin’s opening possession of the game, when he took the pick and returned it 34 yards to set up Eastern’s first score of the game.

He then returned a second quarter interception 50 yards for a touchdown, which gave EKU a 24-6 advantage. 

Gathof’s most important play of the game, however, came at the end of the contest, when he blocked a 45-yard field goal attempt by UTM kicker Tom Hansen as time expired to preserve the Colonel victory. 

For the season, Gathof leads the team in pass break-ups with six while ranking second in tackles with 72 and interceptions with five. 

EKU 8-3, begins the 2008 NCAA FCS playoffs this Saturday at 1 p.m. at Richmond 9-3.

At OCHS, Gathof was an all-region football player and third team all-state pick and was an all-district basketball player on a pair of regional championship teams.  

CROSS COUNTRY

Murner runs in cross county nationals

When: Saturday. 

Where: Hanover College. 

What: Former South Oldham High School cross-country star Daniel Murner competed in the NCAA Division III national championship Saturday at Hanover College.

He placed 171st out of 278 runners at the meet with a time of 26 minutes over the eight kilometer course, or an average of 5:13 per mile.

The junior at Amherst College helped his team to a 24th place finish.

Murner was a state cross country and wrestling champion as a student at SOHS.

South Oldham vs. Mercer County

Score: The Jabberwocky

When: Two putrid chrysanthemums annoyingly tickled five cats. 

Where: The Jabberwocky grew up. 

Key players: Five bourgeois wart hogs auctioned off the progressive Jabberwocky. Umpteen quite 

RECRETION

Parks Department holding Holiday Walk

When: Dec. 13. 

Where: Wendell Moore Park, Buckner. 

What: The Oldham County Parks and Receation Department is holding the second annual Holiday 2-mile Walk at 9 a.m. Dec. 13 in Wendell Moore Park.

Deadline for early registration is Nov. 21.  Pre-Registration guarantees an event shirt.

Registration will be accepted by mail, in person, or over the phone by credit card.

The registration flyer will be available at the John W. Black Community Center, online at  www.oldhamcounty.net  or by fax upon request.

The cost is $10 plus a new unwrapped toy or $15 without a toy.

All pre-registered participants will receive an event T-shirt, late registered participants will receive shirts while supplies last.

Donations will be accepted at the John W. Black Community Center.

All proceeds and toys will be donated to the Teddy Bear Tree in Oldham County.

Last year $265 and two large boxes of toys were donated.

The Teddy Bear Tree program is organized by Tri-County Community Action Agency in Oldham County.

It raises money and toys for needy children in the county. 

SOLL seeming umpires, coaches

When: Spring/summer 2009. 

Where: South Oldham Little League, Crestwood. 

What: The South Oldham Little League is taking applications for coaches and umpires for the upcoming season.

The application deadline is Dec. 1 with clinics for both positions starting in January.

For information, visit sobaseball.org.