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Jackson invited to all-star tryouts

When: April 16-17.

Where: Campbellsville University.

What: South Oldham High School senior Casey Jackson is one of 11 players from the Louisville area invited to tryout for the Kentucky All-Star basketball team in the annual summer series with Indiana. There were 43 seniors nominated for the tryouts.

Jackson, a 6-foot-3 swingman, led the Dragons to a 27-6 record and the regional finals this season and was named to the all-region team for the second time.

He averaged 16 points and six rebounds a game this season.


McIntosh leads Spalding past Centre

When: March 27.

Where: Centre College, Danville.

What: Former Oldham County High School softball standout Tia McIntosh led Spalding University to a 4-2 win over Centre College March 27 in the second game of a double header.

McIntosh, who was the winning pitcher, hit a grand slam home run for Spalding in the fifth inning to put her team up 4-0.

McIntosh threw all seven innings for Spalding scattering five hits while walking seven and striking out 10.

She pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the seventh inning inducing the final batter to fly out to end the game and gain the win.

Lady Mustangs shutout South Oldham

Score: 9-0 North Oldham.

When: March 27.

Where: South Oldham.

Key players: North Oldham’s Elizabeth Young, Laura Lenarz and Taylor Smith. South Oldham’s Danielle Hempel.

Game highlights: North Oldham’s Taylor Smith hit a home run in the fifth inning to jump start the Lady Mustangs’ offense.

Following Smith’s shot, the Lady Mustangs went on to score six runs in the sixth inning on six singles and win going away as the NOHS bats finally got the better of SOHS pitcher Danielle Hempel who had kept them in check to that point.

Laura Lenarz had a double for NOHS which recorded 12 hits.

Smith and catcher Hallie Pridham each drove in two runs for the Lady Mustangs.

North Oldham pitcher Elizabeth Young scattered three hits and struck out eight batters while walking just one.  

Little League

NOLL, SOLL  hosting ceremonies

When: Monday, April 16 and April 17.

Where: Walsh Park, La Grange and Peggy Baker Park, Crestwood

What: The North Oldham and South Oldham little leagues will host opening day ceremonies.

North Oldham will open play Monday at the league’s complex at 6 p.m. Monday at Walsh Park in La Grange.

The league will also host an opening day parade and breakfast with the La Grange Fire and Rescue Department April 17. The breakfast at the firehouse starts at 7 a.m. and the parade starts at 8:45 a.m. rain or shine.

Teams will line up at the parking lot between Second and Third streets along Main Street at 8:15 a.m. and all teams will participate. The parade will proceed up Second Street to Madison Street, go left on Madison Street to Fourth Street and go right on Fourth Street to the  Walsh Park entrance. Every team will be introduced at the ceremonies.

South Oldham will open league play and host opening ceremonies at 6:30 p.m. April 16 at the league’s complex in Peggy Baker Park in Crestwood. The event will include a flag ceremony with an introduction of each team. The South Oldham Fire and Rescue Department will

be there along with a band.


PGA seeking local volunteers

When: May 2011.

Where: Vahalla Golf Club, Louisville.

What: The PGA of America is seeking local volunteers for the 72nd Senior PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club, May 24-29, 2011.

More than 1,400 volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks.

There is a $125 volunteer fee, participants will receive a uniform consisting of one golf shirt, one wind jacket and one headwear item.

Volunteers receive several benefits, including one complimentary weekly guest ticket and a   volunteer credential, which allows access to the grounds all six days of the championship.

To register, visit www.2011seniorpga.com, or call the championship office at 245-2000.