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By The Staff

 BASEBALL

South Oldham vs. North Oldham When: March 24.  Score: 7-2 South Oldham. Where: Bill Cofer Field, South Oldham High School.  Key players: South Oldham’s Daniel Pulliam, Derrek Burkhart, Alex Sharrard and Cody Seeberger. North Oldham’s Connor Heady and Tyler Cheatham. Game highlights: The Dragons celebrated the opening of Bill Cofer Field with a ceremony honoring the former SOHS head coach and a win over cross county rival North Oldham. SOHS rode a strong complete game pitching performance from senior Daniel Pulliam, a couple of timely hits and key NOHS errors to build a 7-0 lead and win going away. Pulliam gave up seven hits while striking out nine and walking just two to get the win. The Dragons took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second when Derek Snyder reached on a bloop single to center and scored on designated hitter Derrek Burkhart’s line drive double to the deep gap in leftcenter. SOHS added another run in the third after Pulliam drew a walk and scored on Cody Seeberger’s double to the gap in left center. The Dragons kept it going in the fourth with another run. Snyder beat out a dribbler in front of the plate and advanced to second on Derek Criddle’s sacrifice bunt. Snyder scored on an infield throwing error off a groundball from Jake Nichter. The Dragons made it 7-0 in the bottom of the fifth. Pulliam reached on an error to open the inning and Seeberger came through again driving in a run with a line drive single to first base. Alex Sharrard reached on a fielder’s choice, stole second, and advanced to third on Steven Nettle’s groundball single to right field. Sharrard scored to make it 5-0 when Criddle grounded to short and Sharrard beat the throw to home. SOHS made it 6-0 when Snyder lined a shot to left that skipped by NOHS’ Mike Gant. Burkhart drove in his second run of the game to make it 7-0 with a line drive single to left center. NOHS’ runs came in the top of the sixth. Second baseman Connor Heady reached on his third hit of the day when he beat out a slow roller to third base. Gant advanced him with a line drive single to center. Jerrett Link walked to load the bases. Junior catcher Tyler Cheatham delivered the shot with a line drive single to left center to score the two runs.    BASKETBALL Maurer honored by KCAA  When: March 7.  Where: Cornerstone Christian Academy, Shelbyville.  What: Patrick Maurer, a senior at Cornerstone Christian Academy in Shelbyville, has been named the Kentucky Christian Athletic Association’s Mr. Basketball.  Maurer lives in Shelbyville and is the son of Jim Maurer of Crestwood. Maurer, a 6-foot-4 forward, led the CCA Bulldogs to the finals of the KCAA tournament where they fell to North Hardin Christian 58-55. Maurer, a three-year starter for the Bulldogs, averaged nine points and 8 rebounds a game this season. He shot 43 percent from the three-point line this year. The Mr. Basketball award is based on basketball accomplishments along with a player’s spiritual walk and academics. Maurer was also voted Mr. CCA by the school’s teachers and was the homecoming king this year.   DIGIURO FOUNDATION DiGiuro Foundation hosting fundraiser When: June 6.  Where:  Churchill Downs.  What: The Trent DiGiuro Foundation is hosting its 12th annual Day at the Races at Churchill Downs June 6, the day of the Belmont Stakes. The foundation presents a scholarship every year to a student/athlete from all three Oldham County high schools and the University of Kentucky. The foundation honors Trent DiGiuro, a former UK and South Oldham High School football player who was murdered during his career at UK. Ticket information will be available in May.   RECREATION Parks taking softball registration When: Monday.  Where:  Wendell Moore Park, Buckner.  What: The Oldham County Parks and Recreation Department is taking registration for men’s and co-ed softball leagues. The registration deadline is Monday with a mandatory captain’s/coaches meeting at 6:30 p.m. April 8. The league fee is $375. Play begins April 13 and includes a nine-game schedule and single elimination tournament. For information, call 222-0655.