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By The Staff


North Oldham vs. Elizabethtown 

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday. 

Where: Elizabethtown High School. 

Key players: North Oldham’s Jerrett Link, Jakob Manor and Zach Price. E-town’s Titus Sublett, Mitchell Henry and Kyle Todd.

Outlook: The game wasn’t set until Monday when Shawnee was forced to forfeit two wins, moving E-town to second place in the district.

The Panthers 4-6, have been in a rebuilding year after reaching the regional finals last year with the state’s most prolific passing attack.

E-town still passes behind junior quarterback Kyle Todd and have a solid running game with back Titus Sublett who has more than 1,000 yards this season. Mitchell Henry has emerged as a top flight receiver for Todd as has Sublett.

NOHS, 5-5, will counter with its strong offensive and defensive lines along with a linebacker corps led by Ryan Anderson in the middle.

Ball control will be a key for the Mustangs behind backs Jakob Manor, Jerrett Link, Zach Price quarterback Austin Peters. Manor, Link and Price all have more than 500 yards on the ground this year.

The game will be broadcast live on the Internet by PegasusSports.com. 

Oldham County vs. Waggener 

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday. 

Where: Oldham County High School. 

Key players: Oldham County’s Chase Hamby, Tyler Oldham and Kirk Yepko. Waggener’s Desmond Smith.

Outlook: The district champion Colonels, 6-4 and ranked No. 9 in 5A, will be a heavy favorite against Waggener, 2-8.

The two teams met in the second week of the season with the Colonels winning 39-7 behind Kirk Yepko’s 124 yards rushing and two touchdowns.

Yepko, Brett Leary and Tyler Oldham will likely all play a key role this Friday as the Colonels will look to grind it on the ground against the Wildcats.

Yepko has also emerged as a leader of the Colonels’ defense this year from his linebacker spot. OCHS will key on stopping speedy tailback Desmond Smith to keep Waggener in check. 

South Oldham vs. John Hardin

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday. 

Where: John Hardin High School. 

Key players: South Oldham’s Jake Nichter, Christian Wallace and Michael Gray. John Hardin’s Alex Dingle, Landon Savoy and Michael Wright.

Outlook: The Dragons, 3-7, face a daunting task going against undefeated and 5A No. 2 ranked John Hardin.

The Bulldogs average just over 40 points a game behind quarterback Alex Dingle and tailback Landon Savoy. Savoy has 926 yards rushing with 13 touchdowns this season. Dingle has passed for 1,433 yards with 19 touchdowns.

SOHS will counter with quarterback Christian Wallace along with backs Jake Nichter and Michael Gray who must gain ground to keep the John Hardin offense off the field. 



OCHS hosting volleyball clinic

When: Saturday and Sunday. 

Where: Oldham County High School. 

What: The Oldham County volleyball team is hosting a clinic Saturday and Sunday at OCHS.

Saturday’s session is for middle school players. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. and the clinic runs from 8 a.m. to noon in the Building I gym.

Sunday’s session is for elementary school players. Registration starts at 12:30 p.m. and rus from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Building I gym.

The cost is $35 per player.



Parks taking youth hoops registration

When: Registration accepted through Nov. 14. 

Where: Buckner Elementary School. 

What: The Oldham County Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registration for its youth basketball league. There are boys’ leagues for first through eighth grades and girls’ leagues for first through sixth grade.

The cost is $45 if registrered before Nov. 14 and $55 after. League play begins Jan. 9. There are two skills evaluation sessions on Nov. 14 at Buckner Elementary School.

At 9 a.m. evaluations start for boys in grades five and six and girls in grades four through six.

At 10 a.m. boys in grades seven and eight will be evaluated. At 1 p.m. boys in grades one and two and girls in grades one through three will be evaluated. At 2 p.m. boys in third and fourth grade will be evaluated.

Parks hosting Holiday Walk

When: Dec. 12. 

Where: Wendell Moore Park, Buckner. 

What: The Oldham County Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a two-mile Holiday Walk at 9 a.m. Dec. 12 at Wendell Moore Park.

Proceeds from the walk will benefit the Oldham County Teddy Bear Tree, which supplies toys to needy children for Christmas. The cost is $5 or a new, unwrapped toy. Registration forms are available at the John Black Community Center or online at oldhamcounty.net.