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By The Staff

SPECIAL OLYMPICS

Special Olympics sets bowling dates

When: Sunday. 

Where: Ten Pin Lanes, St. Matthews. 

What: The Oldham County Special Olympics is hosting signups and a first practice for its bowling team at 4 p.m. Sunday at Ten Pin Lanes in St. Matthews.

For information, call Becky or Jay Schmidt at 241-6081.

BASKETBALL

Simpson hosting fall break camp

When: Oct. 19 to 23. 

Where: South Oldham High School. 

What: South Oldham High School boys’ basketball coach Steve Simpson is offering a fall basketball camp from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 19 to 23.

The camp is open to players in grades 4 to 8. The cost is $30.

For information, call 241-6681.

BASEBALL

Oldham Aces vs. Danville

Score: 3-1 Danville.

When: July 23. 

Where: American Legion baseball district tournament at Shelbyville. 

Key players: The Aces’ Andy Wood and Jason Sterrett. Danville’s Cody Vest and Clay Cinnamon. 

Game highlights: Danville’s Cody Vest doubled in two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to give his team the lead and the win in the opening round of the district tourney. Danville went on to score another insurance run in the inning.

The Aces took a 1-0 lead in the top of the sixth inning when Andy Wood delivered a two-out single to score Daniel Pulliam who had singled earlier.

Both teams got strong performances from their pitchers.

Danville’s Clay Cinnamon went the distance scattering five hits while walking one and striking out six. The Aces’ Jason Sterrett also went the distance giving up four hits against six walks and eight strikeouts. 

Oldham Aces vs. Shelbyville

Score: 14-8 Shelbyville.

When: Monday. 

Where: American Legion baseball district tournament at Shelbyville. 

Key players: The Aces’ Andrew Jones, Andy Wood and Nick Denise. Shelbyville’s Justin McCarty, Dylan Grandon and Jo Jo Sims. 

Game highlights: Leading 9-8 going into the top of the ninth, Shelbyville eliminated the Aces by scoring five runs.

Shelbyville loaded the bases on a pair of walks and a hit batter before Jo Jo Sims doubled to left to clear the bases. Sims then scored on a Justin McCarty single. After an error and a walk, McCarty scored on a passed ball.

McCarty carried Shelbyville with two home runs and six RBIs. Shelbyville also got a three-run double from Dylan Grandon, a North Oldham High School graduate now playing at Georgetown College.

Shelbyville reliever Jordan Toby shut the Aces down in order in the bottom of the ninth by striking out Jordan Ellis, getting Jacob Wiese on a fly to right and Alex Sharrard on a tap back to the mound.

After falling behind 2-0 in the first, the Aces came back to lead 3-2 in the bottom half of the inning when Andrew Jones walked, Ellis singled and Wiese walked to load the bases. Jason Sterrett walked to score a run before Andy Wood singled in a pair of runs.

Shelbyville pushed back out to an 8-4 lead before the Aces came back to tie it with four runs in the sixth.

Sterrett led off with a single and Wood was hit by a pitch. Parker Adkins scored Sterrett with a single to center. With two outs, Andrew Jones drove in a run with a single before Daniel Pulliam loaded the bases with a single to center. Ellis and Wiese both drew walks to tie the game. 

RECREATION

Parks hosting trail cleanup day

When: Sept. 26. 

Where: Wendell Moore Park, Buckner. 

What: The Oldham County Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a trail cleanup day from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 26 at Wendell Moore Park.

Volunteers should bring gloves, shovels, weedeaters, hoes, anything to help remove scruffy undergrowth from around the trees in the loop trail area.

To volunteer, e-mail parks director Tim Curtis at tcurtis@oldhamcounty.net.

Parks taking fall softball registration

When: Tuesday. 

Where: Wendell Moore Park, Buckner. 

What: The Oldham County Parks and Recreation Department is taking registration for fall softball leagues until 4 p.m. Tuesday.

The league fee is $295 and includes balls. There is a mandatory coaches meeting at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at the park. The season will run up to six games and include a single elimination tournament.

For information, call 225-0655.