OCHS hosting eight-team tournament Saturday

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By Mickey Patterson

BUCKNER – Four local teams will take to the court Saturday when Oldham County High School hosts the Ronald McDonald Classic.

All proceeds from the tourney will go to benefit the Ronald McDonald House in downtown Louisville. The house provides short and long-term lodging for families of children who are being treated for cancer at Louisville’s downtown hospital complexes.

Since opening in 1984, the house has served more than 25,000 families from all over the country. Families are charged just $10 a night with the rest being provided through donations and volunteer work. While at the house residents can do their laundry, cook meals and gather in common rooms to read or watch TV.

The OCHS Lady Colonels will start the action at 2 p.m. against Assumption. At 4 p.m., the South Oldham boys will take on Eighth Region foe Grant County. At 6 p.m. North Oldham’s boys will go against Henderson County followed by the nightcap at 8 p.m. when OCHS takes on Lloyd Memorial.

The Lady Colonels have opened the year 0-2. In Assumption they will face one of Louisville’s best led by 6-foot center Molly Ernst.

SOHS and Grant County are familiar region foes. The Dragons are 1-1 led by senior guard Drew Kraemer who is averaging 20 points a game. Grant County, considered a sleeper in the region, is expected to field its strongest team in several seasons with four starters back led by senior guard Cody Kinmon and 6-foot-2 forward Kody Thompson.

NOHS is led by guards Alex Foley and Tyler St. Julian. Henderson is led by a trio of guards in 5-foot-11 KeVontae Hairlson, 5-foot-5 Jordan Gregory and Ryan Haile.

OCHS takes on a 2-0 Lloyd team. The Colonels are led by senior guard Eric Dunlap and forward Brandon Mason. The Juggernauts are paced by guard Randy Tackett and forward Zack Craddock.

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