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Today's News

  • State boys soccer: Dragons move on to quarters

    GOSHEN – South Oldham’s first state tournament test Tuesday was an aggressive, undefeated Fern Creek team.

    The Dragons handled that test to advance to the state quarterfinals for just the second time in school history.

    Junior Chris Martin scored two goals and teammate Jonas Prenn tallied the other as No. 5 South beat No. 15 Fern Creek 3-1 in a first round match at North Oldham.

    The Dragons (14-6-3) advanced to the round of eight for the first time since 2009.

  • State girls soccer: Four Lady Dragons score in comeback win

    GOSHEN – South Oldham mounted a complete team effort to overcome a halftime deficit and continue its season Monday night.

    Sarah Ashy, Stephanie Rowland, Kailey Oliveros and Erika Laws all scored as the the Lady Dragons beat Mercy 4-2 in a state tournament first round match played at North Oldham.

    No. 8 South (20-4) scored three of those goals in the final 30 minutes after trailing 2-1 at halftime.

  • Region 8 volleyball: Tournament bracket set

    North Oldham and Oldham County on Saturday learned their paths to a fourth meeting, as the Region 8 Tournament bracket was drawn.

    No. 12 North (23-3), the District 29 champion, will start its tournament at 6 p.m. Monday at Carroll County against Henry County.

    No. 8 OC (32-5), district runner-up, will open one night later against Carroll, the tournament host.

    Should North beat Henry, it’ll face Simon Kenton or Anderson County on Wednesday in the region semifinals.

  • State soccer: South teams learn first-round opponents

    South Oldham’s boys and girls soccer teams figured out on Saturday night who they’ll be playing this week in the first round of their respective state tournaments.

    The No. 8 Lady Dragons will take on Mercy at 7 p.m. Monday at North Oldham. The Jaguars beat Bullitt East 3-0 on Saturday night in the Region 6 final.

    South (19-4) clinched a spot in the state tournament with a 3-1 win against Anderson County on Thursday in the Region 8 championship.

    The Lady Dragons didn’t meet Mercy (14-11-1, Maher Rankings No. 31) in the regular season.

  • Football: Ballard wins big at OC

    Ballard scored five straight touchdowns Friday to break a 7-7 tie and went on to a 49-22 win over Oldham County in Buckner.

    The Bruins (5-3, 3-0 Class 6-A, District 5) clinched the district’s No. 1 playoff seed with the win. OC (2-7, 1-2) finishes third in the district and will open the playoffs two weeks from now on the road.

    The Colonels tied the game at 7-7 in the third quarter when senior quarterback James Harding threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to senior receiver Carson Axtell.

  • Football: Mustangs blank Collins for first win in series history

    GOSHEN – North Oldham didn’t just brush what coach Billy Martin called “King Kong” off its back Friday night.

    North wrestled the gorilla to the ground, punched it repeatedly and then kicked it through the Mustang Stadium goalposts.

    The Mustangs beat district enemy Collins on Friday for the first time in program history by a score of 43-0.

    North out-gained the Titans 324-31, forced a running clock in the third quarter and denied them a fourth straight Class 4-A, District 3 title.

  • Region 8 boys soccer: South beats North for championship

    SHELBYVILLE – The first two times No. 12 North Oldham and No. 8 South Oldham met this season, close games and tough play fueled the rivalry between the two squads.

    Meeting for the third time last Thursday at Collins with the Region 8 title on the line, the play was still rough but not as close as South Oldham came out with a 2-0 victory, punching a ticket to the state tournament.

  • Region 8 girls soccer: Rowland nets three, South wins region

    VERONA – South Oldham enjoyed four relatively stress-free matches to begin its postseason.

    Stephanie Rowland and the Lady Dragon defense allowed South to enjoy a fifth Thursday night.

    Rowland scored three first-half goals and the No. 8 Lady Dragons beat Anderson County 3-1 at Walton-Verona in the championship game of the Region 8 Tournament.

    South (19-4), whose 395 wins are the most among all Kentucky high school teams, will go back to the state tournament for the first time since 2009.

  • Football: North, OC host key district matchups

    Two county football games Friday will carry heavy implications for playoff seeding.

    Oldham County (2-6, 1-1) will host Ballard (5-3, 2-0) at 7:30 p.m. at Bell Field with the chance to win Class 6-A, District 5 in coach Mike Shatzer’s first year.

    North Oldham (5-2, 2-1) will host Collins (4-4, 3-0) at the same time at Mustang Stadium. A Mustang win could give them the chance at their first Class 4-A, District 3 title.

    Ballard at Oldham County

  • Former minister charged with child sex crime

    By TAYLOR RILEY

    REPORTER, The Oldham Era

    Howard Key Chambers, 62, a former minister of music at DeHaven Baptist Church in La Grange, is being charged by the United States Attorney for child enticement after allegedly placing a sexually explicit ad on Craiglist.

    Chambers was suspended from the church without pay pending the court hearing, but after the church personnel met last week, Chambers was terminated from his position and his desk was cleared, according to Senior Pastor Ross Bauscher.