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Today's News

  • Football: North holds off South, keeps county title

    CRESTWOOD – North Oldham put together a dominating performance Friday to keep the county crown for another year.

    The Mustangs ran for more than 300 yards. They converted three of four fourth-down conversions. They became the first team all season to slow down South Oldham’s rushing offense. They didn’t give up big plays in the passing game.

    Add it all up and North beat South 28-14 Friday night at Dragon Stadium, claiming the three-team county championship for the second year in a row.

  • Football: Oldham wins first home game in two years

    BUCKNER – For the uninitiated, Friday night probably sounded more like Sunday morning to anyone passing by Oldham County’s Bell Field.

    A loud, repeating clang was heard for 15 minutes, much like church bells calling parishioners to worship. But instead of a call to hymns, it was a victorious melody for the OC football team, celebrating its first home victory in two years.

    Each clang of the victory bell was a reminder that the Colonels were back on the winning side of things after a 55-54 victory over North Bullitt.

  • Boys golf: Mustangs run table Thursday, win third straight Oldham Cup

    PROSPECT – North Oldham had a steep task in topping its 2013 Oldham Cup performance when it hit the course to defend the title last week.

    One year ago the Mustangs won the three-day, three-team title against Oldham County and South Oldham by scoring seven-and-a-half points out of a possible eight on the final day, a competition record.

    North beat its own feat on Sept. 18 at Nevel Meade Golf Course, winning all eight of its matches to secure the Cup for the seventh time. North totaled 14 points overall, with OC claiming eight and South two.

  • Girls soccer: Rowland nets hat trick, South cruises past Anderson

    CRESTWOOD – Stephanie Rowland scored three goals Wednesday night and made each one look easier than the last.

    The senior forward got a hat trick on her Senior Night and her teammates added two more goals as the Lady Dragons notched an uneventful 5-0 win against Anderson County.

    No. 8 South (10-2) has scored five goals in each of its last two games (including a 5-1 win at Nelson County Monday night) after losing 8-4 at No. 3 West Jessamine on Saturday – a loss that broke an eight-match winning streak.

  • Football: County title up for grabs Friday

    Defensive discipline will likely determine who leaves Dragon Stadium with the county football championship Friday night.

    Class 4A No. 9 North Oldham (2-1) and Class 5A No. 6 South Oldham (3-0) will renew their annual rivalry at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Crestwood.

    Both teams are 1-0 in county games this season as each beat Oldham County by scores of 42-7 – North on Aug. 29 in Goshen and South last week in Buckner.

  • The Matchup: Arien Beasley

    Arien Beasley was a middle schooler when he realized basketball might not be the best sport for his style.

    “I got to my seventh and eighth grade year and I started running people over all the time,” Beasley said. “…My family and coaches just realized that maybe I should start playing football.”

    Football has worked out just fine.

  • The Matchup: Connor John

    The spring of 2013 was a time Connor John’s life changed on and off the football field.

    His family moved from Southington, Conn., where he’d lived since fourth grade, to Crestwood for his father’s job.

    Suddenly John was a sophomore at South Oldham, a place where he didn’t know anyone.

    He adapted to his new surroundings by playing football.

    “When I first moved here it sucked,” John said. “You miss your friends, you miss what you used to know.

  • Girls soccer: Rowland nets hat trick, South cruises past Anderson

    CRESTWOOD – Stephanie Rowland scored three goals Wednesday night and made each one look easier than the last.

    The senior forward got a hat trick on her Senior Night and her teammates added two more goals as the Lady Dragons notched an uneventful 5-0 win against Anderson County.

    No. 8 South (10-2) has scored five goals in each of its last two games (including a 5-1 win at Nelson County Monday night) after losing 8-4 at No. 3 West Jessamine on Saturday – a loss that broke an eight-match winning streak.

  • Gas line explosion disturbs Goshen

     The rupturing of a gas line in Goshen has caused traffic backups and outages for more than 2,000 people for several days.

    A gas line explosion off U.S. 42 injured three LG&E subcontractors on Sept. 17. Residents and witnesses reported an explosion and a dust cloud with evidence of what amounted to a low order explosion with no fire around 5 p.m., according to Don Dahl, North Oldham Fire Protection District Assistant Chief.

  • Education Briefs Sept. 18

    OCHS graduate honored

    2013 Oldham County High School graduate Victoria Hafele was honored for achieving an exemplary grade point average of 4.0 for the Spring 2014 semester.

    Hafele was placed on the President’s Honors List of the College of Health Professions.

    Merit seminfinalists announced

    The following local students are being considered for a national Merit award scholarship:

    •Jasmine Sligar of Oldham County High School.

    •Hannah M. Lankswert of North Oldham High School.