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Today's News

  • North Oldham girls finish third in Class 2A XC

    LEXINGTON – Sophomore Erin Edmundson led the way with a seventh-place finish Saturday as North Oldham finished third in the Class 2A girls state cross-country meet.

       “Anytime the girls can get on the podium, I’m proud of them, obviously,” coach Christie Sykora said. “They’re a good group of girls and they run well together.”

       North’s team score of 176 trailed only state champion Highlands (76) and Christian Academy-Louisville (152).

  • Lady Colonels’ first loss comes in state semifinals

    LEXINGTON – The most successful season in Oldham County girls soccer history finally came to a close Nov. 7.

       Two rapid-fire, second-half Sacred Heart goals buried the Lady Colonels in a 3-0 Valkyries win at Dunbar High School in the state semifinals.    

       The loss, the first of the year for OC (23-1-1) ended the Lady Colonels’ season the deepest into the playoffs they’d ever advanced.

  • Mustangs make it four in a row at cross country meet

    LEXINGTON – North Oldham seniors Nolan Ruhs, Tyler Thompson, Luke Tarvestad and Matt Powers ended their careers Saturday with a special distinction.

       The quartet went through their entire Mustang cross country careers without ever losing a cross country championship.

       North won its fourth straight Class 2A boys title Saturday during a windy day at the Kentucky Horse Park. The Mustangs’ combined team score of 53 put them ahead of second-place Covington Catholic (69).

  • Brown resigns as OC football coach

    After being associated with Oldham County’s football program for the better part of two decades, Matt Brown has stepped down.

       Brown resigned this week from his position as OC’s football coach, days after the Colonels’ season was ended by a 48-0 loss to Male. OC ended the year 2-9.

       The decision to step down after six years as the Colonels’ head coach came as a result of wanting to spend more time with his family, Brown said.

  • High-flying Franklin meets South Friday

       South Oldham football took down a one-man band last week. This week the Dragons will have to stop one of the state’s best ensembles.

       South will welcome Franklin County to Crestwood at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the second round of the Class 5A playoffs. A win Friday puts the Dragons in the quarterfinals and another step closer to the state championships next month in Bowling Green.

       Friday’s showdown will pit one of the state’s hottest teams against an opponent with one of the state’s best records.

  • North heads to Western for second round

    North Oldham will be hoping the second round of the Class 4A playoffs Friday go about as well as the first did.

       The Mustangs will go to Louisville to meet Western at 7:30 p.m. Friday, one week after they dismantled Doss 49-12 back home in Goshen.

       The Warriors (6-5) scrimmaged North (8-3) before the season, and senior quarterback/linebacker Keenan Dowd said the Mustangs are expecting a solid Western squad.

  • Local farmers awarded for conservation efforts

    Jon and Sylvia Bednarski just wanted to do things the right way when they began developing their farm some 13 years ago. They didn’t expect to be rewarded for it.

    The Bednarski’s were recently named the 2013 Kentucky Leopold Conservation Award recipients for the conservation efforts they’ve undertaken at their Sherwood Acres Farm. The award, from the Sand County Foundation and the Kentucky Agricultural Council, honors a Kentucky landowner for their “achievement in voluntary stewardship and management of natural resources.”

  • Cohen, Kemper named All-State first team

    Shelby Cohen and Haley Kemper get to finish their decorated high school careers with one more honor.

    The two Oldham County attacking midfielders were named Tuesday to the Kentucky Soccer Coaches Association girls’ All-State West first team.

    This is the second straight year Kemper has received the honor and marks the third straight year for Cohen. Cohen was honorable her freshman year and first team her last three seasons. Cohen is the only player in the state to have made all-state teams each of the last four years.

  • Ferriell, Junion, Vicich named All-State first team

    Three local boys soccer players received first team all-state honors Tuesday.

    Davis Ferriell of South Oldham and Seth Junion and Jad Vicich of North Oldham were named to the Kentucky Soccer Coaches Association’s All-State West first team.

    Ferriell, a senior center-back, received the award for the second straight season. He helped the Dragons to a District 29 tournament title this season and a runner-up finish in the Region 8 tournament.

  • Lady Colonels receive no mercy

    LOUISVILLE - The Oldham County Lady Colonel volleyball team accomplished their preseason goal to get to state, but a powerhouse Mercy team ended their championship dreams Saturday morning.

    “We had a good game plan and we were healthy and prepared,” coach Vincent McDonough said going into the game. But the Lady Colonels would face a tall, powerful opponent in the Jaguars from Mercy, who were ranked #2 in Kentucky over the #8 ranked Oldham.