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Today's News

  • Boys District Notebook: OC vs. South scenario could repeat

    GOSHEN – Oldham County celebrated its third straight district title over South Oldham at this time last season. The Colonels were going into the Region 8 tournament as a favorite to get back to the Boys Sweet 16 for the third straight year.

    But they met South again in the Region 8 title game and in that meeting the Dragons came out on top, advancing to state for the first time with a 58-48 win.

  • Girls District Notebook: Wernert’s block the big play for OC girls

    GOSHEN – Kasey Wernert’s role usually isn’t that of shot blocker for Oldham County’s girls basketball team.

    In fact, the junior said she hadn’t blocked a shot all season. That changed Friday night when Wernert made the biggest defensive play of the game.

  • Colonels win fourth straight district title

    GOSHEN – Facing a South Oldham team that plays six senior guards, the two best guards on the court Friday night were two Oldham County juniors.

    Hayden Hawes scored a game-high 27 points and Connor Hicks added 20 as OC beat South 74-67 at North Oldham Friday to win its fourth straight District 29 title.

    The Colonels (22-6) will face either Collins, Henry County or Simon Kenton in the first round of next week’s Region 8 tournament at Henry County. The draw to determine the region bracket is scheduled for Sunday afternoon.

  • Lady Colonels snap South’s district streak

    GOSHEN – Five times the last five years Oldham County’s girls have taken on South Oldham with a district title on the line. All five times the Lady Colonels found themselves on the losing end.

    That history made it so much sweeter Friday night when OC players dog-piled senior Ashley McMurtrey at half court as the final horn sounded.

    The Lady Colonels halted the Lady Dragons’ district domination with a 50-43 win Friday at North Oldham in the District 29 finals. The win marked OC’s first district tournament title since beating South in 2008.

  • Lady Dragons survive Trimble in district semis

    GOSHEN – South Oldham’s District 29 tournament win over Trimble County Thursday played out a lot like its regular season win over the Lady Raiders.

    In the regular season meeting earlier this month, the Lady Dragons took an early lead, then watched as Trimble spent the game chipping away. A Lady Raider 3-pointer missed at the buzzer and South held on for a 49-46 win.

  • Oldham hits North with second half knockout

    GOSHEN – Oldham County didn't have all its pieces available Thursday night, but it still got the job done.

    Guards Hayden Hawes and Jordan Gates scored 18 and 17 points each and the Colonels advanced in the district tournament with a 66-48 over North Oldham on the Mustangs’ home floor.

    The win clinches OC (21-6) a spot in next week’s Region 8 tournament and a spot opposite South Oldham in Friday night’s District 29 championship game. North (11-17) ends its year on a five-game losing streak after beating South Feb. 10.

  • Stephens: Tee’s big night joyful for everyone

    GOSHEN – Sports provide the full range of emotions, but too often it’s the negative emotions we see on display.

    The rage from a parent yelling at an official, the disappointment of an unexpected loss, the sadness of a season coming to an end – the negatives are easy to spot.

    But Friday at North Oldham we got to see an emotion you don’t often see on a court or field, but one that’s as noticeable as any.

    We saw pure joy.

  • South finishes 57th at state wrestling

    LEXINGTON -- South Oldham came home with a 57th place finish in KHSAA state wrestling tournament, tallying 10 points for the event at Alltech Arena.

    South freshman Keanan John won two matches in the 120-pound class before being eliminated in his second consolation match.

  • Combined title the goal for North swimming

    Expectations have changed for North Oldham’s swim team.

    Five years ago just qualifying a swimmer for the state tournament was a big accomplishment, North coach Randy Scherer said.

  • OC’s Wilkerson places fourth at state wrestling

    LEXINGTON – Oldham County coach Aaron Riordan said senior wrestler Connor Wilkerson would run through a brick wall if he asked it of him.

    Wilkerson didn’t smash through any bricks this weekend at the KHSAA state wrestling championships, but he did have an impressive tournament.