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Today's News

  • South Oldham Female Athlete of the Year

    Like Drew Greenwood, Erin Wilson excelled in multiple sports for South Oldham in 2013-14.

    Wilson finished 58th in all of Class 3A during the girls cross-country state championships. She ran in a time of 20:47.69, helping the Lady Dragons to a seventh-place finish.

    Wilson started basketball season coming off the bench for South, but quickly found her way into the starting lineup.

    She scored 11 points in a Christmas break win against West Creek, Tenn.

  • South Oldham Male Athlete of the Year

    Drew Greenwood finished off a distinguished multi-sport South Oldham career with big seasons on the hard court and the diamond.

    Greenwood was a starting guard on South’s Region 8 champion boys basketball team, scoring 10.3 points per game.

    In addition to being the team’s third-highest scorer, Greenwood was the Dragons’ second-best rebounder, averaging 4.9 boards per game.

  • South Oldham Team of the Year

    The 2013-14 Dragons embraced the motto of “New Team, Same Dream.”

    That dream came true in March when South Oldham reeled off three dramatic wins to claim a second straight Region 8 Tournament.

    Coach Steve Simpson’s South team lost just three regular season games and won the inaugural John Fendley Classic at home over Christmas break.

    The Dragons tripped up in the district title game, losing 74-67 to rival Oldham County.

  • Three homers lead North Oldham 12’s to pool victory

    LA GRANGE – North Oldham Little League’s 12-year-olds brought out the big bats in clinching a District 2 pool play title July 3.

    NOLL hit three home runs on its way to a 21-4 win over South Oldham at Brad Clifford Field at Walsh Park.

    The win, coupled with NOLL’s win at Nelson County the night before, gave NOLL home field in the double-elimination district tournament, which was played over the weekend.

  • South hosts middle school basketball camp

    Sixty-one middle schoolers were in Crestwood this week at South Oldham’s boys basketball camp.

    Dragon coaches and former players served as counselors, working stations and facilitating pickup games.

    South will host a camp next week for elementary-aged students.

    Eighty-five kids are pre-registered for that camp with more walk-up players expected, coach Steve Simpson said.
     

  • Aces ready for state tournament

    Coach Ed Raymond hopes a hard schedule has gotten his team prepared for the challenges of a state tournament.

    The Oldham Aces, based out of American Legion Post 39 in La Grange, will be in Benton this weekend for the U-17 state tournament.

    The double-elimination tournament starts Thursday and runs through the weekend.

    Oldham has played .500-ball during the season, which started in early June, Raymond said.

    The Aces have traveled around the region playing in weekend tournaments.

  • NOLL 12's cruise to district crown

    LA GRANGE – North Oldham Little League’s 12-year-olds crushed the field on their way to a District 2 title.

    NOLL capped off a dominant tournament with a 24-2 win over Nelson County Tuesday night in the championship game at Brad Clifford Field at Walsh Park.

    The 22-run win came on the heels of a 13-0 win Sunday over Nelson in NOLL’s first tournament game. NOLL also beat Nelson 16-2 and South Oldham 21-4 last week in pool play.

  • What did the founders of America say about God?

    Hanging over my office desk is a picture of General George Washington in humble prayer in a pine grove, with his horse, at Valley Forge. It is an inspiring picture of an inspiring man of prayer. Skeptics want to claim that all representations of our first president as a devout man of faith are false.

    Here are some of the things George Washington said about God. They are taken from the book, George Washington, The Writings of Washington, edited by John C. Fitzpatrick.

  • Learning to celebrate the Fourth outside of July

    A recent remark made by a co-worker following a World Cup soccer game got me thinking.

    He said, and I’m paraphrasing here, “I’m not really a fan of soccer, but I become nationalistic when America competes on a national level.”

    Patriotism is defined as love for or devotion to one’s country. With the Fourth of July holiday looming, I wonder if we feel devotion to and love for our country all the time or just every four years with a World Cup or every two years with an Olympics or just one day every July.

  • Summer’s here, time to cook some burgers

    Summer is here and it is time to enjoy burgers on a grill.