Whether change is good or bad, the North Oldham Boys Soccer program has been through plenty of it in the past four years, shuffling through three different coaches over the four-year span. One part of the program that hasn’t changed during that time is the large senior class of 2016.
The South Oldham girls soccer team wants to attack more offensively this year. In a scrimmage last week against Thomas Nelson High School, the Dragons did exactly that, scoring a flurry of three goals in a 15-minute span in the first half.
Twelve seniors departed from a South Oldham boys soccer program that won Region Eight and fell to Trinity in the state tournament last year, but head coach Dennis Beall knows how his team can remain a force in the region again this season.
First-year head coach Libbey Smith was an assistant for Oldham County High School girls soccer last year, so the promotion to head coach isn’t as tough of a transition as it could be. Establishing her own style of running the program still isn’t easy.
It might seem hard to believe that the Oldham County boys soccer team could have a better attack this season than it did in 2015. After all, the Colonels averaged the eighth most goals per game in the state and had Clayton Wirth, a senior who scored 40 goals, which ranked in the top-10 of Kentucky’s goal scorers.
In his senior year, North Oldham golfer Mason Lenhart has the goal of winning Mr. Kentucky on his mind. To reach this goal, he dropped out of tournaments around the country to get as many high school starts in the state as possible.
Most sophomore golfers don’t head into their second year of high school with state tournament experience, but Molly Bebelaar isn’t like most sophomore golfers. She represented South Oldham High School as an individual in the state tournament a year ago and tied for 37th with a 19-over-par.
Several girls recently traveled to compete in Las Vegas at the national pageant for Miss United States. The Kentucky queens were wished well with a going-away party at Posh in Buckner, the official dress sponsor, on July 24.