The South Oldham field hockey team made a little bit of history on its way to a season opening win last Tuesday as the Lady Dragons defeated Holy Cross 10-0. The final goal came with 22 minutes left in the second half, qualifying the game for a mercy rule, South Oldham’s first in program history.
With a steady downpour for most of the first half, Friday didn’t exactly have ideal conditions for junior quarterback Drew Zaubi to throw the ball, so South Oldham relied on its rushing attack to lead the team to a 31-14 win over Anderson County, the same Anderson County that South Oldham had lost to nine of its previous 10 tries.
Last week, the South Oldham girls soccer team opened their season with two of the best teams in the state. Simon Kenton and Lexington Catholic. The Lady Dragons fell to Simon Kenton 2-0, but tied Lexington Catholic, a team ranked second in Kentucky by the Maher preseason rankings, 2-2 after leading for a majority of the game.
On Aug. 17, Oldham County students returned to school for their first day. This year, Oldham County Schools will welcome 12,238 students for a school year scheduled to end June 1, 2017. The number has increased from 12,049 last school year.
After losing more than 30 eighth-graders from last year’s team, Oldham County Middle School football will have a large amount of sixth and seventh graders this season with only 14 eighth-graders on the roster.