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North Oldham

  • Winter Sports Preview – Boys Basketball: Colonels are team to beat

    Oldham County has a deep, talented, veteran roster and the expectations that come along with that.

    OC was picked as the top team in Region 8 in this year’s edition of the annual Cats Pause region preview.

    The Colonels, led by senior guards Hayden Hawes and Connor Hicks, lead an OC team that won the District 29 Tournament last season but bowed out to Simon Kenton in the Region 8 Tournament.

    Two-time defending region champ South Oldham was picked seventh after having to replace almost all of its varsity roster.

  • Winter Sports Preview – Girls Basketball: District 29 race wide open

    There’s no overwhelming favorite among District 29’s four girls basketball teams this year.

    North Oldham hasn’t previously factored into the race but has built around a veteran core.

    Oldham County, defending district champ, returns three starters but must replace Ashley McMurtrey, the second leading scorer in program history.

    South Oldham, after not winning the district last year for the first time since 2007-08 has rebooted the program with new coach Jessica Conner.

  • Winter Sports Preview – Swimming: North’s Oglesby highlights local swimmers

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    North Oldham coach Randy Scherer brings back talent on both the boys and girls side of his roster.

    “It’s real exciting,” Scherer said. “Some of these kids I’ve been coaching now for six years, so for me this’ll be a real special season.”

    The boys side will be built around the senior trio of Luc Brazeau, Yoni Smolyar and the coach’s son, Mark Scherer.

  • Swimming: North 2nd at Battle of Swamp

    LOUISVILLE – North Oldham started its season with a second-place finish in the Battle of the Swamp on Saturday.

    North notched 149 combined boys and girls points, finishing second only to DuPont Manual (170) in the meet hosted at the University of Louisville’s Ralph Wright Natatorium.

    South Oldham (62) was fourth among the eight programs who fielded combined teams Saturday. Oldham County (12) came in eighth.

  • Boys soccer: Two Dragons named first-team All-State West

    South Oldham seniors Christian Lister and Joseph Profancik were named first-team All-State West boys soccer selections by the Kentucky Soccer Coaches Association.

    Lister, a forward, scored 17 goals and notched 11 assists for the Dragons, who finished this season in the state semifinals for the first time.

    Profancik, a center-back, anchored a defense that allowed just 18 goals all season.

    The All-State West team consists of players from Regions 1-8.

    Other county players honored included:

  • KHSAA Class 4-A Football State Quarterfinals: Clark's return seals North win

    FAIRDALE – North Oldham’s lead was slipping away late Friday night.

    The Mustangs had led 26-6 at one point late in the third quarter, but back-to-back Fairdale touchdowns trimmed the North lead to 26-18 with six minutes to play.

    The underdog Bulldogs were within a touchdown and their home crowd was into the KHSAA Class 4-A state quarterfinal game for the first time.

    North needed to take back the momentum. Mustang senior Matt Clark accomplished that in one play.

  • Football: Heckenberg finishing career among familiar bunch

    Taylor Heckenberg’s been on various football fields with the same coaches and teammates for 12 years.

    The North Oldham senior grew up playing youth football under the instruction of current Mustang assistants Todd Greenert and David McCoy.

    His teammates in his early days included current Mustang seniors Chris Burton, Tyler Greenert, Ryan Jones and others.

  • KHSAA Class 4-A Football Playoffs: North draws Fairdale in state quarterfinals

    North Oldham keeps a checklist on the white board in its locker room that includes goals set before the season.

    There are checkmarks in the boxes for winning the county title, the Class 4-A, District 3 title and each of the first two playoff games.

    The Mustangs now have just three boxes left to check – wins in the state quarterfinal, semifinal and championship games.

    North will try to fill one of those boxes when it plays at Fairdale at 7:30 p.m. Friday night. The Mustangs (9-2) are seeking their first ever win in this round of the playoffs.

  • Football: Beasley named District Player of the Year

    North Oldham senior wingback Arien Beasley has been named Class 4-A, District 3 Player of the Year.

    Beasley has run for 1,442 yards and 28 touchdowns this season on just 122 carries.

    He’s also caught a team-high 23 passes for 296 yards and three touchdowns.

    Beasley and the Mustangs will play Fairdale in the state quarterfinals Friday night.
     

  • KHSAA Class 4-A Football Playoffs: North rolls into state quarterfinals

    GOSHEN – North Oldham gave Western a healthy dose of everything as the Mustangs rolled to a 43-7 win over the Warriors in the second round of the KHSAA Class 4-A playoffs Friday at Mustang Stadium.

    The win advances the Mustangs (9-2) to Fairdale next week. Fairdale (7-5) beat Doss 12-6 in overtime to advance to the quarterfinal matchup.