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North Oldham

  • BOYS: South falls short as Mustangs roll into district finals

     

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    With an extra week of preparation, revenge on the mind and a loser-goes-home atmosphere, South Oldham thought they finally had the recipe for defeating No. 1 district seed North Oldham Tuesday night.

     

    But the Mustangs instead survived the upset attempt, 68-61, defeating South on its home court for the third time this season.

     

  • Weather delays state wrestling meet for three weeks

    A week’s worth of winter weather has postponed the state wrestling competition, which was scheduled to take place in Lexington this past weekend.

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association announced it would postpone the competition late last week citing high snow totals in different parts of the state and the “safety and welfare” of everyone involved.

    The state meet will now take place March 9-11, still scheduled at the Alltech Arena in Lexington.

  • Swim: Olgesby breaks another record, North takes second in combined meet

    Led by its standout girls squad, the North Oldham swim team finished a solid second in the team combined scores at the KHSAA Region 5 swim meet last week.

    The Mustangs, were runner-up to DuPont Manual High School by three points, with the title coming down to the final event, North Oldham coach Randy Scherer said.

    “We did much better than we thought,” he said. “We lost by about three points out of 400. We had a pretty good showing that will move onto state.”

  • Colonels win wrestling regional

     

    For the fifth time in a row, Oldham County’s wrestling team has risen to the occasion when it comes to winning a regional championship.

    Buoyed by six regional champions and one runner-up, the Colonels head into the state meet this weekend with a lot of momentum.

    “It’s something that’s special,” Oldham County coach Aaron Riordan said of the win.

  • Swim teams heading to postseason meets

    The county’s best swimmers are hoping months of meets will translate to championships as regionals get underway.

    All three county schools will compete on Thursday and Friday at Ralph R. Wright Natatorium at the University of Louisville, squaring off against each other and perennial swimming champions like St. Xavier and Sacred Heart.

    “We’re in the strongest region in the state,” Oldham County swim coach Michael Williams said. “All of (the schools) are powerhouse swim schools.”

  • ROUNDING THE BASES: Straker steals home for Dragons in 3-2 win over North

    CRESTWOOD - North Oldham and South Oldham are building a reputation of close contests. Despite getting 10 hits, the Mustangs struggled to bring them home in a 3-2 loss at South Wednesday night.

    South took advantage of three errors from North to win even with just two hits. Nathan Straker took the lead for good by stealing home with two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning.

  • Mustangs football hungrier than ever for return to playoffs in 2015

    GOSHEN — North Oldham football was a bit more eager to put on pads for spring practice this season than in years past. The Mustangs still have a sour taste in their mouths with the way the 2014 season ended in the Class 4A semifinals.

  • Lady Dragons gaining momentum towards postseason

     CRESTWOOD —South Oldham lacrosse coach Bob Newton hopes his team’s best playing days are still to come, and it seems that the Lady Dragons are warming up to those days now. South capped its home schedule with an 11-4 win over Atherton last Thursday for Senior Night. South, only in its second year with a girls lacrosse program, graduates 10 seniors that Newton calls the “backbone” of the program.

  • Dragons' lacrosse edges Mustangs, district tournament approaching

     CRESTWOOD ----— Based on the result of South Oldham’s 11-8 win over North Oldham Friday night, it would be easy to draw a conclusion that the two teams would be the top contenders in the district. You wouldn’t have known that the Mustangs were winless at the time and that the Dragons were winners of five straight.

  • Pratt: Anticipating my first horse race and trip to Churchill Downs

     Two days from now, I’ll make a huge check mark on my bucket list. Growing up a sports fan in Tennessee, the Kentucky Derby was something we only acknowledged. For just a few — maybe 10 — minutes on the first Saturday in May, I would tune into NBC to watch the Derby. I had no wager or care for who won. I just watched it to fulfill my curiosity of the biggest sporting event that day.