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North Oldham

  • North standout hurdling towards Olympics

    Four of her fingers on each hand lock together, thumbs out, as she slowly settles into the starting position of the 100-meter hurdles.

    After the starting gun goes off, North Oldham High School junior Brianne Brown bolts out of the blocks, barreling towards the first hurdle.

    She glides over each hurdle with grace and power.

    Brown’s running prowess, determination and ability have endeared her to three-time U.S. Olympic gold-medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee and have her poised for a shot at the Olympics in four years.

  • Shirkey's third tops among Oldham wrestlers at state

    LEXINGTON — The semi-finals at the KHSAA state wrestling tournament wiped out any chance North Oldham, Oldham County or South Oldham had of a state championship.

    But despite a semi-final loss, OCHS freshman John Shirkey said he quickly regained his focus. After all, his day and his season were not done yet.

    Following his only loss of the state tournament, Shirkey pulled together two wins to take third place at 113 pounds.

  • Oldham wrestling claims region title

    LOUISVILLE — Though out of breath, Oldham County High School senior Tyler Kaelin had a big smile on his face after winning the fifth region’s 132-pound weight class.

    “Win or lose my life is fantastic,” he said. “I am really enjoying wrestling right now.”

    Kaelin led the Colonels to a second-straight region five title Saturday at Fern Creek High School and received the meet’s most outstanding wrestler award.

  • Grand Stamm—LIVE! 2.17

    Guys and gals, welcome to our 10th Grand Stamm — LIVE! chat, set for Friday, Feb. 17 at 1:20 p.m.

    I hope you all enjoyed last week's chat, with Oldham County Middle school wrestling coach Tim Lange, whose wrestlers had an impressive showing at the state middle school meet.

  • Duncan, McIntosh take state titles

    It didn’t take long for Oldham County Middle School eighth grader Alex McIntosh to go from chump to champ.

    In just his second year wrestling, McIntosh is a state champion.

    McIntosh won the 168-pound weight class at the Kentucky Middle School Wrestling State Tournament Feb. 4 at Montgomery County, with an 8-4 win in the finals over Verity Middle School’s Grant Krueger.

  • South wins district outright

    GOSHEN – On the left side of the South Oldham High School boys’ basketball team’s jersey shorts was a gray Superman logo.

    While no individual took the superhero role Tuesday night, as a team, the Dragons were a super.

    Using a powerful second half, visiting SOHS put away North Oldham 60-48 Tuesday night to go 3-0 in district play and win the district regular season. The Dragons will be the top seed in the district tournament later this month.

  • A Mustang pool

    LOUISVILLE — In the final event that would decide the county’s boys’ swimming championship, North Oldham High School sophomore Mark Scherer saw the task ahead of him.

    Oldham County jumped to an early lead in the 400-yard freestyle relay behind senior Christian Taylor’s opening swim. But after diving in the water for the second leg, Scherer passed the Colonels and the Mustangs kept the lead.

  • Gnadinger and Rusch come through

    CRESTWOOD – Late in the 182-pound wrestling finals Saturday at the South Oldham Dragon Invitational, Oldham County High School senior Zac Gnadinger broke through a deadlocked match.

    Gnadinger and North Oldham senior Chase Rusch both picked up wins in their weight classes with late moves.

    Thanks to a late grapple, Gnadinger  pulled off a big upset over St. Xavier’s Will Tompkins 3-1. Tompkins is ranked No. 2 in the state in the weight class by KentuckyWrestling.com.

  • Injury Advantage

    BUCKNER — A slight misstep on another player’s foot is all it took.

                Until North Oldham boys’ basketball senior center Devon Rowan came down on another player’s foot with 2:05 remaining in the second quarter, the Mustangs had control of the game at Oldham County and led 21-18.

                Rowan returned from the play, in which he sprained his left ankle, but NOHS never looked the same again.

  • North blasts off early over Atherton

    GOSHEN— It didn’t take long for the North Oldham football team to get rid of the bitter taste of last week’s first loss of the season.

    After receiving the opening kickoff from district opponent Atherton, the Mustangs marched down the field, scoring on a 21-yard strike from quarterback Cameron Renaud to wide receiver Jacob Sanders for a 7-0 lead less than two minutes into the game, setting the tone in a 61-0 route at home.