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North Oldham

  • Football: North, South start district play

    North Oldham and South Oldham will start trying to improve their playoff positions this Friday when they begin district play.

    The Class 4A No. 7 Mustangs (3-1) will play the first of their four District 3 games at Spencer County (2-2) at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

    Class 5A No. 6 South (3-1) will start the defense of its 2013 District 5 crown when it goes to Hebron to take on Conner (0-4) at 7:30 Friday night.

  • Volleyball: North beats South, sets up OC showdown

    GOSHEN – In order to set up a winner-take-all district match next week against Oldham County, North Oldham needed to take care of business at home Tuesday against South Oldham.

    The No. 14 Lady Mustangs did just that, sweeping the Lady Dragons 3-0 (25-17, 25-7, 25-21).

    North and No. 5 OC are now both 2-0 against South and Trimble County, meaning the winner of their matchup Tuesday in Buckner will claim the No. 1 seed for next month’s District 29 tournament.

  • Girls soccer: North falls to Manual in final district tune-up

    GOSHEN – North Oldham gave a top 10 team a tense match for nearly 70 minutes Monday in its final game before playing its two county rivals.

    The Lady Mustangs, ranked No. 40 in the latest Maher Rankings, trailed No. 9 DuPont Manual 2-1 with just under 12 minutes to play before three Lady Crimsons goals in two minutes made the final margin 5-1.

  • Football notes: Beasley’s big plays break South

    CRESTWOOD – Arien Beasley has made a name for himself with his big-play ability.

    After all, the speedy senior wingback went into Friday night averaging 133.7 rushing yards and 2.7 rushing touchdowns on just 8.3 carries in North Oldham’s first three games.

    Then against South Oldham Friday he broke some more big plays, none bigger than a 48-yard fourth-quarter sprint to the end zone that gave North a 21-7 lead on its way to a 28-14 win in Dragon Stadium.

  • Football: North holds off South, keeps county title

    CRESTWOOD – North Oldham put together a dominating performance Friday to keep the county crown for another year.

    The Mustangs ran for more than 300 yards. They converted three of four fourth-down conversions. They became the first team all season to slow down South Oldham’s rushing offense. They didn’t give up big plays in the passing game.

    Add it all up and North beat South 28-14 Friday night at Dragon Stadium, claiming the three-team county championship for the second year in a row.

  • Boys golf: Mustangs run table Thursday, win third straight Oldham Cup

    PROSPECT – North Oldham had a steep task in topping its 2013 Oldham Cup performance when it hit the course to defend the title last week.

    One year ago the Mustangs won the three-day, three-team title against Oldham County and South Oldham by scoring seven-and-a-half points out of a possible eight on the final day, a competition record.

    North beat its own feat on Sept. 18 at Nevel Meade Golf Course, winning all eight of its matches to secure the Cup for the seventh time. North totaled 14 points overall, with OC claiming eight and South two.

  • Football: County title up for grabs Friday

    Defensive discipline will likely determine who leaves Dragon Stadium with the county football championship Friday night.

    Class 4A No. 9 North Oldham (2-1) and Class 5A No. 6 South Oldham (3-0) will renew their annual rivalry at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Crestwood.

    Both teams are 1-0 in county games this season as each beat Oldham County by scores of 42-7 – North on Aug. 29 in Goshen and South last week in Buckner.

  • The Matchup: Arien Beasley

    Arien Beasley was a middle schooler when he realized basketball might not be the best sport for his style.

    “I got to my seventh and eighth grade year and I started running people over all the time,” Beasley said. “…My family and coaches just realized that maybe I should start playing football.”

    Football has worked out just fine.

  • Field hockey: North wins in strokes

    CRESTWOOD – North Oldham and South Oldham needed an extra 10 minutes to decide their field hockey match Monday night in the mist at Dragon Stadium.

    When the 10-minute overtime wasn’t enough to break a 2-2 deadlock, the teams went into penalty strokes.

    Lady Mustangs Charlie McCauley and Madison Cobb converted their strokes and goalie Sarah Foye didn’t allow a Lady Dragon to score, giving North a 2-0 advantage and a 3-2 win over its county rival.

  • Girls cross-country: OC second in Rumble

    GOSHEN – Oldham County used a consistent approach to get a runner-up finish Saturday.

    The Lady Colonels placed five runners between positions 18-33 and came in second only to DuPont Manual in the team competition of the Rumble Through the Jungle on Saturday morning at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve.

    Junior Sammy Griffin led OC with an 18th place finish, running the three laps in 20:36.53.

    “I’m always so proud of the team,” Griffin said. “…I think everybody did well.”