The final minute may have been too close for comfort, but the Oldham County boys basketball team outlasted 10th-ranked North Hardin for a 63-58 on Tuesday night. Jackson Gibson scored 25 points and Ismail Jones added 14 points for the Colonels in their season opener.
The Oldham County girls basketball team has a shirt that says “trust the process.” In their first game of the 2016-17 season, the Lady Colonels got some reward for their belief. Oldham County defeated Fern Creek 67-54, the first win in the coach Chris Jefferson era.
Three coaches in four years is plenty of transition for any program, so maybe it’s only fitting that two seniors, Kylee Nuernberger and Ally Korzeniowski, will anchor the Lady Colonels in their first season under coach Chris Jefferson.
Four impactful seniors departed after Oldham County’s sixth consecutive District 29 title last year, but there is plenty of experience returning for the Colonels, the only difference being, there will be added responsibility for the returners.
Oldham County put together its most dominant performance in coach Mike Shatzer’s three-year tenure and the Colonels kept their playoff hopes alive with a 48-6 win over Nelson County. Tommy Grogan scored three rushing touchdowns and most of the second half was played with a running clock.
North Oldham hosted the boys and girls soccer District 29 tournament this week. With a spot in the Region Eight tournament at stake, South Oldham, North Oldham and Oldham County competed. Both Oldham County's boys and girls teams had a bye because of wins in the regular season and won the tournament on Wednesday night.
The Oldham County High School boys and girls cross country team put together an impressive performance at the Great American Cross Country Festival in North Carolina over the weekend. With 123 teams competing in the national event, the Oldham County boys and girl varsity teams won their seeded races in the Blue division.
Penalty shootouts are becoming commonplace for the Oldham County girls’ soccer team. A week removed from defeating South Oldham in a game-deciding shootout, the Lady Colonels once again prevailed in a shootout against North Oldham on Wednesday night.
With postseason implications on the line, third-ranked Oldham County traveled to South Oldham for another classic showdown in the rivalry. The Colonels won 5-3 in penalty kicks after the match was played to a 1-1 tie in regulation and two five-minute overtime periods.