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.
Two five-minute sudden death overtime periods weren’t enough to decide an inter-county rivalry soccer match on Wednesday night, so the game was sent into high-pressure penalty kicks to resolve a 2-2 draw. Isabella Balducci sent in the winning penalty kick to give 21st-ranked Oldham County a win over 15th-ranked South Oldham.
Three days after being ranked number one in the state, Oldham County boys’ soccer had a test with a familiar foe. The Colonels pulled out a 2-1 victory over North Oldham, which moves Oldham County a game ahead of the Mustangs in the District 29 standings.
The Oldham County boys soccer team had a physically draining and eventful weekend at the Purples Classic in Bowling Green. Known as one of the best regular season tournaments in the state, the Purples Classic hosted four teams ranked in the top-20 of the Maher Rankings.
It's said anything can happen in a rivalry game, and it did on Friday night as Oldham County made history with its first win over North Oldham in series history. The Colonels scored two touchdowns in the first half and held off a rally by the Mustangs for a 14-6 win, seemingly an upset for a team that went 1-9 and fell to North Oldham 45-6 last season.
Following Oldham County volleyball’s straight set loss to Providence (Ind.), Colonel head coach Vince McDonough asked his players if they wanted to continue to play Providence, annually one of the best teams in the state of Indiana. The Lady Colonels answered his question with a resounding “yes.”
After losing six seniors and falling in the Region Eight final to North Oldham in 2015, Oldham County High School volleyball returns a good mix of players with high level playing experience, including six seniors, this season.