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Oldham County High School

  • McMurtrey scores 41 as OC moves on

    GOSHEN -- Heavily favored Oldham County needed a shot in the arm early Wednesday night in its District 29 tournament opener against North Oldham.

    The Lady Colonels got one from their star player.

    Ashley McMurtrey scored a career-high 41 points in just three quarters as OC ended North's season, 71-33, Wednesday night at North.

    OC (14-9) clinched a berth to next week's Region 8 tournament and a spot in Friday's district championship game, where it'll meet the winner of Thursday night's South Oldham vs. Trimble County game.

  • Rusch finishes 3rd, Wilkerson 4th at state wrestling

    LEXINGTON – Two county wrestlers made the top four in their weight classes at the KHSAA state wrestling championships Saturday at the Alltech Arena.

    North Oldham senior Mitch Rusch finished third in the 160-pound weight class, losing 4-2 in overtime of a semifinal match with eventual state champion Dominic Lampe of St. Xavier.

    Rusch beat Central Hardin’s Cole Overman 9-2 in the third place match to finish his senior season 53-5.

  • GIRLS DISTRICT 29: Lady Dragons rematch with Trimble

    South Oldham’s road to a sixth straight District 29 championship will begin with a tough start.

    The Lady Dragons will meet Trimble County at 6 p.m. Wednesday at North Oldham in the first round of the district tournament.

    South (8-12, 2-1 District 29) beat Trimble (15-7, 1-2) on Feb. 12 in Bedford, getting out to a 12-0 lead and holding on for a tense 49-46 win. The Lady Dragons, who will be the No. 2 seed when the teams meet Wednesday in Goshen, came into the matchup last week as underdogs.

  • BOYS DISTRICT 29: North has home court against OC

    There’s no place like home for North Oldham’s boys basketball team.

    In Goshen the Mustangs are 2-0 against county teams the last two years, including a 76-63 win against South Oldham Feb. 10.

    On the road they haven’t beaten a county team since 2011, including a 62-48 road loss to Oldham County Jan. 30.

    Luckily for No. 3 seed North (11-14, 2-1 District 29) it’ll have home court advantage when it hosts No. 2 seed OC (19-6, 2-1) in a first round district tournament game 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

  • Robinson races again

    Dallas Robinson will get his second shot at an Olympic medal this weekend in the four-man bobsled event in Sochi, Russia.

    Robinson, Justin Olsen and Johnny Quinn will be the push athletes on Nick Cunningham’s four-man sled in the event that begins at 11:30 a.m. Saturday and concludes at 4:30 a.m. Sunday.

    Robinson, a Crestwood native and Oldham County High School graduate, will look to help the U.S. repeat as gold medalists in the event.

  • OC wrestling takes first in Region 5

    Oldham County will go to state this weekend with a deep roster of competitors.

    The Colonels won the Region 5 wrestling championship Saturday at Western Hills High School in Frankfort, beating second place Woodford County 265-229. North Oldham (175) finished fourth and South Oldham (99.5) finished sixth.

    OC qualified 12 wrestlers for this weekend’s state tournament, which begins at 10 a.m. Friday at Alltech Arena in Lexington. North qualified six wrestlers and South qualified four.

  • Oglesby matches Mary T

    LOUISVILLE – Grace Oglesby, like most talented swimmers in the Louisville area, said she knows the name of Mary T. Meagher.

    The North Oldham sophomore will now get to see her name right alongside Meagher’s in the record books.

    Oglesby won the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 54.66 seconds Saturday in the Region 2 championships at the Ralph Wright Natatorium. That mark tied a regional record set by Meagher in 1982.

    Meagher, who swam for Sacred Heart, went on to win three gold medals in the 1984 Summer Olympics and a bronze in 1988.

  • Feb. 14 county sports events canceled

    Winter weather projected to hit the region Friday afternoon has caused the cancelation of the day's sporting events.

    The KHSAA Region 2 swimming prelims set for Friday at the University of Louisville have been postponed. Girls prelims will begin at noon Saturday at the Ralph Wright Natatorium. Boys prelims will begin at 6 p.m. The finals will start at 11 a.m. Sunday.

    Also, the following basketball games slated for Friday night have been canceled.

    Boys:

    Boyle County at South Oldham

    Christian Academy-Louisville at Oldham County

  • Shatzer meets new team

    BUCKNER – Oldham County football players hadn’t seen a Colonel head football coach face-to-face in nearly three months.

    But once the players met recently hired head coach Mike Shatzer Friday at OCHS, they said they liked what they saw.

    Shatzer, who’s still teaching at his current job in Alabama, drove north to meet his new team Friday. He introduced himself to players in the weight room before addressing players, parents and others involved with the program in the school library before the boys basketball game against Simon Kenton.

  • Colonels win Mustang Classic

    Oldham County’s Zac Brooks (above, right) and other wrestlers from OC, North Oldham and South Oldham competed in the Mustang Classic Saturday at North.

    The Colonels won the event with a team score of 210, followed by Woodford County (189) and Trinity (169.5). North (72) came in eighth and South (67) was 10th in the 20-team event.

    OC had three winners: Sam Gnadinger, 152-pound class, Max Emerson, 170-pound class and Alex McIntosh, 195-pound class. Will Jennings came in second in the 160-pound class.