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Oldham County High School

  • Winter Sports Preview – Girls Basketball: District 29 race wide open

    There’s no overwhelming favorite among District 29’s four girls basketball teams this year.

    North Oldham hasn’t previously factored into the race but has built around a veteran core.

    Oldham County, defending district champ, returns three starters but must replace Ashley McMurtrey, the second leading scorer in program history.

    South Oldham, after not winning the district last year for the first time since 2007-08 has rebooted the program with new coach Jessica Conner.

  • Winter Sports Preview – Boys Basketball: Colonels are team to beat

    Oldham County has a deep, talented, veteran roster and the expectations that come along with that.

    OC was picked as the top team in Region 8 in this year’s edition of the annual Cats Pause region preview.

    The Colonels, led by senior guards Hayden Hawes and Connor Hicks, lead an OC team that won the District 29 Tournament last season but bowed out to Simon Kenton in the Region 8 Tournament.

    Two-time defending region champ South Oldham was picked seventh after having to replace almost all of its varsity roster.

  • Winter Sports Preview – Swimming: North’s Oglesby highlights local swimmers

    North Oldham

    North Oldham coach Randy Scherer brings back talent on both the boys and girls side of his roster.

    “It’s real exciting,” Scherer said. “Some of these kids I’ve been coaching now for six years, so for me this’ll be a real special season.”

    The boys side will be built around the senior trio of Luc Brazeau, Yoni Smolyar and the coach’s son, Mark Scherer.

  • Swimming: North 2nd at Battle of Swamp

    LOUISVILLE – North Oldham started its season with a second-place finish in the Battle of the Swamp on Saturday.

    North notched 149 combined boys and girls points, finishing second only to DuPont Manual (170) in the meet hosted at the University of Louisville’s Ralph Wright Natatorium.

    South Oldham (62) was fourth among the eight programs who fielded combined teams Saturday. Oldham County (12) came in eighth.

  • Girls basketball: McMurtrey scoring early in college career

    Ashley McMurtrey, who became only the second player in Oldham County girls basketball history last season to score 2,000 points in her career, has picked up in college where she left off.

    McMurtrey, a freshman guard at Shawnee State University, is leading the team in scoring at 18.5 points per game.

    McMurtrey scored 26 points on 11-of-29 shooting in her first game Nov. 1, a win over Kent State University-Tuscaraw.

    Then on Nov. 7, McMurtrey scored 40 points in a win against Calumet College of St. Joseph. She hit 10 3-pointers in 15 attempts that night.

  • Boys soccer: Two Dragons named first-team All-State West

    South Oldham seniors Christian Lister and Joseph Profancik were named first-team All-State West boys soccer selections by the Kentucky Soccer Coaches Association.

    Lister, a forward, scored 17 goals and notched 11 assists for the Dragons, who finished this season in the state semifinals for the first time.

    Profancik, a center-back, anchored a defense that allowed just 18 goals all season.

    The All-State West team consists of players from Regions 1-8.

    Other county players honored included:

  • Volleyball: Foote, Snyder make Class 2-A first team

    North Oldham junior outside hitter Casey Foote and junior middle hitter Sarah Snyder were named to the Class 2-A first team by the Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association.

    Foote and Snyder helped lead the Lady Mustangs to a Region 8 title last month in Carrollton.

    Foote was also named Region 8 Player of the Year.

    Oldham County coach Vince McDonough was named Region 8 Coach of the Year.
     

  • KHSAA girls cross-country state championships: OC edges South in Class 3-A

    LEXINGTON – All three county girls teams put together top five performances at the KHSAA Cross-Country State Championships on Saturday.

    Erin Edmundson led North Oldham to a third-place finish in the Class 2-A race at the Kentucky Horse Park.

    The 3-A race saw Oldham County edge South Oldham for fourth place. Samantha Griffin was the highest finisher for OC, while Hallie Searcy paced the Lady Dragons.

     

    Class 2-A: Erin Edmundson, a junior, came in eighth overall with a time of 19:43.21.

  • KHSAA Class 6-A football playoffs: Colonels struggle against PRP, end season on 42-7 loss

    LOUISVILLE – Having won two of its last three regular season games, Oldham County was hoping to shock the world with an upset in the first round of the KHSAA Class 6-A playoffs Friday night.

    Pleasure Ridge Park had other plans.

    The Panthers (6-4) ran up and down the field on an OC squad that was flat from the opening kickoff. PRP scored on its first six possessions, either by a long touchdown run or a short one set up by a longer play, racing off to a 42-7 victory over the Colonels (3-8).

  • Football: Teams take winning streaks into playoffs

    All three county football programs are taking some momentum into the state playoffs, which begin Friday.

    North Oldham has won four straight games by a combined score of 186-0. Oldham County has won two of its last three games, with both wins coming on the road. South Oldham is coming off a three-overtime road win and has taken four straight games overall.

    All three teams will be in action at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

    Oldham County at Pleasure Ridge Park