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Oldham County High School

  • Region 8 girls: OC draws Henry, South draws Simon

    Oldham County and South Oldham will have tough roads in the Region 8 tournament.

    OC, which beat South 50-43 in the District 29 title game Friday night in Goshen, plays Henry County the first round, but has Litkenhous-rated No. 2 Anderson County waiting in the second round.

    South meanwhile plays its first game against No. 5 Simon Kenton.

    South and Simon Kenton meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday in Grant County, while OC and Henry County meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

  • Boys District Notebook: OC vs. South scenario could repeat

    GOSHEN – Oldham County celebrated its third straight district title over South Oldham at this time last season. The Colonels were going into the Region 8 tournament as a favorite to get back to the Boys Sweet 16 for the third straight year.

    But they met South again in the Region 8 title game and in that meeting the Dragons came out on top, advancing to state for the first time with a 58-48 win.

  • Girls District Notebook: Wernert’s block the big play for OC girls

    GOSHEN – Kasey Wernert’s role usually isn’t that of shot blocker for Oldham County’s girls basketball team.

    In fact, the junior said she hadn’t blocked a shot all season. That changed Friday night when Wernert made the biggest defensive play of the game.

  • Colonels win fourth straight district title

    GOSHEN – Facing a South Oldham team that plays six senior guards, the two best guards on the court Friday night were two Oldham County juniors.

    Hayden Hawes scored a game-high 27 points and Connor Hicks added 20 as OC beat South 74-67 at North Oldham Friday to win its fourth straight District 29 title.

    The Colonels (22-6) will face either Collins, Henry County or Simon Kenton in the first round of next week’s Region 8 tournament at Henry County. The draw to determine the region bracket is scheduled for Sunday afternoon.

  • Lady Colonels snap South’s district streak

    GOSHEN – Five times the last five years Oldham County’s girls have taken on South Oldham with a district title on the line. All five times the Lady Colonels found themselves on the losing end.

    That history made it so much sweeter Friday night when OC players dog-piled senior Ashley McMurtrey at half court as the final horn sounded.

    The Lady Colonels halted the Lady Dragons’ district domination with a 50-43 win Friday at North Oldham in the District 29 finals. The win marked OC’s first district tournament title since beating South in 2008.

  • Oldham hits North with second half knockout

    GOSHEN – Oldham County didn't have all its pieces available Thursday night, but it still got the job done.

    Guards Hayden Hawes and Jordan Gates scored 18 and 17 points each and the Colonels advanced in the district tournament with a 66-48 over North Oldham on the Mustangs’ home floor.

    The win clinches OC (21-6) a spot in next week’s Region 8 tournament and a spot opposite South Oldham in Friday night’s District 29 championship game. North (11-17) ends its year on a five-game losing streak after beating South Feb. 10.

  • OC’s Wilkerson places fourth at state wrestling

    LEXINGTON – Oldham County coach Aaron Riordan said senior wrestler Connor Wilkerson would run through a brick wall if he asked it of him.

    Wilkerson didn’t smash through any bricks this weekend at the KHSAA state wrestling championships, but he did have an impressive tournament.

  • 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.