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South Oldham

  • 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 – 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 – 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.
  • Boys golf: Hill signs with St. Catharine
  • KHSAA Class 5-A Football Playoffs: Mistakes end South's season
    CRESTWOOD – Fumbles, blown coverages and a special teams letdown – they all added up to be too much for South Oldham to overcome Friday night. Anderson County beat South 42-38 at Dragon Stadium in the second round of the KHSAA Class 5-A football playoffs thanks to a collection of self-inflicted Dragon wounds. South (8-3) out-gained the Bearcats (9-3) 549-382 but lost four fumbles, allowed several long passes and gave up touchdowns on a fumble return and a blocked punt return.
  • KHSAA Class 5-A Football Playoffs: Dragons, Anderson meet again
    One of the most exciting county football games this season was played back on Sept. 5 in Crestwood. South Oldham and Anderson County traded big offensive plays before a late Connor John interception return touchdown sealed a 52-43 South win – the Dragons’ first in 11 tries against the Bearcats. Anderson (8-3) and South (8-2) will play a rematch of that classic at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Crestwood in the second round of the KHSAA Class 5-A playoffs.
  • Stephens: State title win a throwback for Lady Dragons
    LEXINGTON – There was some 19-year-old nostalgia for South Oldham girls soccer coach Cy Tucker last week. In 1995, he took the Lady Dragons to play in the school’s first KHSAA girls soccer championship game. South beat Tates Creek that year to win the title. This year he took his Lady Dragons to Henry Clay’s Bell Stadium to try for their record seventh state title, but first in 13 years.
  • 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:
  • Football: Lightfoot earns conference honor
    Hanover College freshman quarterback Chase Lightfoot (South Oldham) helped the Panthers pile up 647 yards of total offense in a 52-49 win at Manchester Saturday and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Football Player of the Week on offense.  In just his second collegiate start, Lightfoot threw for 465 yards and five touchdowns, completing 18 of his 33 passes without an interception.  The freshman also added a 1-yard rushing touchdown in the win.