South Oldham

  • Smith signs with Centre
  • Girls basketball: South’s Higdon steps down
    South Oldham girls basketball coach Christy Higdon said she knew the time was right to resign. “I’ve dedicated 26 years of my life to probably over 300 kids,” Higdon said. “...I’m getting ready to turn 50 in July and I think it’s that time to start enjoying life a little more.” Higdon is stepping down after two years as head coach of the Lady Dragons. Her teams went 24-31, winning the 2013 District 29 title and finishing as district runner-up this season.
  • Region 8 baseball: Anderson ends South's season
    NEW CASTLE – Just call them the “Battlin' and Blazin' Bearcats.” Anderson County pitchers Conor Cotton and Josh brown fought their way through a day when they did not have their best stuff while Bearcat runners repeatedly frustrated South Oldham to score a 7-3 win in the Eighth Region high school baseball tournament Monday at Henry County High School.
  • Class 3A Boys Track and Field Championships: South’s Dowdy twins star
    LEXINGTON – The Dowdy’s showed Saturday why two of the state’s premier long-distance runners come from the same family. Sophomore South Oldham twins Cole and Tanner Dowdy finished third and fifth, respectively, in the 3,200 run at the Class 3A state track and field championships at the University of Kentucky. The Dowdy’s earned all 10 points for South, which finished tied with Oldham County for 19th place. North Hardin (77 points) took the boys’ team title, followed by Trinity (67.5) and St. Xavier (65).
  • District 29 baseball: Dragons beat North for district title sweep
    GOSHEN – A half-inning after South Oldham gave away a two-run lead against North Oldham Wednesday, the Dragons came right back to take control and win a district title. South scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth to take a 7-3 lead on its way to a 7-4 win in the District 29 title game at North. The No. 1 seed Dragons (19-9) had already won the regular season district title and added a tournament crown to an impressive 2014 season.
  • North, South girls lax fall in state quarters
    The girls lacrosse season ended Saturday for both North Oldham and South Oldham. North, district champion, lost 12-10 in the state quarterfinals to Assumption. Madison Cobb scored three goals, with Baylee Willett and Sydney Willett each adding two. South fell 28-0 to Sacred Heart in the state quarters. North beat South 14-8 May 15 to win the district title. Baylee Willett scored eight goals that game. Teckla Danielson led the Lady Dragons with four.
  • District 29 baseball: Lively no-hits Trimble
    GOSHEN – Last month Drew Lively teamed with fellow senior pitcher Eddie Mathis to throw a perfect game against Trimble County. Monday Lively nearly repeated that feat on his own. Lively pitched five no-hit innings as South Oldham beat Trimble 10-0 in the first round of the District 29 tournament at North Oldham. The win clinched No. 1 seed South a spot in Wednesday’s district title game, which was played after The Era’s press deadline. The Dragons also punched a ticket to the Region 8 tournament, which begins Monday at Henry County.
  • KHSAA State Tennis: Pitts makes run to quarters
    LEXINGTON – Jordan Pitts achieved his best finish last weekend in his fourth boys singles state tennis tournament. The South Oldham sophomore advanced to the state quarterfinals before losing Friday afternoon to St. Xavier’s Brandon Lancaster, the eventual state champion, at the University of Kentucky’s Boone Tennis Center. Pitts lasted one round longer than last year, when he advanced to the round of 16.
  • State Lacrosse Quarterfinals: KCD ends South’s season
    CRESTWOOD –  South Oldham’s boys lacrosse program is still young and is still taking growing steps. This year the Dragons took the steps of getting to 12 wins, winning their first District 4 Tournament title and hosting their first state playoff game Monday night against Kentucky Country Day. But they weren’t able to take the next step, which would’ve been winning that playoff game.
  • Softball district tourney set
    The county’s softball teams will play for District 29’s two region tournament spots next week in Bedford. The district tournament will start with semifinal games Tuesday. Oldham County will meet South Oldham in the first semifinal at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, with North Oldham playing at tournament host Trimble County at 7:30 that night. The winners of those two games clinch spots in the district title game May 22 and the Region 8 Tournament the following week at Gallatin County.