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South Oldham

  • Spring football practice begins this week
    After spending the winter lifting weights, county football players get to step outside and do some work on the field this week. North Oldham, Oldham County and South Oldham have all either started or are starting spring football practice this week. The teams have three weeks to conduct 10 practices, per KHSAA rules. Coming a little after halfway between the end of one football season and beginning of the next, North coach Billy Martin said spring practice is one of his favorite times of the year.
  • Johnson named National Player of Week
    Accolades have continued to pour in for South Oldham grad and Transylvania baseball pitcher Braden Johnson. Johnson was named the National College Baseball Writer’s Association’s NCAA D-III National Player of the Week last week. Johnson, a freshman right-hander from Crestwood, earned the award by hurling a no-hitter March 30 in a 12-0 win against Defiance College. The no-hitter was the first in the modern era of Transy baseball, per the school’s athletic department.
  • Cripe pitches North past South for Derby City title
    LOUISVILLE – District 29 play doesn’t start until next week, but North Oldham made a district statement Wednesday night. Evan Cripe pitched a complete game shutout as North beat cross-town rival South Oldham 1-0 in the championship game of the Derby City Baseball Classic at Butler High School. The senior left-hander gave up just four hits and two walks over seven innings as the Mustangs (7-3) notched their fourth win over three days to take the 16-team event.
  • Mathis, Frantz shut out Glenbard West in Derby City semis
    LOUISVILLE – South Oldham's players saved their energy for Wednesday night's Derby City Classic finals by making efficient work of Glenbard West (Ill.) Wednesday afternoon in the semifinals. Left-handers Eddie Mathis and Noah Frantz combined for seven shutout innings as the Dragons beat the Hilltoppers 2-0 at Butler High School. The game took only and hour and a half to play thanks to South's superb pitching effort.
  • South grad makes Transy baseball history
    Braden Johnson put his name in the Transylvania University record books over the weekend. Johnson, a former South Oldham standout, threw the first no-hitter in the modern era of Transy baseball in a 12-0 win against Defiance College Sunday in Defiance, Ohio. Johnson’s performance was the first nine-inning no-hitter in Pioneer baseball history, dating to 1996. His no-hitter was also the first in Heartland Conference play since 2005.
  • South shuts down undefeated Ballard
    CRESTWOOD – Ballard came to Bill Cofer Field Thursday having won its first seven games and averaging eight runs per game over its last three. South Oldham pitching cooled off those Bruin bats. Drew Lively, Nate Patterson and Eddie Mathis combined to hold Ballard to just three hits over seven innings, including just one in the first six, as South beat the Bruins 7-2. The win was the second straight for the No. 16 Dragons (3-1), while the loss was the first of the year for No. 12 Ballard (7-1).
  • South basketball prepares to turn program page
     South Oldham scored more than 2,000 points this season, out-scoring every other Region 8 team. But a new era will start for the Dragons June 7 when 93 percent of that scoring walks across the stage to graduate.
  • Stephens: No ‘Hoosiers,’ but a Dragon dream fulfilled
    LEXINGTON – How improbable would it have been for South Oldham to make a run in last week’s state tournament? So improbable coach Steve Simpson had his eyes toward the big screen.
  • Colonel football moving from 6A to 5A in 2015 season
    A re-classification could restore some old rivalries and add significance to at least one current one for Oldham County football. The Colonels will move from Class 6A to 5A on the gridiron, the KHSAA announced last week. OC’s move was one of several made by teams in the 4A, 5A and 6A levels.
  • Notebook: Hoptown's Henry beats South at its own game
    LEXINGTON – Hopkinsville's Demarius Henry could've fit right into a South Oldham jersey Wednesday afternoon. The Tiger guard was 5-of-9 from beyond the arc as Hoptown eliminated South 83-62 in the first round of the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys Sweet 16 at Rupp Arena. Overall the Tigers (31-2) shot 7-of-17 on 3-pointers, matching the same number hit by South (7-of-29) on 12 fewer attempts. Henry set the tone for that shooting performance, hitting four 3's in the first quarter. He finished with 15 points.