South Oldham

  • Beisner hopes first film raises disease awareness
    Feleica Stewart jokes that Goshen resident Thomas Beisner is another member of her family. That added a little bit of pressure for Beisner when he was producing a documentary about her son, late University of Kentucky basketball signee John Stewart. “She calls me her angel and her son which, now that the documentary is done, is a great thing,” Beisner said Monday. “But it added a lot of fear leading up to that.”
  • Locals win at Midland Trail
    Two Oldham County natives won age divisions June 23 at Midland Trail Golf Club in Louisville. Pewee Valley’s Phil Nelson shot a 6-over 78 to win the MDGT boys 17-18 division. Nelson won by three strokes over Josh Koester of Louisville. La Grange resident Jaclyn Hampton shot a 4-over 40 to win the nine-hole 11-13 girls event. Hampton beat Louisville’s Molly Bebeaar by five strokes.
  • South Oldham Female Athlete of the Year
    Like Drew Greenwood, Erin Wilson excelled in multiple sports for South Oldham in 2013-14. Wilson finished 58th in all of Class 3A during the girls cross-country state championships. She ran in a time of 20:47.69, helping the Lady Dragons to a seventh-place finish. Wilson started basketball season coming off the bench for South, but quickly found her way into the starting lineup. She scored 11 points in a Christmas break win against West Creek, Tenn.
  • South Oldham Male Athlete of the Year
    Drew Greenwood finished off a distinguished multi-sport South Oldham career with big seasons on the hard court and the diamond. Greenwood was a starting guard on South’s Region 8 champion boys basketball team, scoring 10.3 points per game. In addition to being the team’s third-highest scorer, Greenwood was the Dragons’ second-best rebounder, averaging 4.9 boards per game.
  • South Oldham Team of the Year
    The 2013-14 Dragons embraced the motto of “New Team, Same Dream.” That dream came true in March when South Oldham reeled off three dramatic wins to claim a second straight Region 8 Tournament. Coach Steve Simpson’s South team lost just three regular season games and won the inaugural John Fendley Classic at home over Christmas break. The Dragons tripped up in the district title game, losing 74-67 to rival Oldham County.
  • South hosts middle school basketball camp
    Sixty-one middle schoolers were in Crestwood this week at South Oldham’s boys basketball camp. Dragon coaches and former players served as counselors, working stations and facilitating pickup games. South will host a camp next week for elementary-aged students. Eighty-five kids are pre-registered for that camp with more walk-up players expected, coach Steve Simpson said.  
  • South hosting basketball camp
    South Oldham boys basketball camp for students in grades 6-8 during the 2013-14 school year is July 7-11. Camp for students in grades 1-5 during the 2013-14 school year is July 14-18. Each camp runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon each day. Cost is $60 if paid in advance, $70 at the door.  
  • County players take part in Junior All-Star Games
    Five county basketball players competed Saturday in Louisville at the East-West Junior All-Star Games. Rising seniors Hayden Hawes and Connor Hicks of Oldham County each played for the East boys, who fell 100-93 to the West. Hawes had seven points in the loss. Doss’ Terrell Gray scored a game-high 21 points for the West. South Oldham rising seniors Sydney Jones and Abbey Van Zant and Oldham County rising senior Abigail Stewart played for the East in the girls game.
  • Ferriell signs with Rose-Hulman
  • Stephens: Coaches weigh in on World Cup
    At this time of year we’re usually starving for sports. The U.S. Open, Stanley Cup Final and NBA Finals all ended last weekend. The British Open is a few weeks away, college and pro football camps another few weeks past that. In most years all we’d have left are NASCAR and the Cincinnati Reds, currently making a charge just to get to .500. Luckily this is the one year in four where the sports calendar gives us the globe’s biggest sporting event to fill that summer void.