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South Oldham

  • Greenwood, Norman share district player of year
    Two shortstops shared top billing among county baseball players this spring. Oldham County shortstop Austin Norman and South Oldham shortstop Drew Greenwood were named co-District 29 players of the year by the district’s coaches. Both will play college baseball close to home next year. Norman will play for Indiana University-Southeast while Greenwood will play at Bellarmine University. OC’s Norman, South’s Greenwood and Eddie Mathis and North Oldham’s Ethan Cleary and Andrew Pennybaker were all named to the All-Region 8 team.
  • Boys basketball: OC, South show experience levels
    BUCKNER – Summer basketball offers different goals for different coaches. For Oldham County’s Coy Zerhusen, it’s about fine-tuning an experienced group expected to contend for a Region 8 title. For South Oldham’s Steve Simpson, this summer is about laying the foundation for an entirely new team after losing nearly all of the players off last year’s region champion team to graduation. The teams’ experience levels showed June 5, as the Colonels beat the Dragons 49-34 during a summer league game hosted by OC.
  • South hosting girls lax clinic
    South Oldham girls lacrosse will be hosting a free lacrosse clinic on Saturday June 14 between 9 a.m. and noon. This is for all SOHS, SOMS and OEMS students. You must pre-register by contacting Coach Newton by phone at (502)220-7846 or by email at jrntail410@yahoo.com.
  • 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.