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South Oldham

  • Fall Sports Preview -- Boys Cross County
      Experience levels at cross-country programs are varied across the county. South Oldham returns its top six runners from the 3A state meet last year, where it finished sixth. North Oldham returns its top two finishers from last fall’s 2A state championship team. But the Mustangs have to fill several other spots. And Oldham County loses its top five runners from the 3A state meet and will have to find new runners to fill those shoes. North Oldham
  • Girls basketball: South hires Conner to coach Lady Dragons
    South Oldham has selected its new girls basketball coach after a two-month search. Jessica Conner has been hired to coach the Lady Dragons, athletic director Mitchell Irvin told the Era Thursday. Conner takes over for Christy Higdon, who resigned in May after two years on the job. “She was clearly the best candidate for the position we had,” Irvin said. “I think she'll do a real good job.”
  • High school season set to begin
    Summer break is quickly coming to an end and the 2014-15 high school sports season is ready to begin. High school golf tournaments will begin in the coming days, with cross-country, volleyball, soccer, field hockey and football playing their first games in the weeks that follow. Look for fall sports team previews over the next few weeks in the Oldham Era. Once the season begins, you can keep up with the North Oldham, Oldham County and South Oldham action this fall and beyond by logging onto oldhamera.com and following @EraBrad on Twitter.
  • Griffin signs with Thomas More
  • 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.