CRESTWOOD – It was another step forward for the South Oldham High School baseball team as they won the Valley Invitational over spring break.
“It was good for us as young as we are,” SOHS coach Stephen Carter said. “We needed something like this, a boost for our confidence to get us a kick start.”
NEW CASTLE – South Oldham High School junior Jasmine Whitfield led a quartet of local players selected to the coaches’ All-Eighth Region team this season.
Whitfield is joined on the team by teammate Mary Dye and by Oldham County’s Ashley McMurtrey and Ericka Hardin.
Whitfield tallied the third highest vote total from the coaches just behind Player of the Year Rianna Gayheart of Owen County and Carroll County’s Hannah Devine.
WARSAW – The shots didn’t fall at the right time for the South Oldham Lady Dragons as they fell to Walton-Verona 47-44 in overtime Friday in the regional tourney semis.
SOHS, 22-6, held a lead late, but ran into some cold shooting in the game’s final minutes and in the overtime as eventual regional champ Walton-Verona converted on several key shots.
“It was just one of those nip-and-tuck games all the way through,” SOHS coach Frank Wright said. “It was a great game. Time just ran out on us.”
CRESTWOOD – It might be their defense, it might be a big three-pointer and it’s likely a great deal of determination, but the Oldham County High School Colonels have found a way to win this year and did so Friday in a 57-55 win over North Oldham to win the 29th District title.
CRESTWOOD – After a slow start, an 11-2 first quarter scoring run gave the South Oldham High School Lady Dragons the cushion they needed to roll to a 68-23 win over Trimble County in the opening round of the 29th District tournament Tuesday.
BUCKNER – For Jasmine Whitfield it was simply a matter of taking a breath.
After watching a 13-point lead evaporate to three points early in the fourth quarter, Whitfield helped lead a charge by the South Oldham Lady Dragons that pushed them back to the front en route to a 55-37 win over Oldham County Friday.
CRESTWOOD – As a competitive figure skater Megan Graves is used to performing before crowds, but she added a whole new feature to her skating with the role of Clara in the Nutcracker.
“For me it’s a lot more acting,” Graves said. “There are more facial expressions and movements when I use my body. I have to make everything bigger.”
CRESTWOOD – Eric Blair may be the answer.
The South Oldham High School Dragons entered the basketball season with plenty of questions after losing last year’s senior class that led SOHS to the regional finals and a school record 27 wins.
CRESTWOOD – In an oh-so-close, yet-so-far game the South Oldham High School Dragons came within a hair of upsetting Jeffersontown for the second year in a row before finally falling 64-60 to the No. 2 Chargers Monday.
Last year the Dragons upset the Chargers when they were ranked No. 1 in the state and were just two missed three-pointers from doing it again this year.
CRESTWOOD – The points have always come almost naturally to Nicole Bryant and Jasmine Whitfield, the complete game of both has come with time, experience and hard work.
Bryant, a junior guard at North Oldham and Whitfield, a junior guard at South Oldham, both reached the 1,000 career point mark last week.