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South Oldham

  • 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.
  • Hopkinsville ends South's season at Sweet 16
    LEXINGTON – For the second straight year, Hopkinsville was just too much for South Oldham on the state's biggest stage. Tra Edwards scored a game-high 30 points as the Tigers, ranked No. 1 in the state AP poll, beat the Dragons 83-62 Wednesday afternoon in the first round of the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys Sweet 16 at Rupp Arena. Hoptown (31-2) took a 6-5 lead in the first quarter on an Edwards 3-point play and never looked back. The Tigers will play Trinity in the state quarterfinals Friday afternoon.
  • Nine South seniors go out on top
    South Oldham’s senior class has been working toward this season for a long time. Seniors like Drew Greenwood, Jonathan Blair and Michael Griffin grew up playing on the same teams when they were in elementary school. The core group picked up new members along the way, like when Drew Bullock moved to town before sixth grade or when Kyle Young moved before eighth grade. Finally when Zach McWilliams transferred from North Oldham to South after his freshman year, the Class of ‘14 had the pieces in place to make a run when they were seniors.
  • South, Simpson on a roll
    Steve Simpson’s South Oldham program had to slowly work its way up toward being one of the area’s best. But 12 years of building has paid off the last two seasons in a big way. South won the Region 8 championship last week against Simon Kenton, the school’s second-straight and second-ever region title. The Dragons play Hopkinsville at noon Wednesday in the first round of the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys Sweet 16 in Lexington's Rupp Arena.