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  • Boys Basketball: OC gets tested...

    BUCKNER – Oldham County was undefeated and unchallenged heading into its game against Central Thursday night.

    The Yellowjackets changed that, disrupting the Colonels’ offense, leading at halftime and staying close throughout the second half.

    But OC fought through and came out with a hard-fought 67-61 home win in the first round of the Best in Hoops Classic.

    Senior guards Hayden Hawes and Connor Hicks had 14 points each for the Colonels (8-0), who will meet St. Xavier at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the tournament semifinals.

  • Boys Basketball: OC gets tested...

    BUCKNER – Oldham County was undefeated and unchallenged heading into its game against Central Thursday night.

    The Yellowjackets changed that, disrupting the Colonels’ offense, leading at halftime and staying close throughout the second half.

    But OC fought through and came out with a hard-fought 67-61 home win in the first round of the Best in Hoops Classic.

    Senior guards Hayden Hawes and Connor Hicks had 14 points each for the Colonels (8-0), who will meet St. Xavier at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the tournament semifinals.

  • Boys Basketball: Henry breaks...

    GOSHEN – Under normal circumstances, North Oldham coach Rob Burton would’ve had Jon Jon Henry out the game long before the fourth quarter.

    The Mustangs were well on their way to their first win, leading District 29 foe Trimble County 70-39 heading into the fourth.

    But Henry was in the midst of something special and Burton said he wanted to give him the chance to finish it.

    So the coach left his senior guard out on the floor to try to break David Levitch’s school single-game scoring record.

  • Girls Basketball: Lady Mustangs...

    GOSHEN – North Oldham went into its game against Atherton 2-2 but yet to play a close game.

    So when Lady Rebel forward Jasmine Lewis knocked down two free throws to trim North’s lead to 52-50 with less than two minutes to play Tuesday, Lady Mustangs coach Dan Pfaff wanted to see how his team would respond.

    North got the job done, holding on for a 62-56 win behind 24 points from junior guard Cat Fiorito. Fiorito hit all eight free throws she took in the final minute to seal the victory.

  • Girls Basketball: Lady Colonels...

    LAWRENCEBURG – Anderson County's post-game locker room chat took longer than usual last Tuesday.

    Much longer.

    To be sure, Anderson County was happy with its 49-43 win over regional foe Oldham County.

    It was how the Lady Bearcats closed things out – or, more accurately, did not close them out, on the home court at that – that had Anderson coach Clay Birdwhistell in less than a jovial mood.

  • Girls Basketball: Lady Colonels...

    LAWRENCEBURG – Anderson County's post-game locker room chat took longer than usual last Tuesday.

    Much longer.

    To be sure, Anderson County was happy with its 49-43 win over regional foe Oldham County.

    It was how the Lady Bearcats closed things out – or, more accurately, did not close them out, on the home court at that – that had Anderson coach Clay Birdwhistell in less than a jovial mood.

  • Boys Basketball: South honoring...

    When South Oldham coach Steve Simpson started the team’s Christmas break tournament last year, he wanted to name the event each year after a different person who was important to the school.

    The 2013 event was named after John Fendley, a late county attorney who’d been a devoted South basketball fan.

    For the tournament’s second run, Simpson looked to his own coaching staff.

    The Dragons and seven other teams will compete this weekend in the Coach Bob Classic, named for South assistant Bob Simpson.

  • Boys Basketball: South honoring...

    When South Oldham coach Steve Simpson started the team’s Christmas break tournament last year, he wanted to name the event each year after a different person who was important to the school.

    The 2013 event was named after John Fendley, a late county attorney who’d been a devoted South basketball fan.

    For the tournament’s second run, Simpson looked to his own coaching staff.

    The Dragons and seven other teams will compete this weekend in the Coach Bob Classic, named for South assistant Bob Simpson.

  • Nuernberger kicking in inaugural...

    The teams were going up on the TV screen at Sean Nuernberger’s girlfriend’s apartment at 12:45 p.m. on Dec. 7.

    First the University of Alabama. Then Oregon. Then Florida State.

    There was one slot left to be announced in the inaugural College Football Playoff bracket. Big 12 Conference co-champions Baylor and TCU and Nuernberger’s team, Big 10 Conference champ Ohio State, were the options to fill it.

  • Nuernberger kicking in inaugural...

    The teams were going up on the TV screen at Sean Nuernberger’s girlfriend’s apartment at 12:45 p.m. on Dec. 7.

    First the University of Alabama. Then Oregon. Then Florida State.

    There was one slot left to be announced in the inaugural College Football Playoff bracket. Big 12 Conference co-champions Baylor and TCU and Nuernberger’s team, Big 10 Conference champ Ohio State, were the options to fill it.