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  • Oldham County finishes eighth at...

    It may not have ended quite the way they wanted it to in their final meet of the year, but the Oldham County Colonels turned in a strong performance during the state wrestling meet Friday and Saturday at AllTech Arena in Lexington, placing eighth out of 76 teams.
    North Oldham finished in a tie for 33rd, while South Oldham grabbed 56th.
    Though no wrestlers from Oldham County earned a berth in the finals, several came close as OC’s John Shirkey and Connor Wilkerson earned third place finishes after semifinal defeats.

  • South Oldham advances with win:...

    It didn’t take the South Oldham Lady Dragons long to get started but once they did, they never looked back, blitzing rival North Oldham 62-23 Tuesday night in the opening round of the 29th district tournament at Oldham County.
    In addition to a fast-paced offense that controlled tempo from the opening tip, South Oldham’s suffocating defense kept the Lady Mustangs at bay, forcing 40 turnovers on the night.

  • DRAGONS UPEND TRIMBLE: Matthew...

    Though their first meeting with Trimble County came nearly three month ago on Dec. 10, South Oldham basketball fans must have felt a strong case of deja vu Tuesday night as a lopsided 78-49 win over the Raiders earned them a win in the opening round of the 29th district tournament.
    “You always worry about those kind of games,” South Oldham coach Steve Simpson said. “Sometimes it’s hard to get a team ready to play when you won by 40 odd something the first time. We’ve really been pushing our guys so I thought we came out ready to play. I was real pleased.”

  • All-Eighth Region basketball...

    Boys: South Oldham - Shae Goodlett, Matthew Haysley; North Oldham - David Levitch; Oldham County - Jacob Kopp, Sam Gruber.
    Girls: Oldham County - Ashley McMurtrey.

  • Wrestler ranked No. 23 nationally

    Though already well known in the bluegrass for his wrestling prowess, Oldham County’s John Shirkey is generating media buzz on the national level. Shirkey, a sophomore, as the No. 23 ranked wrestler in the 126-pound weight class by Wrestling USA magazine.
    “I really was surprised,” Shirkey said. “It was one of those things I’ve been working for ever since I started wrestling really. It was a big deal because I’ve devoted so much to the sport. It’s an honor.”
    Shirkey’s work ethic is well-known.

  • Shelby Sharks perform well at...

    By The Oldham Era
    Staff report

    Whether it be on the pool walls, in the lobby hall of fame — which showcases a number of great swimmers ­— or in the waters of the pool itself, IUPUI’s Natatorium in Indianapolis exudes an aura of championship swimming.
    That certainly made the Shelby Sharks, a Shelbyville based swim team with plenty of Oldham County flavor, feel right at home as they took to the water at the Carmel Invite.

  • Too little, too late: Dragons...

    Six days after finishing their district schedule with a perfect 3-0 record, the South Oldham Dragons looked like a different team for the first three quarters of Monday’s game against visiting Jeffersontown.
    Though they did fight in the fourth quarter to erase a staggering 13-point deficit, it was too late as a combination of hot shooting from the Chargers and sloppy ball handling from the Dragons led to a frustrating 71-69 loss.

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  • South Oldham prepares for...

    With Tuesday night’s district showdown between rivals South and North Oldham looming, the Dragons took to the court a little early Jan. 29, ending the school day with a blacklight themed pep rally to prepare students for one of the most important games of the season ­— a rivalry game that was the deciding factor for the 29th district race.
    In addition to recognizing many winter athletes, the rally pitted students against their peers and the faculty members in a series of challenges, including a dance-off.

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