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Today's Sports

  • OCHS teams are second in kickoff...

    BUCKNER – North Oldham’s Jeremy Rice and Oldham County’s Madison Theiss carried their strong indoor track seasons into the first outdoor meet of the year.

    Both won first place medals at the Oldham County Kickoff Meet March 27.

    Theiss captured first place in the girls’ triple jump with a leap of 31 feet, nine inches. Rice won the boys’ 800 -meter run with a time of 2:00.73. Both Rice and Theiss won first place medals in the indoor Mason-Dixon games in February.

  • Finding their focus

    LOUISVILLE – After a rough start against an extremely hard schedule, the Oldham County High School softball team may have found their stride Monday with an 18-1 blowout of Sacred Heart.

    “We had some rugged opening games,” OCHS coach Dennis Summitt said. “I saw a lot of what I want to see out there today as far as supporting each other. Hopefully we have turned the corner.”

    The Lady Colonels led 10-1 at the bottom of the fifth, before exploding for eight runs in the sixth to end the game.

  • Game Bytes

    Football

    SOHS hosting reception for new coach

    When: April 11.

    Where: South Oldham High School.

    What: South Oldham High School will host a reception for new football coach Jamie Reed at 4 p.m. April 11 at the SOHS stadium.

    Hot dogs and hamburgers will be served.

    SOHS encourages all current, future and past football players to attend the event.

    Reed will host spring football practice April 12 to 16.

    Baseball

    North Oldham beats Oldham County

    When: Saturday.

    Where: Peggy Baker Park.

  • South grad Beisner blogs for CBS

    “Each morning, the CBS College Basketball Road Trip team will stop spooning each other in their Motel Six beds at the crack of noon, grab a couple of NCAA-approved bagels and hit the road in pursuit of their next college basketball  destination.”

    So began the blog of another day of the dream road trip for Thomas “T.J.” Beisner.

  • Athlete of the Week, Hockey,...

    Name: Robbie Hennessey.

    School: North Oldham Middle School.

    Sport: Hockey.

    Age: 14.

    Position: Forward.

    Hometown: Goshen.

    Accomplishments: A starting forward on the combined Oldham County ice hockey club team, Hennessey helped the Oldham team to a second straight state title last month in Louisville.

    A starter as a seventh-grader, Hennessey was named the MVP of the state tournament as Oldham finished the year with a 19-0-2 record.

  • Game Bytes

    East edges North in GOCB opener

    When: Saturday.

    Where: Peggy Baker Park, Crestwood.

    What: The Greater Oldham County middle school baseball league started play Saturday with the four local middle school teams opening against one another.

    In the first game, North Oldham edged East Oldham 11-10 in nine innings. The score was tied at 10-10 at the close of the eighth inning before NOMS  scored the game winner. NOMS pitcher Michael McCarthy pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the ninth to preserve the win for the Mustangs.

  • Athlete of the Week, Softball:...

    Name: Kailey Rigdon.

    School: East Oldham Middle School.

    Sport: Softball.

    Age: 14.

    Position: Shortstop.

    Hometown: Centerfield.

    Accomplishments: Rigdon is emerging as a solid softball prospect for the Oldham County High School program as a starting shortstop on the Lady Colonels’ JV team and could see varsity time before the season is over.

    In the summer she plays for the powerhouse Oldham Outrage AAU team as a first-baseman

    School: An A and B student,

    she is a member of the Beta Club at EOMS.

  • Middle school league is growing

    CRESTWOOD – The Greater Oldham County middle school baseball league has grown by a team this year.

    The league now features a team from East Oldham Middle School joining clubs from North Oldham, Oldham County and South Oldham middle schools.

    Last year the league had a combined team with East Oldham and Oldham County middle school students.

    “We’re very pleased East was able to field a team this year. It just helps baseball in the county get a little better,” Aaron Beard, one of the league’s founders, said.

  • NOHS parent may seek ruling on...

    GOSHEN – While officials with the state’s high school athletic association are satisfied, the issue of unequal facilities at North Oldham High School may soon move to federal court.

     

    NOHS parent Dick Richards, who has a daughter on the Lady Mustangs’ track team, said he plans to pursue the fight against what he calls “blatant discrimination” against female athletes at NOHS.

     

  • Middle school league is growing

    CRESTWOOD – The Greater Oldham County middle school baseball league has grown by a team this year.

    The league now features a team from East Oldham Middle School joining clubs from North Oldham, Oldham County and South Oldham middle schools.

    Last year the league had a combined team with East Oldham and Oldham County middle school students.

    “We’re very pleased East was able to field a team this year. It just helps baseball in the county get a little better,” Aaron Beard, one of the league’s founders, said.