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  • 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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  • South Oldham rolls past Trimble...

    Nearly 10 months after closing the 2011-12 with a loss in the regional final, the South Oldham Lady Dragons took the first step Monday in a return appearance, sweeping their district schedule with a 56-39 win over Trimble County.
    It certainly didn’t take long for them to assert themselves as a 17-3 push in the games’ opening minutes was enough to give South all the momentum needed for the rest of the game.

  • South Oldham boys win 29th...

    It may not have been his team’s prettiest game but South Oldham head coach Steve Simpson certainly won’t argue with the results after his team’s gritty defense and flair for the dramatic set the stage for a memorable 72-65 win over rival North Oldham Tuesday night.
    It also earned the Dragons the school’s second 29th district championship in as many days.

  • Oldham County girls roll past...

    It took a little while for the Oldham County Lady Colonels to get started Wednesday night but once they did, there was no looking back as they trounced rival North Oldham 77-38 to move into second place in the 29th district.

    Through the first six minutes of the game though, North Oldham, not OC, looked to be the team with all the momentum, grinding out to a quick 13-7 lead behind tough interior play from forward Taylor Moore.

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    David Levitch scored 20 points and Trevor Burton added 10 as North Oldham cruised past Shelby County for their 10th win of the season.
    A 23-5 run in the third quarter was the difference for North, who never looked back from there.
    The Mustangs return to the court at 7:30 p.m. Saturday as they host Henry County.
    North has already beaten the Wildcats this season, winning 66-38 Dec. 28.