Today's Sports

  • North Oldham falls in semifinals...

    For the first time in three seasons, the Eighth Region will have a new champion when state tournament play begins next week as the North Oldham Mustangs were dealt a stunning 6-2 loss by Spencer County in semifinal play.
    Normally sharp, North Oldham looked out of sorts against a Spencer County squad it had beaten 3-1 May 13, committing plenty of mental errors in the game’s opening innings.
    Despite drawing first blood on a wild pitch in the top of the first, North handed back the lead minutes later on a pair of RBI singles by the Bears.


    Taking to the field in the opening round of the 29th District softball tournament Tuesday night, reigning champion Oldham County looked rusty, edging the No. 4 North Oldham Lady Mustangs 6-2.
    After jumping on North for an early 3-1 lead, things slowed down considerably for coach Steve Leanhart’s squad as they failed to score again until the fifth inning
    Sarah Lopesilvero broke the drought with one out, hitting into a fielder’s choice that scored Rayne Shelton.


    Entering Friday’s Class AA Track and Field Championships, North Oldham’s Maggie Mollak just wanted to be competitive in both of her events.
    When she was finished at the University of Louisville’s Cardinal Park, it was mission accomplished — and more.
    Mollak, a sophomore, opened up the night by earning a third place finish in the shot put, then capped off her season by claiming a state championship in the discus.
    She is the only competitor from Oldham County able to make that claim.

  • Tennis pair advance to Round of...

    After claiming Eighth Region singles’ titles Thursday, May 9, South Oldham siblings Jordan and Steffi Pitts continued their strong run through the postseason in Lexington, advancing to the round of 16 in the KHSAA state tennis tournament.
    Jordan, a freshman at South Oldham, opened up the tournament with a 6-2; 6-1 win and cruised 6-0; 6-1 in the second round. He met his match in the tournament’s third round, falling to Kentucky Country Day’s Collier Bouchillon 6-0;6-3.


    Despite rallying to pull within one run in the top of the seventh inning, a play at the plate ended Oldham County’s season Monday night as they were defeated 3-2 by rival South Oldham in the opening round of the 29th District tournament.
    Braden Johnson earned the nod for the Dragons and didn’t disappoint in just his sixth start back from injury, keeping OC hitters off balance for six innings of shutout ball.
    He ran into a bit of trouble in the seventh though as Oldham County managed one final push to make things interesting.

  • Oldham County's Jason...

    Jason Holland will be the new head boys' basketball coach at Montgomery County High School, Oldham County Athletic Director Kevin Combs confirmed Wednesday.
    Holland leaves the Colonels with a 92-38 record in his four years at Oldham County along with three district championships and two regional championships. The Colonels advanced to the semifinals of the state tournament under his watch during the 2011-12 season and were the Eighth Region runner-up last year.

  • State tennis tournament begins...

    Several local athletes will take to the courts in the state tennis tournament as it kicks off in Lexington this Thursday. They are as follows:

    *Matches will be held at two locations: Shillito Park or UK. You can find directions to both at http://khsaa.org/sports/spring/tennis/

    Boys' singles-

    Jordan Pitts (SO) vs.  Alex Nguyen, Russell High School; May 16, 9:15 a.m. SP

    Steven Mayborg (SO) vs. Michael Thomas, Grayson County; May 16, 9:15 a.m. SP

    Tyler Kilambi (NO) vs. Ryan Abell, LaRue County, May 16, 11:30 a.m. SP

  • Three OC athletes win regional...

    Three local athletes can call themselves regional champs after Thursday's Class AAA Region 4 meet at Christian Acdemy. Winners include Aaron Gelnett, who won both the discus and shot put; Whitney Schuyler, who won the pole vault, and Ashley Reyna-padilla, who won the 100-meter hurdles.

    F 100 Meter Hurdles
    1) Ashley Reyna-padilla 18.00
    2) Rachel Whitehill 18.60
    F 100 Meter Dash
    12) Casey Tetidrick 14.03
    13) Ally Reinert 14.11
    M 100 Meter Dash
    11) Kevin Escobar 12.43
    12) Seth Boaz 12.60
    M 110 Meter Hurdles
    4) Dallin Larson 17.00
    F 1,600 Meter Run
    3) Kelly Klump 5:15.05

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  • Five athletes win regional...

    Five local athletes can call themselves regional champs after Wednesday's Class AA Region 3 meet. North Oldham winners include Brianne Brown, who won both the 100-meter hurdles and long jump; Maggie Mollak, who won both the discus and shot put, and Haley Oliver, who won the pole vault.
    Winners from South Oldham include Tanner Dowdy, who finished first in the 3200-meter run, and Tony Brackins, who finished first in the long jump.

    North Oldham

    F 100 Meter Hurdles
    1) Brianne Brown 14.90
    4) Elizabeth Olive 16.82
    F 100 Meter Dash
    3) Brianne Brown 12.52
    7) Nicole Moeller 13.15