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Today's Sports

  • 2009 Quotes of the Year

    “I started the year as the player of the year, then I had my best season and South Oldham had its best season. This is just the perfect way to cap it off.”

    - South senior Will Vitalis on his designation as Mr. soccer

  • South Oldham coach to resign

    CRESTWOOD – South Oldham High School football coach Clay Holbrook will tender his resignation when classes resumes Jan. 4.

    Holbrook, 38, plans to continue his teaching career at SOHS as an Engliish teacher.

    “I have not turned in my letter of resignation yet, but I will,” Holbrook said. “I think right now it’s the best thing. It’s just time for someone else to come in and run the program.”

  • 2009: Year in Review
  • Dragons end it early

    BUCKNER – The South Oldham Dragons got an early start on their holiday party with a 65-46 win over Owensboro Apollo Saturday in the McDonalds Classic.

    Fueled by their perimeter game, the Dragons roared out to a 29-9 first quarter lead on Apollo.

    “I think we finally started playing together today,” senior swingman Casey Jackson said. “We shot the ball a lot better.”

  • Marcum helps Campbellsville to...

    CAMPBELLSVILLE – Brooke Marcum got an early Christmas present this year.

    Marcum, a La Grange resident, is a member of the Campbellsville University volleyball team that won the National Christian College Athletic Association national title Dec. 5.

    “It was very exciting, the whole school was really supportive and excited about it,” Marcum said. “It was our best winning season ever and first national title.”

    Marcum, a 2007 Oldham County High School graduate, had a solid tournament and regular season as a junior outside hitter.

  • Athlete of the Week

    Name: Ashley McMurtrey.

    School: East Oldham Middle School.

    Sport: Basketball.

    Age: 13.

    Position: Guard.

    Hometown: Centerfield.

    Accomplishments: McMurtrey, a 5-foot-7 guard, has emerged as a member of the Oldham County High School varsity rotation this season as an eighth-grader.

    “Playing high school, it’s a lot more aggressive up here,” McMurtrey said. “Everything is a lot quicker and faster.”

  • Game Bytes

    BASKETBALL

    North Oldham vs. Grayson County

    Score: 97-87 Grayson County.

    When: Saturday. 

    Where: Oldham County High School. 

    Key players: North Oldham’s Alex Foley. Grayson County’s Tyler Saltzman and Hunter Gary. 

  • Athlete of the Week

    Name: Devin Boyle.

    School: Centerfield Elementary School.

    Sport: Cross country.

    Age: 9.

    Hometown: Centerfield.

    Accomplishments: Boyle, a standout runner for the Centerfield Elementary cross country team, finished sixth in the 9-year-old division at the Cross Country Coaches’ National Youth Championships Dec. 5 in Nashville.

    Boyle said he was somewhat surprised at his strong performance.

  • Colonels open with mixed results

    BUCKNER ee" After opening the season on a strong note, the young Oldham County High School wrestling team struggled Saturday in their own dual tournament.

    “The training wheels fell off,” OCHS coach Aaron Riordan said. “We just didn’t wrestle very well. We had a couple of guys moving up in class, a couple hurt and couple dealing with some team discipline issues.”

  • South looks at sweep

    The local high school basketball teams opened play this week in what should be an interesting season.

    Change is everywhere, from longtime Oldham County boys’ coach Gary Forrest not on the sidelines for the first time in 21 years, to the South Oldham boys’ and girls’ teams being in contention to win the region in the same year.

    Here’s what I think will be five things to look for this year locally and in the region.