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  • Oldham County girls knock off...

    It wasn't pretty win but Oldham County coach Jace Bryant will certainly take it as his Lady Colonels advanced out of the first round of the 29th district tournament Tuesday night with a 59-53 victory over Trimble County.

    Center Jenna Kirk was a big reason for that , providing a big boost for the Lady Colonels after Trimble County game-planned to limit Ashley McMurtrey with a box and 1, scoring 11 of the first 16 points.

  • OC boys ends North’s season in...

    By: Billy Rutledge

    In a rematch between two county rivals Oldham County and North Oldham in the first round of the district tournament, the Colonels finally got their revenge, defeating North 57-40. The 17 point victory punched the Colonel’s ticket into the district tournament final and more importantly the region tournament.

  • SOHS football player signs with...

    After a career at South Oldham that saw many program firsts, Jack Sherry will take his talents to Morehead State after signing with the Eagles Feb. 6.
    Sherry said a number of factors weighed on his decision, including where the campus was located and the makeup of the coaching staff.
    “They have a brand new, motivated coaching staff, a top 5 nationally ranked offense, and wide open QB situation,” he said. “I’ll have a chance to start as a freshman. What more can you ask for?”
    Not long after weighing his offer, he posted his decision to play at Morehead online via Twitter in late January.

  • 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.


    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.