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  • Defense leads Dragons past...

    CRESTWOOD – The South Oldham Dragons’ defense was pushed Friday, but never snapped.

    What did snap for the Dragons was a three-year losing streak to cross county rival North Oldham as SOHS rolled to a 29-7 win thanks in large part to their defensive play.

    “We’ve been hearing about it for three years now, about how we weren’t good enough to beat North,” SOHS senior defensive tackle Brandon Bramer said. “That’s not the way it is this year.”

  • Traughber wins coach of year

    CRESTWOOD – It’s not winning or losing that attracts Charlie Traughber to coaching – it’s teaching.

    “Seeing kids learn a technique, learn what you are trying to teach them to me is what it’s all about,” Traughber said. “That’s very rewarding.”

    Traughber, a Crestwood resident, has been selected as the 2010 Kentucky Youth Soccer Association Recreation Girls’ Coach of the Year.

  • SOHS soccer opens undefeated

    CRESTWOOD – When it comes to playing the South Oldham High School boys’ soccer team opponents can no longer concentrate on one player.

    Last year’s regional championship team featured the scoring exploits of Mr. Soccer Will Vitalis and a superb cast of role players, this year’s version of the team is 8-0, ranked second in the state and can hit you with goals from several different directions. Vitalis scored 40 goals for SOHS last season.

  • Reed wins Ashe essay contest

    CRESTWOOD – William Reed has established his bona fides as a tennis player and now he will be known as a writer.

    Reed, a junior at South Oldham High School helped the Dragons to a dramatic regional title last spring with a special playoff win over North Oldham as the member of a winning doubles team. This month, he made a name for himself as a writer winning the U.S. Tennis Association Arthur Ashe Essay Contest and a free trip to the U.S. Open in New York.

  • Injuries cost Mustangs in J-town...

    GOSHEN – On a night when nothing went right, the North Oldham Mustangs fell to Jeffersontown 26-7 and may have lost two of their top offensive weapons.

    Coming off a surprisingly easy 56-18 romp of Moore in their opener in which they gained over 600 total yards of offense, the Mustangs struggled Friday against a strong J-town club gaining just 139 total yards and only 63 yards on the ground.

  • SOHS girls cross country open...

    LOUISVILLE – Defending AA state champion South Oldham had a strong first meet Saturday in the St. X Tiger Run.

    The Lady Dragons took third place as a team with 112 points, just behind AAA power Sacred Heart with 111. Manual took the team title with 70 points.

    The Lady Dragons were paced by sophomore Grace Whitworth who ran seventh with a time of 19:34 to lead all local runners. Also finishing in the top 20 were Jessie Murner in 10th place and Kami Orrender in 18th.

  • Brown, Basler enjoy first Ironman

    After completing his first Ironman race Sunday, Jimmy Brown said he’s ready to sign up for next year.

    “It was awesome crossing the finish line,” Brown said. “It’s obviously a good show with the bright lights. You just run to the light and want that feeling to know that you are an Ironman.”

    Brown, 24, who finished the race in 14:36:10 and came across the finish line around 10 p.m., said he is ready to go again.

  • Pegasus announces broadcast...

    Pegasus Sports Network has announced its 2010 high school football broadcast schedule.

  • Hillcrest triathlon continues to...

    GOSHEN – While the big kids will race past their neighborhood a week after, the triathletes of the Hillcrest subdivision will get an earlier start this Saturday.

    As of noon Monday, 106 young athletes ranging from ages 4 to 15 have signed up for the second-annual Hillcrest subdivision youth triathlon.

    The race is the brainchild of Hillcrest resident Tom Schiller who thought it could serve several functions from getting families to exercise together to giving kids a chance to learn and grow.

  • Volunteer work inspires Brown to...

    LA GRANGE – After watching the Ironman athletes from a volunteer’s view last year, Jimmy Brown made the decision he would step off the sideline and on the road to competing himself.

    “I just got inspired watching them last year,” Brown said. “I thought it would be something I could really challenge myself with and I have wanted to set some big goals for myself at a young age.”

    Brown, 24, began training for the Aug. 29 Louisville Ironman competition last October.