Today's Sports

  • Prom Pitch

    A busy spring sports season is about to start with baseball, softball, track and tennis opening next week.

    Spring is known as a time of renewal and a time for young love and the North Oldham High School baseball and softball teams got their respective seasons off to a memorable start March 6 at the second Battle of the Sexes game.

    While the baseball team managed a 6-1 win over the softball team, the big winner of the day may have been NOHS senior pitcher Mike Gant.

  • Dragons lead in awards

    DRY RIDGE — South Oldham High School’s basketball teams led the way in post-season honors this year.

    SOHS senior Jordann McGuffin was named the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches Player of the Year for the Eighth Region. She receives the automatic tryout for the Kentucky All-Star team for the annual summer series with Indiana.

  • Strong class left South with a...

    You have to be impressed with the South Oldham Dragons’ drive to the regional basketball finals.

    SOHS’ 76-70 loss to pre-season favorite Shelby County did little to dim the outstanding season fueled by SOHS’ eight-man senior class that won a school record 27 games against just six losses. In the end, it was Shelby’s edge in athleticism that carried the day.

  • Game Bytes

    Emerson wins middle school title

    When: Feb. 27.

    Where: Frankfort Civic Center.

    What: Oldham County Middle School’s Brady Emerson won the middle school state wrestling title at 82 pounds Feb. 27 in Frankfort.

    Emerson led a local contingent of seven wrestlers who won medals include second place finishers John Shirkey of East Oldham at 96 pounds and Mitch Rusch of North Oldham at 110 pounds.

  • South Oldham hires football...

    CRESTWOOD – South Oldham High School has hired Jamie Reed as the new football coach.

    Reed, 33, comes to SOHS from Georgia. The move to Oldham County puts him closer to his wife’s family in Cincinnati and gives him a second head-coaching job.

    “I am going on my 11th season as a coach and the closest we have ever been is about six hours away,” he said “We have three children and you just need some family around sometimes.”

    Reed said Oldham County fits the profile his family was looking for.

  • North Oldham head coach resigns

    GOSHEN – After four years as the head of the North Oldham High School boys’ basketball program, Danny Edelen is moving on.

    Edelen resigned Monday.

    “It’s time to move on to the next challenge,” Edelen said.

    Edelen posted a 60-53 record as the NOHS coach with his team going 20-9 and winning the district title in the 2007-08 season. NOHS went to three regional tourneys during Edelen’s tenure.

    The Mustangs finished a turbulent 12-16 year Feb. 4 with a first-round regional tourney loss to Shelby County.

  • Kings of the ice rink

    LOUISVILLE – With seven returning players and the addition of several middle school players, the Oldham County Hockey Club won its second straight state Sunday with an 12-1 win over Lexington Lafayette.

    “The season worked out well for the team,” Oldham County coach John Olivet said. “It was a very enjoyable year.”

    Oldham County posted a 19-0-2 mark this season and dominated their three games in the state tourney outscoring opponents 29-2.

  • Game Bytes


    North Oldham vs. Shelby County

    Score: 83-70 Shelby County.

    When: March 4.

    Where: Henry County High School.

    Key players: North Oldham’s Alex Foley and Max Steinfeld. Shelby County’s Donovan Johnson, Boomer Beckley Darryl Hicks and Cache Tomlinson.

  • Jackson’s free throws...

    NEW CASTLE – Casey Jackson didn’t do a lot right on the final play of the game except get fouled and make his free throws.

    Jackson, a South Oldham High School senior, hit two free throws with four-tenths of a second left in the game to give the Dragons a 65-63 win over upset-minded Gallatin County Monday in the Eighth Region tourney semifinals.

    The free throws came off a set play when Jackson was fouled on a three-point attempt.

  • Dragons make history

    NEW CASTLE –  In a game that never lacked for high drama, Shelby County’s defense dominated the closing minutes of the third quarter as the Rockets came from behind to beat South Oldham 76-70 Tuesday in the Eighth Region finals.

    Shelby County forced four straight turnovers and converted on all four as they went from a 50-43 deficit to lead 51-50 at the close the third quarter.