Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Anderson, Miller head all-...

    GOSHEN – North Oldham High School’s Ryan Anderson and Alex Miller head the list of Mustangs who were named to the all-district football team for the 2009 season.

    Anderson and Miller, both seniors, are repeat picks to the team.

    They helped the Mustangs to a 5-6 record this season and the 3A playoffs.

    Anderson, a 6-foot-2, 220-pound middle linebacker led the Mustangs with 98 total tackles. He was also an honorable mention pick at offensive guard.

  • YMCA offering swimming team

    BUCKNER ee" Kids who want to swim this winter will have the chance again this year.

    The Oldham County YMCA is sponsoring a team for kids ages 7 to 15 under the direction of coach Scott Cooksey.

    Cooksey, a former standout swimmer at South Oldham High School, said the YMCA team had more than 55 swimmers on last year’s team and about the equal number the year before, the program’s first year.

  • Athlete of the Week

    Name: Ashley Askin.

    School: North Oldham Middle School.

    Sport: Volleyball/basketball.

    Age: 14.

    Position: Middle blocker in  volleyball, post player in


    Hometown: Goshen.

    Accomplishments: The 5-foot-10 Askin was one of the leaders of the NOMS volleyball team that recently won the Mid-Bluegrass Conference championship for a third-straight year.

    Her size and athletic ability around the net were a big part of the Lady Mustangs’ drive to the title. She plays club volleyball for Union East.

  • McDonald's tourney

    BUCKNER – The Ronald McDonald Classic basketball tourney takes on an international flavor Saturday when Oldham County High School takes on an Australian team.

    The 8 p.m. game will serve as the nightcap of a four-game event at OCHS that raises funds for the Ronald McDonald House in Louisville.

    The Ronald McDonald House offers housing to families with members receiving medical treatment at one of Louisville hospital complexes. The center houses thousands of families annually at a fraction of the cost of lodging it would take to stay elsewhere.

  • Game Bytes


    Locals playing in East-West all-star game

    When: Saturday. 

    Where: Southern High School. 

  • 2009-10 Basketball Preview

    Could this be the year of the Dragons? For the first time in school history both the Dragons and lady Dragons basketball teams are ranked high in the preseason basketball polls. The Lady Dragons have been ranked No. 1 ahead of Simon Kenton and Anderson county while the Dragons have been tabbed as high as no. 3 with Shelby County and Anderson County considered the other two teams with the best chances to advance to the Sweet 16  in Rupp arena this March.


    South Oldham

    Last year: 13-15.

  • Game Bytes


    Oldham County vs. John Hardin

    Score: 36-14 John Hardin.

    When: Friday. 

    Where: John Hardin High School. 

    Key players: Oldham County’s Tyler Oldham, Dylan Sims and Brett Leary. John Hardin’s Alex Dingle, Landon Savoy and Matt Simmons .

    Game highlights: John Hardin’s speed and big play ability were too much for the Colonels to overcome as the No. 2 ranked Bulldogs pulled away late to win the regional championship.

  • Game Bytes


    Vitalis heads locals on all-state teams

    When: Monday. 

    Where: Louisville. 

  • South sweeps state

    LEXINGTON – Thomas Catalano wasn’t the top runner for South Oldham Saturday, but he was the most important in more ways than one.

    Catlalano’s 37th-place finish helped the Dragons secure the 2A team state title over Covington Catholic and North Oldham.

    The boys’ title added to a banner day for the SOHS program as the Lady Dragons dominated the girls’ race to win a second-straight state title.