Today's Sports

  • 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


    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.

  • 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.