4.18 Sports Buzzlines

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Sports news around Oldham County

By Jason Stamm

Whitfield named all-state

South Oldham High School senior guard Jasmine Whitfield has been named first-team all-state selection by the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches.

Whitfield, who has signed a letter of intent to play at the University of Cincinnati, averaged 22.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 5.4 steals and 2.5 assists per game this season.

She set the school record for points in a season, with 720 and steals, with 173.

Whitfield also participated in the Derby Festival Classic April 6 in Louisville and scored 13 points.

The 5-foot-11 Whitfield is also a finalist for tke Kentucky Miss Basketball Award, announced April 28. She and SOHS senior Mary Dye have also been invited to tryout for the Kentucky All-Star team Saturday at Georgetown College.

Little League grand openings this week

The North Oldham and South Oldham Little Leagues opened their seasons this week and will also hold their grand opening ceremonies.

SOLL will host its grand opening at 7:15 tomorrow at Peggy Baker Park in Crestwood. It will include  Louisville Bats mascot Buddy Bat throwing the first pitch of the North Oldham High School vs. South Oldham High School freshman game. The South Oldham Fire Department will also be present and an inflatable playground will be available. Games will begin April 20 at 5:30 p.m.

NOLL will host a pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. April 22 at the La Grange Fire Department for its grand opening. A parade honoring last year’s all-star teams will begin at 8:45 a.m. at the Oldham County Historical Society and end at Walsh Park.

Lady Colonels take second in Myrtle Beach tournament

The Oldham County High School softball team finished second in the Grand Strand Classic April 8-13 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

The Lady Colonels went 4-1, falling to Grove City, Ohio in the championship game. They defeated Hedgesville, W.V., Brighton, N.Y., Carolina Forest, S.C. and Ripley, W.V. in the first four rounds.

OCHS is now 16-6 this season and plays tonight at 6 at Southern High School.

Lady Mustangs compete in Myrtle Beach tournament

The North Oldham High School softball team also played during spring break, competing at the Ripken Experience Spring Classic in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

The Lady Mustangs went 5-3 during the tournament, falling to Murray High School in their final game.

NOHS hit five home runs during the eight games.