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Sunjic dominates freshman season, sweeps postseason awards

Sunjic dominates freshman season, sweeps postseason awards

Austin Elmore, Assistant Sports Editor

May 3, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features, Tennis

Twelve months ago, Margita Sunjic was unsure about coming to the United States. Twelve months later, she capped off her freshman year of tennis at NKU by winning Horizon League Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year, and being named All-Horizon League First Team. Sunjic went 13-3 overall and an outstanding 8-1 in Hor...

Norse Notebook: Landrum, Leigeb reflect on Horizon League tournament

Norse Notebook: Landrum, Leigeb reflect on Horizon League tournament

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

May 1, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Golf, Sports

Coming into the Horizon League tournament, senior Allison Leigeb believed that she had not been playing her best golf in her senior season. That changed on day one of the tournament held at Las Colinas golf course in Florida, when the senior shot a 72 in the first round to take the day one individual lead...

McQueen steers Norse to senior day victory over Phoenix

McQueen steers Norse to senior day victory over Phoenix

Kevin Carey, Contributor

May 1, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Softball, Sports

The NKU softball team split an odd double header with Green Bay on Sunday afternoon. The Norse lost 7-3 in the first game, which was a continuation of Friday’s rain shortened game. The Norse capped off the day with a 12-4 route of the Phoenix. It was also the final home game for NKU’s three se...

Norse rally in seventh inning to take game three victory

Norse rally in seventh inning to take game three victory

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 30, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU baseball team rallied late in the game to take home a 7-2 victory over Wright State. Wright State falls to 29-13 and 15-4 in conference while the Norse improve to 16-27 and 9-10 in conference play. “This one of the most complete team wins,” right fielder TJ Alas said. “The lineup did a t...

Norse attempt comeback in ninth, fall short against Raiders

Norse attempt comeback in ninth, fall short against Raiders

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 29, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU baseball team fell to Wright State 5-3 in game two of the three game series, sealing a series loss. The Norse fall to 15-27 on the season and 8-10 in conference play while the Raiders improve to 28-12 on the season and 15-3 in conference play. Dizzy Peyton continued to fill the role of head c...

Norse fall to Wright State

Norse fall to Wright State

Kari Lakes, Contributor

April 28, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

The Norse baseball team fell to Wright State Friday evening 7-3 in the first of a three game series. Pitching coach Dizzy Peyton stood as acting head coach for the Norse, as Todd Asalon served the first game on his four game suspension. Jean Francois Dionne started for the Norse and held the Raiders scoreless ...

Norse drop first game against Green Bay, game two postponed

Norse drop first game against Green Bay, game two postponed

Kevin Carey, Contributor

April 28, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

Northern Kentucky hosted Green Bay in a doubleheader Friday afternoon to begin their final homestand of the season. Six Norse players did not dress for either game. “Six players sat out due to a violation of team rules,” said Chloe Smith, the Assistant Athletic Communications Director said. He...

Breaking: Asalon suspended four games for unsportsmanlike conduct

Breaking: Asalon suspended four games for unsportsmanlike conduct

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 28, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Sports

The NCAA announced head baseball coach Todd Asalon has been suspended four games for unsportsmanlike conduct in Wednesday's game with Louisville. Alason bumped into an umpire while arguing a call with two outs in the fourth inning of Wednesday's 6-4 loss to the Cardinals.  "I realize that my behavior...

Norse can’t hold lead against number two Louisville

Norse can’t hold lead against number two Louisville

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 27, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU baseball team held a lead for four innings, but in the end couldn't hold off the second ranked Louisville Cardinals. The Norse fell to the Cardinals 6-4 in Louisville Wednesday night, falling to 15-25 on the season while the Cardinals improve to 35-6. Even in a losing effort, the Norse out-hit t...

Flyers offense too much for Norse to handle

Flyers offense too much for Norse to handle

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 26, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Softball, Sports

The NKU Norse fell to the Dayton Flyers in Dayton in both games of a double header Tuesday afternoon. The Norse fall to 13-33 on the season while the Flyers improve to 27-21 on the season. The Norse will look ahead to a critical Horizon League matchup with Green Bay, who currently sit in last place in ...

Women’s golf falls just short in Horizon League tournament

Women’s golf falls just short in Horizon League tournament

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 26, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Golf, Sports

After leading through 15 holes on the final day, the NKU Norse women’s golf team settled for third place in the Horizon League tournament with a three day score of 935. They fell to eventual winner Cleveland State by seven strokes and were just four strokes behind second place Youngstown State. ...

Norse Notebook: Ganns earn Horizon League honors, women’s golf leads tournament

Norse Notebook: Ganns earn Horizon League honors, women’s golf leads tournament

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 24, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Golf, Softball, Sports

Trey Ganns collected his second Horizon League Batter of the Week honor of the season, after hitting .524 with seven doubles, three home runs and eight runs scored. Ganns also had a slugging percentage of 1.286 with an on-base percentage of .545. “I’ve basically been trying to eliminating all off...

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