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Gleason picks up 100th career win as Norse avoid sweep against CSU

Gleason picks up 100th career win as Norse avoid sweep against CSU

Kevin Carey, Contributor

April 22, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Softball, Sports

Northern Kentucky and Cleveland State took to the field one more time to wrap up a three-game series on a cold and windy Saturday afternoon. The game was moved from noon to 1 p.m. due to inclement weather. The Norse picked up the 4-2 win, avoiding a three game sweep.  The Norse improve to 13-31 overal...

Norse split doubleheader with Valparaiso

Norse split doubleheader with Valparaiso

Kari Lakes, Reporter

April 22, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY- The Northern Kentucky Norse split a doubleheader with the Valparaiso Crusaders today, as they take the first game 14-4, while dropping the second 17-4. The Norse record is now 14-23 and 7-7 in conference play while the Crusaders are 15-21 and 5-9 in Horizon League play. The No...

Norse drop both games of Friday DH with Cleveland State

Norse drop both games of Friday DH with Cleveland State

Kevin Carey, Contributor

April 22, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Softball, Sports

Northern Kentucky and Cleveland State battled it out in Horizon League play Friday afternoon in a doubleheader that was originally scheduled for April 22nd, but was moved due to inclement weather projected to hit the area. The Norse fell to the Vikings in both games of the double header and falling...

Ganns gets Norse back on track with win over OSU

Ganns gets Norse back on track with win over OSU

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 19, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Game Coverage, Sports

After struggling on the mound for much of the season, starting pitcher Trey Ganns guided the NKU Norse to an 8-1 victory against the Ohio State Buckeyes. The Norse improve to 13-22 on the season while the Buckeyes fall to 15-22 on the season. Before Ganns even took the mound, he doubled in the first...

Norse suffer run-rule loss

Norse suffer run-rule loss

Austin Elmore, Assistant Sports Editor

April 18, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU softball team hosted Eastern Kentucky at Grein Softball Field on Tuesday, and lost to the Colonels 13-4. The Norse are now 12-29 on the season. “I was disappointed in our effort,” Head Coach Kathryn Gleason said. “I don’t think we showed up to play today.” Ashlynn Roberts started...

Softball steals a Saturday victory against UIC

Softball steals a Saturday victory against UIC

Cole Grecco, News Editor

April 17, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Softball, Sports

Over the weekend the Norse softball team traveled to Chicago to play three games against the University of Illinois-Chicago, two of which in a doubleheader on Saturday. The Norse ended the series 1-2, grabbing their win in the second game on Saturday with a 4-3 victory. Friday, April 14: NKU 0 UIC ...

Norse offense slows against top seeded Flames

Norse offense slows against top seeded Flames

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 17, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU baseball team was swept by UIC over the weekend, falling to 12-22 on the season and 6-6 in Horizon League play. The Flames improve to 24-8 and 13-2 in the Horizon League.  The Norse remain in third place in the Horizon League while UIC remains in second place, only because Wright State has...

Ferrante’s six RBI lead Norse past Penguins

Ferrante’s six RBI lead Norse past Penguins

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 13, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Softball, Sports

The NKU softball team secured their first Horizon League series victory of the season and first league series win since 2014, defeating Youngstown State 11-3 in five innings at Grein Stadium Thursday afternoon.  "It's huge," senior Dani Devlin said. "We were picked ninth in the Horizon League for prese...

Gallery: Norse split double header with Youngstown State

Gallery: Norse split double header with Youngstown State

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 13, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Softball, Sports

The NKU softball team split a double header with Youngstown State Wednesday afternoon at Frank Idnatius Grein Field. The Norse improve to 10-26 and 4-7 in Horizon League play while the Penguins are 17-23 and 5-6 in league play. The rubber match of the three game series starts at noon on Thursday. A ...

Young players shine in Norse victory over Harriers

Young players shine in Norse victory over Harriers

Kari Lakes, Reporter

April 12, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY- The NKU Norse defeated the Miami Hamilton Harriers 15-1 today at the Bill Aker Baseball Complex. The Norse improve to 12-19 on the season while the Harriers fall to 20-17 on the season. The Norse offense took no time to warm up, as senior TJ Alas started things off with a sing...

RECAP: Norse softball drop two of three

RECAP: Norse softball drop two of three

Austin Elmore, Assistant Sports Editor

April 10, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU softball team dropped two out of three games to Detroit Mercy over the weekend in Detroit. The Norse are now 9-25 overall, and 3-6 in conference play. Game 1: NKU 6, Detroit 2 Charlie Nolen pitched seven complete innings, allowing just two runs on six hits, while striking out six and walking j...

Norse lose first Horizon League series of the year

Norse lose first Horizon League series of the year

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 9, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU baseball team dropped two games of a three game series against Valparaiso this weekend. The Norse fall to 11-19 on the season and are now 6-3 in league play while the Crusaders improve to 12-17 and 3-6 in league play.  The Norse continue to hold third place in the Horizon League standings behind UI...

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