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Softball team cranks out two

Michael Collins

March 23, 2010


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The Northern Kentucky University softball team captured a doubleheader sweep of Great Lakes Valley Conference rival Missouri-St. Louis (11-9, 1-3 in the GLVC) on March 21 at the Frank Ignatius Grein Softball Field. The Norse (13-8, 7-2 in the GLVC) capitalized on a six-run sixth inning to spark a comebac...

GLVC tourney over, NCAA next

Chad Hensley

March 3, 2010


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Northern Kentucky University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams kicked off the Great Lakes Valley Conference with opening-round wins, but only one would win their quarterfinal game. After defeating Missouri University of Science and Technology 62-53 on Saturday afternoon, the NKU men’s team...

A balancing act of large proportion

Nick Jones

March 3, 2010


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Collegiate baseball players are faced with constant challenges of finding ways to effectively divide their time between being successful on the field and in the classroom. It’s somewhat typical for student-athletes to perform at a high level in just one of those areas, but senior first baseman Evan...

Softball pitcher earns weekly GLVC honor

Nicholas Jones

March 1, 2010


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Northern Kentucky University junior pitcher April Ehlers was honored as the Great Lakes Valley Conference softball pitcher of the week on Monday, according to the official Web site of NKU athletics. Ehlers pitched in four of the six games for the Norse this weekend, leaving with a 2-2 record....

NKU Men’s Tennis has Rough Opening Weekend

Nicholas Jones

March 1, 2010


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The NKU men’s tennis team opened the season on Feb. 21-23 by dropping their first three contests in Dayton, Oh. NKU opened their season against the New Jersey Institute of Technology on Friday, but dropped the match 0-7, failing to score a single point. The Norse opened Saturday with a match against...

Women’s Tennis Drops Two to Open Season

Nicholas Jones

March 1, 2010


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The NKU women’s tennis team fell in their first two matches of the season on February 21 and 22 in Springfield, Mo. The Norse began the weekend by facing off with No. 21 Drury, but fell to the Panthers 1-8. Sophmore Jenny Hand was the only Norse able to score a point by winning her singles match....

NKU Baseball Dropped Two out of Three to Open the Season

Nicholas Jones

March 1, 2010


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The Northern Kentucky University men’s baseball team began their campaign to defend their Great Lakes Valley Conference championship by dropping two out of three games against the University of Montevallo Falcons on Feb. 21 and 22 in Montevallo, Ala. NKU got off to a fast start in the first game...

Women’s team heads to Wisconsin

Drew Laskey & Nick Jones

February 24, 2010


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The No. 4 ranked University of Indianapolis’ 44 free throw attempts helped carry them past Northern Kentucky University’s women’s basketball 80-69 on Feb. 20 in NKU’s fi nal home game of the season. Sophomore guard Casse Mogan led the way for the Black and Gold with 21 points. Senior gua...

Men’s team wins, heads to tourney

Drew Laskey & Nick Jones

February 24, 2010


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The Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team snapped their two-game losing streak by upsetting No. 2 Southern Indiana University 68-56 on Feb. 18. Senior center David Palmer led the way for the Norse with 15 points and nine rebounds. Freshman forward Corey Sorrell added 14 points and junior gua...

Teams receive pitching honors

Chad Hensley

February 23, 2010


Filed under Sports

The Northern Kentucky University baseball and softball teams may not have gotten the results they were looking for over the weekend, but a pitcher from each team was awarded Pitcher of the Week honor. Dave Middendorf and April Ehlers were recognized by the Great Lakes Valley Conference on Monday,...

It’s never too early

Alex Owesly

February 22, 2010


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With the football season wrapping up Sunday, sports junkies are thirsting for something new to keep their minds occupied. Sure it’s 20 degrees, dark and cold, but it’s never too early to start looking at baseball season. Spring training is not for a couple weeks but it doesn’t hurt to start...

Keeping the hot streak rolling

Mike Collins

February 22, 2010


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The Norse softball started 2009 cold, then caught fire. They will look to keep the fire burning in 2010. “Last year we got hot at the very end of the season,” said senior catcher Sam Del Vecchio. “We struggled for most of the season and I don”t think that will be the case this year. I”m see...

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