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Norse softball falls to Miami Redhawks during double-header

Norse softball falls to Miami Redhawks during double-header

Jasmine Smart, Reporter

May 1, 2019

The NKU softball team took on Miami (Ohio) in a double header on Tuesday afternoon.  The final score of the first game was 5-1 with the Redhawks winning. The final score of the second game was 3-2 with the Redhawks taking the win as well. Overall, the Norse’s record falls 17-30 while the Redhawks’ record improves 30-14.

Norse softball falls to IUPUI Jaguars

Norse softball falls to IUPUI Jaguars

Jasmine Smart, Reporter

March 24, 2019

The NKU softball team took on the IUPUI Jaguars on Saturday for a double-header at Frank Ignatius Grein softball field. In the first game, the Norse lost to the Jaguars 13-5 and lost 1-0 in the second. This brought the Norse down to 7-18 overall and 0-3 in the Horizon League.

Nominations open for David Lee Holt NKU Athletics Hall of Fame

Nominations open for David Lee Holt NKU Athletics Hall of Fame

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 2, 2018

The NKU department of athletics are now accepting nominations for their 2018-19 David Lee Holt NKU Athletics Hall of Fame class. The bi-annual ceremony recognizes former student-athletes and other individuals who have distinguished themselves in the field of athletics, either by virtue of their perfor...

Women’s softball team signs 12-year-old Destiny Owen through Team IMPACT

Women’s softball team signs 12-year-old Destiny Owen through Team IMPACT

Sierra Newton, Assistant Sports Editor

October 25, 2018

The podium was set and waiting for NKU softball’s newest teammate, 12-year-old Destiny Owen, to sign her letter of intent. Alongside her were her mother Serena and father Larry, head softball Coach Kathryn Gleason, and junior softballer Kailey Rossiter. Family members were decked out in NKU gear, the NK...

Softball rookies make the switch from varsity to collegiate play

Softball rookies make the switch from varsity to collegiate play

Mike Canizales, Reporter

May 8, 2018

Freshmen women's softball players Hailey Whitmer, Faith Howard and Josie Frazier are among the latest crop of Norse rookies making the switch from high school varsity teams to an accredited college program, and they came prepared.

Softball looks to improve offensively in 2018 season

Softball looks to improve offensively in 2018 season

Kevin Carey, Assistant Sports Editor

February 21, 2018

Moving two spots up in the Horizon League preseason polls to seventh, the Norse are looking to improve their 14-38 record in 2017. They enter their third season in the Horizon League with a mindset to push for the postseason. Head coach Kathryn Gleason enters her fourth season at the helm followed by...

Spring Sports Preview

Spring Sports Preview

Northerner Sports Staff

February 21, 2018

The unseasonably warm temperatures the past week and a half have welcomed with open arms the start of the spring sports season here at Northern Kentucky University. Baseball and softball opened their respective seasons last weekend while tennis has played several indoor matches so far. While the re...

McQueen steers Norse to senior day victory over Phoenix

McQueen steers Norse to senior day victory over Phoenix

Kevin Carey, Contributor

May 1, 2017

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...

Flyers offense too much for Norse to handle

Flyers offense too much for Norse to handle

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 26, 2017

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 ...

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

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...

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

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 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

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...

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