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Horizon League postpones fall competition due to COVID-19

Horizon League postpones fall competition due to COVID-19

Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor

August 13, 2020

On Thursday, the Horizon League and its Board of Directors officially postponed competition for fall sports in the 2020 season. The decision to postpone fall sports for the duration of the season comes almost one month after the Horizon League chose to delay competition until at least October 1, citing health c...

‘Perfect athlete’: A Norse golfer’s integrity on the green

Macy Wright started playing golf, competitively, in sixth grade.

Jasmine Smart, Reporter

March 7, 2019

Macy Wright is exceptional on and off the golf course. As her senior year comes to a close, people close to her reflect on the impact she’s had on them and what made her such a great student.

Norse golfer takes home Horizon League Championship

Jacob Poore stands with his fellow competitors at the end of the Horizon League golf tournament

Mike Canizales, Reporter

April 26, 2018

Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida—Jacob Poore started the day with a two-stroke lead; the Northern Kentucky University men’s golfer carded a final round one under par 72, which won him the 2018 Horizon League Tournament Individual Championship. “I’ve always thought that he would win before he graduate...

Women’s golf falls just short in Horizon League tournament

Ryleigh Waltz broke a school record for a single round, scoring a 71 in the Cardinal Classic

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 26, 2017

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

Trey Ganns rounds third base after he hit a home run.

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...

Student swaps golf clubs for scrubs

Ryleigh Waltz is a senior nursing major at NKU. She is also a member of the NKU golf team

Natalie Meyer, Reporter

November 29, 2016

When the cold November winds blow across the Tri-State, one NKU athlete trades in her golf clubs for scrubs. For her clinicals, senior Ryleigh Waltz works pediatric rotations on the general nursing floor at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. “I love my decision to become a nurse,” Waltz sai...

SPORTS ROUNDUP: Fall tennis season wraps up at ITA Regionals

NKU's Mate Virag and his teammates competed in the ITA Regionals, wrapping up the fall tennis season.

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

October 23, 2015

The NKU men's and women's tennis teams wrapped up fall play last weekend at the ITA Ohio Valley Regionals.On the men's side, Mate Virag and Lukas Clemens lost their second round doubles match to Alex Gornet and Jeffrey Brown from Louisville.NKU picked up some consolation victories on Saturday. Jody M...

Portz shoots 66 to finish third at NKU Fall Classic

Men's golfer Clayton Portz shot a 5-under 66 Monday at the NKU Fall Collegiate Classic. He finished tied for third individually, and the team finished fourth.

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

September 30, 2015

BATAVIA, Ohio -- The NKU men's golf team finished fourth Monday at the NKU Fall Classic at Elks Run Golf Club.Clayton Portz shot a 5-under 66 to help the Norse move up to a fourth place finish. The senior finished with six birdies on the day. The Norse also got strong individual performances on Monday by Jac...

Leigeb leads women’s golf to NKU fall classic win

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

September 15, 2015

BATAVIA, Ohio -- Allison Leigeb was tournament medalist Monday, leading the NKU women's golf team to a win in the NKU Fall Classic at Elks Run Golf Club.Leigeb shot rounds of 75, 73 and 76 to finish 11-over-par 224. That score is just two strokes off of the school record.Ryleigh Waltz was third, shoot...

Norse golf finishes tied for eighth at Turning Stone

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

September 7, 2015

VERONA, N.Y. -- Shooting team rounds of 304, 286 and 307, the men’s golf team finished tied for eighth Monday at the Turning Stone Tiger Invitational hosted by the University of Missouri.The host Tigers won the event, shooting a two-under 862 for the event. They were followed by Cleveland State an...

Women’s golf sets record in season opener

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

August 31, 2015

VIENNA, Ohio -- Northern Kentucky’s women’s golf team set a new 36-hole school record Monday as they finished tied for second in the YSU kickoff.NKU shot a 608 (303-305) on the Candywood Golf Course. The previous school record was 611, set at the 2007 Great Lakes Valley Conference Championship and t...

Hot Seat: Landon Osbourne

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

March 26, 2015

Landon Osbourne Golf Sophomore Business Administration Landon Osbourne has appeared in all six tournaments for the Norse this season, where he averages a score of 76.27 per round. This season, he has played 15 rounds. His lowest score came at the Leo Keenan Invitational last fall, where he shot a ...

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