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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 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...

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 ...

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 ...

Norse split double header with Morehead State

Norse split double header with Morehead State

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

April 5, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Softball, Sports

The NKU Norse split a double header with Morehead State on Tuesday afternoon. The Norse fell in game one 4-2 but came back in game to and got the victory 4-3. The Norse record is now 8-23. The Norse will head to Detroit for a weekend series with the Titans Game 1: MSU 4 NKU 2 Morehead State scored...

Norse softball falls to No. 16 Kentucky

Norse softball falls to No. 16 Kentucky

Austin Elmore, Assistant Sports Editor

March 29, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU softball team lost 2-1 to No. 16 Kentucky on Wednesday. The loss brings the Norse to 6-20 on the season, and 1-5 at home. Kentucky advances to 23-6 on the season. NKU's Charlie Nolen pitched seven complete innings, giving up just two runs on six hits and striking out two.   “That’s a huge...

GALLERY: Softball drops first Horizon League series of the season

GALLERY: Softball drops first Horizon League series of the season

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 27, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Softball, Sports

The NKU softball team dropped their first Horizon League series of the year to Valparaiso, losing two out of three games. The Norse fall to 6-19 on the season and open Horizon League play 1-2 while the Crusaders improve to 14-8 and start Horizon League play 2-1.  The Norse will play the Universit...

Preview: Softball hopes versatility will guide them to winning season

Preview: Softball hopes versatility will guide them to winning season

Amanda Meagher, Contributor

February 17, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Softball, Sports, Sports Features

After placing ninth in the Horizon League’s 2017 preseason poll, the Northern Kentucky University softball team is motivated to advance their record this year and improve from last year’s 13-40 record in their second stint of Horizon League play. After doubling the team’s win record in her first ye...

Preview: New coach brings winning pedigree to NKU softball

Preview: New coach brings winning pedigree to NKU softball

Natalie Meyer, Contributor

February 19, 2016


Filed under Sports

A new league isn’t the only change this season for the NKU softball team.Kathryn Gleason was hired Aug. 3 as Northern Kentucky head coach. She spent the previous three seasons as Boston University head coach.Gleason brings a winning pedigree to Northern Kentucky. She has appeared in the Women’s College Wo...

Hot Seat: Allie Conner

Hot Seat: Allie Conner

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

April 2, 2015


Filed under Hot Seat, Sports, Sports Features

Allie Conner Softball Senior Athletic Training   Allie Conner is the starting catcher for the softball team and has started all but one game this season for the Norse. She currently has a .967 fielding percentage and collected her first multiple-RBI game of the season on Mar. 29 against Lip...

Hot Seat: KC Straley

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

March 23, 2015


Filed under Hot Seat, Sports, Sports Features

KC Straley Softball Senior Early Childhood Education KC Straley has appeared in eight games for the Norse this season, where she has a .261 batting average with six hits in 23 at-bats. She is a graduate of Conner High School, but transferred here from Louisville. Last season, she played all 50 games ...

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