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Cash returns as Knight hoops coach
Jun 21, 2017 12:00 AM

Cash returns as Knight hoops coach

It's a case of "Back to the Future" for the Nordonia boys basketball program. Former Knights head coach Matt Cash has been offered the head coaching position for a second time after coach Mike Griffen decided to step down.

By Michael Leonard Sports Editor
KSU football player likely died due to heat illness
Jun 21, 2017 12:00 AM

KSU football player likely died due to heat illness

Kent State University freshman football player Tyler Heintz likely died as a result of "hyperthermia," a dangerously high body temperature, following a team workout with the Golden Flashes June 13 at Dix Stadium. Portage County Coroner Dr.

By Allen Moff Staff Writer
Winning the Battle at Barlow
Jun 14, 2017 12:00 AM

Winning the Battle at Barlow

The Nordonia Lady Knights 10U fastpitch softball team won the 10U division at the Battle at Barlow in Hudson June 4. Team members include, front row, from left, Jalena Newrones, Victoria Shiban, Laura Garey, Savanna Adamini and Larken Koran.

Jun 14, 2017 12:00 AM

Summer Camps

Youth soccer camp returns The Nordonia High School boys and girls youth soccer camps will take place July 7 to 9 at Boliantz Stadium. Camp will run from 5 to 6:30 p.m. July 7 and 9 to 11:30 a.m. July 8 and 9 for students entering kindergarten through fourth grade.

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Jun 14, 2017 12:00 AM

Power of racism, even over sports, saddens, angers

It's been said that sports holds a mirror to society. I believe that statement is accurate -- and much that it reflects is ugly, particularly of one of this society's most difficult subjects: Race.

By Michael Leonard Sports Editor
Jun 9, 2017 2:09 PM

Matt Cash to return as Nordonia head boys basketball coach

Former basketball coach to be rehired to lead Knights

By Michael Leonard | Sports Editor
Jun 9, 2017 1:05 PM

Chris Holtmann named new Ohio State men's basketball coach

Butler University men's basketball coach offered Ohio State job

By Adam Jardy Gatehouse Media Ohio
Next-gen Knights win at Field
Jun 7, 2017 12:00 AM

Next-gen Knights win at Field

The Nordonia Lady Knights 14U softball team defeated Conneaut in the championship game of the Field Falcons Tournament in Kent May 28. Team members include, front row, from left, Elizabeth Shubert, Riley Monroe, Lexi Dupont, Eden Kereky, Taylor Olszko and Taylor Prospal.

Round three of Cavs-Warriors has editor talking to himself
Jun 7, 2017 12:00 AM

Round three of Cavs-Warriors has editor talking to himself

Well NBA fans, the matchup that seemed inevitable is going down. Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors in the 2017 NBA Finals has been percolating since the moment the Cavs ended the drought last June.

By Michael Leonard Sports Editor
Nordonia High School's Kovalchick vaults to third place in Columbus
Jun 6, 2017 12:00 AM

Nordonia High School's Kovalchick vaults to third place in Columbus

COLUMBUS -- Raymond Kovalchick was having a "tough week of practice" leading up to Columbus, according to Nordonia track coach Scott Barwidi. "I think some of the pressures of being his first time at the state meet were mounting on him," Barwidi said of his senior pole vaulter.

By Jonah Rosenblum Staff Writer
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Juniors shine for Nordonia Knight girls at state track meet
Jun 6, 2017 12:00 AM

Juniors shine for Nordonia Knight girls at state track meet

COLUMBUS -- Scott Barwidi knew the Knights' Class of 2018 was going to be special. With all of the records they were setting, and at times smashing, in middle school, it was just a matter of time before they excelled at the high school level.

By Jonah Rosenblum | Staff Writer
Knight track sends seven to state
May 30, 2017 2:52 PM

Knight track sends seven to state

For much of Scott Barwidi's tenure, the Nordonia track teams have been fixtures at the state meet. Thanks to solid performances May 24 and 26 at the Division I regional track meet at Austintown Fitch, seven Knights are bound for Columbus.

By Michael Leonard Sports Editor
Athlete of the Week
May 24, 2017 12:00 AM

Athlete of the Week

Nordonia's Carmen Licht is the Brandywine Vision Center Nordonia Athlete of the Week for the week of May 22. Running at the Division I district meet May 19, Licht qualified for regionals in the 800-meter run and as member of the Knights' 800-, 1,600- and 3,200-meter relay teams.

Benson Stadium to open for Hall of Fame Game
May 24, 2017 12:00 AM

Benson Stadium to open for Hall of Fame Game

CANTON -- Kickoff for the 2017 Hall of Fame Game is in less than 80 days. Developers said this week Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium will be ready for fans by then, though not all planned features will be finished.

By Alison Mata Gatehouse Ohio Media
Knights boys track settles for sixth at districts
May 23, 2017 12:00 AM

Knights boys track settles for sixth at districts

The Nordonia High School boys track and field team was not able to duplicate the girls squad's accomplishment at the Division I district meet last week. However, the Knights will be sending some athletes to the regional meet.

By Matt Deutsch Correspondent
Knight girls score district title
May 23, 2017 12:00 AM

Knight girls score district title

The Nordonia High School girls track and field team is back in a familiar position: Division I district champion. The Lady Knights topped 11 other teams at the district meet, which took place May 17 and 19 at Boliantz Stadium in Macedonia.

By Matt Deutsch Correspondent
Tigers stun Knights in sectional final
May 17, 2017 12:00 AM

Tigers stun Knights in sectional final

MACEDONIA -- Twinsburg and Nordonia baseball don't need any extra incentive when they play each other. However, given that the two teams met May 13 at Summa Health Fields with a trip to districts on the line, the Knights and Tigers were more hyped to play each other than usual.

By Michael Leonard Sports Editor
May 17, 2017 12:00 AM

Knights boys tennis sees season conclude at sectional tournament

The Nordonia High School boys tennis team wrapped up the 2017 season recently with Senior Night and the Division I Sectional Tournament. Senior Night for the Knights was on May 8 against non-league opponent Woodridge. Nordonia fell to defeat by the score of 5-0.

By Matt Deutsch Correspondent
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Knight boys run solid second at league meet
May 17, 2017 12:00 AM

Knight boys run solid second at league meet

Injuries and the Wadsworth Grizzlies are all that have stood between the Nordonia High School boys track and field team and a Suburban League National Conference championship. That was the story during the regular season, and it was the story once again at the league meet last week.

By Matt Deutsch Correspondent
Athlete of the Week
May 17, 2017 12:00 AM

Athlete of the Week

Nordonia senior hurdler Spencer Coppedge is the Brandywine Vision Center Nordonia Athlete of the Week for the week of May 16. Coppedge won the 110-meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles and was part place 800-meter relay team at the Suburban League Meet May 11.