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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
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
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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
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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
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.

Five-peat! Knight girls rule Suburban
May 17, 2017 12:00 AM

Five-peat! Knight girls rule Suburban

There was no stopping the Nordonia High School girls track and field team. No stopping them from winning yet another conference championship, that is. The Lady Knights dominated the field at the Suburban League Meet last week, resulting in their fifth straight conference crown.

By Matt Deutsch Correspondent
May 17, 2017 12:00 AM

Solon bumps Nordonia softball from postseason

An up-and-down, emotional 2017 season came to an end last week for the Nordonia High School softball team. The Lady Knights, who withstood the loss of their head coach earlier in the campaign, suffered defeat in the Division I sectional finals against Solon May 10.

By Matt Deutsch Correspondent
May 13, 2017 3:35 PM

Nordonia baseball's season ends with loss to Twinsburg

Knights unable to hold early 2-0 lead in sectional final game

By Michael Leonard | Sports Editor
Wadsworth trounces Knight boys in league finale
May 10, 2017 12:00 AM

Wadsworth trounces Knight boys in league finale

The Nordonia High School boys track and field team came close to matching the Nordonia girls' undefeated dual meet record. Ultimately, though, the Knights could not overcome their Suburban League National Conference nemesis in the final dual meet of the regular season. That nemesis?

By Matt Deutsch Correspondent
Nordonia softball splits game ahead of postseason run
May 10, 2017 12:00 AM

Nordonia softball splits game ahead of postseason run

With Mother Nature not cooperating very much and the postseason tournament on the horizon, the Nordonia High School softball team split a pair of games recently. The Lady Knights faced Suburban League National Conference rival Twinsburg on the road May 2.

By Matt Deutsch Correspondent
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Knight girls track leaves Wadsworth in the dust
May 10, 2017 12:00 AM

Knight girls track leaves Wadsworth in the dust

The Nordonia High School girls track and field team is one step closer to a fifth straight league and/or conference championship. It's a big step, too. That's because the Lady Knights recently finished the dual meet portion of their schedule undefeated.

By Matt Deutsch Correspondent
Knight baseball splits with Grizzlies
May 10, 2017 12:00 AM

Knight baseball splits with Grizzlies

Although the Nordonia High School baseball team was not able to win the Suburban League National Conference championship, the Knights still have a chance to clinch second place outright.

By Matt Deutsch Correspondent