non·​league | \ ˌnän-ˈlēg How to pronounce nonleague (audio) \

Definition of nonleague

: not within a league or belonging to the same league scheduled two games against nonleague opponents nonleague scrimmages

Examples of nonleague in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Mustangs defeated Estancia three times this season, twice in league play and once in nonleague action. Daily Pilot, "High School Roundup: Costa Mesa girls’ volleyball beats rival Estancia," 14 Oct. 2019 Central Catholic’s win sets it up for a nonleague battle Tuesday at home vs. Garfield Heights. Matt Goul, cleveland, "No. 7 Mentor bounces back vs. No. 3 Shaker Heights, 79-70: Friday’s boys basketball roundup," 10 Jan. 2020 Person’s pass deflection sealed the 28-21 nonleague home victory for Narbonne over previously unbeaten Serra and capped a strong team defensive effort. Devin Ugland, Los Angeles Times, "Defense preserves Narbonne win over Gardena Serra," 20 Sep. 2019 Games to watch Tuesday, Bishop Feehan at Carver, 4 p.m. — At 7-1-1, Feehan makes a visit to 8-2 Carver in a nonleague battle., "Moments after St. John’s Prep lost its first regular season boys’ soccer game in over a calendar year, senior," 8 Oct. 2019 Revenge was delivered swiftly and effectively by La Cañada Flintridge Prep in nonleague action Friday night at Sage Hill. Andrew Campa, Daily Pilot, "Sage Hill football falls to Flintridge Prep, suffers first regular-season loss since 2017," 7 Sep. 2019 The visiting Wildcats exploded for a pair of touchdowns in the final 3:16 to shock Eastlake 14-3 in a nonleague defensive battle. Kevin J. Farmer, San Diego Union-Tribune, "El Camino scores twice late to take down Eastlake," 27 Sep. 2019 The Blue Devils have won 147 consecutive nonleague home games, the nation’s longest active streak, with second Butler at 50. David Woods, Indianapolis Star, "With one upset victory already, UIndy next challenges Butler in exhibition finale," 31 Oct. 2019 Flintridge Prep finished nonleague play Friday with a home win against Riverside County Educational. Charles Rich, La Cañada Valley Sun, "Weekly Football Previews: La Cañada vs. San Marino; Windward vs. Flintridge Prep; St. Francis vs. Crespi," 15 Oct. 2019

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1877, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonleague.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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