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Top assistant bleeds black and gold

September 2, 2015 Comments

Jon Dykstra

Not many families can say they have had more of an impact on Griffon athletics than the Trotters. Jen Bagley-Trotter is the head coach for one of the most impressive Griffon programs. Her softball program has a record of 490-306 in her tenure in St. Joseph. They have qualified for the NCAA Regionals eight times […]

Western’s dynamic duo set for big final hurrah

Western’s dynamic duo set for big final hurrah

September 2, 2015 Comments

Jon Dykstra

The MIAA and all of Division II football is well aware how talented the Griffons’ starting right cornerback Mike Jordan, but they quickly learned last season that the Griffons are not just a one man show when it comes to shutting down an opponent’s passing attack. Across from the AFCA and D2football.com All-American is Sam […]

Griffons bring a familiar look into 2015

September 2, 2015 Comments

Jon Dykstra

Strong defense, an elite running game and an experienced quarterback. That combination has worked before for Coach Jerry Partridge and the Griffons. In 2012, the backfield was led by Harlon Hill, trophy finalist and current Dallas Cowboy running back Michael Hill. In 2015, the Griffons have Raphael Spencer. During Hill’s junior year in 2011, the […]

Griffons ready for battle versus inexperienced Mules

Griffons ready for battle versus inexperienced Mules

September 2, 2015 Comments

Jon Dykstra

For the most part, the Griffons know what they are heading into for the 2015 football season. A team they may not be so sure about is the Central Missouri University Mules. “Central Missouri is a very good football team,” Griffon head football coach Jerry Partridge said. “We’ve had a lot of success with them […]

MIAA athletes make NFL impact

MIAA athletes make NFL impact

April 15, 2015 Comments

Michael Penn

From 2000 to 2015 there have been 76 MIAA athletes that have continued their football careers in the NFL and of those 76 players, 21 have been drafted. The MIAA has long been known as one of the most competitive and talented conferences in Division II football and has been a constant source of NFL […]

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