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Koch fights through injuries to lead Griffons

February 19, 2009 Comments

Lauren Burbach

On a team loaded with young players, freshman Jessica Koch is one of many players on the Missouri Western women’s basketball team with an incredibly bright future ahead of her. Koch grew up with basketball; the sport is in her family’s blood. “It’s kind of a thing that runs in my family,” Koch said. “My […]

New faces in new places make Griffons a better team overall

February 19, 2009 Comments

Ashley Frazier

Why did the Griffons cross the road…to go to the championship? The Missouri Western Griffons are off to a great season compared to last season’s record. The team has 8 out of 13 new players this season which added some help and could be the reason for the success this year. A lot of the […]

Allen gets invite to NFL scouting combine

February 12, 2009 Comments

Gregor Avey

Missouri Western Griffon offensive lineman Roger Allen, a four year starter for \the Griffons, has been invited to the NFL scouting combine. Allen, who was a Division II All-American, will participate in the combine, which takes place from Feb. 18-24. Allen felt honored to be invited to participate. “It means a lot to me, considering […]

Griffons land solid class

February 12, 2009 Comments

Lauren Burbach

Missouri Western Football signed 19 players for this years recruiting class. Out of these 19 players, 16 of the signers are in state. At the press conference on Wednesday Feb. 4, head coach Jerry Partridge released the exciting news about the players who plan on coming to Western in the fall. “When recruiting high school […]

After 11 year absence, Lincoln returns to MIAA

February 12, 2009 Comments

Gregor Avey

The MIAA conference has added a familiar foe to its conference ranks and that foe is the University of Lincoln Tigers. Lincoln was a member of the MIAA conference from 1970-1999. Insufficient funds caused them to shut down their football team, which was the main reason why they left the league. Head football coach Jerry […]