Archive for Sports

Softball winning streak snapped but season still good

April 23, 2009 Comments

Gregor Avey

The Missouri Western softball team recently had their MIAA record winning streak of 32 games snapped. When taking a deeper look it made me realize how extremely impressive that winning streak actually was. To win 32 games in a row at any level is incredible. What makes it even more incredible is the fact of […]

Griffon athletes receive accolades for work in classroom

April 23, 2009 Comments

Lauren Burbach

This past Wednesday, April 15, many student-athletes were recognized for their achievements in the classroom and in their sport at the Missouri Western Student-Athlete Honors Banquet. Two student-athletes came home with the most prestigious honors – Dusty Strickler and Mandie Nocita. The Griffon football and softball players received the award of male and female student-athlete […]

Freshman Koch keeps collecting accolades

April 11, 2009 Comments

Lauren Burbach

Although the Missouri Western women’s basketball team’s season came to a disappointing end when they didn’t advance to the conference tournament, the Griffons were able to end on a positive note when redshirt-freshman guard Jessica Koch was honored with the MIAA Freshman of the Year award for her performance this past season. Koch was the […]

Football Spring practice underway

April 11, 2009 Comments

Ashley Frazier

With the overall record of 6-6 last season the Griffons prepared for spring practice. The Missouri Western football team began spring football practice on Mar. 26. The Griffons practice 15 times in a span of three weeks which concludes with its annual spring scrimmage on April 18. The main purpose of spring practice is to […]

Sports Editor position has been a blessing

April 11, 2009 Comments

Gregor Avey

I took over the sports editor position in August of 2007 and though it has been trying at times, I feel it was one of the better decisions I have made in my life. When I first transferred to Missouri Western I had plans of becoming a high school history teacher. I was going through […]