Archive for Sports

Experience helps team reach for new goals

September 1, 2010 Comments

Lauren Burbach

After making it to the postseason six times in the past seven seasons, Missouri Western hopes to continue their great football tradition in 2010 and has set their goals high. Head coach Jerry Partridge mentioned that while winning the MIAA and making the playoffs are bigger goals, Western wants to first aim to win on […]

Tennis falls to Northwest

April 29, 2010 Comments

Anthony Crane

The Missouri Western women’s tennis team has been having a rough season so far and things didn’t get any better for the girls this past Wednesday. The Griffons fell 9-0 to Northwest Missouri State in St. Joseph on April 24. “I think that you have to forget that they are as good as they are […]

Softball gets rained out

April 29, 2010 Comments

Jessica Koch

What was thought to be a day of celebration on Saturday, Apr. 26 for the six Griffon softball seniors ended up being an unfinished second game due to weather and a collision between two teammates. The Griffons (24-21) took on the Northwest Bearcats (21-18) on a very stormy Saturday afternoon, trying to payback for the […]

Baseball sweeps past Pitt State

April 29, 2010 Comments

Matt Gleaves

The Griffon baseball team used some timely hitting and stellar pitching performances to sweep a four game series from the Pittsburg State Gorillas last weekend. Coming into the weekend, Western needed to play better than they had and take at least three of the four games from Pitt State and did just that. The first […]

NCAA plans to trim down DII seasons

April 29, 2010 Comments

Lauren Burbach

Starting this fall, all Missouri Western’s sports teams will spend a little less time on the court or the field due to the NCAA’s “Life in the Balance” initiative that passed this past January. Western’s volleyball, soccer, and football teams, who usually arrive on campus two to two and a half weeks early for their […]