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Conference championship hopes alive

The Griffons won three of their four games this past week, clinching a playoff spot and finding themselves just two games out of first place. With seven games left in the regular season, there is plenty of time for the team to win the conference championship—with three of those games against first place Central Missouri. Western started last week by... Read More

Griffons, Bearcats even in season series

The No. 15 Griffons split the season series with rival Northwest Bearcats last week as they went 1-1 during the Thursday double-header. Head coach Jen Trotter knows that both teams have been equally matched this season. “Playing Northwest just how evenly matched our two teams are,” Trotter said. “We’ve faced each other four times this year, we’re 2-2 and... Read More

Griffons fall to rivals

Missouri Western head coach Brett Weiberg spoke last week about how his team must play two good halves in Maryville. Weiberg was right, and the Griffons hung with the No. 19 ranked Bearcats for the first 25 minutes. It was at the 14-minute mark of the second half that Northwest was able to pull away, winning easily 75-56. “It was... Read More

Team effort needed against rivals

The difference is only 45 miles or, for those who love numbers, 79,200 yards. That is the distance between Missouri Western State University and Northwest Missouri State University. The Griffons will make that trip to take on their rivals this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. The Griffons last played the first place Bearcats on Jan. 9, falling to Northwest 66-60. The... Read More

Griffons sweep Bearcats

The Griffons swept the rival Bearcats at home without star outside hitter Jessie Thorup for the second match. Last Friday, in a win against Fort Hays State, Thorup suffered what would appear to be a serious knee injury, which has kept her sidelined for the last two matches. Although the team does not fully know the extent of Thorup’s injury,... Read More