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MIAA season championship secured

Tradition was revived as the Griffons brought home the first MIAA Regular Season Championship since 2002 after a pair of wins last week. Head coach Rob Edmisson was proud of how his team handled the high stress of the week. “I thought our kids just handled the week at a high level of focus and professionalism,” Edmisson said. “I was... Read More

Griffons play for share of MIAA title

After defeating the rival Northwest Bearcats last Saturday, the Griffons will play for a share of the MIAA title on Wednesday against the Washburn Ichabods. Although the Bearcats are last in the MIAA, the rivalry game between Northwest and Western was still a battle. The Griffons lost the lead only twice in the game, early in the first quarter and... 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

Injury Report: Tolliver’s shoulder

Senior receiver Dee Tolliver makes cut last season. - File Photo The final score of Thursday's Central Missouri game didn't represent the only loss Western suffered that day. Last season's leading receiver Dee Tolliver got off to a great start in the Week One matchup with a highlight-reel touchdown grab and finished with four catches for... Read More