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Breeding a winning environment

Defense wins championships. That saying has been around in sports for years ever since legendary college football coach Bear Bryant first uttered it. Although it is one of the most overused sports cliches, Griffon soccer coach Chad Edwards’ team will look to ride its basic premise to an even better season in 2015 than they enjoyed in 2014. Boasting a... Read More

Top assistant bleeds black and gold

Not many families can say they have had more of an impact on Griffon athletics than the Trotters. Jen Bagley-Trotter is the head coach for one of the most impressive Griffon programs. Her softball program has a record of 490-306 in her tenure in St. Joseph. They have qualified for the NCAA Regionals eight times under her watch. She has... Read More

Western’s dynamic duo set for big final hurrah

The MIAA and all of Division II football is well aware how talented the Griffons’ starting right cornerback Mike Jordan, but they quickly learned last season that the Griffons are not just a one man show when it comes to shutting down an opponent’s passing attack. Across from the AFCA and All-American is Sam Brown. Brown doesn’t have the... Read More

Griffons bring a familiar look into 2015

Strong defense, an elite running game and an experienced quarterback. That combination has worked before for Coach Jerry Partridge and the Griffons. In 2012, the backfield was led by Harlon Hill, trophy finalist and current Dallas Cowboy running back Michael Hill. In 2015, the Griffons have Raphael Spencer. During Hill’s junior year in 2011, the St. Joseph-native ran for 1,305... Read More