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New year to begin quickly after season’s end

After securing the No. 8 in the MIAA Tournament this past week, the Griffons drew Washburn for the second straight season. This year, the Lady Blues were the top-seed, and still knocked Missouri Western from the field and its season ended. Western’s season ended at 7-20, but the final game wasn’t the last of the news heard about the team.... Read More

Women’s basketball coach fired after five seasons

After posting a 7-20 record this season, Missouri Western decided it was time to make a change for the head Women’s Basketball coach. Lynn Plett was let go by Director of Athletics Kurt McGuffin late Friday evening, one day after Western’s season ended at the hands of top-seed Washburn at the MIAA Tournament. McGuffin, who was hired late October to... Read More

Women fall in MIAA Tournament

Missouri Western was unable to extend its season, falling 80-63 to top-seeded Washburn in the first round of the MIAA Tournament at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo. The outside shot was going in early as Jessica Koch hit three 3-pointers, Kallie Schoonover hit one and the Griffons got out to a 18-7 lead. Abby Stone protected the basket by... Read More

Koch breaks scoring record

No. 24 Jessica Koch scored 24 points Saturday, passing Lisa Hughes to become the all-time leading scorer in Western history with 1,751 career points. Hughes’ record stood for 22 years. “Since freshman year I just wanted to help in any way that I could,” Koch said. “Every summer I wanted to come back better than the year before, and that... Read More