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Western taking the concussion protocols seriously

T.J. LaFaver With Will Smith popping up on your television almost twice a day, I am sure you are aware of the rising concern of concussions in sports. Recent incidents around the country have forced the NCAA and other organizations to take a strong approach towards the protocols when dealing with a concussed athlete. Some of... Read More

Griffons’ season ends in first round of MIAA Tournament

Western’s season came to an end with a five-set loss to the No. 15 Washburn Ichabods in the first round of the MIAA Tournament on Tuesday. Head coach Marian Carbin was happy with the way her team fought throughout the match, despite the loss. “We battled; the girls played really well and I’m proud of the way we competed,” Carbin... 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

Western defeats Emporia in five, loses to No. 15 Washburn

The Griffons began their three-week road journey with a win over the Emporia State Hornets and a loss to the No. 15 Washburn Ichabods. Head coach Marian Carbin believes that this particular road trip is one of the toughest of the season. “That trip to Emporia and Washburn is always hard in terms of traveling partners around the league, it’s... Read More

Griffons claim second in MIAA

Seniors Jessie Thorup, Lindsay Partridge, Jordan Chohon and sophmore Kayla Ruff celebrate a point. Zack Papenberg | Photo Editor Western toppled the No. 11 Central Missouri Jennies for the first time since 2005 on Friday, followed by a home win against the Lindenwood University Lions on Saturday. Western 3, UCM 2 The Griffons traveled to Warrensburg,... Read More