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Griffon men fall at Central, bounce back at Lincoln

Western men’s basketball got a much-needed road win at Lincoln University as Dzenan Mrkaljevic hit a buzzer-beating 3-point shot to give Western the 61-59 win. The Griffons improved to 8-10 overall and 4-6 in MIAA conference play. “It was a play coming out of the timeout. They set up a pick and roll for me,” Mrkaljevic said. “Coach told me not... Read More

Heartbreak continues, tournament chances don’t

Missouri Western had yet another close game resulting in a loss, but with a little more sting in this one knowing its tournament dreams are now over. Western was put in a must-win situation against Central Missouri, while needing both Lincoln and Emporia St. to lose for any chance to get into the MIAA tournament. The Griffons never fell behind... Read More

Griffons unable to overcome cold shooting

Missouri Western played tough on defense, but couldn’t find enough points to stop Washburn from walking away from MWSU Fieldhouse with a 64-55 victory. With 1:36 left on the clock and down 56-55, Western forced guard Will McNeill to shoot a long-distance 3-pointer with the shot clock expiring. McNeill buried the shot and closed the door on the Griffon’s chances... Read More

Tom Smith: the collection of a historic journey

Early life of a Hoosier Trophies lie around the school, longing for a place to sit. The gym is completely dark and the floor is distorted. It has been empty for years, but decades ago, the gym was packed. Horace Mann High School, which has since been boarded up, still stands on Garfield Street in Gary, Ind., just south of... Read More